Category Archives: Recipe Roundups

10 Treats to Enjoy with Your Morning Coffee

It’s tough to resist a piping hot cup of Joe and freshly baked muffin on your way to work in the morning. But it’s time to look beyond the typical grab-and-go fare and indulge in one of these sweet and savoury breakfast treats.

Broaden your morning palette with these satisfying, make-ahead recipes:

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1. Blueberry Scones with Lemon Glaze

Tyler Florence shares his recipes for these heavenly blueberry scones topped with a sweet and citrusy lemon glaze for a decadent breakfast.

2. Green Eggs and Ham

Take one bite of these mini ham and egg pies and you’ll feel like you’re sitting down to a delicious afternoon brunch.

3. Pesto Goat Cheese Croissants

Surprisingly simple, these tasty croissants filled with your favourite flavoured pesto and creamy goat cheese are delicious morning, noon or night.

4. Cherry Danish Twists

Anna Olson delivers a mouth-watering pastry filled with fresh cherries and cherry jam, and glazed with apricot jam for a glossy presentation you won’t be able to resist.

5. Easy Poppyseed Bagel Bites

When you’re on the way out the door, grab a couple of these slightly sweet bagel bites from Anna Olson and you’ll be all set for a delicious morning meal.

6. Morning Glory Yogurt Loaf

Chock full of fruit, yogurt and shredded coconut, this light and delicious breakfast loaf can double as breakfast and a snack for later.

7. Hazelnut Cinnamon Rolls

These cinnamon rolls scream decadence: light and fluffy pastry is rolled with a gooey cinnamon sugar filling laced with toasted hazelnuts, and topped with sweet mascarpone icing.

8. Ham and Scallion Scones with Lemon Herb Chèvre

Top these savoury ham and scallion scones with some lemon and herb-infused chèvre, and you’ve got yourself a satisfying and hearty morning meal.

9. Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

Bake a batch of these delectable strawberry oatmeal bars on Sunday so you have enjoy them all week long for breakfast, dessert or as an afternoon treat.

10. Mini Spinach Quiches

Filled with spinach, onion and cheddar cheese, a few these mini quiches are super versatile and are sure to tide you over until lunch.

Top 5 Alternatives to Traditional Pizza Crust

Everyone loves pizza. I mean, how could you not? If your love for pizza is strong but are looking for an alternative to regular dough, there are many ways to have your pizza and eat it too. Here are a few of options sure to satisfy your craving while staying health conscious or avoiding an allergy.

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1. French Bread Pizzas

2. Twice-Baked Pizza Potatoes

3. Pita Pizza Rounds

4. Gluten-Free Thin Crust Pizza Dough

5. Portobello Pizzas

 

 

Holiday Recipes: 26 Rosh Hashanah Must-Eats!

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What’s a Jewish holiday without a little noshing and a lot of fressing?

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year festival starts today, and we’ve got a fresh take on cooking with the holiday’s classic ingredients.

Food Network Canada wishes you and yours a shana tova as you eat your way into a sweet new year!

Apple Recipes

Honey Recipes

Fig Recipes

Pomegranate Recipes

 

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16 Best Chilled Soup Recipes

Who says you can’t enjoy a nice, big bowl of soup on a hot summer day? Cold soups and gazpachos are tasty and refreshing, and they make the perfect light lunch or dinner side. These recipes are fresh, full of flavour and won’t leave you feeling super heavy.

Try one of these tonight:

Summer Gazpacho & Chilled Peach Soup with Basil

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Chunky Summer Gazpacho & Chilled Corn, Peach and Basil Buttermilk Soup

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Andalusian Gazpacho & Chilled Yogurt Soup

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Gazpacho with Crab Salad & Chilled Hungarian Cherry Soup

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Green Gazpacho & Chilled Zucchini and Basil Soup

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Mint Gazpacho & Chilled Raita Soup

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Peach Gazpacho & Melon Gazpacho with Cucumber Relish

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Pan-Grilled Scallops on Green Gazpacho & Chilled Asparagus Soup with Salmon

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10 Mouth-Watering Recipes for National Milk Chocolate Day

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It’s National Milk Chocolate Day (not to be confused with Chocolate Day or Chocolate Milk Day—as a few of us were) and we thought what better way to celebrate our favourite, melt-in-your-mouth ingredient but with delicious bars, snacks and baked goods!

