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Curried Sweet Potato, Carrot and Red Lentil Soup with Ginger

This mellow sweet potato soup is low in fat yet loaded with fibre, vitamins and minerals and is particularly high in beta-carotene. Red lentils contribute protein. Bonus: they don’t need to be presoaked. Just toss them split in half straight into the soup and cook along with the vegetables.

 

Roasted turkey

There are a million recipes for turkey – rubbed, brined and herbed, butterflied, barbecued and deep-fried. If you start with a good-quality bird, you don’t need to do much to produce a crispy-skinned, juicy roasted turkey.

4 ways to up your homemade pizza game

Takeout is great, but making your own pizza masterpiece is better. A great pie doesn't ask for much, just that you put some care and effort into these four main components. 

Berry-Mango Smoothie

Wanna know why we love this smoothie? Milk and yogurt provide protein and a small amount of fat—add a spoonful of nut butter to boost it further—while berries and oats deliver complex carbohydrates and essential nutrients, including vitamin C. Oh, and it's also delicious.

Quick Butter Chicken and Butter Chicken Baked Potatoes

Who doesn’t love butter chicken? It comes together more quickly than you might think, making it perfect comfort food for a busy weeknight.

Fresh Berry Salsa

Berry salsa bursts with colour and flavour – it’s quick to stir together and delicious served over grilled chicken or fish, or served with tortilla chips.

Berry Cookie Pizza

A giant cookie makes the perfect vehicle for berries in season; serve it in slices like a pizza – if you want to be fancier about it, call it a tart.

David Rocco helps bring families together around the table

A new study hosted on the Angus Reid Forum for Barilla Canada reveals that although nearly all Canadian parents surveyed feel sharing meals is important to connecting with their children, less than half have family meals every day.

Not your Grandma’s deviled eggs

Everyone loves deviled eggs – at a party, they’re always the first to go. They have so much potential beyond the usual mayo and sprinkle of paprika; try dressing them up with any number of ingredients – or use your imagination.

Bulgogi beef with peppers and citrus pots

Stir-fried marinated beef, known as bulgogi in Korean communities, is a favourite take-out order, but it’s easy to make at home, too. Chilled citrus pots finish the meal.