Family Dinners

Let's Rethink The Pressure Of Cooking Family Meals During The Holidays

Merin Oleschuk | Posted 12.20.2016 | Canada Parents
Merin Oleschuk

While enjoying a wholesome meal together is surely a worthy goal, family meal campaigners don't always acknowledge the work that goes into this achievement: the time demands, parenting challenges and financial burdens required to put good food on the table. These pressures exist daily, but for many of us-particularly women-- they come to a head during holidays.

10 Chicken Recipes To Make Dinnertime Delicious | Posted 12.07.2016 | Canada Living

Tired of serving the same boring chicken dinner week after week, but can't get out of your recipe rut? It's time for a chicken dinner menu makeover! You'll be clucking "Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner" as you bring each one of these delicious dinnertime favourites to the table.

How To Avoid Poultry Poisoning At Your Next Holiday Dinner

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 10.07.2016 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

The holidays are a time to gather around a table with family or friends and chomp down on a delicious meal. But it could ruin your social game (and conscience) if you and your loved ones get sick because of the food you served.

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.

Mission Impossible: Family Dinner at My House

Kate Hilton | Posted 11.27.2013 | Canada Living
Kate Hilton

My kids are the worst eaters. Really. Some people say this, and mean that their kids don't eat raw sushi, or whole wheat pasta, or offal. That's not what I mean. I mean that in my house, bacon is a food group. I mean that my kids don't eat pasta, period. I mean that they only accept pepperoni pizza from one delivery joint. It's serious.

Quick Meal: Pan Roasted Fillet of Cod with Roasted Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese

Christine Cushing | Posted 10.12.2013 | Canada Living
Christine Cushing

Now that you've had a chance to think about my 12 ingredients, I want to introduce this week's challenge. Using the 12 ingredients plus any common things we may have in our pantry or fridge (for example: eggs, olive oil and spices), we have to make a 20-minute dinner.

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...

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.

Kid Citizens: 8 Resolutions For Parents For 2012

The Huffington Post Canada | Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 01.12.2012 | Canada Living

Craig and Marc Kielburger are founders of Free The Children and Me to We, a social enterprise. They are authors of "The World Needs Your Kid: Raising ...

Think You've Grown Spiritually? Go Home for the Holidays.

Jane Siberry | Posted 02.17.2012 | Canada Living
Jane Siberry

Are your family gatherings like Norman Rockwell paintings or Picasso portraits? If they're the latter, you may find these tips helpful.

Do You Know How to Feed Your Children?

Yoni Freedhoff M.D. | Posted 01.28.2012 | Canada Living
Yoni Freedhoff M.D.

The verdict is in: "Children like what they know and eat what they like." So to make sure your children know healthy, here are some straightforward prescriptions for healthy at-home eating.

Fast Fall Comfort Food: Whole Wheat Lasagna (RECIPE

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy McCarthy | Posted 12.04.2011 | Canada Living

This healthy and delicious recipe for lasagna can be made in a snap and can then be heated in the oven for 15 minutes. For added health benefits, ...