Check out these chocolate-filled recipes:

S’Mores Bark & Chocolate Milk

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Marshmallow Crispie Bars & Milk Chocolate Pistachio Cheesecake

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Warm Bitter Chocolate Souffle with Fresh Berries and Milk Chocolate Glaze & Minted Milk Chocolate Semifreddo

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Mascarpone Charlotte & Malted Milk Chocolate Cakes

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Milk Chocolate Semifreddo & Cranberry and Coriander Infused Milk Chocolate Truffles

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Easy Cottage Cooking

 

 

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When you’re at the cottage, the last thing you want to do is spend hours slaving away in the kitchen. The solution? Quick and easy dishes for breakfast through to dessert—not to mention fun, fruity drinks for maximum relaxation on the dock!

These simple recipes require minimal ingredients and prep time, and packs easily in a cooler. So leave all your worries behind and enjoy your much-needed weekend getaway!

Breakfast or Brunch
Ham n’ Swiss Croissants
Banana Buried Treasure Muffins
Laura Calder’s Quiche
Country Pancakes
Okanagan Valley Fruit Salad

Lunch
Pulled Pork Sandwich, Mac and Cheese, and Red Cabbage and Green Apple Slaw
Make Your Own Sub Sanwiches
Kale and Bacon Salad with Croutons
Leftover Steak and Potato Salad with Bold Tomato Dressing
Chicken Salad Wrap

Snacks
Granola Bars
Michael Smith’s Hummus
Crab Dip with Ranch Tortilla Popchips and Stella
Pine Nut Biscotti
Apple Chips

Dinner
Hamburger and Caesar Salad
Michael Smith’s Chicken Pot Pie
JJ’s Fired Up Mac and Cheese
Peanut Satay Chicken or Shrimp Kebabs with Whole Wheat Couscous and Spinach Salad
The Ultimate Hot Dog

Dessert
Chocolate Caramel S’mores
Farmers’ Market Fruit Pie
Popsicles
Peanut Butter Chocolate Rice Crisp Squares
Anna Olson’s Ice Cream Sandwiches

Drinks
Bloody Caesars
Cinna Lime Spice Sipper
Sangria with White Grape Juice
Strawberry Mojo
The Murricane

 

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12 Mains Using Chocolate for National Chocolate Day

 

Chocolate is one of life’s simple pleasures; often times all you need is a piece of chocolate to put a smile on your face. But since we are familiar with the sweeter side of chocolate —be it baked goods or sugary desserts—we thought it was time to highlight the savoury ways to use this treat.

Chocolate and cocoa powder have been used as a savoury component in sauces and marinades, mostly in Mexican recipes, but many chefs are starting to incorporate it into main dishes. Adding chocolate can add a rich depth of flavour, creating the perfect contrast between sweet and savoury.

So here are some main-course recipes to help you celebrate National Chocolate Day!

 

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  1. Mole Rojo
  2. Coffee and Chocolate Braised Short Ribs
  3. Hole Mole Burrito
  4. Lobster with Green & Black’s Organic White Chocolate Hazelnut Brûlée
  5. Chocolate Clams and Salsas
  6. Braised Duck in a Chocolate Wine Sauce
  7. Estella’s Mole Poblano Chicken
  8. Coffee Mole with Grilled Shrimp
  9. Quail with Savoury Pudding and Chocolate
  10. Cocoa Nib-Crusted Pork Tenderloin with Green & Black’s Organic Dark Chocolate & Red Wine Jus
  11. Grilled Sardines, Crispy Halloumi, Watercress Salad & Figs, Thick Chocolate Mousse
  12. Mango, Avocado Salad with Lavender Vinaigrette and Shaved Chocolate

 

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Best Fried Chicken Recipes from Around the Web

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Canada Day has come and gone, but there’s another reason to celebrate this weekend—it’s National Fried Chicken Day on Sunday!

In honour of this downright tasty day, we have found the best fried chicken recipes from around the web. From Chuck Hughes no-fail fried chicken recipe, to Eat St.’s classic, southern chicken and waffles, you will be making these recipes all summer long!

Check out these finger-lickin’ good recipes:

  1. Fried Chicken and Strawberry Jalapeno Sweet Corn Waffles
  2. Korean Fried Chicken – via Pinterest
  3. Not Fried, Fried Chicken with Pasta Salad and Cold Veggies
  4. Crispy Fried Chicken Sliders – via Pinterest
  5. Anna Olson’s Buttermilk Fried Chicken
  6. Buttermilk Fried Chicken Tacos – via Pinterest
  7. Chuck’s Fried Chicken
  8. Crispy Chicken Stix with 3 Dipping Sauces – via Pinterest
  9. Lemon Fried Chicken
  10. Fried Chicken Corn Dogs – via Pinterest
  11. “Faux” Fried Chicken and Coleslaw 
  12. Double-Fried Chicken with Lemons & Jalapenos – via Pinterest
  13. Mustard Crumb Crust Fried Chicken with Corn Fritters and Mediterranean Salsa
  14. Fried Chicken & Bacon-Scallion Waffle Sandwich – via Pinterest
  15. Buttermilk Fried Chicken Slider
  16. Buffalo Chicken Fondue – via Pinterest
  17. Fried Chicken Waffles
  18. Fried Chicken Waffle Grilled Cheese – via Pinterest

 

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Top 5 Recipes for National Catfish Day

If you’re a fan of fish and chips, or anything deep-fried for that matter, you will love fried catfish! Now most people are scared off simply by the name, but let me assure you—if you don’t think you like catfish, someone didn’t do something right.

