Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes Ingredients: 1 batch prepared oatmeal muffin mix* (12 muffins) 1 small apple, peeled and finely chopped 1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground cinnamon 1/4 cup (60 mL) all-purpose flour 1/4 cup (60 mL) … Continue reading
Don’t wait ‘til Thanksgiving dinner to enjoy cranberries. Ruby-red gems, they’re nutritional powerhouses, packed with vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and fiber. These yummy cranberry muffins serve up a taste of the season as well as a major hit of nutrition. Pop them in the freezer, in individual containers, and pull them out for lunches next week. Continue reading
Chipotles are smoked jalapeño peppers. They generally come two ways, in a can with adobo sauce or simply dried. Continue reading
I’ve learned to become a better cook. When you cook with whole, fresh foods more often you start to learn what flavours go together, and the options become endless. Besides, meals made from scratch taste way better than their frozen, packaged counterparts. Continue reading
This fall party dessert, based on a recipe from Epicurious.com, looks as good as it tastes — and it tastes amazing! Since it can be made ahead of time, then reheated and assembled at the last minute, it’s an ideal addition to a holiday dinner menu. There’s no fuss or muss and no worry about results. It dazzles every single time. And that’s something else to be thankful for! Continue reading
Not sure what to make ahead for your Canada Day BBQ? Try this yummy Festive Quinoa Salad
Quinoa is a grain sold in bulk or in a box in the organic section of the grocery store. It should be rinsed before cooking for the best flavour. It is a good source of protein and other nutrients, including calcium and fibre. It can also be cooked in vegetable broth and served hot as a side dish like rice. Continue reading
Halibut can be grilled or poached in red or white wine, but it is important not to overpower its delicate flavour. Continue reading
Our studio apartment in Barbados is small, and the kitchen is even smaller.
When I stumbled across this simple cookie recipe the other day I thought it would be the perfect way to break in my kitchen. This recipe only requires five ingredients that you most likely have in your kitchen right now. (if I do, than you definitely do.) Continue reading
What’s all the fuss about quinoa?
Chefs, foodies, healthy eaters and home cooks are mixing it into everything from granola to sushi. Pronounced KEEN-wah, the grain-like seed is a star on the recipe scene, probably because it’s versatile, naturally gluten-free and super nutritious. Continue reading
When life gives you lemons – or a whole lot of hot weather – it’s lemonade time!
Skip the can of frozen syrup. It’s way more fun to make your own. Let the kids have a lemonade stand and let them help you make this liquid gold in the kitchen. You’ll all enjoy the fresh, tart burst of summer. Continue reading
Frozen puff pastry makes this elegant crowd pleaser as easy as (pizza) pie!
You’ll love the flavour complements of sweet Ontario apples, mellow caramelized onions, tangy aged cheddar and fresh thyme. Cut into small squares for an appetizer, or serve with a crisp green salad for a light lunch. Continue reading
This chicken is delicious and tender if you don’t overcook it on the barbecue. Try grilling on a piece of foil to prevent burning. Buttermilk is low in fat yet thick and creamy. It is acidic so it’s perfect for marinating. Use up leftover buttermilk in mashed potatoes, muffins or pancakes. Continue reading
Follow Ottawa Family Living’s Food for Life blogger, Lauren on her International Wellness Journey.
Create a gourmet pasta dish in minutes
Canadian chef Stefano Faita is all too familiar with the challenges surrounding balancing a hectic schedule and pleasing a hungry family. Continue reading
Classic gingerbread as fun to bake as it is to decorate
Nothing evokes the holidays quite like the smell of freshly baked gingerbread. The warm, spicy scent fills the home, drawing friends and family to the kitchen where they can decorate gingerbread houses made with this classic recipe. Continue reading
Are You a Little Fruity? And Nutty? Me Too!
Truth is, we moms are on the brink of the annual offspring onslaught. Yep. This week school’s out, the brood is home and the (full) fridge is empty – they’ll say. It will be fun. Summer-wonderful, hectic and memorable. So brace yourself for the vacation ride with this yummy Raspberry Almond Smoothie. You deserve it, mom. Continue reading
The other day I bought an awesome new kitchen gadget: the OXO Julienne Peeler (available at The Bay for $10.99). It works like a regular peeler, but the blade is serrated to form long, skinny strips of whatever you’re peeling. Continue reading
Here’s a recipe I made a couple days ago for lunch. I ate it warm, and it was so tasty & satisfying. Feel free to switch up any of the veggies, herbs or use another bean or whole grain –use whatever’s leftover in your fridge or garden – think outside the salad box! Continue reading
Crepes are easy to make and stuff with yummy fillings. They’re also a perfect spring weekend treat. Your family and friends will love this scrumptious recipe, from Egg Farmers of Ontario. Crepes: 1 cup (250 mL) all-purpose flour 1/4 tsp … Continue reading