Thanksgiving Dinner

Five Ways to Cut the Fat this Thanksgiving

Christine Avanti | Posted 12.07.2012 | Canada Living
Christine Avanti

So, at first glance the traditional thanksgiving turkey dinner appears innocent enough -- turkey is one of the leaner sources of protein, lots of healthy vegetables and fruits are available. That is, until we pour on the gravy, cream sauces and melted cheese. If you really would rather not wake up next Tuesday with a tryptophan- hangover and a shock when you step on the scale, here are a few tips for trimming the fat, Skinny Chicks style.

A Very Vegan Thanksgiving

Charlotte Singmin | Posted 12.08.2012 | Canada Living
Charlotte Singmin

For me, becoming vegetarian has been a slow journey of personal discovery and growth. But turkey dinner at Christmas and at Thanksgiving was one of the final carnivorous traditions I held on to -- I could avoid meat all year it seemed, but on these particular holidays I gave in and celebrated "turkey day." This year I plan to try something new and start my own tradition.

Sticky Situation: Hosting a Thanksgiving Dinner

Julie Blais Comeau | Posted 12.05.2012 | Canada Living
Julie Blais Comeau

You've confirmed with your guests who brings what for your potluck dinner. The table is set and it looks amazing! You take off your apron and ask your loved one to turn on the music. Your children are impeccably dressed and you keep them quietly busy by taking out a new puzzle. But, hold on, are you ready for any sticky situation?

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.

Your Guide to a Healthy and Delicious Thanksgiving Meal

Marni Wasserman | Posted 12.01.2012 | Canada Living
Marni Wasserman

Are you hosting Thanksgiving this year? Having everyone over in the comfort of your home will ensure that you know exactly what is on the menu! This way you can plan a diverse meal that is hearty, healthy and delicious! Tell people what to bring, prepare food together or make it all yourself! Whatever works for you, make it happen and enjoy the perfect balanced holiday meal!

David Rocco Show Us How To Plan The Perfect Thanksgiving Dinner

CP | Lois Abraham, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.01.2012 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Celebrity chef, TV show host and cookbook author David Rocco says Thanksgiving is his favourite holiday."It's really the spirit of what holi...

Create A Nutritious, Delicious Soup With Your Turkey Leftovers

The Huffington Post Canada | Doug DiPasquale | Posted 12.04.2011 | Canada Living

This Thanksgiving, when you find yourself with lots of turkey leftovers, don't throw them out! The bones from your festive dinner are a treasure trove...

Talking Turkey, Eh?

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 12.09.2011 | Canada Living
Kathy Buckworth

There are many things to be thankful for when you have children: your mom decided to serve dinner buffet style, so the kids can choose what they like. One piece of broccoli and four pieces of bread? Fine. Don't care. Sit down and shut up.

Sunday Roundup

Danielle Crittenden | Posted 12.08.2011 | Canada
Danielle Crittenden

We Canadians have much to be thankful for today --not least for the relative stability of our economy has so far maintained amidst the steadily worsening global storm. It's no wonder, then, that Forbes magazine declared Canada the number one country in the world with which to do business, a fact celebrated by our blogger, David Gratzer. I will be celebrating the holiday with my family out in our little cottage in Prince Edward County, Ontario. Out in the county, pretty much everything we eat is grown within a 20-mile radius. If you have not tried this sort of produce, I urge you to follow the advice of our new contributor, Malcolm Jolley, and do so. You'll never go back to an imported waxy January tomato again. Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Where Does Your Thanksgiving Dinner Come From?

Malcolm Jolley | Posted 12.08.2011 | Canada Living
Malcolm Jolley

This year, let's thank the women and men who actually grow or raise the food that we put on the table on Monday because I swear that it tastes better to me for having seen the soil from which it sprung.

How to Survive Thanksgiving Dinner

Shannon M. Nelson | Posted 12.07.2011 | Canada Living
Shannon M. Nelson

It is imperative that you dress appropriately for turkey dinner. I don't know about your bunch, but the people in my family literally salivate in anticipation of turkey, and unless you're prepared with an elasticized or drawstring waistband on your pants, the price tag for the ensuing gluttony can be serious discomfort.

Lynn Crawford Recipes: Local Foods And Favourite Wines

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 12.04.2011 | Canada Living

Thanksgiving is all about family gatherings and home-cooked meals. This year, why not try to incorporate a local selection of fresh vegetables, meats ...

Lynn Crawford's Cider Glazed Pork Chops With Apple Thyme Chutney (RECIPE)

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.06.2011 | Canada Living

If you want to get creative for dinner, why not try an alternative meat. Pork chops dressed with apples is delicious combination for fall. Ingred...

Lynn Crawford's Pumpkin Sticky Toffee Puddings (RECIPE)

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.06.2011 | Canada Living

This pumpkin sticky toffee pudding recipe is a great way to replace traditional pumpkin pie at a fall dessert table. Base Ingredients 2 cup...

Lynn Crawford's Roasted Fall Squash And Cheddar Bread Pudding (RECIPE)

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.06.2011 | Canada Living

This recipe may not be a traditional holiday dish, but squash is definitely a traditional fall vegetable. This recipe is also an alternative side dish...

Lynn Crawford's Roasted Vegetable, Raisin And Walnut Salad (RECIPE)

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.06.2011 | Canada Living

Side salads are a great replacement option if you're trying to keep your dinner side dishes healthy. Salad Ingredients 1/4 cup extra-virgin...

Cap Off Your Thanksgiving Feast With This No-Bake Apple Nut Tart (RECIPE)

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

If you like easy, tasty and healthy dishes then you'll love this one. The crust of this tart is raw and the apples inside are slightly cooked. This re...

Add Ethnic Flavours To Your Meals: Tips From Canadian Living's Annebelle Waugh (RECIPES)

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 12.03.2011 | Canada Living

With Thanksgiving around the corner, why not try something new to not only spice up the dinner table, but get your guests' taste buds going. We ta...

Rösti With Gruyère Cheese: A Swiss Touch To Rösti (RECIPE)

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.05.2011 | Canada Living

A traditional Swiss rösti is prepared with the previous day’s boiled potatoes; it’s best to use slightly undercooked ones. If you boil potatoes t...

Delicious Dessert Alternative: Apple Spelt Cake (RECIPE)

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.05.2011 | Canada Living

This homey cake is simple and fairly low in calories (as cakes go). Spelt, an ancient low-gluten variety of wheat, grows in alpine regions, so it’s ...

Baked Fennel Parmesan: The Perfect Side Dish (RECIPE)

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.05.2011 | Canada Living

The delicate licorice flavour of fennel sings when paired with Parmesan. Real Parmigiano-Reggiano, though pricey, adds the richest flavour to this sim...

Cook The Perfect Sweet Potato Side Dish

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy McCarthy | Posted 12.05.2011 | Canada Living

Sweet potatoes are nature's absolute perfect comfort food. They're naturally sweet and require very little prep to make them delicious. They also rank...

Replace Your Side Dishes With Vegetables: Roasted Root Vegetables (RECIPE)

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy McCarthy | Posted 12.05.2011 | Canada Living

Even if you're not a fan of veggies, you'll love this recipe as the heat of the oven caramelizes the natural sugars of the root vegetables. This recip...

Polite Kids 101: It's Not Always Your Job To Teach Your Children Manners

The Huffington Post Canada | Shelley White | Posted 12.04.2011 | Canada Living

Though turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes usually get top billing, most people would agree Thanksgiving's really about saying thank you. As Canad...