On lightly floured surface, roll out pastry to 16- x 12-inch rectangle. Fit into 13- x 9-inch metal cake pan, draping overhang over sides. Brush mustard over bottom; set aside.
In bowl, whisk together ricotta, eggs, Parmesan cheese, all but 2 tbsp of the basil, and half each of the salt and pepper. Scrape into pastry shell.
Thinly slice tomatoes; arrange over filling, overlapping slightly. Fold overhang over filling. Whisk egg yolk with 1 tbsp water; brush over pastry.
Bake in centre of 400°F (200°C) oven until pastry is puffed and golden and filling is set, 35 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining basil, salt and pepper. (Make-ahead: Let cool for 30 minutes. Refrigerate until cold. Cover and refrigerate for up to 4 hours). Cut into squares.
This key ingredient in many Asian dishes is prized for its complex, spicy kick. To save prep time, skip the traditional mortar-and-pestle method and pulse the ingredients in a food processor to release their flavourful essential oils. The optional shrimp paste adds a delectable umami layer but can be omitted for a vegetarian version.
Prep time15 minutes
Total time30 minutes
2 1/2 tablespoons
whole green chilies
makrut lime leaves
, thinly sliced
, outer leaves discarded and chopped
chopped peeled galangal or
Per 1 tbsp: about
Saturated fat0 g
Total carbohydrate4 g
In dry skillet, toast coriander seeds, cumin seeds and peppercorns over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, 3 to 4 minutes; let cool for 5 minutes. In food processor, pulse until finely chopped, about 1 minute. Add whole and seeded chilies, lime leaves, garlic, lemongrass, shallots and cilantro. Pulse, occasionally scraping down side, until finely chopped, 3 to 4 minutes. Add galangal, shrimp paste (if using) and salt; pulse until evenly mixed, about 1 minute. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in glass jar for up to 1 week or portion into ice-cube trays and freeze for up to 6 months.)
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.
This diner classic is ideal for those nights when you don't know what to eat and don't really feel like cooking. It cooks in minutes and is incredibly versatile—the sky's the limit when it comes to the fillings you can add.
Portion size2 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: May 2014
sweet green pepper
Black Forest ham
diced (about 3 slices)
salt and pepper
old Cheddar cheese
PER SERVING: about
Total fat22 g
Saturated fat10 g
Total carbohydrate47 g
In large nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium heat; cook onion, green pepper and ham, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened and light golden, about 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, whisk together eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Pour into pan; cook, lifting edge occasionally with spatula to allow uncooked mixture to flow underneath, until almost set, about 3 minutes.
Sprinkle with cheese; fold in half and cook until set, about 2 minutes. Cut in half; sandwich each between toast.
The essence of this Vietnamese pho lies in the long-cooking, rich beef broth which forms the base of the soup - the slow cooker is the ultimate tool for the task. Fresh, vibrant garnishes, like bean sprouts, assorted fresh herbs such as mint, cilantro and basil, thinly sliced onion, chilies and lime wedges, make each and every bowl of soup unique. Serve them at the table in separate bowls so each person can create the pho of their dreams.
Portion size6 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: November 2014
beef top sirloin grilling steaks
very thinly sliced against the grain
and black peppercorns
beef soup bones
1 1/4 teaspoon
per serving: about
Total fat5 g
Saturated fat2 g
Total carbohydrate66 g
Vietnamese Beef Broth: Arrange onions, ginger and garlic on foil-lined rimmed baking sheet; broil until slightly charred, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer to slow cooker.
Meanwhile, in small skillet, toast cinnamon sticks, star anise, coriander seeds and peppercorns over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, about 5 minutes; add to slow cooker along with beef bones, carrot, fish sauce and lime zest. Stir in 10 cups water. Cover and cook on low for 24 hours.
Skim off fat from surface. Strain broth through cheesecloth-lined sieve into large saucepan; discard solids. Skim off any remaining fat. Bring to boil; stir in salt. Divide steak and noodles among serving bowls; spoon hot broth over top.