Slice bread into 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick diagonal slices; spread on baking sheets. Stir together oil, garlic, marjoram, rosemary, hot pepper sauce and salt ; brush over bread. Toast in 375°F (190°C) oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve hot.
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.
Rainbow trout is a perfect quick-cooking fish. When it's seared, the tender flesh—enhanced here by smoky, spicy chipotle chili powder—practically falls off the skin. Filled with colourful veggies, smoky lentils and a citrusy vinaigrette, this salad is a comforting meal served warm, and any leftovers make a light, refreshing lunch straight out of the fridge.
Portion size6 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: January 2014
dried green lentils
(about 2-1/4 cups)
halved and seeded
extra-virgin olive oil
(white and light green parts only), halved and sliced
halved lengthwise and sliced
chipotle chili powder
rainbow trout fillets
cut in half crosswise
sodium-reduced soy sauce
Per serving: about
Total fat14 g
Saturated fat3 g
Total carbohydrate51 g
In large saucepan, combine lentils with enough water to cover by 1 inch (2.5 cm); bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain; transfer to bowl.
Meanwhile, broil orange peppers, cut side down, on foil-lined rimmed baking sheet until softened and charred, 12 to 15 minutes. Let cool enough to handle; peel and cut lengthwise into strips. Add to lentils.
In large nonstick skillet, heat 2 tsp of the oil over medium-high heat; cook leek, stirring often, until softened and light golden, about 4 minutes. Add zucchini; cook, stirring occasionally, until tender-crisp, about 3 minutes. Add to lentil mixture.
Add 1 tsp of the remaining oil to pan; sprinkle chili powder over fleshy side of fish. Cook, skin side up, until deep golden and crispy, about 4 minutes. Turn and cook until fish flakes easily when tested and skin is starting to crisp, about 5 minutes. Remove from pan; let cool slightly.
Meanwhile, whisk together remaining oil, cilantro, lime zest, lime juice, soy sauce and garlic. Pour over lentil mixture; toss to coat. Remove and discard fish skin; flake flesh with fork. Add to lentil mixture; gently toss to combine.
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!
Smothered in our two-minute homemade barbecue sauce, these juicy veggie- and fibre-packed mini meat loaves are a nutrient-dense, inexpensive meal that your little ones will gobble up. Serve with steamed green beans and quick-cooking brown rice.
Portion size4 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: November 2014
bottled strained tomatoes
red wine vinegar
lean ground beef
Italian herb seasoning
salt and pepper
per serving: about
Total fat16 g
Saturated fat6 g
Total carbohydrate18 g
In bowl, whisk together strained tomatoes, molasses, vinegar, half of the mustard and the Worcestershire sauce; set aside.
In separate bowl, mix together beef, carrot, zucchini, wheat bran, Italian seasoning, garlic, salt, pepper and remaining mustard; stir in 3 tbsp of the tomato mixture. Roll into 8 balls; place each in separate well of nonstick muffin pan. Spoon remaining tomato mixture over top of meat loaves.
Bake in 400 F (200 C) oven until instant-read thermometer inserted in centres reads 165 F (74 C), 12 to 14 minutes. Discard any liquid remaining in pan.