In large pot, cover ribs with cold water; bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 45 minutes or until fork-tender; drain and transfer to 13- x 9-inch (3 L) baking dish.
In saucepan, combine coffee, molasses, vinegar, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, ginger, salt, allspice and hot pepper sauce; bring to boil. Reduce heat and boil gently for 15 minutes or until reduced to 2-2/3 cups (650 mL). Pour over ribs, turning to coat; let cool. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or for up to 24 hours.
Cover dish tightly with foil; bake in 325°F (160°C) oven for 30 minutes. Turn ribs and bake, uncovered and basting occasionally, for 45 minutes or until meat almost falls off bone and sauce is thickened.
"Hummingbird cake has the crushed pineapple, nuts and spices you'd find in carrot cake, but instead of shredded carrots, the batter is studded with diced bananas. A swirl of cream cheese icing is all you need on top, but if you really want to knock everyone's socks off, top your cupcakes with our Pineapple Flowers, attaching the banana chips and pecan halves with dabs of icing." — Annabelle Waugh, Food director
Portion size24 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: January 2016
Cream Cheese Icing:
each baking powder and
1 1/2 cup
per cupcake: about
Total fat22 g
Saturated fat6 g
Total carbohydrate48 g
Cupcakes: In large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. In separate bowl, whisk together brown sugar, granulated sugar, eggs, oil and vanilla until smooth; pour over flour mixture. Stir just until moistened. Fold in bananas, pineapple and pecans.
Divide batter among 24 paper-lined muffin cups. Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven until cake tester inserted in centres comes out clean, 23 to 25 minutes. Let cool completely in pan. (Make-ahead: Transfer to resealable freezer bag; freeze for up to 2 weeks. Bring to room temperature before continuing with recipe.)
Cream Cheese Icing: In bowl, beat cream cheese with butter until smooth; beat in vanilla. Beat in icing sugar, one-third at a time, until smooth. Pipe or spread icing onto cupcakes. (Make-ahead: Cover loosely with plastic wrap; refrigerate for up to 1 day. Bring to room temperature before continuing with recipe.)
Garnish: Top each cupcake with 1 banana chip and 1 pecan half.
Pineapple Flowers: Using chef's knife, trim top and bottom from 1 large pineapple. Slice off skin, following contour of pineapple. Using vegetable peeler, remove any remaining eyes. Lay pineapple on its side; slice crosswise into scant 1/8-inch (3 mm) thick rounds. Arrange on parchment paper–lined rimless baking sheets. Bake in top and bottom thirds of 225°F (110°C) oven, turning pineapples once and switching and rotating pans every 30 minutes, until leathery and lightly darkened around edges, 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Press slices into muffin pan wells. Let stand for at least 12 hours.
A leafy green member of the beet family, Swiss chard is a more tender alternative to kale and a fantastic substitute for everyday lettuce; its sturdy leaves won’t wilt quickly when dressed with vinaigrette, making it a great candidate for any make-ahead salad.
A little turmeric gives this spiced pomegranate rice its pretty yellow hue that will brighten up any plate. Pomegranate adds freshness and helps turn this side dish into any meal's main event.
Prep time15 minutes
Total time30 minutes
, cut in matchsticks
1 3/4 cup
sodium-reduced chicken broth
salt and pepper
natural (skin-on) almonds
, toasted and chopped
Per each of 6 servings: about
Total fat6 g
Saturated fat2 g
Total carbohydrate38 g
In saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; cook onion, stirring often, until beginning to soften, about 5 minutes. Stir in cinnamon stick, turmeric and saffron; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add rice and carrots; cook, stirring, until rice is lightly toasted, about 1 minute. Add broth, raisins, salt and pepper; bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until rice is tender and no liquid remains, about 15 minutes. Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes.
Discard cinnamon stick. Fluff rice with fork. Stir in pomegranate seeds, almonds and parsley.
These flaky wonders are a hand-held spin on apple pie. Cover the phyllo pastry with a damp tea towel to prevent the remaining sheets from drying as you assemble the turnovers.
Prep time35 minutes
Total time45 minutes
Portion size8 servings
diced cored peeled baking
(such as Braeburn, Northern Spy or Golden Delicious)
4 sheets frozen
Per serving: about
Total fat11 g
Saturated fat7 g
Total carbohydrate21 g
Filling: In nonstick skillet, melt 2 tbsp butter over medium heat; cook apples, brown sugar, cinnamon and 3 tbsp water, stirring occasionally, until apples are softened and liquid is thickened, about 8 minutes. Let cool completely.
Pastry: In small bowl, melt 1/3 cup butter. Place 1 sheet of the phyllo on work surface with 1 long end facing you; keep remainder covered with damp towel (to prevent drying out). Brush phyllo with some of the butter; top with second sheet of phyllo. Cut crosswise into quarters; spoon rounded 2 tbsp of the apple mixture onto bottom corner of each. Working with one-quarter at a time, fold bottom corner upward and sideways to line up bottom edge with side edge, cover filling and form triangle; continue folding bottom corner upward and sideways to end of strip. Repeat with remaining phyllo sheets and all but 1 tsp of the butter.
Arrange, 1 inch apart, on parchment paper–lined rimmed baking sheets. Brush tops with remaining butter; sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon. Bake, 1 sheet at a time, in 425°F oven until golden, 8 to 10 minutes.