Canada Recipes

7 Time-Saving Lunch Box Tips

Jennifer Carlson | Posted 09.17.2014 | Canada Living
Jennifer Carlson

A week after school starts, the Stepford Mom urge gives way to reality. Imperfect, chaotic reality. After a few years of experiencing the inevitable back-to-school hangover, I've learned a thing or two about realistically packing lunches. Here are some of my top lunch box tips.

Change Up Your Appetizers With This Delicious Beetroot Hummus

Carolyn Berry | Posted 08.29.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Carolyn Berry

This beetroot hummus is officially the best hummus I've ever tasted! Not only is it a striking colour, but it's so flavourful and is a nice change from the usual chickpea hummus.

How To Blend the Perfectly Satisfying Smoothie

Lindsay Jang | Posted 07.31.2014 | Canada Living
Lindsay Jang

No doubt some of these ingredients may sound a bit weird (cottage cheese, tofu, black beans?!) but blended together, they just become part of the mix. Take a look at the recipes below for inspiration for these unique ingredients and remember, recipes are just a guide!

Healthy and Delicious Mother's Day Brunch Recipes

Rose Reisman | Posted 07.07.2014 | Canada Living
Rose Reisman

Being a mother of four, I'd like to think that Mother's Day is the most important day of the year! Really, it's just a great excuse to get family together. Whether celebrating over breakfast, lunch or dinner, it's wonderful to have those closest to you indulging in those foods you enjoy most.

Passover: Tips To Make It a Healthier Holiday

Rose Reisman | Posted 06.09.2014 | Canada Living
Rose Reisman

The food during this holiday is traditionally not healthy as it tends to be loaded with calories, fat and sodium -- lots of meat, eggs, potatoes and oil are used. There is really no need to do this to your body. Here are some easy and quick tips for a healthier Passover week.

Peanut Butter And Honey Oat Balls Are Perfect Post-Workout

Carolyn Berry | Posted 04.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Carolyn Berry

I was trying to come up with the perfect high-energy snack for my 28-kilometre run this weekend, so I decided to combine many of my favourite snack food ingredients: peanut butter and honey! These little granola bar-like bites are perfect for breakfast on the run, as well as for pre- and post-workout.

Baby Feeding FAQ

Jennifer Carlson | Posted 04.21.2014 | Canada Living
Jennifer Carlson

I'm frequently asked questions about all the glorious obstacles we are faced with when it comes to feeding the most important members of our family, our children. First off, I start by telling moms to "do what works for them." With this being said, I decided to take a few of the common questions and share my responses, because at some time or another, one of you readers may be faced with the same issues.

Coconut Date Granola Makes The Perfect Breakfast Parfait

Carolyn Berry | Posted 04.13.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Carolyn Berry

Homemade granola is a cut above anything you can buy in the store, and you can so easily customize it by adding your favourite ingredients. Not to mention your house will smell amazing after -- like you've been slaving in the kitchen all day!

Thinking of Going Vegan? Try One of These Seven Methods

Frédéric Côté-Boudreau | Posted 04.01.2014 | Canada Living
Frédéric Côté-Boudreau

There are probably as many ways to become a vegan than there are vegans. Embracing veganism is a personal approach -- you need to respect yourself if you want to successfully make the transition into veganism and remain a long-time vegan. For those of you who need a few ideas to ensure a smooth transition, here are seven different methods that you could learn from.

Warm Up With Butternut Squash Mac And Cheese

Carolyn Berry | Posted 03.09.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Carolyn Berry

Traditionally, mac and cheese is really rich and heavy on butter, cream and, well, cheese, so I wanted to try a lightened up version -- without compromising taste and texture, of course. I decided to turn to an unlikely ingredient for a boost: butternut squash.

Let Them Eat Soup!

Kristin Wiens | Posted 02.08.2014 | Canada Alberta
Kristin Wiens

The halcyon days of salad-loving summer may be long over, but does this mean we are all doomed to gain weight? Salad is a bastion of weight loss diets everywhere, but there is a new weight control food in town - soup!

Eat This! Leafy Winter Greens

Kristin Wiens | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Alberta
Kristin Wiens

Kale, schmale! Of course, we are joking - we love kale - but there are a variety of delicious and nutritious leafy greens available this time of year.

