Credits :Canadian Living Holiday Cookbook: Fall 2010
instant espresso powder
1 3/4 cup
instant coffee granules
Per cookie: about
Total fat6 g
Saturated fat3 g
Total carbohydrate8 g
On baking sheet, toast hazelnuts in 350°F (180°C) oven until skins crack, about 8 minutes. Transfer to tea towel; rub off most of the skins. Finely chop and transfer to plate; stir in 2 tbsp (30 mL) of the sugar.
In large bowl, stir together flour, remaining sugar, espresso powder, cinnamon and salt. With pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter until in coarse crumbs. Transfer to work surface; knead until smooth.
Roll by 1 tbsp (15 mL) into balls; roll in hazelnut mixture. Place on parchment paper–lined baking sheets; flatten slightly. Bake in 325°F (160°C) oven until golden, about 20 minutes. Let cool on pans on racks.
Chorizo sausage adds spicy heat to this hearty winter soup. The fat left in the pan after cooking the meat infuses the cabbage with flavour. If you're not a fan of sweet potatoes, you can substitute with the yellow-fleshed variety.
Prep time15 minutes
Total time30 minutes
dry-cured chorizo sausage
(about 2 total), halved lengthwise and thinly sliced crosswise
Quarter head green
, thinly sliced (about 4 cups)
, peeled and cubed
, drained and rinsed
sodium-reduced chicken broth
Per each of 8 servings: about
Total fat18 g
Saturated fat7 g
Total carbohydrate26 g
In Dutch oven or large heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat; cook sausages, stirring often, until crisp, about 5 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer to plate. Set aside.
In same pan, stir-fry cabbage and caraway seeds over medium-high heat until cabbage is tender-crisp, about 2 minutes. Scrape into small bowl. Set aside.
In same pan, bring sweet potatoes, beans, broth and 3 cups water to boil. Reduce heat to medium, partially cover and simmer until sweet potatoes are tender, 12 to 15 minutes.
Ladle 2 cups of the soup into blender and purée until smooth; return to pan. Stir in sausages, cabbage mixture and thyme; cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until warmed through, about 5 minutes.
Red lentils are a budget-friendly source of fibre and protein, and they cook from dried in no time. Serve with hot sauce for drizzling over top and warm naan for dipping into the soft egg yolk. Cost: $3 per serving
Portion size4 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: March 2016
sweet potato (about 350 g)
peeled and diced
In Dutch oven or large heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; cook onion, sweet potato and cauliflower, stirring often, until slightly softened, about 6 minutes. Add garlic, curry powder, ginger, coriander, cumin and turmeric; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute.
Stir in broth and lentils; bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until lentils and vegetables are tender and almost no liquid remains, about 10 minutes. Stir in salt and pepper.
Divide among 4 lightly greased 1-1/2-cup (375 mL) ovenproof bowls. Using spoon, form well in centres; crack 1 egg into each. Bake on rimmed baking sheet in 425°F (220°C) oven until egg whites are set yet yolks are still slightly runny, 10 to 12 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes. Sprinkle with cilantro.
Tip from The Test Kitchen: The eggs will continue to cook as they stand, so remove them from the oven just before they reach desired doneness to avoid overcooked yolks.
We've achieved a faster weeknight-friendly version of this classic Sunday casserole by keeping the ingredients simple and baking the pasta at a high temperature for less time. Cost: $2.55 per serving
Portion size6 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: March 2016
pkg (227 g)
Italian herb seasoning
hot pepper flakes
bottle (680 ml)
strained tomatoes (passata)
per each of 6 servings: about
Total fat19 g
Saturated fat6 g
Total carbohydrate60 g
In Dutch oven or large heavy-bottomed saucepan, cook sausage over medium heat, breaking up with spoon, until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Using slotted spoon, remove sausage to plate. Set aside.
Drain fat from pan. Add oil; cook onion and mushrooms over medium heat, stirring often and scraping up browned bits with wooden spoon, until softened and no liquid remains, about 6 minutes. Add garlic, Italian seasoning and hot pepper flakes; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in sausage and strained tomatoes; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring, until slightly thickened, about 4 minutes.
Meanwhile, in large saucepan of boiling lightly salted water, cook pasta until slightly undercooked, about 2 minutes less than package instructions. Reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid, drain. Stir pasta, 3 tbsp of the basil, 2 tbsp of the parsley and the reserved cooking liquid into sauce; cook, stirring until slightly thickened, about 1 minute.
Scrape into lightly greased 8-cup (2 L) casserole dish. Sprinkle with mozzarella. Bake in 400°F (200°C) oven until cheese is melted, about 3 minutes. Broil until cheese is golden and bubbly, about 2 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining basil and parsley.
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.