Trim and clean all vegetables. Cut carrots into sticks about 1-1/2 inches (4 cm) long and 1/4 inch (5 mm) thick. Cut beans into 1-1/2-inch (4 cm) lengths. Break cauliflower into bitesize florets. Cut celery and peppers into 1-1/2-inch (4 cm) lengths.
In large pot of boiling water, cook carrots just until tender, 2 to 4 minutes. Plunge into cold water; drain in colander and dry on paper towels. Cook and cool beans and cauliflower similarly. In large salad bowl, combine cooked vegetables, celery and peppers.
Dressing: In large bowl, whisk together egg yolk, vinegar and mustard. Gradually whisk in oil until creamy, adding more oil for a thinner dressing. Stir in onions, parsley, tarragon, salt and pepper. Pour enough dressing over vegetables to coat well, reserving any excess for another salad.
Before serving, toss well; taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary.
This twist on an Irish coffee makes the classic warm cocktail extra enticing. In place of traditional Irish whiskey, we've used smoky mezcal, but if you can't find the agave-based liquor, peated Scotch whisky gives the same effect.
Prep time10 minutes
Total time10 minutes
Portion size1 serving
hot brewed coffee
mezcal or peated
Per serving: about
Total fat11 g
Saturated fat7 g
Total carbohydrate5 g
In heatproof mug, stir together coffee, mezcal and sugar until sugar is dissolved. Top with whipped cream; garnish with cinnamon stick.
These squares have all of the layered goodness of apple pie with the ease of a crumble.
Portion size32 servings
Credits :Canadian Living: Holiday Baking 2014
thinly sliced peeled cored Golden Delicious
about 4 large
large-flake rolled oats
per square: about
Total fat8 g
Saturated fat5 g
Total carbohydrate24 g
Crust: In large bowl, beat butter with sugar until fluffy. In separate bowl, whisk together flour, cinnamon and salt; stir into butter mixture in 2 additions. Press into bottom of parchment paper–lined 13- x 9-inch (3.5 L) cake pan. Bake in 350?F (180?C) oven just until edges are turning golden, about 15 minutes. Let cool slightly.
Meanwhile, in bowl, stir together apples, sugar, flour and cinnamon. Set aside.
Crumble Topping: In bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, flour and cinnamon; cut in butter until mixture resembles crumbs.
Spread apple mixture over crust; sprinkle with topping, pressing gently to adhere. Bake on bottom third of 350?F (180?C) oven until apples are soft and topping is golden brown, about 45 minutes. Let cool in pan. Lift out onto cutting board; cut into squares.
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.
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.)