Cooking

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.

The Getaway: Farm Cooking in Prince Edward County

Lisa Jackson | Posted 06.18.2013 | Canada Travel
Lisa Jackson

I'm getting the ultimate field to farm culinary experience at From the Farm Cooking School, located two hours east of Toronto in Prince Edward County. Personal chef and food writer Cynthia Peters teaches classes on the art of seasonal cooking from her 1830's heritage farmhouse.

What They Teach You In Culinary School

Lisa Yeung | Posted 05.10.2013 | Canada Living
Lisa Yeung

Ever wonder what it would be like to up and leave your life as you know it and become a famous chef? Abandon your mundane everyday routine to toil your way to the top in pressure-cooker kitchens run by explosive geniuses prone to tossing your hard work in the trash at the mere hint of imperfection? Sounds dangerous and exciting, but who really wants to take the leap?

The Sweet Life: Chatting with Crave Cookies and Cupcakes!

Terri Higgins | Posted 04.28.2013 | Canada Alberta
Terri Higgins

I truly believe that personal style is not only evident in the colour of your walls or the position of your couch; but in the way your home interacts with you and your guests.

Three Predictions About the Internet That (Kind of) Came to Pass

Neil Seeman | Posted 04.15.2013 | Canada Business
Neil Seeman

In this era of Big Data, three visions of the future of the Internet have crystallized. Depending on which vision emerges as correct will impact knowledge-generation forever. There's the Zuckerberg Vision, the Tim Berners-Lee Vision and the Jimmy Wales Vision.

Coco-Nutty: Are Coconuts Good for You?

Shannon Kadlovski | Posted 04.02.2013 | Canada Living
Shannon Kadlovski

If we are told to limit our intake of saturated fat, but increase our intake of coconut (which contains saturated fat), how does this make any sense? Is coconut good for us or not? Coconut is in fact a nutritious superfood that is rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals. It's incredibly healthy, nourishing and versatile.

Tips for Winter Eating from Food expert Jennifer McLagan

Erin Maynes | Posted 03.13.2013 | Canada Living
Erin Maynes

Jennifer McLagan left behind a degree in economics and politics in Australia early on to pursue a career in the food industry, and what a career it has been. She talks to us about her passions, living in Paris and her perfect Valentine's Day dinner.

10 Tips for Smoking Your Holiday Turkey

Cottage Life | Posted 02.15.2013 | Canada Living
Cottage Life

Here are 10 tips for using a smoker to cook your holiday turkey from Ontario Gas BBQ. I'm not sure I could obey No. 4: If you're "lookin'" you're not "cookin'." I can resist anything except temptation.

How I Became a Walking Latke

Amanda Riva | Posted 02.08.2013 | Canada Living
Amanda Riva

My mom would make Latkes once during the eight days of Hanukkah and she would schedule it on the calendar so that she was fully prepared. When I would wear my coat the next day to school my locker, my hair, my book-bag and me would smell like these potato pancakes. I was basically a walking latke.

The Staple Ingredient You Eat 73 Pounds of a Year

Amanda Riva | Posted 01.29.2013 | Canada Living
Amanda Riva

As one of the most consumed ingredients on the planet the potato can be used in an endless amount of dishes and literally enjoyed all year 'round. Sometimes the vast amount of varieties can seem daunting. When faced with hundreds of choices, which to choose? Here's a fool-proof guide to deciphering the qualities of these types so you'll be a potato-pro during your next trip to the supermarket!

RECIPE: Yummy Honeyed Heirloom Carrots

Meghan Pearson | Posted 01.28.2013 | Canada Living
Meghan Pearson

To me, fall means root veggies of any kind. And one low-cost option that I always seem to have in my crisper is the humble carrot. Here, I am offering a super simple, low maintenance side, one that you can prep and forget. Lovely honeyed heirloom carrots!

Feeling Sluggish? Time For A Cooking Oil Change

Meghan Jessiman | Posted 01.14.2013 | Canada Living
Meghan Jessiman

In terms of oils, most health conscious consumers are on board with the notion, "canola and vegetable bad, extra virgin olive and coconut good." It seems like there are new varietals hitting the shelves everyday -- flavoured oils are hot right now -- but here's the rundown on a few you might want to consider adding to your pantry.

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.

Six New Uses for Mason Jars

Amanda Riva | Posted 12.22.2012 | Canada Living
Amanda Riva

This day and age, the Mason jar is considered more as a heritage piece. Though still used by some for holding and preserving jams, spreads, vegetables and other stored foods, a trend has arisen that sees the jar in a whole new light. It can serve as an aesthetically appealing container for food storage. a creative object for entertainment purposes, a component to DIY projects and even as a glass for artistically presented beverage displays. The options are literally endless!

Your Own Homemade Vegan Soup Base

Meghan Pearson | Posted 12.19.2012 | Canada Living
Meghan Pearson

It's soup season! I love me a warm bowl of roast veggie soup in the fall. I have been on the hunt for a low-sodium, MSG-free vegan broth for ages, and have not been satisfied with the flavour, cost, and ingredient list on many products currently out on store shelves. So I decided it was time to improvise. This is tasty as a base for soup, but can also serve as a great flavour base for cooking rice and other grains, and for de-glazing any dish you are sautéing up on the stovetop!

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.