Cutthroat Cooking: 10 Delicious Rolled Food Recipes

rolled food

On this past week’s episode of Cutthroat Kitchen, one competitor was given a challenge that sounded much easier than it was: to roll a perfect burrito. The catch? He had to do it while wearing oven mitts. Talk about a messy situation! We were inspired to round up some of our favourite examples of rolled up foods (sans oven mitts!). Check them out below!


Smoked Salmon Sushi Recipe

Lasagna Roll-Ups Recipe

Bacon Lentil Burrito Recipe

Cabbage Rolls Recipe

Vegetable Salad Rolls Recipe

Kimchi Crab Spring Rolls Recipe

Hazelnut Roll Recipe

Meat and Veggie Rolls Recipe

Bob Blumer’s Signature Sushi Roll Recipe

Curried Asparagus Lemon Rolls Recipe

Baked Salsa Ham Roll-Ups Recipe





6 Savoury Pumpkin Recipes

pumpkin recipes

After you’ve roasted the seeds and illuminated ol’ Jack, there’s only one thing left to do with that pumpkin (or six!). Here are our favourite savoury, spicy, and surprising (not to mention totally delicious) ways to cook your pumpkin. The perfect dessert? Some of that Halloween candy, of course.


1. Pumpkin Ragout Recipe

2. Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Gumbo Recipe

3. Pumpkin and Veal Ravioli Recipe

4. Thai Curry Pumpkin Soup Recipe

5. Potato, Pumpkin and Tomato Tagine Recipe

6. Pumpkin, Arugula and Prosciutto Salad Recipe





Top 5 Pumpkin Seed Recipes

top 5 pumpkin seeds

With Halloween coming up tomorrow, we know many of you are busy carving away at your pumpkins tonight. Well, don’t even think about throwing out the best part: the pumpkin seeds! Check out our top 5 pumpkin seed recipes and send us photos of your pumpkin and your seeds on Twitter @FoodNetworkCA.



Chocolate Coconut Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

Garlic Parmesan Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

Pumpkin Pie Spiced Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

Jalapeno and Lime Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Seeds Recipe





Spotlight: Top Vegetarian Thai Recipes

thai recipes

Why get on a plane when you can get on a plate?

Even if you’re sticking around your kitchen table this winter, you can work on your bikini body with these light, refreshing and
nutrient-packed vegetarian recipes straight from the beaches of Thailand!

Get a taste of the exotic with these home-cooked recipes.

Spicy Thai Asparagus Soup Recipe

Thai Rice Pudding and Berry Coulis Recipe

Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce Recipe

Vegetable Pad Thai Recipe

Spring Vegetable Thai Curry Soup Recipe

Salad Rolls with Hot and Sour Dipping Sauce Recipe

Thai Curry Pumpkin Soup with Coriander Swirl Recipe

Peanut Thai Vegetable Stew Recipe





Top 12 Meatloaf Recipes


It’s officially comfort food season, and when we think of cozying up to a warm and hearty meal, it’s impossible not to think of meatloaf. Done right, it can be juicy and succulent, and perfectly complemented by mashed potatoes and gravy. Check out all the different varieties of meatloaf that you can serve up this fall!

Cajun-Style Meatloaf Recipe

Mideast-Inspired Lamb Meatloaf Recipe

Meatloaf with Scalloped Potatoes, Peas and Corn Recipe

Southwest Meatloaf Recipe

Meatloaf with Stuffing Recipe

Pork Meatloaf Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

Sweet Sour Meatloaf Recipe

Pepperoni Cheddar Meatloaf Recipe

Easiest Meatloaf Ever Recipe

Meatloaf Cupcakes Recipe

Smokehouse Meatloaf Recipe

Turkey Meatloaf Recipe



In Season: Top 10 Apple Recipes

apple recipes

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, so make sure you stock up on your favourite variety this fall. Delicious, crisp apples are still in season, and we could not be most excited to whip up all of our favourite apple recipes! Check them out below.



