A lovely onion and panko crust gives this chicken, stuffed with sun dried tomatoes and ricotta cheese, a beautiful contrast in texture and taste. Pairs nicely with roasted seasonal vegetables.
Portion size4 servings
Credits :Melissa Hampson Hampson
skinless boneless chicken breasts
sun dried tomatoes
panko bread crumbs
crushed, fried crumbs of
1. Slice chicken breast in half as if you are butterflying them.
2. Using a rolling pin or meat mallet, pound the chicken to a thickness of approximately 1/4 inch thick.
3. Mix together the panko and onion crumbs in a large bowl.
4. Beat the egg in another bowl.
5. Slice the sun dried tomatoes into small pieces. Mix them with the ricotta cheese. Spread this mixture over the chicken pieces.
6. Roll the chicken.
7. Dip it in the egg wash with one hand and coat it with the crumbs using the other hand.
8. Place on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper and bake at 350 F for 30 minutes.
Serve with cooked rice, shredded lettuce, sour cream and chopped fresh cilantro, if desired.
Prep time20 minutes
Total time10 hours & 15 minutes
Portion size16 servings
, seeded and finely chopped
each ground cumin and
1 1/2 teaspoon
boneless beef blade pot roast
Per serving: about
Total fat4 g
Saturated fat2 g
Total carbohydrate2 g
In slow cooker, combine tomatoes, tomato paste, onion, jalapeño pepper, cumin, garlic powder, oregano, salt and pepper. Add beef, turning to coat; cover and cook on low until beef is tender, 8 to 10 hours.
Using 2 slotted spoons, transfer beef to cutting board; remove any twine. Using 2 forks, shred beef into bite-size pieces. Transfer to bowl.
Skim fat from surface of cooking liquid. Add 2 cups of the cooking liquid to beef; toss to coat. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.)
The holidays wouldn't be complete without sweet, buttery shortbread, so we've perfected a classic. This one has a crispy snap but still melts delicately in your mouth.
Portion size24 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: December 2014
per cookie: about
Total fat8 g
Saturated fat5 g
Total carbohydrate12 g
In stand mixer with paddle attachment, or in bowl using wooden spoon, beat together butter, icing sugar, vanilla and salt until light and fluffy; stir in flour just until combined.
Press dough into parchment paper– lined 9-inch (2.5 L) square cake pan. Using palm of hand, flatten to make smooth, even surface. Sprinkle with granulated sugar. Using knife, score surface of dough into 24 rectangles; prick each cookie several times with fork. Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.
Bake in 300 F (150 C) oven until firm and pale golden, about 55 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes; cut through score lines. Let cool completely in pan. (Make-ahead: Store in airtight container for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 1 month.)
Change it Up - Shortbread Rounds: On lightly floured work surface, roll out dough to 1/3-inch (8 mm) thickness. Using 2-inch (5 cm) round cookie cutter, cut out shapes. Arrange, 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart, on parchment paper– lined baking sheets. Sprinkle with granulated sugar. Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes. Bake, 1 sheet at a time, in 300 F (150 C) oven until firm and pale golden, about 20 minutes.
Shortbread Wedges: Press dough into parchment paper– lined 8-inch (1.2 L) round cake pan; using palm of hand, flatten to make smooth, even surface. Sprinkle with granulated sugar. Using knife, score surface of dough into 16 wedges. Continue with original recipe.
This indulgent pasta can be thrown together even on the busiest weeknight. Mushrooms cook faster when spread over a large surface, so choose your largest nonstick skillet. Top with an extra sprinkling of Parmesan, if desired.
Portion size4 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: September 2014
pkg (227 g)
whipping cream 35%
per serving: about
Total fat20 g
Saturated fat12 g
Total carbohydrate72 g
In large pot of boiling lightly salted water, cook pasta according to package directions until al dente. Reserving 1/3 cup of the cooking liquid, drain.
Meanwhile, in large nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat; sauté garlic until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add cremini and shiitake mushrooms and thyme; sauté until
just softened, about 3 minutes.
Stir in pasta, reserved cooking liquid, Parmesan cheese, cream, lemon zest, lemon juice and pepper; cook, stirring, until sauce is slightly thickened, about 1 minute. Stir in parsley.
This Chinese classic gets a wholesome makeover by replacing the meat with loads of fresh vegetables. Korean hot pepper paste isn't traditionally found in ma po tofu, but it adds a nice kick. Look for it in the Asian section of your grocery store, or substitute with one teaspoon of sriracha.
Portion size4 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: April 2016
20-minute whole grain
vegetable oil or
quartered lengthwise and cut crosswise in scant 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick pieces
trimmed and cut in 1-inch (2.5 cm) lengths
In saucepan, cook rice according to package instructions.
Meanwhile, in large nonstick skillet or wok, heat oil over medium-high heat; stir-fry carrot, three-quarters of the green onions and the ginger until carrot is beginning to soften, about 4 minutes. Add green beans and mushrooms; stir-fry until green beans are beginning to soften, about 3 minutes. Stir in black bean garlic sauce and hot pepper paste; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute.
Whisk cornstarch with 1 cup water; stir into vegetable mixture. Bring to boil; boil, stirring, until thickened, about 1 minute. Reduce heat to medium. Add tofu; cook, stirring gently, until tofu is coated and warmed through, about 3 minutes. If necessary, add water, 1 tbsp at a time, to reach desired consistency.
Divide rice among serving bowls; top with ma po tofu. Sprinkle with remaining green onions.
Tip from The Test Kitchen: Use medium-firm tofu in stir-fries. It has a delicate texture yet doesn't fall apart as easily as soft tofu.