There's no shame in buying "cheater" ingredients to save time! Premade hummus brings this Middle-Eastern dish together and makes prep a cinch.
Portion size4 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: September 2014
very thinly sliced
cinnamon and cayenne pepper
small (6 inch/15 cm)
whole wheat pitas
each cut in 8 wedges
per serving: about
Total fat20 g
Saturated fat6 g
Total carbohydrate31 g
In bowl, whisk together vinegar, sugar and half of the salt; stir in red onion. Let stand for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 24 hours.) Drain.
Meanwhile, in nonstick skillet, heat half of the oil over medium-high heat; cook lamb, breaking up with spoon, until browned and crisp, about 5 minutes. Drain, discarding fat; transfer to bowl.
In same skillet, heat remaining oil over medium heat. Add yellow onion; cook, stirring, until golden, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic, chili powder, coriander, cumin, pepper, cinnamon, cayenne pepper and remaining salt; cook for 1 minute. Stir in lamb; cook until warmed, about 5 minutes. Stir in cilantro.
Meanwhile, arrange pitas in single layer on baking sheet. Bake in 400°F (200°C) oven until crisp and golden, 6 to 8 minutes. (Make-ahead: Store in airtight container for up to 24 hours.)
Spread lamb mixture on platter; top with hummus and pickled onions. Serve with pitas.
This traditional Korean soup features easier-to-find ingredients without sacrificing any flavour. For example, instead of traditional dried anchovies or fermented shrimp paste, we've used umami-rich fish sauce. The one exception is the gochugaru, which gives the soup its authentic flavour; you can find it in major grocery stores as well as Asian markets.
Prep time35 minutes
Total time35 minutes
(about half onion)
, coarsely chopped
Korean red pepper powder (gochugaru)
sodium-reduced chicken broth or
, thinly sliced
, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced crosswise
pkg (510 g) soft silken or
sodium-reduced soy sauce
Per each of 8 servings: about
Total fat5 g
Saturated fat1 g
Total carbohydrate7 g
In Dutch oven or large heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; cook onion, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 4 minutes. Add kimchi, garlic and red pepper powder; cook, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, about 4 minutes.
Pour in broth and 2 cups water; bring to boil. Stir in mushrooms and green onions; reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are beginning to soften, about 5 minutes. Add zucchini; cook, stirring occasionally, until zucchini are tender-crisp, about 5 minutes.
Using spoon, scoop tofu into scant 1/4-cup portions; add to soup. Gently stir in fish sauce and soy sauce; cook until tofu is heated through, about 3 minutes.
Bring to gentle boil; stir in eggs, breaking up yolks. Let stand until egg whites are opaque, about 2 minutes.
These nut-free treats are chewy and packed with flavour, thanks to the tasty fruit and toasted quinoa, which also add fibre and protein to stave off hunger. Pack one in her knapsack for snack emergencies!
Portion size16 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: Moms Insert, Fall 2013
dark corn syrup
1 1/2 cup
large-flake rolled oats
(hulled pumpkin seeds)
Per bar: about
Total fat15 g
Saturated fat4 g
Total carbohydrate57 g
In skillet, toast quinoa over medium- high heat, shaking pan often, until brown and beginning to pop, about 8 minutes.
Meanwhile, in saucepan, combine corn syrup, tahini, honey and oil; heat over medium heat, shaking pan often, until melted and smooth, about 6 minutes.
In large bowl, combine cherries, oats, quinoa flakes, coconut flakes, pepitas and toasted quinoa; stir in syrup mixture to coat evenly. Scrape into parchment paper–lined 13- x 9-inch (3.5 L) cake pan, pressing firmly with bottom of greased measuring cup or greased spatula.
Bake in 325°F (160°C) oven until golden brown, about 20 minutes. Sprinkle with chocolate chips; let cool completely on rack. Refrigerate until chocolate chips are set, about 30 minutes. Cut into bars. (Make ahead: Store in airtight container for up to 1 week.)
Sweet spices, winter fruit and sparkling white wine give this sangria a nod to the holiday season. For a pretty garnish, add a star anise to each glass before pouring in the sangria.
Portion size8 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: January 2016
cored and thinly sliced
cored and thinly sliced
peeled and cut in segments
bottle (750 ml)
per each of 8 servings : about
Total carbohydrate27 g
Place cranberries in heatproof bowl. In small saucepan, bring sugar, star anise, cinnamon sticks and 1/2 cup water to boil, stirring frequently; pour over cranberries. Let cool completely.
In pitcher, combine cranberry mixture, apple, pear and salt. Let stand for 2 hours, stirring twice. Stir in clementines, orange-flavoured liqueur and bitters. Add ice cubes; pour in sparkling wine. Serve immediately.