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Affordable, flavourful and quick-cooking, pork tenderloin is also incredibly versatile. Choose one of our favourite recipe to make tonight!
Italian sausage and bread make a flavourful, moist stuffing. After rolling the pork, your hands will be dirty, so have the twine precut and ready to go.
This noodle dish gets its signature bright yellow colour from golden turmeric. We've substituted leaner pork tenderloin for the traditional barbecued pork (but if you can find the real thing, it's definitely worth using). This recipe yields a lot, so be sure to use a wok or your largest nonstick skillet.
Simple guacamole is the perfect complement to juicy pork tenderloin and crunchy slaw. To make the guacamole in advance, leave the pit in with the mashed avocado and place plastic wrap directly on the surface to prevent browning; remove the pit right before serving.
The sweetness of the apricots and the heat of the hot pepper flakes make the perfect balance of sweet and spicy. This recipe takes a bit longer to make than some, but the extra time it takes to stuff the pork is worth it. Make fresh bread crumbs by pushing stale bread in a food processor until in fine crumbs.
This popular Latin-style street food is traditionally served on a bun called a cemita, which is a sesame-topped egg bread. Luckily, you don't have to travel to try this tasty concoction: Here we use challah, which is similar to cemita and more readily available.
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.
Hoisin sauce adds tangy sweetness to grilled pork tenderloin. Cut down on kitchen time by cooking the noodles on the side burner of the barbecue, if your model has one. Add the noodles to the dressing just before serving, otherwise they will soak up too much of the sauce.
The chipotles in the glaze add a big kick. Seeding them allows the flavour to come through without much heat. Chipotle peppers freeze well, so once you open a can, freeze leftovers in an airtight container.
Tenderloin is an inexpensive, lean cut of pork that's perfect for slicing and broiling on skewers. The luscious homemade peanut sauce does double duty as marinade and dipping sauce, cutting down on prep time. Affordable appetizers never tasted so good!
Roasted root vegetables, such as potatoes, are the perfect side dish for this tenderloin. Start roasting them on a rimmed baking sheet 15 minutes before starting the pork. Nestle the pork next to the vegetables when you transfer it to the oven.
This tasty tenderloin is prepared with just a few ingredients. You'll find miso, also known as soybean paste, in the Asian aisle of the grocery store; it keeps in the refrigerator for up to 8 months. Serve with steamed vegetables and rice or noodles.
Lettuce cups are a fun (and easy!) way to enjoy this speedy stir-fry, but you can also serve it over steamed rice with a drizzle of the hoisin dressing.
A sticky maple syrup glaze on the pork makes these loaded fajitas slightly sweet and a favourite among kids. Save yourself some prep work by arranging the toppings on a platter and letting everyone assemble their own at the table.
This chunky soup is all about the fixings! Crisp lettuce, fiery radishes, creamy avocado and tangy sour cream top bowls of tender pork, beans and vegetables to make a balanced supper. Buy whole canned tomatoes and crush them with your hands for a rustic texture.
Lean yet flavourful, pork tenderloin is a great choice if you're watching your calorie intake. Roasting the asparagus alongside the pork simplifies cooking and enhances this springtime vegetable.
A summertime staple, these pork skewers are loaded with tangy flavour. Steaming the sweet potatoes before grilling reduces cooking time, making this a great weeknight meal.
This simple pork tenderloin is a healthy spin on everyone's favourite Greek culinary staple: souvlaki. We've swapped sweet potatoes for the traditional white potatoes and added other colourful veggies to boost the nutrient content.
Looking for a tender, lean alternative to chicken? Try pork tenderloin. Cut crosswise into thin cutlets, it cooks in minutes and needs only a little seasoning for satisfying flavour. Serve with lemon wedges to squeeze over top.
White rice and fatty pork chops are replaced with protein-packed quinoa and lean pork tenderloin in this twist on a Vietnamese favourite. Daikon radish has a very pungent aroma, but its crunchy sweetness works well when pickled.
Homemade red curry paste strikes a nice balance between sweet, salty and spicy, and brings out the best in the squash and the pork. Serve with Coconut Ginger Rice for an elegant meal.