To celebrate National Catfish Day, we have found the top five recipes for you to try at home.

Check them out!

1. Catfish Po Boy

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2. Cornmeal Crusted Catfish with Cajun Pan Sauce

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3. Dark Ale-Battered Catfish and Chips

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4. Pan-Fried Cajun Catfish with Stove-Top Hash Browns

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5. Spiced Catfish with Rice and Beans

 

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Top 20 No-Bake Summer Desserts

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When most people think of summer desserts, store-bought ice cream usually comes to mind. This refreshing, no-fuss frozen treat is always in demand and can be served in a flash. But there are countless recipes for yummy summer sweets that can be prepared with minimal effort, no oven (or stove top) required!

Check out these no-bake, no-cook desserts that you’ll want to serve all summer long:

  1. No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Bars
  2. The Best Blueberry Vanilla No-Bake Cheesecake
  3. No-Bake Wormy Cheesecake Cups
  4. Frozen White Chocolate Souffle
  5. Banana-Blueberry Frozen Yogourt Parfait
  6. Peach Frozen Yogurt
  7. Frozen Banana Bombe
  8. Cherry, Prosecco and Mint Granita
  9. Caramelized Banana Brownie Dessert
  10. Cheese Dessert Cream with Port
  11. Peanut Butter Bars
  12. Fieldberry Granola Parfait
  13. Quick & Snappy Ginger Lemon Ice Cream Sandwiches
  14. Chocolate, Cranberry and Pistachio Layered Pot
  15. Peach Blackberry Trifles
  16. Blueberry Slushie
  17. Peanut Butter Rum Balls
  18. Banana-Licious Split
  19. Fro-Yo Bites
  20. Quick Raspberry Mousse

 

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Classic Combos: Grilled Cheese

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Grilled cheese is just one of those staples that never gets old. Soft white bread layered with ooey gooey cheddar cheese is simple but so delicious… and when you add butter? Pure magic. But there are many more ways to enjoy this cheesy classic!

Here are 14 delicious bread and cheese combos that will make you want to eat grilled cheese every night of the week!

  1. Cheese and Turkey French Toast Sandwiches
  2. Grilled Melted Brie Sandwich
  3. Triple Brie Melt
  4. Aged Cheddar Grilled Cheese with Caramelized Onion Relish, Herbed Mustard and French Onion Soup
  5. Partridge Grilled Cheese
  6. Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich
  7. Cheesy Mac ‘N Rib
  8. Dark and Stormy Grilled Cheese
  9. Ham and Egg Grilled Cheese Sandwich
  10. The Smokin’ Pig Grilled Cheese
  11. Grilled Cheese and Pear Sandwich
  12. The Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich
  13. 4-Cheese Grilled Cheese and Onion Rings
  14. Grilled Cheese with Caramelized Onions

 

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5 Ingredients or Less: Smoothies

 

 

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If you’re looking for a new healthy breakfast or snack, try mixing up a delicious fruit smoothie!

Most people think that for smoothies to taste great, they require endless ingredients and a lot of work. But they are actually super quick and easy—especially when they only require five ingredients or less.

Check out these nutritious and refreshing smoothie recipes that are so tasty, they could be eaten for dessert!

  1. Banana Berry Smoothie
  2. Mango Tango Smoothie
  3. Field Berry Smoothie
  4. Sunshine Smoothies
  5. Mango and Strawberry Smoothie
  6. Fabulous Frozen Fruit Smoothie
  7. Banana and Coffee Smoothie
  8. Kid-Friendly Fruit Smoothie
  9. Summer Fruit Smoothie
  10. Raspberry Jubilee Smoothie

Tell us about your favourite smoothies in the comments below!

 

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13 Pasta-Less Pesto Recipes

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Making your own homemade pesto is a great way to infuse flavours into your dishes (not just pastas); it’s healthy, versatile and tastes great. This simple sauce doesn’t take long to prepare and it’s ideal for freezing. All you have to do is grab a cube of pesto from the freezer, heat and serve with your dish of choice—it’s that simple!

