In small bowl, combine tahini, lemon juice, garlic, parsley, salt, paprika, cayenne and cumin. Slowly mix in 1/4 cup (50 mL) cold water until thick pouring consistency, thinning with more water if desired.
This hearty French stew (named after the earthenware pot that it's traditionally cooked in) normally takes hours to prepare. Using canned beans and chicken thighs (instead of the usual duck confit) allows you to get it on the table in just minutes!
Portion size6 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: November 2015
trimmed, cored and coarsely chopped
boneless skinless chicken thighs
about 285 g total, cut in bite-size pieces
thinly sliced smoked farmer's
white kidney bean
drained and rinsed
fresh bread crumbs
per serving: about
Total fat13 g
Saturated fat4 g
Total carbohydrate28 g
In Dutch oven or large heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat half of the oil over medium heat; cook onion, fennel, carrots, garlic, thyme and rosemary, stirring often, until beginning to soften, about 5 minutes. Using slotted spoon, remove to plate. Set aside.
Sprinkle chicken with salt. Add remaining oil to Dutch oven; heat over medium-high heat. Cook chicken and sausage, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink, about 4 minutes. Sprinkle with flour; cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
Stir in onion mixture, tomatoes, beans and 1 cup water, scraping up browned bits; bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened and vegetables are tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Discard thyme.
While stew is simmering, in skillet, melt butter over medium heat; cook bread crumbs, stirring often, until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Stir in 1 tbsp of the parsley.
Stir remaining parsley into stew. Sprinkle with bread crumb mixture.
Tip from The Test Kitchen: To make fresh bread crumbs, pulse cubed day-old bread in a food processor until they're in fine crumbs. Place any leftovers in a resealable freezer bag, pressing out as much air as possible, and freeze for up to four weeks.
Weeknight entertaining is a breeze when you put your slow cooker to work! Adding a bit of flour to the sauce at the end of cooking turns it into a rich gravy to serve alongside the roast. Green peas and mashed sweet potatoes make great accompaniments to this hearty cold-weather dish.
Portion size8 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: December 2015
boneless beef pot roast (top or bottom blade, or cross rib)
sodium-reduced beef broth
liquid honey and Worcestershire sauce
per each of 8 servings: about
Total fat25 g
Saturated fat10 g
Total carbohydrate12 g
Sprinkle beef with 1/2 tsp of the salt and 1/4 tsp of the pepper. Set aside.
In slow cooker, combine onion, garlic and bay leaf. Place beef over top. Whisk together broth, vinegar, tomato paste, mustard, honey, Worcestershire sauce, rosemary and remaining salt and pepper; pour over beef. Cover and cook on low until beef is tender, 8 to 10 hours.
Transfer beef to cutting board; remove any butcher's twine. Keep beef warm.
Discard bay leaf. Skim fat from surface of cooking liquid. Whisk flour with 1/4 cup water; whisk into slow cooker. Cover and cook on high until thickened, about 15 minutes. Stir in parsley.
Thinly slice beef across the grain; serve with sauce.
Tip from The Test Kitchen: For the most flavourful sauce, choose a good-quality balsamic vinegar. Taste the sauce before serving; if it's very tangy, stir in up to one tablespoon of granulated sugar until dissolved sweetness.
A handful of stellar ingredients pack a lot of flavour into this heart-healthy weeknight meal. Serve the dish alongside steamed mini potatoes tossed with olive oil and fresh garden herbs.
Portion size4 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: September 2014
skinless salmon fillets
toasted and coarsely ground
Per serving: about
Total fat24 g
Saturated fat4 g
Total carbohydrate6 g
Place salmon on parchment paper–lined rimmed baking sheet; sprinkle with a pinch each salt and pepper. Brush tops with mustard; sprinkle with pistachios, pressing firmly to adhere. Bake in 425F (220C) oven until fish flakes easily when tested with fork, 12 to 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, in large pot of boiling salted water, cook rapini until tender-crisp, about 2 minutes; drain. Transfer to bowl of ice water until chilled; drain well.
In large skillet, heat 1 tbsp olive oil over medium-high heat; sauté garlic until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add rapini; sauté until heated through, about 3 minutes. Serve with salmon.