Canada Recipes

Weeknight Meals Made Easy

Amanda Riva | Posted 04.30.2013 | Canada Living
Amanda Riva

Weeknight dinners can be stressful to plan, especially if you work late or have kids' schedules to work around. looking for dinner options that use just a few ingredients, makes life easier. In this case we like to call it the half-homemade approach. These easy recipes will keep meals from being stressful and keep you out of the kitchen longer!

VIDEO: A Valentine's Day Pudding Recipe

Vivian Reiss | Posted 04.14.2013 | Canada Living
Vivian Reiss

Love -- isn't that what Valentine's Day is all about? Mention chocolate pudding to a friend, even on the phone, you can feel their brain pleasure centres light up, their chest warm and their hearts fly open. Chocolate pudding is really easy to make from scratch, and in the following video I show you how.

31 Valentine's Day Crafts and Recipes

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 04.10.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

This Valentine's Day, surprise your loved ones with a creative DIY treat. We bring you 31 simple V-Day recipes and crafts from the best of the mom blogs. From Bacon Roses and Petit Fours to lovely crafts and activities, they'll know who loves them when they see these masterpieces.

The Canadian Chef Who's Fed An Olympic Village

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 03.30.2013 | Canada Living
Adrian Brijbassi

Michael Smith told me he has built a career out of reminding Canadians that cooking is about the people you share the meal with rather than the perfection of the recipe. He then went about showing what he meant. In a wildly entertaining weekend at Deerhurst Resort, Smith held court and kitchen in the Muskoka property most famous for hosting Barack Obama.

SavvyMom Roundup: Lying Athletes, Kids on Diets and the Quinoa Controversy

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 03.28.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

Sports celebs as liars, a seven-year-old girl on a diet, the quinoa question and hockey rules. There was a lot of good stuff that caught my attention this week.

The Art of Eating Alone: Egg in a Little Pot

Michelle Rabin | Posted 03.19.2013 | Canada Living
Michelle Rabin

I am 27. I live in the city. I love to cook. Due to my recent past, I have found myself eating alone more often. At first, eating alone was really difficult. I would shovel down a big bowl of something that was thrown together in minutes. At one time a chore, I now consider eating alone to be an art form. My goal is to instruct anyone to do the same.

12 Recipes To Slim Down Favourite Comfort Foods

Everyday Health | Madeline Vann | Posted 12.19.2012 | Canada Living

By Madeline Vann, MPH; Medically reviewed by Lindsey Marcellin, MD, MPH You probably have a favourite comfort food that you love to indulge in....

Get to Know a Marshmallow Maker

Erin Maynes | Posted 02.12.2013 | Canada
Erin Maynes

Gourmet marshmallows are one of the hottest food trends in 2012. They're fun and nostalgic, with no shortage of incredible flavours (toasted coconut, chai and cinnamon maple just to name a few!). Tina Bacon is the creative mind behind The Pink Spatula, located in Mission, B.C.

Some Savvy Holiday Crafts and Recipes

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 02.11.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

Get creative -- or just get inspired -- with these simple DIY activities and recipes that don't just look good on Pinterest. We've got holiday crafts and recipes you'll love to make for the holidays.

Five Tasty Hot Chocolate Upgrades

Cottage Life | Posted 01.30.2013 | Canada Living
Cottage Life

No need to drop $4 every time you want a cup of fancy hot chocolate. Use your favourite mix (or recipe) and these simple add-ins; you'll ward off the winter chill with gourmet cocoa from the comfort of your own cottage. Top with whipped cream -- all that's missing is the cardboard cup.

Get to Know An Olive Oil Producer

Erin Maynes | Posted 01.20.2013 | Canada Living
Erin Maynes

Is your extra-virgin olive oil really what you think it is? How can you get a quality product that you trust? Get to know an olive oil producer, like Theo Rallis from Windsor, Ontario. Theo's extra-virgin olive oil is made by cold-pressing organic Korneiki olives that are grown on family-owned groves in a small Greek village.

Why the Recipe for Health Includes Germs

Jason Tetro | Posted 01.19.2013 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg The recipe for health is dependent on a balance of ingredients although instead of savoury, sweet and salty, our well-being is based on a combination of genetics, diet and of course, germs.

Celebrity Chefs Pick Up 'Taste Canada' Awards

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Some of Canada's celebrity chefs took top honours for their written work in Taste Canada's food writing awards Monday.Michael Smith, David R...

Test Drive: How To Tame Your Slow Cooker

The Huffington Post Quebec | Myreille Simard | Posted 11.01.2012 | Canada Living

I have had many long conversations with my girlfriends on cooking with a Crock-Pot (or more generically, a slow cooker). I have given them tips and re...