Skate for fun. Skate to work. It's all part of winter in Ottawa (Courtesy: National Capital Commission)
A twilight skate to end a family-friendly day with the Parliament Buildings in the background. (Courtesy National Capital Commission)
Rent skates. Buy a hot snack. Embrace your outdoor mojo on Ottawa's Rideau Canal. (Courtesy: National Capital Commission)
And when the little ones are too tuckered out to skate, or don't know how, rent a kid-friendly sled! (Courtesy: Jantine/Ottawa Tourism)6 Factoids about the Rideau Canal in winter 1. The Skateway enables you to skate more than 7 kilometres, starting near the National Arts Centre and heading all the way south to Dow's Lake Pavilion. 2. If you don't have your own blades, no sweat. You can rent a pair of skates. 3. Can't skate or have little kiddies who tire out, no worries. You can rent a bright red sled and glide along the frozen canal route. 4. The Rideau Canal is the focal point for Ottawa's Winterlude during the first three weekends of February. Get all the details from Ottawa Tourism's Winterlude site. 5. Ottawa folks frequently skate to work. Watching skaters with knapsacks or brief cases is a common site. Beats taking the bus! 6. How does the Canal stay so smooth and skater-friendly? At night time, when the canal is free of skaters, city workers drill holes in the ice and pump water onto the surface to flood it. Smooth sailing for skaters the next morning! For more information, check out the Rideau Canal Skateway web site. Follow me on Twitter @DougONeill as we discover more enjoyable ways to embrace winter in Canada!
Who doesn't have a sweet spot for sweets? Here, a roundup of our most adored dessert and baked goods recipes of the year.
Whether it's a favourite dish you whip up with the kids, a showstopper you make for an event, or a special dessert you treat yourself to, we all have a few go-to recipes when we're in need of something sweet. But, in case you're looking for a new recipe to add to your list of favourites, we have a few amazing contenders lined up.
For the cake lover, you've got to try our Canada's Best Carrot Cake With Cheese Cheese Icing. This deliciously moist treat is perfect for all celebrations—birthdays, showers, reunions, and beyond.
The Christmas cookie lover will be all over our Cream Cheese Gingerbread Thumbprint Cookies. They're soft and chewy and filled with a tangy cream cheese icing.
Like to enjoy your sweets with coffee? Go for our Pumpkin Scones With Whipped Brown Butter Icing, Chocolate Ginger Biscotti, Chocolate Pumpkin Swirl Loaf, or our Best Ever Apple Pie—satisfaction guaranteed.
And finally, for the true Canadians, you've got to try our Maple Fudge, Butter Tarts and Butter Tart Squares.
But, no matter which recipe you try—though we encourage you try them all!—you're guaranteed to have an amazing go-to dessert on your need-to-bake roster.
Our most popular recipe ever! This moist carrot cake is welcome at birthdays, weddings, reunions and all special occasions.
Get the recipe: Canada's Best Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Icing
This classic recipe for dense candy- shop fudge will be an instant family favourite.
Get the recipe: Maple Fudge
A brown butter spread gives flaky spiced pumpkin scones nutty flavour and an extra touch of sweetness.
Get the recipe: Pumpkin Scones With Whipped Brown Butter Icing
Make your own delectable custardy tarts instead of buying them.
Get the recipe: Best Maple Butter Tarts
These soft, chewy ginger-spiced thumbprints are filled with a tangy cream cheese icing for the ultimate holiday treat.
Get the recipe: Cream Cheese Gingerbread Thumbprint Cookies
Whether runny or firm, with raisins or nuts, butter tarts are treats that never go out of style.
Get the recipe: Best Butter Tarts
These twice-baked cookies are great for gifting because their dryness allows them to be stored for long periods of time and is less prone to breaking.
Get the recipe: Chocolate Ginger Biscotti
Studded with chocolate chips and crystallized ginger, this moist marbled loaf makes the best fall-flavoured afternoon treat.
Get the recipe: Chocolate Pumpkin Swirl Loaf
It doesn't get any better than this.
Get the recipe: Best Ever Apple Pie
The perfect all-Canadian treat.
Get the recipe: Butter Tart Squares