Cooking

How to Make Olive Rosemary Flax Crax

Meghan Pearson | Posted 09.03.2015 | Canada Living
Meghan Pearson

I managed to create a yummy recipe with my mom's garage-sale-find old round dehydrator, so here is living proof that you can work with what you got!

From Seed to Symposium in Ireland

Rebecca LeHeup | Posted 08.20.2015 | Canada Travel
Rebecca LeHeup

As a lover of food, and a tourism professional, the fall holds a special place in my heart. The summer air cools, the season's bounty is gathered and celebrations abound. This fall, I'm particularly excited because I'm also returning to Galway, Ireland for the inaugural Food On The Edge Symposium -- where I'll experience a second harvest, of an idea planted by Chef Jp McMahon.

11 Common Mistakes You Make When Preparing Pasta

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 07.21.2015 | Canada Living

Anyone who's cooked pasta knows it can go from undercooked to overcooked in a matter of minutes. While cooking a big bowl of pasta may seem simple eno...

Worldly Delights in Your Own Kitchen

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 07.19.2015 | Canada Travel
Tiffany Leigh

Fun fact: This country boasts an astounding 774 soup varieties. If you fancy yourself a globetrotting food lover, then you shouldn't be surprised to...

10 Tips to Throw Dinner Together Like a Pro

Rachel Schipper | Posted 06.04.2015 | Canada Living
Rachel Schipper

I'm not Martha Stewart but I know how to make dining a nearly effortless pleasure. In about five minutes from now, you will too. There are no recipes here but my top 10 tips for being able to make a healthy beautiful meal easily and without going for a big shop, because who needs to add that to a busy day

The Perfect Mother's Day Gifts for Your Foodie Mom

Abby Langer | Posted 05.05.2015 | Canada Living
Abby Langer

If your mom or whoever you're buying for is into food and cooking, you might want to consider the following gifts, any of which I personally would want to receive, and that I think are the best options for your foodie mom.

Top Chef Tips to Get the Best Fine Dining Experience

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 06.22.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

Always wanting to learn more about the finer things in life, I spoke with Montgomery Lau, Chef de Cuisine at MARKET by Jean-Georges in Vancouver's Shangri-La Hotel. Montgomery shared with me his top tips on how anyone can have the best fine dining experience.

Savour the Early Days of Spring with This Seasonable Dish

Mark McEwan | Posted 06.10.2015 | Canada Living
Mark McEwan

A great spring dish is grilled asparagus salad with morels. Early spring will give you a quick crop of things like baby lettuce, asparagus and strawberries. Wild mushrooms also come into play -- as soon as we get the warm rains in April, you'll find morels popping up in the woods, followed closely by chanterelles.

RECIPE: Lemon Cumin Roasted Carrots

Meghan Telpner | Posted 05.18.2015 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

As we are on the cusp of fresh greens popping up from the earth, I will say farewell to the wonderland of winter with this last hurrah with the root vegetables. I present to you a simple, but flavourful, colourful and delicious roasted root medley, which falls perfectly in line with all that makes this UnDiet Life so vibrant.

Sorghum: The New Must-have Gluten-free Ancient Grain

Jane Dummer | Posted 05.17.2015 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

Why is sorghum the new must-have ancient grain for your menu? In addition to being gluten-free, sorghum is a non-GMO, nutrient-dense whole grain with a variety of culinary applications. The whole grain is small and behaves similarly to seeds such as quinoa but with less fat. It also has a neutral colour, a chewy texture, and a slightly sweet flavour, making it suitable for a range of recipes.

This Is What Real Food Looks Like

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 03.17.2015 | Canada Living

Craving Spanish food but don't know where to start? These staple ingredients should make your choice that much more simple. Graphic designer Christ...

Easy Kitchen Hacks To Prepare Healthy And Delicious Foods

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 04.08.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

It's important to understand and be aware of what we are putting into our bodies. We are cooking for ourselves and for our families; it's important that a healthy lifestyle starts at home. I believe that when we are more aware of the good things we put into our body, it not only tastes better, it makes us feel better.

The Dos and Don'ts of a Dinner Party Diva

Claire preen | Posted 02.01.2015 | Canada Living
Claire preen

As we approach the craziness of the holidays, it is a good time to review a few quick tips to help you keep sane during the many dinner parties that you have likely added to your calendar. So I have broken down some simple dos and don'ts as a friendly reminder to all those hoping to ramp up their hostess cred.