Hazelnut Apple Tart Recipe

Veal Roast with Apples, Prosciutto and Squash

Maple-Baked Apple Bites Recipe

Baked Apple Almond Cakes Recipe

Apple Sauce Recipe

Baked Apples Recipe

Crepes with Sauteed Apple Slices Recipes

Apple-Cheddar Chicken Sandwiches Recipe

Bree’s Apple Crisp Recipe

Swiss Apple Breakfast Loaf Recipe





Fried Brown Rice from The Hot Plate

brown rice recipe

Brown rice is made up of many different grains, making it rich in protein, and it contains a high fiber content. Brown rice is also low on the glycemic index, which means it is good for you, and has the ability to make you full. Throw in some veggies and soy sauce to enhance the flavour, and enjoy this recipe as a meatless main or as a side dish.



2 tablespoons canola oil

1 teaspoon minced ginger

1 garlic clove, minced

3 green onions, finely chopped

1 cup frozen peas

¼ cup chopped red pepper

2 cups cooked brown rice, cold

1 large egg

2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce

Freshly ground black pepper


1. Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over high heat. Add the ginger and garlic and fry for 30 seconds. Add the green onions, peas, red pepper and brown rice and cook for 3-5 minutes until peas are cooked and veggies have softened.

2. Push ingredients aside and crack the egg into the skillet. Stir fry the egg for 1-2 minutes before stirring in remaining ingredients.

3. Add the soy sauce and pepper and continue to stir for 1-2 minutes more.

4. Divide between bowls.




Amanda Riva is the host of The Hot Plate,
a free online cooking show dedicated to inspiring culinary confidence
in new cooks. The Hot Plate also offers regular cooking tips and advice,
how-tos, and information on seasonal ingredients.







Top 3 Lemon, Vanilla and Cranberry Recipes

lemon vanilla cranberry

Three ingredients, three ways! If you’re craving something sweet to cozy up to this fall, look no further than the delicious combo of lemon, vanilla and cranberries. Check out our top 3 recipes below, and tweet us @FoodNetworkCA with your favourites!

Maple Fried Oatmeal Recipe

Classic Lemon Cranberry Scones with Lemon Glaze Recipe

Berry Sticky Pudding Recipe








Top 6 Pasta Sauce Recipes

top 6 pasta sauce

Happy World Pasta Day, everyone! We can’t wait to cozy up to a heaping bowl of pasta for dinner tonight, but before that can happen, a sauce must be decided upon. Alfredo? Marinara? Pesto? The options are endless, but we’ve managed to round up our top 6 pasta sauce recipes. Check them out below!

Alfredo Sauce on Pasta Recipe

Roasted Cherry Tomato and Olive Pasta Sauce Recipe

Broccoli Pasta Recipe

Garden-Fresh Wheat-Free Pasta Sauce Recipe

Marinara Pasta Sauce Recipe

Tuscan Pasta Sauce Recipe


Breakfast Roll Ups from The Hot Plate

breakfast rollups


1 medium 6-inch whole wheat flour tortilla

2 tablespoons crunchy peanut butter

1 tablespoon honey

1 banana

1 tablespoon mini semi-sweet chocolate


1. Spread peanut butter evenly across one side of the tortilla. Drizzle with honey and sprinkle with chocolate chips.

2. Arrange the banana down the center. Roll the tortilla up around the banana. Slice in half and serve.



Amanda Riva is the host of The Hot Plate,
a free online cooking show dedicated to inspiring culinary confidence
in new cooks. The Hot Plate also offers regular cooking tips and advice,
how-tos, and information on seasonal ingredients.






What Are You Eating? (October 25)

what are you eating oct 25

It’s been a month since we launched our #whatareyoueating series, and it seems that your photos are getting better and better! Keep sending us your food
photos on Facebook,
Twitter and Instagram, then
like us on Facebook and check out all of the food photos we received this week.
We’ll be posting more daily, and our favourites will appear here every Friday.

This week’s top 3 photos belong to: Bobbe Poncelet, Rock Recipes, and @XxMsMaliciousxX. To make similar dishes, check out the following recipes: Cheese and Baguette Appetizer, Pear and Gorgonzola Mini Pizzas, and Pumpkin Oat Muffins.


