brussels sprouts, trimmed and thinly sliced
( about 2 1/2 cups)
prepared pizza dough
Per serving: about
Total fat29 g
Saturated fat11 g
Total carbohydrate49 g
Finely grate lemon zest to make 1 tsp; juice lemon to make 2 tbsp. Set aside.
In large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, cook sausage, breaking up with spoon, until crisp and golden, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium. Stir in brussels sprouts and pinch pepper; cook, stirring, until brussels sprouts are tender-crisp, about 2 minutes. Scrape into bowl; stir in lemon zest.
On lightly floured work surface, roll out or press dough into 12-inch circle. Transfer to greased pizza pan. Prick all over with fork. Sprinkle with half of the mozzarella and ¼ tsp pepper. Bake on bottom rack of 500°F oven until crust is light golden and cheese is melted, about 5 minutes.
Top pizza with sausage mixture; sprinkle with remaining mozzarella. Bake until bottom of crust is golden and crisp, 8 to 10 minutes. Drizzle with lemon juice.
This thick, rich thirst quencher is full of dark leafy greens and antioxidant-rich berries. Yogurt that contains live bacterial cultures (or probiotics), helps your digestive system fight toxins that can make you sick.
Portion size1 serving
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: June 2014
frozen mixed berries
probiotic vanilla flavoured
frozen peach slices
per serving: about
Total fat7 g
Saturated fat3 g
Total carbohydrate37 g
In blender, purée together milk, berries, yogurt, spinach, peaches, cashew butter and honey until smooth.
Hot pepper flakes add a touch of heat to this creamy, velvety soup. Using good-quality canned tomatoes makes a world of difference in flavour, as cheaper ones can impart a tinny, acidic taste. Since tomatoes are the main event in this dish, they're worth the splurge.
Prep time30 minutes
Total time1 hour & 15 minutes
, thinly sliced
cans (each 796 mL)
good-quality whole tomatoes
sodium-reduced vegetable broth
hot pepper flakes
Almond and Basil Pesto:
fresh basil leaves
salt and pepper
extra-virgin olive oil
Per each of 8 servings: about
Total fat20 g
Saturated fat7 g
Total carbohydrate17 g
Soup: In Dutch oven or large heavy-bottomed saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; cook onions, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 7 minutes. Add garlic; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute.
Stir in tomatoes, broth, tomato paste, sugar, hot pepper flakes and pepper; bring to boil. Reduce heat, partially cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until flavours are well blended, 50 to 55 minutes. Stir in cream. Working in batches, purée soup in blender until smooth. Divide among serving bowls.
Almond and Basil Pesto: While soup is simmering, in food processor, pulse together Parmesan, almonds and garlic until coarsely ground. Add basil, salt and pepper; pulse 6 times. With motor running, add oil in thin steady stream until smooth. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 3 days.) Drizzle over soup.
Weeknight entertaining is a breeze when you put your slow cooker to work! Adding a bit of flour to the sauce at the end of cooking turns it into a rich gravy to serve alongside the roast. Green peas and mashed sweet potatoes make great accompaniments to this hearty cold-weather dish.
Portion size8 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: December 2015
boneless beef pot roast (top or bottom blade, or cross rib)
sodium-reduced beef broth
liquid honey and Worcestershire sauce
per each of 8 servings: about
Total fat25 g
Saturated fat10 g
Total carbohydrate12 g
Sprinkle beef with 1/2 tsp of the salt and 1/4 tsp of the pepper. Set aside.
In slow cooker, combine onion, garlic and bay leaf. Place beef over top. Whisk together broth, vinegar, tomato paste, mustard, honey, Worcestershire sauce, rosemary and remaining salt and pepper; pour over beef. Cover and cook on low until beef is tender, 8 to 10 hours.
Transfer beef to cutting board; remove any butcher's twine. Keep beef warm.
Discard bay leaf. Skim fat from surface of cooking liquid. Whisk flour with 1/4 cup water; whisk into slow cooker. Cover and cook on high until thickened, about 15 minutes. Stir in parsley.
Thinly slice beef across the grain; serve with sauce.
Tip from The Test Kitchen: For the most flavourful sauce, choose a good-quality balsamic vinegar. Taste the sauce before serving; if it's very tangy, stir in up to one tablespoon of granulated sugar until dissolved sweetness.