A refreshing finger food, endive leaves are a crunchy foil for smooth, homemade herbed yogurt cheese.
Portion size24 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: May 2002
sweet red peppers
fresh Italian parsley
Per piece: about
Total fat2 g
Total carbohydrate2 g
Line sieve with double thickness cheesecloth. Scrape yogurt into sieve; place over bowl. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate until reduced to 1 cup (250 mL), about 6 hours. Discard liquid. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)
In large bowl, stir together drained yogurt, red pepper, parsley, garlic, salt and pepper; set aside.
Trim bottom off each endive. Remove 24 of the larger leaves, reserving remaining leaves for another use; wash and pat dry. Spoon 1 tbsp (15 mL) yogurt mixture near bottom of each leaf. Top with pecan half.
Pork tenderloin makes a leaner yet flavourful substitute in this lighter take on pork chops and gravy. If you like, use shiitake, oyster or portobello
mushrooms in place of the cremini mushrooms.
Portion size4 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: February 2015
trimmed and cut in 1-inch (2.5 cm) thick rounds
sodium-reduced chicken broth
light sour cream
per serving: about
Total fat8 g
Potassium1011 mg p
Saturated fat2 g
Total carbohydrate35 g
Sprinkle pork with pepper and salt. In nonstick skillet, heat half of the oil over medium-high heat; cook pork, turning once, until browned, about 5 minutes. Remove to plate; keep warm.
In same skillet, heat remaining oil over medium heat; cook mushrooms, garlic and thyme, stirring occasionally, until almost no liquid remains, about 6 minutes. Scrape into bowl; keep warm.
Whisk together broth, cornstarch and 3/4 cup water; stir into skillet. Bring to simmer; cook, scraping up browned bits, until thickened, about 5 minutes.
Return pork and any juices and mushroom mixture to skillet; cook, stirring, until sauce is glossy and thickened, about 3 minutes. Stir in sour cream, mustard and vinegar; cook until juices run clear when pork is pierced and just a hint of pink remains inside, about 2 minutes. Stir in parsley.
Meanwhile, in large saucepan of boiling lightly salted water, cook noodles according to package instructions, adding peas in last 3 minutes of cook time. Drain. Serve pork mixture over noodles and peas.
It takes just five simple ingredients to create this crunchy confection from our Holiday Celebrations 2009 special issue. To ensure an airy toffee, do not overstir the caramel when adding the baking soda. Dip the pieces in white chocolate for a festive touch.
Portion size48 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: December 2015
2 1/2 cups
white corn syrup
per piece: about
Total fat0 g
Saturated fat0 g
Total carbohydrate14 g
In large saucepan, bring sugar, corn syrup and 1/3 cup water to boil over medium heat, stirring just until sugar dissolves. Boil, without stirring but brushing down side of pan with pastry brush dipped in cold water, until candy thermometer reads 300°F (149°C) or 1 tsp mixture dropped in cold water forms hard brittle threads, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat.
Standing back and averting face, whisk in baking soda and vanilla. (Caramel will bubble and sputter and increase in volume.) Do not overmix.
Pour into greased parchment paper– lined 13- x 9-inch (3.5 L) cake pan. Let cool in pan for 2 hours. Break into 1 1/2-inch (4 cm) pieces. (Make-ahead: Layer between waxed paper in airtight container; store for up to 1 month.)
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.