Halloween Dinner Party: Yummy Mummy

mummy party

Halloween is a great time to host a dinner party, because you can go absolutely nuts with themes! Spooky or silly, nothing is off-limits. If you’re thinking of throwing a mummy-themed dinner party, we’ve got some great recipes for you below. And that’s a wrap!


Cheese-Wrapped in Grape Leaves

Lettuce-Wrapped Halibut with Dill Cream Sauce

ProsciuttoWrapped Melon

Bacon-Wrapped Quail Stuffed with 3 Cream Cheeses

Almond-Stuffed Bacon-Wrapped Prunes

Lemony Prosciutto-Wrapped Shrimp

Bacon-Wrapped Olives

Smoked Salmon-Wrapped Breadsticks

Phyllo-Wrapped Apricot Cheesecake





In Season: 9 Brussels Sprouts Recipes

brussels sprouts

Brussels sprouts may not be the most beloved vegetable at the grocery store, but we want to change that. These delicious mini cabbages are so good for you, and can be prepared in a variety of different ways, so you can choose the one that best suits your taste buds. What’s not to love about that kind of versatility? Check out these 9 irresistible Brussels sprouts recipes.


Chuck’s Brussels Sprout Leaf Salad Recipe

Indian Brussels Sprouts Recipe

Crisped Brussels Sprouts with Pine Nuts Recipe

Brussels Sprouts with Orange Brown Butter Recipe

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Pizza Recipe

Bacon Brussels Sprouts Recipe

Scalloped Brussels Sprouts Recipe

Garlic-Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe

Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts, Pancetta and Parsley Recipe





Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship


“My first big break was getting the Executive Sous Chef job at Sutton Place, which turned into a Chef job within two months. I was twenty-five years old… and it was a huge catapult for me. Whoever wins this competition, even the young chefs that come in the top three, are instantly catapulted into a new category.” Mark McEwan remembers his first steps on the road to success, where he developed a keen eye for spotting top talent in the culinary arena. The Food Network Head Judge now knows the best place to look for the next Top Chef is among the young chefs. That’s exactly why he heeded the call of superstar chef David Hawksworth to judge this year’s Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship.

This Sunday, ten red seal chefs, all under the age of 28, will create a main course for four with a limited pantry and just two hours to work with. The top three victors will then have two hours and fifteen minutes to prepare and plate a main course and dessert from the ingredients provided in a black box challenge. The competitors include:

Mark Andrew Brown – 27, Ayr, ON
Ross Derrick – 27, Winnipeg, MB
Arnie Mitchell Guieb – 23, Vancouver, BC
Talib Hudda – 24, Sherwood Park, AB
Carmen Ingham – 27, North Vancouver, BC
Hayden Johnston – 24, Thunder Bay, ON
John Ly – 24, Vancouver, BC
Brad Masciotra – 23, London, ON
Paul Moran – 26, Kelowna, BC
Garrett Rotel – 21, Calgary, AB

Pride, prestige and a $10,000 prize rest on the palettes of the esteemed judging panel, which includes Food Network Canada’s Mark McEwan and Vikram Vij, who are working more than their marking pens on Sunday. The judges themselves will each create a course for the scholarship’s gala fundraising dinner, which is open to the public. Tickets are still available for $140 and $218 with wine pairings. Reservations can be made by calling (604) 673-7000.

If you can’t make it out there this weekend, follow FoodNetworkCA on Instagram for a live look at the competition as it unfolds!


Top 10 Halloween Drink Ideas

halloween drink


It’s almost time for the spookiest day of the year! This Halloween, serve up some creepy cocktails and petrifying punches, courtesy of our chefs. These are our top 10 Halloween drink recipes.


