Cut ham into 1/4-inch (5 mm) thick slices. Reassemble into original shape; tie with string. Place on rack in roasting pan. Combine mustard, honey and hot pepper sauce; spread half over ham. Cover with foil; bake in 375ºF (190ºC) oven for 1-1/2 hours, brushing halfway through with half of the remaining mustard mixture.
Brush remaining mustard mixture over ham. Combine bread crumbs with parsley; press onto ham. Bake for 30 minutes or until meat thermometer registers 140ºF (60ºC). Place on serving plate; remove string.
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.
This recipe calls for medium heat, but depending on your stove, you may need to adjust the temperature to achieve the perfect golden-brown colour. Start by preheating your skillet and testing the temperature on a single pancake.
Portion size14 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: April 2016
1 1/2 cup
each baking powder and
1 3/4 cup
per pancake: about
Total fat4 g
Saturated fat1 g
Total carbohydrate11 g
In large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In separate bowl, whisk together buttermilk, egg, butter and vanilla; whisk into flour mixture until combined yet slightly lumpy.
Lightly brush large nonstick skillet or griddle with some of the oil; heat over medium heat. Working in batches and brushing pan with remaining oil as necessary, drop batter by 1/4 cup, spreading slightly; cook until bubbles form on tops, about 3 minutes. Turn pancakes; cook until bottoms are golden, about 1 minute. Transfer to rimmed baking sheet; cover with foil and keep warm in 250°F (120°C) oven until ready to serve.
Whole wheat Buttermilk Pancakes Substitute 3/4 cup of the all-purpose flour with all-purpose whole wheat flour.
Banana Buttermilk Pancakes Top each pancake with about 1 tbsp chopped banana (about 1 banana total) before turning.
Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes Top each pancake with about 1 tbsp fresh or frozen blueberries (about 3/4 cup total) before turning.
Skip the takeout line and whip up this Asian-inspired stir-fry at home, instead. It's the perfect dish for using up odds and ends that are kicking around in the fridge, so feel free to switch up the veggies or substitute the shrimp for sliced chicken breast on days when you're too busy to grocery shop.
Prep time15 minutes
Total time25 minutes
smooth peanut butter
sodium-reduced soy sauce
unseasoned rice vinegar
Asian chili sauce (such as sriracha)
sodium-reduced chicken broth
rice stick noodles
(1/4 inch wide)
(21 to 25 count), peeled and deveined
sugar snap peas
salted roasted peanuts
Per each of 3 servings: about
Total fat17 g
Saturated fat3 g
Total carbohydrate90 g
In bowl, whisk together peanut butter, brown sugar, soy sauce, fish sauce, lime juice, vinegar and chili sauce until smooth; gradually whisk in broth until combined. Set aside.
Place noodles in large heatproof bowl; pour in enough boiling water to cover noodles. Let stand until noodles are pliable, about 15 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water; drain again.
Meanwhile, in large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; cook garlic and ginger, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add shrimp; stir-fry until shrimp are pink and opaque throughout, 2 to 3 minutes.
Stir in broth mixture and noodles until coated. Remove from heat. Add snap peas; toss to combine. Sprinkle with peanuts. Serve with lime wedges.
Packed with hearty lentils, these tasty tacos are super satisfying. We've used dried green lentils rather than canned because they contain far less sodium and have a better texture.
Portion size6 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: April 2016
Quick Pickled Radishes:
trimmed and thinly sliced
salt and pepper
Sweet Potato Tacos:
dried green lentils
peeled and cut in 1/2-inch (1 cm) chunks
tortillas (6 inches/15 cm)
peeled, pitted and sliced
per serving: about
Total fat11 g
Saturated fat2 g
Total carbohydrate60 g
Quick Pickled Radishes: In bowl, stir together radishes, lime juice, salt and pepper. Let stand for 20 minutes. Stir in cilantro.
Sweet Potato Tacos: Meanwhile, in saucepan of boiling water, cook lentils
until tender, 12 to 15 minutes; drain. (Make-ahead: Rinse under cold water; drain again. Store in airtight container for up to 24 hours.)
While lentils are cooking, in large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; cook sweet potato, onion and chili powder, stirring, until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Stir in 1 cup water; bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium; cook, stirring, until potatoes are softened, about 12 minutes.
Stir lentils and salt into sweet potato mixture; cook, stirring and adding water, 1 tbsp at a time, to reach desired consistency, about 1 minute. Stir in lime juice.
Spoon about 1/4 cup of the sweet potato mixture onto each tortilla. Top with radishes and avocado.
Tip from The Test Kitchen: This recipe can be made vegan, depending on the tortillas you use. Many corn tortillas are vegan; read the label to ensure you buy ones that are free of milk products and have been processed at a dairy-free facility.