Pickle juice, horseradish and hot sauce add their zesty kicks to this cocktail.
Portion size1 serving
tomato clam cocktail
1 1/4 oz
hot pepper sauce
pimiento-stuffed green olives
Goblin Face: Thread 1 olive for eye-ball onto toothpick. Thread pickle cross-wise for nose beside olive, them remaining olive for other eye. set aside.
Garnish: Moisten 1/4-inch (5mm) rim of martini glass with lime wedge. Dip into plate of celery salt to coat. Set aside.
Fill cocktail shaker with ice. Add tomato-clam cocktail, vodka, pickle juice, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, hot pepper sauce, salt and pepper; shake vigorously to blend and chill. Strain into prepared glass. Garnish with Goblin Face.
Fresh nutmeg and a splash of rum extract give this simple treat a seasonal twist. For the best flavour, use good-quality white chocolate.
Portion size36 servings
Credits :Canadian Living: Holiday Baking 2015
white chocolate (about 1 1/4 lb)
sweetened condensed milk
per square: about
Total fat6 g
Saturated fat4 g
Total carbohydrate15 g
In heatproof bowl set over saucepan of hot (not boiling) water, heat together chocolate, condensed milk, rum extract and all but a pinch of the nutmeg, stirring often, until smooth, about 5 minutes.
Scrape into parchment paper–lined 8-inch (2 L) square cake pan, smoothing top. Sprinkle with remaining nutmeg. Refrigerate until firm, about 3 hours. Lift out onto cutting board; remove paper. (Make-ahead: Wrap in plastic wrap; overwrap in resealable freezer bag. Freeze for up to 2 weeks. Thaw in refrigerator before continuing.) Using hot knife, cut into squares. (Make-ahead: Layer between waxed paper in airtight container; refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.)
Tip from The Test Kitchen: Whole nutmeg lasts significantly longer than preground spice, and it has a much richer flavour. Buy whole seeds and store them in an airtight container, then use a rasp or Microplane to grate when needed.
Breakfast loaves are often made with vegetable oil for moistness, but unsweetened applesauce works just as well. While this loaf is excellent on its own, if you want something a bit more indulgent, try topping your slice with a vegan butter-flavoured spread or a soy-based nut butter. Cost: $0.95 per serving
Portion size8 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: March 2016
1 1/2 cup
all purpose flour
each baking soda and
coconut milk (such as Thai Kitchen)
carrot (about 1 large)
per serving: about
Total fat3 g
Saturated fat1 g
Total carbohydrate36 g
In small bowl, mix flaxseed meal with 1/3 cup water. Let stand for 5 minutes.
In large bowl, whisk together flour, maple sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, xanthan gum, salt, nutmeg and cloves. In separate bowl, whisk together applesauce, coconut milk, lemon juice, vanilla and flaxseed meal mixture; stir into flour mixture just until combined. Fold in carrot. Scrape into greased 8- x 4-inch (1.5 L) loaf pan, smoothing top.
Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven until golden and cake springs back when touched, 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool in pan for 20 minutes; transfer directly to rack to cool completely.
Tip from The Test Kitchen: Maple sugar is made by boiling sap until the liquid is evaporated. It's less processed than white granulated sugar and twice as sweet!
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.
The aroma of baking banana bread is enough to drive just about anyone wild with anticipation. Our best version— made using the surprising (and mysteriously effective) technique of "marinating" the bananas in a buttermilk and baking soda blend—delivers on all counts. It's moist, buttery, sweet and chockfull of banana flavour.
Portion size16 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: March 2014
1 1/2 teaspoon
2 1/4 cups
1 1/2 teaspoon
per each of 16 slices: about
Total fat10 g
Saturated fat6 g
Total carbohydrate32 g
Stir together bananas, buttermilk and baking soda. Let stand for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.
In large bowl, beat butter with brown sugar until combined; beat in egg, vanilla and banana mixture. Stir in flour mixture until combined; scrape into greased 9- x 5-inch (2 L) loaf pan.
Bake in 350 F (180 C) oven until cake tester inserted into centre comes out clean, 60 to 70 minutes. Let cool in pan on rack for 15 minutes. Turn out onto rack; let cool completely.
Change it up -? Chocolate Chip Banana Bread: Stir 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips into flour mixture.
Cinnamon Banana Bread: Whisk 1/2 tsp cinnamon into flour mixture.