In Dutch oven, heat oil and butter over medium heat; cook onions, stirring, until rich golden-brown, about 40 minutes.
Add garlic, thyme, bay leaf, salt and pepper; cook for 5 minutes.
Add wine and bring to boil; cook until no liquid remains. Stir in stock and 2 cups (500 mL) water; bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Discard bay leaf. (Make-ahead: Let cool; refrigerate in airtight container for up to 3 days.)
Float Gruyere Croutes on each serving; sprinkle with thyme.
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.
Velvety chocolate cream is nestled into crumbly shortbread cups in this new holiday classic. The cups puff up slightly when baked, but you'll still have plenty of room to spoon in the rich filling.
Portion size48 servings
Credits :Canadian Living: Holiday Baking 2014
whipping cream 35%
white chocolate chips
per cup: about
Total fat6 g
Saturated fat4 g
Total carbohydrate9 g
In stand mixer using paddle attachment, or in bowl with wooden spoon, beat together butter, icing sugar and vanilla until fluffy; stir in flour just until combined. Roll by 2 tsp into about 48 balls.
Add 1 ball to each cup of 2 lightly greased 24-cup mini muffin tins; press gently into bottoms and up sides. Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.
Bake, 1 pan at a time, in 325?F (160?C) oven until edges are light golden, 18 to 20 minutes. Let cool completely in pans; run tip of knife around edges of cups to release from pan.
Meanwhile, in bowl set over saucepan of hot (not boiling) water, heat chocolate with cream, stirring, until smooth. Spoon about 1 tsp of the mixture into well of each cookie cup; place 1 chocolate chip in centre of each, pressing gently to adhere. Refrigerate until set, about 30 minutes. (Make-ahead: Layer between waxed paper in airtight container; store for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 2 weeks.)
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.
This fresh meal packs all the flavour of Greek salad into a hearty pasta. Be sure to keep some of the cooking water before you drain the spaghetti—the starchy liquid helps create a luscious sauce when you stir it into the pasta at the end.
Prep time20 minutes
Total time20 minutes
hot pepper flakes
(21 to 25 count), peeled and deveined
(about 475 g)
Per each of 6 servings: about
Total fat10 g
Saturated fat2 g
Total carbohydrate50 g
In large saucepan of boiling lightly salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions. Reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid, drain. Set aside.
In same pan, heat oil over medium heat; cook garlic, oregano and hot pepper flakes, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add shrimp and red onion; cook, stirring, until shrimp are beginning to turn pink, about 1 minute. Add tomatoes and olives; cook, stirring occasionally, until shrimp are pink and opaque throughout and tomatoes are beginning to soften, about 2 minutes.
Stir in pasta, parsley and reserved cooking liquid; cook for 1 minute. Top with feta.