When the Going Gets Tough, Get Protein!

Meghan Pearson | Posted 12.26.2012 | Canada Living
Meghan Pearson

When times get tough, the tough get...protein. Well, I do anyway. Protein-packed, blood sugar stabilizing snacks at the ready to power me through long days or hard-core workouts. And these little bites should preferably have the ability to be prepared well ahead of time and frozen, or be whipped up in an emergency energy situation with ingredients that I often have on hand.

Street Food from Bangladesh -- Made at Home

Roger Mooking | Posted 12.17.2012 | Canada Living
Roger Mooking

Against the advice of our local guide in Bangladesh I tried this dish from a street food vendor. The dish is called Jhalmuri -- pronounced Chahl Mooree. It is Indian Puffed Rice and is a fun, very quick and very flavourful snack food. This dish is a great snack for football season and to spice things up for the chilly weather we are experiencing now in Canada. This recipe is my best attempt at trying to duplicate what I had on the streets of Dhaka.

My Love Affair With Rosemary Shortbread

Stephanie Eddy | Posted 12.12.2012 | Canada Living
Stephanie Eddy

My love affair with crispy, buttery, ridiculously-easy-to-make shortbread is fairly recent. It's probably only in the last year that I've discovered how fast these little cookies come together and how fun it is to play around with different flavours. After only 10 minutes of baking I had rosemary shortbread that I could snack on guilt-free (well... considering how many I've eaten I'm not sure that it counts as guilt-free any more).

Step Aside Strawberries, it's Pear Season

Amanda Riva | Posted 12.10.2012 | Canada Living
Amanda Riva

As the season rapidly changes, we have to say farewell to both warm days and the beloved seasonal fruits that go along with them. Goodbye, juicy watermelon. So long, luscious strawberries. But chin up fruit lovers, there's a new star in town! Pears! The deliciously fresh and lightly sweet quality of pears can be enjoyed in countless recipes and served in the comfort of your own home this fall season.

Six Dishes That Will Be on my Table This Thanksgiving

Rose Reisman | Posted 12.05.2012 | Canada Living
Rose Reisman

The wonderful Thanksgiving weekend is right before us. We associate this holiday with family, friends, relaxation and most importantly, delicious cuisine. An average Thanksgiving meal can have over 2,500 calories. But eating well is not difficult or boring. You'll be surprised at how delicious my menu items are with the added bonus of being healthier for your heart and stomach! Here are some of the recipes I'll have on my table this Thanksgiving. Enjoy!

Not One for Turkey? Thanksgiving Alternatives

Amanda Riva | Posted 12.05.2012 | Canada Living
Amanda Riva

Thanksgiving doesn't just mean turkey time. New traditions and main course ideas are always surfacing. Not up for roasting a turkey this year, or just looking for something new? We've got some great dish ideas that will leave you feeling festive and satisfied without the mess and mayhem of a whole turkey.

Recipes for Success This Thanksgiving

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 12.03.2012 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

Sometimes we all need a little reminder of what we're grateful for -- like a long weekend, good food and our families. We hope you enjoy some of these simple Thanksgiving recipes and craft ideas. Be warned -- there are a lot of delicious dessert recipes ahead (but we didn't leave out the brussels sprouts).

Top Eight Ingredients For a Thanksgiving Feast

Erin Maynes | Posted 11.21.2012 | Canada Living
Erin Maynes

Thanksgiving is the day when most (if not all) of your family comes together to eat. This year, why not deliver a truly pan-Canadian multicourse feast that's delicious and ready all at the same time. With only two weeks until the big day, now's the time to check out what's already in your pantry and create your master shopping list. Here are some of my top Canadian "buy now" ingredients to impress your guests on Thanksgiving Day.

10 Breakfast Ideas For People On The Go

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.22.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - No matter how busy life gets, it's important to make time for breakfast."It helps children in every aspect of development — socially, emot...

The Savvy, The Sweet And The Savoury: Back-To-School Snack And Lunch Ideas

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 10.22.2012 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

Facing the what-to-pack-for-lunch-or-snack dilemma is back. It's important to make sure the food they eat will give them the fuel they need to succeed at school. Keep their tummies full and their minds alert with these three back-to-school snacks and lunches that'll offer everyone a nice change of pace from the good old tried-and-true BP&J sandwich.

SavvyMom Roundup: The Worst Thing on TV, Back to School (Already) and Even More Bacon

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 10.11.2012 | Canada
Minnow Hamilton

I like to savour the last few weeks of summer. It's one of my favourite times of year -- especially the food! That's top on my roundup this week, along with some bad reality TV shows, thought on the Olympics and getting ready for back to school!