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.
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.
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 Rocco and Josee Di Stasio each won for their cookbo...
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 recipes on how to make successful comfort foods for...
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.
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 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).
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.
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!
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.
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).
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.
TORONTO - No matter how busy life gets, it's important to make time for breakfast."It helps children in every aspect of development — socially, emotionally, physically, intellectually. Eating breakfas...
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.
It's mushy and mashy and that's exactly how most of us like it. Mashed potatoes (or any form of potato) tastes best when served with warm gravy and endless condiments. But even if this comfort food i...
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!
Ice cream, ice pops and frozen yogurt are more of the traditional cold treats for the summer. But if you're heading into a heat wave during lunch or dinner, you probably don't want to fill up on any o...
There's always some wacky new fad that I discover while looking for my weekly round up. This week:Toe-besity! (It's what it sounds like) Also, a pregnant Yahoo! CEO, a hilarious birth plan, a delicious summer smoothie and great outdoor games for the kids. There is so much to talk about this week!
Cheers Canada! In honour of celebrating 145 years of good food and equally good people, Mott's Clamato has created their third annual Coast-to-Coast Caesar Toast. In 2009, the Bloody Caesar was vote...
This month, the humble cucumber is creatively served up in four fast and fresh ways that leave you with plenty of free time in the evening for some outdoor family fun. Loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, cucumbers are also high in vitamins A, B, C, D, E and K.
Here is a quick simple way to make it from scratch at home with that authentic flavour that usually only achieved by catching a long flight overseas. If you want it more spicy, for all the Heat Seekers out there, just add more chilis and get ready to burn.
The fresh taste of summer in the dead of winter — how great is that? Simply prepare this easy strawberry sauce, then come the cold season you can thaw and customize it with the variations that are inc...
Diva Q’s Double-Grilled Jalapeño Beer Cornbread From Beerlicious by Ted Reader Ahhh . . . the mighty Diva Q – a.k.a Danielle – is another fantastic BBQ fanatic. Diva is ranked as Canada’s No. 1 BBQ co...
Mike Zaborsky’s Grilled Chicken Paprikash From Beerlicious by Ted Reader I met Mike Zaborsky at the 2004 Grey Cup in Ottawa, as I was coming out of a bar around 2 a.m. for a smoke and some cold Novemb...
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Devil’s Tri-Tip From Beerlicious by Ted Reader The tri-tip is cut from the bottom sirloin in the area of the steer’s hip. It is a three-sided, well-marbled, and underappreciated cut of meat with a rob...
They Draw And Cook
Let's be honest -- at this point it's probably too late to make reservations for Mother's Day brunch, and the lines at any restaurant that doesn't take bookings will be frustrating for everyone involv...
There's great food art, and there's art in a great recipe -- so could there be anything more magical than when the two come together? They Draw and Cook, a two-year-old website run by brother-and-sist...
Egg Farmers of Canada
I love shopping for food, which could explain why nothing fits me when I go shopping for clothes. After many years of shopping when everyone in town plus their five kids are in the store, I have a couple of tips to help you survive the expedition.
Ask people what St. Patrick's Day means to them in this era and you're bound to get a response that involves some sort of alcohol. But that's just a tiny fraction of how people celebrate on March 17th...
Foodies probably don't like to admit it, but nearly everyone loves a good casserole.Trouble is, casseroles don't have a lot of love for healthy diets. Especially when you reach back to the '60s, an er...
This Japanese-inspired dish is served with soba noodles that are made with buckwheat flour and are brimming with nutrients. Paired with superfoods like turkey and tofu, this meal packs a nutritional p...
If you're a purist, Irish stew is one of the easiest dishes to make for St. Patrick's Day.That's because according to culinary lore, the only ingredients are lamb, potatoes, onions and water. Supposed...