Ghoulish Halloween Punch

Swamp Water

Backyard “Bones” Cocktail

Fresh Zombie Guts

Pomegranate Potion

Blood and Guts Punch

Bloody Mary

Ghoulish Grapefruit Cosmopolitan

Devilish Martini

Bloodcurdling Cocktail

Pumpkin Guts 






20 Delicious Indian Recipes

indian cuisine

We’re approaching the end of National Vegetarian Month and it got us thinking about our appreciation for Indian cuisine. Always flavourful and often meat-free, homemade Indian dishes are a great way to get your family around the table to try something new. Here are 20 of our favourite veggie-friendly Indian-inspired recipes:


1. Traditional Vegetable Curry 2. Indian Tomato Salad3. Potato Vegetable Samosas

4. Indian Brussels Sprouts 5. Wilted Spinach with Indian Paneer Cheese 6. Egg Curry

7. Macaroni and Cheese, Indian-Style 8. Indian-Spiced Potatoes 9. Chilled Raita Soup

10. Indian Potato Salad 11. Sweet Potato Aloo Gobi 12. Zucchini and Onion Koftas

13. Spinach and Paneer Turnovers with Mango Basil Chutney 14. Biryani

15. Garam Masala Red Beetroot Carrot Kachumber 16. Golden Aloo Gobi

17. Spinach and Onion Pakoras with Pear and Mint Chutney 18. Indian-Style Gnocchi 

19. Baked Samosas with Tamarind Chutney 20. Panchphoran Aloo Potatoes in Whole Spices





6 Smart Ingredient Swaps



People on TV seem to be swapping
everything from houses to wives these days, but we were still thrown when the chefs
on this week’s Cutthroat Kitchen were asked to find a suitable starch-swap for
shrimp and grits. It got us thinking about surprisingly delicious replacements
in some of our own recipes; some may seem outrageous, but you’ve got to cook
to believe!

1. Replace rice with potatoes in
risotto for this Potato Risotto with Pan-Grilled Lamb Sausages recipe.

2. Layer eggplant instead of noodles in a Pasta-less Eggplant Lasagna recipe.

3. Swap meat for veggies with this Vegetarian Tourtiere with Cheddar recipe.

4. Roll fruit and chicken and let the fish swim free in our Tropical Fruit and Jerk Chicken Sushi recipe.

5. Go for pomme instead of pomme de terre with a big bag of this Apple Chip recipe.

6. Spaghetti sans pasta can be done with a little help from this Zucchini Pasta recipe!




16 Best Nut Recipes

nut day

We’re going nuts for National Nut Day! No matter what your favourite nut happens to be, we’ve got plenty of recipes for you. Cashews? No problem. Peanuts? We have a couple hundred recipes for you to choose from! Check out our top nut recipes below.


Fruit and Nut Muesli

Golden Toffee Nut Gems

Sweet Potato, Okra and Cashew Jamaican Patty

Pine Nut Brittle

Olive and Nut Tartines

Greek Nut Cookies

Sesame Cashew Noodles

Warm Mixed Nuts

Citrus Tartlets with Brazil Nut Crust

Chocolate Macadamia Nuts

Cheese, Nuts and Cranberry Pasta

Chevre Chaud with Nuts

Hazelnut Crusted Chicken and Havarti a l’Orange

Walnut Plum Pot Pies

Eva’s Chicken and Cashew Lettuce Wraps

Citrus Salad with Walnuts




Top 3 Mac and Cheese Recipes in Under an Hour

mac and cheese

When the weather outside starts to change, it’s nice to dig into your favourite comfort food and get cozy. We’d be willing to bet that most of you list mac and cheese on your list of must-have treats for fall and winter, so no matter how much time you have, you can indulge in a bowl of ooey-gooey mac and cheese.


50 minutes: Bacon Mac n’ Cheese Recipe

35 minutes: 3 Cheese Veggie Mac & Cheese Recipe

15 minutes: Quick Mac n’ Cheese Recipe




Delicious Food Show – Giveaway



Foodies, listen up! The Delicious Food Show is coming to Toronto this weekend, and we want you to be there! With appearances from many of our Food Network Canada celebrity chefs, and this year’s headliner, Martha Stewart, it’s sure to be a great weekend.



The Delicious Food Show will be taking place between October 25-27th at the Better Living Centre in Toronto, and we have five pairs of tickets to give away! To enter, email us at with the answer to the following question before 3pm today (Monday, October 21st):


Name 3 of the 6 Food Network Canada celebrity chefs who will be appearing at the Delicious Food Show this weekend.


Giveaway Rules
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