Try These Unique and Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

Rose Reisman | Posted 12.07.2014 | Canada Living
Rose Reisman

For a satisfying but less indulgent Thanksgiving dinner, start with an arugula and sweet potato salad with a maple dressing followed by a light and mild salmon trout, a harvest quinoa salad and a finale of outstanding mini pumpkin cheesecakes.

Family Dinners Don't Have to Be Perfect

Abby Langer | Posted 12.06.2014 | Canada Living
Abby Langer

A recent study calling family dinners 'elitist' and 'unrealistic' has ruffled some feathers. I don't think family dinners or home cooking for one or more is elitist and unrealistic, but I do think that we have to temper our expectations of ourselves down to what is doable under the circumstances of our lives.

This Father's Day Give Dad Food Fit For a King

Gillian Farber | Posted 08.12.2014 | Canada Living
Gillian Farber

Fathers (or at least mine) aren't very complex. One thing I know that can and will make my dad a very happy father, is simply good food. So for those of you who enjoy food as much as your dad, here are some do-it-yourself on budget ideas to help fill his belly this father's day (and yours too)!

Cooking by the Book: Is That the Way to Run Your Business?

Anne Day | Posted 07.04.2014 | Canada
Anne Day

Think about your business. Have you found the recipe for success? Often people are so focused on their end goal, that they put on blinkers, and truly miss the side trips along the way, that yes, may take them a bit off track, but the scenic route can also lead to unexpected opportunities.

5 Ways to Avoid Holiday Germ-Giving

Jason Tetro | Posted 02.22.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

Bad gift-giving, whether material or microbial, should never happen. While there may never be a means to prevent waking up to a disappointing present under the tree, you can minimize the possibility of sharing infection. Hopefully, with these five steps, you can set aside the worry and focus on the spirit of the holiday season.

VIDEO: How To Get Your Kids Cooking

Meghan Telpner | Posted 11.30.2013 | Canada
Meghan Telpner

Can you handle this kind of cuteness overload??? When Mia was first born, I wrote a post called "Cookies for Mia Jean" declaring that I loved this ...

Summer Blackberry Cobbler Recipe

Mennonite Girls Can Cook | Posted 10.09.2013 | Canada
Mennonite Girls Can Cook

Aside from the thorns, I love berry picking and I pick many a pail full for fresh eating, jam, syrup, pies, and berry toppings. This recipe can be made as a whole dessert in a low casserole or pie plate, or baked in individual serving dishes. The fresher the berries, the better the cobbler!

The Huffington Post Presents: The Main Ingredients Challenge

Posted 08.27.2013 | Canada Living

For the next five weeks, four parents will put their best healthy recipes up for judgement against Christine Cushing’s own creations. Each week, bot...

The Main Ingredients: Introduction by Christine Cushing

Christine Cushing | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Christine Cushing

With summer in full swing, it's the perfect opportunity for us all to make some small lifestyle changes that will help us eat a more balanced and nutritious diet. So, over the next four weeks we'll be rolling out what we call " The Main Ingredients Challenge". Essentially, I'll select 12 ingredients and have to cook with them according to that week's theme. A "real mom or dad" tester will do the same, and we'll swap results each week!

What Jazz and Cooking Have in Common

Laila Biali | Posted 09.04.2013 | Canada Music
Laila Biali

Good cooking is not merely the preparation of food for sustenance, but the creation of an experience for the senses. Chefs combine colours, textures, aromas, flavors and shapes in an effort to stimulate and titillate the palettes of their patrons. So it is with Jazz.

Cooking Live With Vikram Vij: Chicken Coconut Curry

Vikram Vij | Posted 08.06.2013 | Canada Living
Vikram Vij

On Thursday June 6, at 6 p.m. PST, anyone around the world will be able to take part in a live-streamed cooking class with me. This idea came about because of my belief in families cooking and eating together. Cook Live With Vikram Vij is an invitation to you, to try and have one home-cooked family meal together this week. So I am inviting you!

Nine Ways to Save Money on Groceries

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 07.23.2013 | Canada Living
Kathy Buckworth

Saving money on the food that comes into your home can be as simple as making a few easy changes to your regular shopping and cooking habits. Try these tips to help get the most for your money, including avoiding the wasting of food, especially when it comes to kids.