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<p><span class="credit separated">Chili-Lime Sweet Potato Tacos </span></p>
Most of us don't need a reason to whip up tacos for dinner, but if you do, we have some pretty delicious recipes to get you started.
Need to eat fast? These tacos come together in no time and use ingredients that you probably already have in your fridge.
Get the recipe: Weeknight Chili Chicken Tacos
Inspired by the traditional Mexican tacos served with spicy thin pork slices and pineapple, this slow cooker version features pork shoulder broken into tender bite size chunks.
Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Tacos Al Pastor
A touch of curry powder gives these Caribbean-inspired tacos a spicy kick. Garnish with baked tortilla chips and low-fat sour cream. Serve any extra salsa on the side.
Get the recipe: Grilled Curry Shrimp Soft Tacos
Tender pulled pork topped with crunchy radishes, creamy avocado and sweet summer corn work together in this easy dinner.
Get the recipe: Shredded Pork Tacos with Avocado Corn Salsa
Panko bread crumbs (which are coarser than regular bread crumbs) give this fish an extra-crunchy crust.
Get the recipe: Fish Tacos With Mango-Avocado Salsa
Any no-cutlery-needed breakfast is welcome in a busy household. The tortillas can be warmed in the oven, filled, rolled and wrapped to go. Serve with your favourite toppings for the full taco treatment.
Get the recipe: Breakfast Soft Tacos
Customize the tacos with your favourite toppings, such as thinly sliced radishes, shredded cabbage or lettuce, diced avocado, shredded cheese, sour cream and lime juice.
Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Pulled Beef Tacos
Topping Vietnamese-inspired tacos with a fresh carrot salad adds the perfect amount of crunch.
Get the recipe: Lemongrass Chicken Tacos
Make this quick version of Mexican carnitas (braised pork tacos) with leftover roast pork. Slice the pork as thinly as you can, then coarsely chop or shred it into bite-size pieces.
Get the recipe: Roast Pork Tacos with Apple Cucumber Salsa
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.
Get the recipe: Pork Tacos With Red Cabbage Slaw and Guacamole
Inspired by traditional Chilean pebre salsa, the salsa on these steak tacos is equally delicious with chicken breast tacos. For a little heat, add a tablespoon of minced jalapeño peppers to the salsa.
Get the recipe: Steak Tacos With Pebre Salsa
Classic beef tacos are a real crowdpleaser and a family favourite. To feed more people, simply double or triple the recipe.
Get the recipe: Beef Tacos with Corn Salsa
Packed with hearty lentils, these tasty tacos are super satisfying.
Get the recipe: Chili-Lime Sweet Potato Tacos
Drake General Store, Urban Outfitters, The Face Shop, Uniqlo
It should be easy, but sometimes finding a gift within a certain price range that is still thoughtful can be difficult. Let us help.
Finding the perfect Secret Santa gift is more difficult than it seems. First, if you're buying for someone specific, you want to gift to be thoughtful—but that can be difficult if you only have a limited budget. And that's the thing about the budget—you need the gift to be less than, but close to, your budget (whether it's self-imposed or part of a larger secret santa mandate). Plus, sometimes you don't know who your secret Santa is! And shopping for a mystery person means you need to get something that will appeal to pretty much everyone.
Got it straight? No? Don't worry. We've compiled some of our favourite gifts to give that fit into your Secret Santa budget—whether it's $5 or $30.
Gifting beauty is always a good idea if you ask us. These face masks are inexpensive so feel free to pick up a few.
Patches are a great way to personalize your style—but they're also creative and compact expressions of art.
This item combines two of our favourite things—the Toronto Blue Jays and lapel pins! Not a sports fan? Luckily there are plenty of lapel pin options to make sure you find the right one for your giftee.
We know not everyone is a fan of slippers—but these ones are so cozy and a steal at $15!
Colouring books have shown to relieve stress and help people meditate—they're also super fun!
Having a hand cream in your bag all winter long is necessary to avoid dry, cracked hands. A practical gift has never been so indulgent!
Cloth napkins are a much more environmentally-friendly pick than their paper alternatives—and super chic around the holidays.
Give the gift of a cozy home. We especially love this limited edition scent from Canadian brand Province Apothecary.
Everyone loves a scented candle—especially a rich, warm scent that makes staying in that much better.
A calendar for the new year is something we always forget to pick up in December. Make sure to find one that suits your giftee's personality.
Having a notebook on hand is a requirement for many people. This fun pack is Pantone-coded!
It's a problem if you don't have a hat come December. The Drake General Store wants you to wear your provincial pride on your head with these colourful picks.
St. Andrews-by-the-Sea, New Brunswick Credits: Illustration by Jeannie Phan
What to see, do and eat in St. Andrews and the surrounding area.
1. Off Kilter Bike Tour. Take in breathtaking ocean views, learn the town's history and get some exercise as you bike to local attractions–all while wearing a custom cycling kilt. Owner Kurt Gumushel's father, a tailor, moved to St. Andrews from Turkey in the 1960s and became known for the beautiful kilts he made. He started a new trend when he made kilts for local mountain bikers a few years ago–something tourists can experience during one of Kurt's bike tours.
2. Sunbury Shores Art and Nature Centre. Art and nature are two important themes in St. Andrews and they come together in this renovated workshop/exhibition space, featuring galleries, studios for painting, printmaking, jewellery making and gorgeous view of the Bay of Fundy. Sign up for a workshop or simply tour The Water Street Gallery, which features rotating exhibitions from local artists.
3. Symbiosis Fine Art. Artist and entrepreneur Matt Watkins opened his gallery/shop four years ago and features pottery, painting, jewellery and photography created by himself and other local artists. Watkins specializes in custom jewellery (most of the jewellery in the shop is made in-house), painting, silversmithing and sculpture. (He also teaches workshops in these areas at Sunbury Shores.) Symbiosis is just one of the many beautiful boutiques along the main strip that features one-of-a-kind artwork, jewellery, gifts and more.
4. Oven Head Salmon Smokers. Debra and Joseph Thorne have owned and operated their smoked salmon business for 29 years. Specializing in smoked salmon, smoked salmon pate and smoked salmon jerky, they supply their cold-smoked salmon products to Sobeys, catering companies and local restaurants, including The Algonquin Resort. And they ship anywhere in Canada and the U.S., so if you can't make it to their shop (or if you love what you tried there), you can get it delivered straight to your front door.
5. Ossie’s Lunch. Established in 1957, this retro roadside stop offers an extensive menu featuring all the local delicacies, including fried oyster sandwiches, clams and chips and lobster rolls. Can’t choose just one? Go for the seafood platter and taste a little bit of everything.
6. New River Beach. Dip your toes in the Bay of Fundy with a stop at the scenic New River Beach Provincial Park. Boasting sandy beaches, cliffside hiking trails and tidal pools, this is a must if you're traveling during the spring or summer.