1. Measure sugar, spices, cocoa, soda into a very large bowl. Add water and stir until sugar is dissolved. 2. Stir in butter until melted. 3. Stir in molasses. 4. Gradually stir in 3 1/2 cups flour. Then knead in remaining flour until firm enough to roll. Dough can stay in the fridge for weeks. 5. Roll & cut into shapes. 6. Bake 10 to 15 min at 300 degrees on ungreased sheet until firm to the touch. 7. Leave on sheet 5 to 10 minutes.
A handful of stellar ingredients pack a lot of flavour into this heart-healthy weeknight meal. Serve the dish alongside steamed mini potatoes tossed with olive oil and fresh garden herbs.
Portion size4 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: September 2014
skinless salmon fillets
toasted and coarsely ground
Per serving: about
Total fat24 g
Saturated fat4 g
Total carbohydrate6 g
Place salmon on parchment paper–lined rimmed baking sheet; sprinkle with a pinch each salt and pepper. Brush tops with mustard; sprinkle with pistachios, pressing firmly to adhere. Bake in 425F (220C) oven until fish flakes easily when tested with fork, 12 to 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, in large pot of boiling salted water, cook rapini until tender-crisp, about 2 minutes; drain. Transfer to bowl of ice water until chilled; drain well.
In large skillet, heat 1 tbsp olive oil over medium-high heat; sauté garlic until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add rapini; sauté until heated through, about 3 minutes. Serve with salmon.
These wholesome cookies are great not only as an on-the-go breakfast but also as a midday snack. Dates are a source of protein and iron, giving you the energy you need to get through a busy day. And when puréed into paste form, they add natural sweetness and moisture to baked goods. Cost: $0.40 per serving
Portion size15 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: March 2016
pitted and chopped
whole wheat flour
large-flake rolled oats
each baking powder and
each salt and
per cookie: about
Total fat4 g
Saturated fat3 g
Total carbohydrate17 g
In food processor, purée dates into smooth paste. Add coconut oil, maple syrup, coconut sugar, egg and vanilla; purée until smooth. Scrape into large bowl.
In separate bowl, whisk together whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg; stir into date mixture until combined. Stir in cranberries.
Roll by 2 tbsp into balls. Arrange, 3 inches (8 cm) apart, on parchment paper–lined rimless baking sheets; flatten to ó-inch (1 cm) thickness.
Bake in top and bottom thirds of 350°F (180°C) oven, switching and rotating pans halfway through, until firm and no longer shiny, 13 to 15 minutes. Let cool on pans for 5 minutes; transfer directly to racks to cool completely. (Make-ahead: Store in airtight container for up to 3 days.)
Tip from The Test Kitchen: Use soft dates for the paste, as they will purée more easily and add the most moisture to the dough.
In bowl, mix oatmeal with 1/4 cup water; microwave on high for 2 minutes. Stir in half of the Cheddar. Top with sausages, tomato, green onion and remaining Cheddar.
Overnight Steel-Cut Oatmeal
In saucepan, melt 1 tsp butter over medium heat; cook 1 cup steel-cut oats, stirring, until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add 3 1/2 cups water and 1/4 tsp salt; bring to boil. Turn off heat; cover and let stand until cooled to room temperature, 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Refrigerate in airtight container for 8 hours. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 4 days.) Microwave on high for 2 minutes before serving. Makes about 4 cups.
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.