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.
Steamed lobster elevates any meal beyond every day, but for a more contemporary take, we've skipped the butter sauce in favour of a mayo-based lobster roll that's topped with pickled veggies. The end result? A more casual meal inspired by Vietnamese street food. Sprinkle with additional chopped fresh cilantro, if desired.
Prep time20 minutes
Total time30 minutes
, thinly sliced
, cut in matchsticks
, cut in matchsticks
chopped fresh cilantro or
unsweetened desiccated coconut
Asian chili sauce (such as sriracha)
(565 to 680 g), cooked, shelled and chopped
crusty sandwich rolls
Per each of 4 servings: about
Total fat8 g
Saturated fat3 g
Total carbohydrate28 g
Place carrot, cucumber and radishes in bowl. In small microwaveable bowl, stir together sugar, vinegar and salt. Microwave on high for 30 seconds. Pour over veggies; toss to coat. Refrigerate until chilled, about 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, in bowl, stir together mayonnaise, cilantro, coconut, fish sauce and chili sauce; gently fold in lobster.
Halve sandwich rolls lengthwise almost but not all the way through. Spoon lobster mixture into rolls; top with half of the pickled vegetables. Halve lobster rolls crosswise on the diagonal. Serve with remaining pickled vegetables on the side.
These flourless pancakes taste a bit like the centre of a piece of French toast. Fry up a batch (or two!) on the weekend and keep the wrapped pancakes in your fridge or freezer for an easy microwaveable breakfast you'll actually want to eat.
Prep time15 minutes
Total time15 minutes
chopped shelled pistachios
Per pancake: about
Total fat4 g
Saturated fat1 g
Total carbohydrate12 g
In bowl, mash 1 of the bananas until smooth. Stir in 2 tsp of the honey, the baking powder and 1/4 tsp salt. Stir in eggs until well combined.
Measure out 1 tbsp vegetable oil. Heat nonstick skillet or griddle over medium heat; lightly brush with some of the oil. Working in batches, drop batter by 2 tbsp into skillet; sprinkle 1/2 tsp of the pistachios over each pancake. Cook until bottoms are golden, about 2 minutes. Turn pancakes; cook until bottoms are golden, about 1 minute. Transfer to plate. Repeat with remaining oil, batter and all but 2 tsp of the pistachios. (Make-ahead: Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 3 days or overwrap in foil and freeze for up to 3 weeks; reheat in microwave or toaster.)
Slice remaining banana; arrange over pancakes. Sprinkle with remaining pistachios; drizzle with remaining honey.
Tip from The Test Kitchen: Flourless pancakes can be tricky to flip, but here's a trick: Use a thin spatula and lightly mist it with cooking spray before turning the pancakes.
A simple batter-layering technique yields fun results in this quick bread recipe. Kids will love the way the stripes emerge as the batter settles into the pan. We're pretty sure you'll love it, too.
Portion size16 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: March 2014
1 1/2 cup
natural peanut butter
1 1/2 cup
per each of 16 slices: about
Total fat14 g
Saturated fat6 g
Total carbohydrate38 g
In large bowl, beat butter with granulated sugar until fluffy; beat in eggs and vanilla. Beat in peanut butter.
Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; stir into butter mixture. Add milk; stir until smooth. Transfer half of the batter to separate bowl.
Whisk cocoa powder with 3 tbsp water until smooth; fold into one bowl of the batter mixture until combined.
Spoon generous 1/4 cup of the chocolate batter into bottom of parchment paper–lined 9- x 5-inch (2 L) loaf pan; jiggle pan or gently dab batter with spoon to spread; repeat with 1/4 cup of the plain batter. Repeat layers, alternating between the two batters.
Bake in 350 F (180 C) oven until cake tester inserted in centre comes out clean, 75 to 85 minutes. Let cool in pan on rack for 10 minutes. Transfer loaf to rack.
Whisk icing sugar with 1 tbsp water until smooth; brush all over top of warm loaf. Let cool completely.
Make-ahead: Wrap in plastic wrap and store for up to 2 days or overwrap in foil and freeze for up to 1 month.
Tip - Make it nut-free! :For a school-safe, nut-free version of this loaf, use an equal amount of soynut butter or sunflower seed butter in place of the peanut butter.