This classic warm-you-up stew becomes even more comforting when made with well-marbled pot roast rather than the usual stewing beef. The fat melts slowly as it cooks, tenderizing the beef into juicy melt-in-your-mouth morsels. A slow finish in the oven gives the stew its rich, hearty texture.
Prep time50 minutes
Total time2 hours & 30 minutes
Portion size8 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: February 2015
boneless beef blade roast
cut in 1-inch (2.5 cm cubes)
dry red wine
mini white potatoes
scrubbed and quartered
cut in 1 1/2-inch thick (4 cm) chunks (halve bigger pieces)
sodium-reduced beef broth
drained and rinsed
per each of 8 servings: about
Total fat27 g
Saturated fat11 g
Total carbohydrate21 g
In large bowl, whisk together flour, salt and pepper; toss with beef to coat.
In large Dutch oven, heat 2 tbsp of the butter and the oil over medium heat; working in small batches, cook beef, stirring, until browned, about 20 minutes total. Using slotted spoon, remove to bowl; set aside.
Add remaining butter to Dutch oven; cook celery and onion over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add tomato paste; cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add wine; cook, stirring and scraping up browned bits, for 2 minutes.
Return beef and any juices to Dutch oven. Add potatoes, carrots, thyme, parsley and bay leaves. Stir in broth and Worcestershire sauce; bring to boil, stirring occasionally to loosen any remaining browned bits from bottom.
Cover and braise in 350 F (180 C) oven for 45 minutes. Stir in cocktail onions; cover and braise for 15 minutes. Uncover and cook until vegetables are tender and beef offers no resistance when pierced with tip of knife, 30 to 40 minutes. Stir in peas; cook for 5 minutes.
Skim any fat from surface of stew; remove thyme, parsley and bay leaves. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
Change it up - The Ultimate Beef and Mushroom Stew: In large Dutch oven, melt 1 tbsp butter over medium heat; cook 1 pkg (227 g) button or cremini mushrooms, trimmed, stirring occasionally, until tender, golden and no liquid remains, about 7 minutes. Using slotted spoon, remove to bowl; set aside. Continue with recipe as directed, returning mushrooms to Dutch oven along with beef.
Chicken, squash and all the exotic flavours of a restaurant-style Thai curry mingle in this scrumptious slow cooker main. Serve over steamed jasmine rice and garnish with lemon or lime wedges to squeeze over top.
and sodium-reduced soy sauce
(about 150 g), cut lengthwise in 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick wedges
per serving: about
Total fat21 g
Saturated fat11 g
Total carbohydrate17 g
In slow cooker, combine chicken, squash, coconut milk, ginger, curry paste, tomato paste, lime leaves (if using), brown sugar, garlic, fish sauce, soy sauce and salt.
Cover and cook on low until chicken is fall-apart tender, 6 to 8 hours.
Whisk flour with 3 tbsp water until smooth; stir into slow cooker. Stir in bok choy; cover and cook on high until sauce is thickened and bok choy is tender, about 15 minutes. Discard lime leaves. Stir in lime juice and sprinkle with peanuts.
These nut-free treats are chewy and packed with flavour, thanks to the tasty fruit and toasted quinoa, which also add fibre and protein to stave off hunger. Pack one in her knapsack for snack emergencies!
Portion size16 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: Moms Insert, Fall 2013
dark corn syrup
1 1/2 cup
large-flake rolled oats
(hulled pumpkin seeds)
Per bar: about
Total fat15 g
Saturated fat4 g
Total carbohydrate57 g
In skillet, toast quinoa over medium- high heat, shaking pan often, until brown and beginning to pop, about 8 minutes.
Meanwhile, in saucepan, combine corn syrup, tahini, honey and oil; heat over medium heat, shaking pan often, until melted and smooth, about 6 minutes.
In large bowl, combine cherries, oats, quinoa flakes, coconut flakes, pepitas and toasted quinoa; stir in syrup mixture to coat evenly. Scrape into parchment paper–lined 13- x 9-inch (3.5 L) cake pan, pressing firmly with bottom of greased measuring cup or greased spatula.
Bake in 325°F (160°C) oven until golden brown, about 20 minutes. Sprinkle with chocolate chips; let cool completely on rack. Refrigerate until chocolate chips are set, about 30 minutes. Cut into bars. (Make ahead: Store in airtight container for up to 1 week.)
The crunchy exteriors and tender, greenflecked centres make these cakes a tasty way to get your daily dose of healthful greens. If you have time in the morning, prep, shape and refrigerate the cakes— they'll be ready to fry for a nearly instant dinner when you get home.
Portion size4 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: April 2014
peeled and cut in 1-inch (2.5 cm) cubes
packed finely chopped
dry bread crumbs
Paprika Lemon Mayo:
extra-virgin olive oil
per serving: about
Total fat27 g
Saturated fat5 g
Total carbohydrate48 g
Paprika Lemon Mayo: Stir together mayonnaise, oil, lemon zest, lemon juice and paprika; set aside.
Meanwhile, in large pot of boiling water, cook potatoes and garlic, adding kale during last 3 minutes of cooking, until potatoes are tender, 10 to 12 minutes.
Drain and return to pot; cook, shaking pan occasionally, over low heat until dry, about 2 minutes.
Using potato masher, mash gently until almost smooth with a few small chunks remaining. Stir in bread crumbs, mozzarella cheese, egg, green onions, mustard, salt and pepper.
In large nonstick skillet, heat half of the oil over medium heat; using 1/3 cup for each cake, drop half of the potato mixture into pan, pressing to make 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick rounds. Cook, turning once, until crisp and golden, about 6 minutes. Keep finished cakes warm; repeat with remaining oil and potato mixture. Serve cakes with mayo.