168 recipes for "green living tips"
Great Gazpacho

Great Gazpacho

Jul 14, 2005

Fiery looking in a bowl but cool on a spoon, gazpacho is a hot-weather dish from Spain. Although traditional, there's nothing old-fashioned about this refreshing half salad/half soup that's make-ahead, low in fat and high in garden-fresh flavour. Whether it's peppered-up Fire and Ice, the milder classic version or any of the herb variations, a bowl of this chunky soup makes an easy beginning to summer meal or satisfying weeknight supper.

Sautéed Green Beans with Balsamic Shallots

Sautéed Green Beans with Balsamic Shallots

Mar 1, 2016

Sweet-and-sour balsamic-glazed shallots are tossed with crisp beans in this tasty side. Take the stress out of hosting dinner by preparing your shallots and green beans ahead of time, then tossing them together with the remaining ingredients just before serving. Shallots shrink as they cook and can vary in size, so quarter only the larger ones and halve any smaller ones. Cost: $1.70 per serving

Rock Star Cake

Rock Star Cake

Jun 22, 2009

Budding rock stars can celebrate with this tasty electric guitar. Instead of two 9-inch (2.5 L) square cakes as in Easy Chocolate Cake recipe, make one square cake and 12 cupcakes; bake in two batches.

Christmas Tartan Brownies

Christmas Tartan Brownies

Oct 1, 2012

This playful take on our classic brownie formula creates a peppermint-flavoured square with a festive tartan-patterned top. Disposable piping bags are easy to use and don't require tedious washing; choose ones with narrow tips for thin, elegant lines. Leave one of these delicious treats by the chimney for Santa.

Toffee Banana Family Tree Cake

Toffee Banana Family Tree Cake

Jan 13, 2009

Celebrate this summer's reunion with a cake displaying your family tree. To get it to the picnic, cover it with a cake dome, or place toothpicks at 2-inch (5 cm) intervals around top edge and drape with plastic wrap, then transport it in a cooler.

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Jack-o'-Lantern Cake

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Jack-o'-Lantern Cake

Oct 24, 2005

Two Bundt cakes, one on top of the other, form a squat ball shape — perfect to mimic the shape of a pumpkin. When making your shopping list for the cake, double the cake amounts because you will need to make two Bundt cakes. If you like, leave 2 tbsp (25 mL) of the Butter Icing untinted to use as teeth on the finished cake.

Bite-Size Shrimp Frittatas

Bite-Size Shrimp Frittatas

Jan 27, 2010

This dish is a great way to highlight the flavour of shrimp. Any extra-small ones you have in cans or in the freezer will do, but large shrimp could also be used if they are coarsely chopped.

Shanghai Noodles

Shanghai Noodles

Dec 21, 2007

Available in 400 g packages, cooked thick yellow miki noodles are ready to use – and the perfect amount for two. If you can't find them, use Shanghai-style noodles instead (see Tip), but you'll only need half the package.

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