<b>Per Serving:</b> about
Total fat7 g
Saturated fat1 g
Total carbohydrate53 g
In saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; cook onion, garlic, cinnamon stick, cardamom pods and salt, stirring often, for 5 minutes or until onion is softened.
Add rice; cook, stirring, for 2 to 3 minutes or until opaque. Stir in 4 cups (1 L) water and currants; bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Discard cinnamon and cardamom. Fluff with fork. Serve sprinkled with pistachios.
This savoury dish has a little heat and a touch of sweetness from the raisins and caramelized onions. You'll find garam masala, an Indian spice blend, in the spice section of the supermarket. Serve over basmati rice.
Portion size4 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: January 2012
(such as Vidalia), thinly sliced
drained and rinsed
fresh baby spinach
Per serving: about
Total fat6 g
Saturated fat1 g
Total carbohydrate52 g
In Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat; cook onion and sugar, stirring occasionally, until beginning to brown, about 6 minutes.
Add ginger, garlic, garam masala, vinegar, cayenne, salt and pepper; reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is deep golden, 8 to 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, cut cauliflower into florets to make 6 cups. Add to pan along with chickpeas, raisins and 1/4 cup water; cover and cook, stirring once or twice, until cauliflower is tender, about 18 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in spinach.
Bacon gives sweet and savoury flavour to this unexpected spin on nut brittle that's inspired by candied bacon. For an even more indulgent treat, we've also swapped out standard peanuts for salty pistachios and buttery pecans.
Prep time45 minutes
Total time1 hour
coarsely chopped salted pistachios
(about 10 strips)
Per piece: about
Total fat7 g
Saturated fat2 g
Total carbohydrate30 g
Line rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper; lightly grease parchment paper. Set aside.
In large heavy-bottomed saucepan, cook sugar, corn syrup and ¾ cup water over medium heat, stirring, just until sugar is dissolved; bring to boil. Boil, without stirring but brushing down side of pan with pastry brush dipped in cold water, until candy thermometer reads 234°F or 1 tsp mixture dropped in cold water forms soft pliable ball, about 10 minutes.
Stir in butter and salt; boil, without stirring but brushing down side of pan with pastry brush dipped in cold water, until candy thermometer reads 300°F or 1 tsp mixture dropped in cold water forms hard brittle threads, about 10 minutes.
Remove from heat. Immediately stir in pistachios, pecans, bacon and baking soda until combined. Using greased offset palette knife, spread onto prepared pan in thin even layer. Let cool completely in pan. Break into 2-inch shards. (Make-ahead: Layer between waxed paper in airtight container; store in cool dark place for up to 1 week.)
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.