Here are some great main-dish recipes that use different types of pesto (but you can always toss pesto in with your pasta for a quick and easy dinner fix)!

  1. Sun Dried Tomato Pesto on Brie
  2. Roasted Garlic Pork Meatballs and Walnut Pesto
  3. Beef and Vegetable Skewers with Pesto Sauce
  4. Hearty Lentil Pesto and Colby Soup 
  5. Best Grilled Burgers with Pesto
  6. Michael Smith’s Pesto Stuffed Chicken Wrapped in Prosciutto
  7. Ricotta Stuffed Zucchini Flowers with Roasted Pepper Pesto
  8. Smoked Chicken and Pesto Pizza
  9. Beef and Vegetable Skewers with Pesto Sauce
  10. Chorizo Bites with Arugula Pesto
  11. Cod with Dried Tomato Pesto and Pumpkin Seeds
  12. Cilantro Pesto Quesadilla
  13. Calamari with Piquillo Pesto

 

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How to Use Applesauce from Breakfast Through Dessert

 

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It’s National Applesauce Cake Day, so let’s celebrate with all things apple!

Applesauce is a healthy (and tasty) substitute for oil and butter in baked goods—but it can be used for so much more! If you want to go all out you can make it from scratch, but the store-bought stuff works too. There are so many ways to use this versatile ingredient; whether it’s breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert, we have a dish for you.

So check out these creative recipes and get cooking!

  1. Whole Wheat Applesauce Pancakes with Fresh Peach Compote – via pinterest
  2. Applesauce Coffee Cake
  3. Apples and Cinnamon Breakfast Quinoa – via pinterest
  4. Grilled Apple Pizza
  5. Cinnamon Spice Applesauce Bread with Honey Butter – via pinterest
  6. Sugar and Spice Sweet Potato Fries with Applesauce and Tomato Ketchup
  7. Full Spectrum Veggie Salad – via pinterest
  8. Oven-Baked Latkes
  9. Fruit Pizza – via pinterest
  10. Sauteed Pork Chops with Ginger-Fuji Apple Sauce and Maple Sweet Potatoes
  11. Apple Sauce Mac & Cheese with Apple Sausage – via pinterest
  12. Healthy Chocolate Muffins
  13. These Balsamic-Glazed Chicken Tenders – via pinterest
  14. Applesauce Apple Tart
  15. Gluten-Free Applesauce Cake – via pinterest

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14 DIY Popsicles from Around the Web

 

 

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As summer approaches and the weather warms up, fruity drinks and cool treats are in high demand. An ice-cold beer usually does the trick, but there are many fun and satisfying ways to beat the heat.

Popsicles will never go out of style, and there are endless possibilities when you make them yourself!

Check out the best popsicle recipes for you to try at home:

 

Strawberry Shortcake Popsicles

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Frozen Banana Pops

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Pineapple Orange Banana Popsicles

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Crazy Funfetti Popsicles

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Peanut Butter Swirl Frozen Yogurt Popsicles

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Layered Oreo and Nutella Popsicles

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Roasted Strawberry and Toasted Coconut Popsicles

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Creamy Avocado, Coconut Milk, and Green Tea Popsicles

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Raspberry Cheesecake Popsicles

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Watermelon Popsicles

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Kool-Aid Yogurt Pops

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Key Lime Pie Pops

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Cookie Dough Pops

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Blueberry Orange Popsicles

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16 Fantastic Dips From Around the Web

Everbody loves a good dinner party. But whether you’re hosting a small or large group, your guests will always be looking for the grub… so it’s probably best not to keep them waiting too long.

Appetizers are the perfect distraction before the main event; from the more traditional artichoke dip and hummus, to dessert dips galore, these appetizers will get the party started!

You will definitely find your favourite party dips here!

 

Bacon Double Cheeseburger Dip

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Ginger Almond Eggplant Dip

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Pecan Pie Dip

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Tasty Taco Bean Dip

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Reeces Chocolate Peanut Butter Dip

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Goat Cheese and Yellow Pepper Dip

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Jalapeño Popper Dip

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Warm Artichoke and Parmesan Dip

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Coconut Cream Pie Dip

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Mexican Dip

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BLT Dip

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Cheddar Chickpea Hummus

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Hot Pepperoni Pizza Dip

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Grilled Tropical Fruit with Coconut Sauce

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Chicken Alfredo Dip

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Fruit Sticks with Chocolate Dipping Sauce

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Sweet VS Savoury: 14 Different Ways to Cook Sweet Potato

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The sweet potato craze continues to grow and it’s no wonder; they’re affordable, versatile and super-healthy! This colourful veggie is loaded with antioxidants, Vitamins A and C, and dietary fibre—all essential for good health! They also have endless culinary capabilities that extend way beyond the basic casserole dish or sweet potato fries. So what are you waiting for? Jump on the sweet potato train, and start enjoying the orange spud — morning, noon and night!