Making Healthy Choices: Which Cooking Oil Should You Use?

Jane Dummer | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

When you're sautéing, stir-frying, baking, grilling and making salad dressings, have you ever wondered what cooking oil is best? You're not alone. One of the best decisions you can make in the kitchen is which cooking oil to use.

Gourmet Pumpkin Cheesecake Ice Cream

Parmjit Parmar | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Parmjit Parmar

Shelly Westgarth started her ice cream venture in 2009. With twin children about to start school, Shelley realized she had to adjust her working hours to accommodate her growing family. As a regular visitor to the Muskoka farmer's markets in summer, she identified an opportunity to make and sell gourmet Ice cream. The rest is history.

VIDEO: Creative Uses for Green Powder

Meghan Telpner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

Not going to lie -- I am a total product junkie and Greens powders have long been a staple in my smoothie superfood arsenal. Greens powder is a really amazing way to spike your favourite dishes with powerful nutrition. Here are five reasons why I love greens powders.

Hermits Are Fashionable Again -- And They Aren't All Solitary

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Tamara Griffiths

Hermits are apparently becoming fashionable again. A study by I. Turina at the University of Bologna shows that the number of hermits in Europe is gro...

Second Round of Challenges Comes to a Close With Truly Inventive Creations

Christine Cushing | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Christine Cushing

It's always interesting to see what others will do when given the exact same ingredients. From a small pool of options comes dozens (hundreds?) of possible recipe ideas, and I was lucky enough to encounter four such recipes during this round of The Main Ingredients.

A Boutique Office Building That Provides Serious Culinary Inspiration

Vivian Reiss | Posted 10.07.2013 | Canada Living
Vivian Reiss

Red and Yellow Boar, Indigo Rose, Striped Tonnelet, and Striped Marvel Zapotec Tomatoes and Marigolds, a useful culinary flower, all from 12...

The Main Ingredients Challenge #2: Busy Weekday Lunch Challenge (Chef's Meal)

Christine Cushing | Posted 12.18.2013 | Canada Living
Christine Cushing

For the kids, portability and nutrition are always key factors so I really think they will love this week's meal challenge, a quick little pita pocket lunch. I was able to sneak in some ricotta cheese, which is creamy and sweet but pretty neutral in flavour.

Four Simple Health Habits for Fall

Meghan Telpner | Posted 11.23.2013 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

This time of year is always bittersweet -- we hate saying goodbye to the sunshine, but we love saying hello to warm soups, cuddles by the fireplace and crunchy leaves under our feet. Fear not. As the weather changes, so should our routines. Staying in tune with the seasons is key to being happy and healthy all year round.

Challenge #1 : Busy Morning Breakfast

Thien Hyunh | Posted 12.18.2013 | Canada Living
Thien Hyunh

My wife and our 18-month old Luke took on a Main Ingredients cooking challenge this summer and found it really fun and fulfilling, literally. So when our family was presented with this newest cook-off task, we were raring to go.

Challenge #1 : Busy Weekday Breakfast (Chef's Meal)

Christine Cushing | Posted 12.18.2013 | Canada Living
Christine Cushing

Our challenge this week is to make a quick breakfast before everyone rushes off to work or school, using as many of the ingredients from the list as possible.

Huffington Post Canada Presents: The Main Ingredients

Posted 12.18.2013 | Canada Living

Over the next few weeks, we’re putting four parents to the test with a back-to-school mealtime challenge. These four parents will be up for judgment...

First Round Of Challenges Wraps Up With Inventive and Entertaining Results

Christine Cushing | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Christine Cushing

It was both very entertaining and insightful to see how families across the country dealt with the Main Ingredients Challenge. It's one thing to read a recipe and say "Oh, I think this might be a good recipe for dinner one night," but it's something totally different to try use a set of pre-determined ingredients and follow a plan knowing that your family may completely refuse your offerings.

What To Do With 200 Pounds of Fruit

Stephanie Eddy | Posted 10.25.2013 | Canada Alberta
Stephanie Eddy

Earlier this month my boyfriend and I were visiting Kelowna for a friend's wedding. We had driven down in my little Kia hatchback instead of flying because I had a masterful plan of bringing home beautiful BC fruit to make into jam. The key word here is 'some'. Some canning. As it turns out, almost 200 pounds of fruit fits in there.