  1.  Anna’s Sweet Potato Homefries
  2.  Sweet Potato & Spinach Frittata with Fresh Sweet Onion Salsa
  3.  Sweet ‘n Spicy Breakfast Hash
  4.  Healthy Potato Skins
  5.  Sweet Potato Poutine
  6.  Sweet Potato Soup with Matchstick Fries & Frizzled Leeks
  7.  Vegetarian Chili with Sweet Potato
  8.  Sweet Potato Dumplings
  9.  Sweet Potato Cakes
  10.  Braised Lamb Shank Shepherd’s Pie with Sweet Potato Mash
  11.  Sweet Potato Marshmallow Bake
  12.  Vegan Baked Chocolate Almond Doughnuts
  13.  Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcake
  14.  Sweet Potato Pie

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Top 10 Hollandaise Recipes

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Making hollandaise sauce from scratch may seem like a daunting task, but it’s well worth the extra elbow grease. There are endless variations of this wonderfully rich and buttery topping, and plenty of ways to use it. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, or dinner, there is definitely a hollandaise out there for you!

  1.  Classic Hollandaise Sauce
  2.  Truffled Poached Eggs with Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus, Mimosa Vinaigrette Hollandaise
  3.  Pan Seared Salmon with Pink Shrimp Hollandaise
  4.  Sausage and Apple Stuffing Benny
  5.  Artichokes with Brown Butter Hollandaise
  6.  Lobster Eggs Benedict
  7.  Asparagus with Rhubarb Hollandaise
  8.  Sausage and Apple Stuffing Benny
  9.  Rib Steak and Asparagus
  10.  Pan Seared Salmon with Pink Shrimp Hollandaise

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Fresh Start: 13 Alternatives to Typical Potato Dishes

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When you think of potatoes, typically something deep-fried or covered in butter and salt comes to mind. Seeing as it’s Fresh Start Month, we decided to come up with traditional potato dish alternativesthat pack on the nutritients—not the pounds!

So forget about your boring old baked potato and celebrate with these nutritious and delicious recipes!

 

1. Lighten up your gnocchi dish by using sweet potato and tofu for the filling.

Sweet Potato Gnocci

2. Substitute mashed potatoes for light and healthy cauliflower mash.

Rosemary Steak and Cauliflower-Mash

3. Fry up some celery root instead of diced potatoes (but don’t forget the bacon)!

Skate Wing with Celery Root Hash, Watercress and Seafood Pan Jus

4. Try using root vegetables, like turnips, rutabaga, or jicama as fries.

Root Veggie French Fries

5. Use baked sweet potatoes, and add complimentary toppings instead of cheese.

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

6. Don’t steam your artichokes–scallop them!

Scalloped Jerusalem Artichokes

7. Plenty of veggies make for tasty chip alternatives… especially kale!

Chili Kale Chips

8. Spice up the traditional potato pancake, or latkes, with grated sweet potatoes.

Sweet Potato Cakes

9. Try using beets for a more flavourful and tasty alternative to potato salad.

Beet Salad with Honey Horseradish Dressing

10. Make the perfect healthy side dish by using vegetables in your gratin.

Tian of Provencal Vegetables

11. You can still attain a hearty stew using dense root vegetables instead of potatoes.

Beef and Roasted Root Vegetable Stew

12. Use cauliflower mash for a lighter topping and combine it with learn turkey for a delicious shepherds pie.

Turkey and Cauliflower Shepherds Pie

13. Any pureed vegetables are great for soups–just make sure to season properly!

Pureed Squash, Sweet Potato and Celeriac Soup

 

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Top 10 Peanut Butter and Jelly Recipes

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Today is Peanut Butter and Jelly Day, so it’s time to celebrate our all-time lunchbox favourite! Here is a roundup of the tastiest recipes, each with a unique take on the classic flavour combo. It’s peanut butter jelly time!

 

1. PB&J French Toast

2. Peanut Butter & Jelly Doughnuts

3. Peanut Butter & Jelly Foie Gras

4. Moroccan PB&J

5. Peanut Butter Breakfast Bars

6. Peanut Butter and Jelly French Toast with Caramelized Banana and Candied Peanuts

7. Mama Jama

8. Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies

9. Peanut Butter and Jam Bread Pudding

10. Cap ‘N Dog

 

 

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