3 cups (750 mL) all-purpose or bread flour, plus more for dusting (I usually use half whole wheat and half all-purpose, sometimes with a shake of ground flaxseed added)
1/4 tsp. (1 mL) instant yeast (sometimes I use about 1/3 teaspoon regular active dry yeast)
1 tsp (5 mL) salt
These crunchy bread sticks are quick to make and can be flavoured with almost anything; serve them in a tall glass or vase alongside a cheese platter, or tuck them into lunch boxes. I used rosemary and Parmesan cheese, but try any of the suggested flavourings or a combination...
olive or canola oil, for cooking
1 onion, peeled and chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped (optional)
1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 1/2 lb (750 g) lean ground beef, bison, turkey or chicken, or a combination
1 28 oz (796 mL) can diced, whole, or stewed tomatoes
1/2 cup (125...
Kale chips are a revelation. Turns out roasting is the ideal cooking method for tougher kale leaves, which usually need a little more cooking time than spinach or chard. Tossing with oil and salt and cooking at high heat produces crispy, nutty kale ‘chips’ that smell like popcorn and...
If you can’t pass off broccoli as tasty ‘trees’ or douse it in enough cheese sauce to make your kids like it, try roasting it. Roasting rids it of any cabbagey bitterness, making it sweeter, nuttier, and with delicious crispy edges. Eat it straight up, sprinkled with a little...
1 small bunch of parsley (curly or Italian), chopped (discard stems)
1/4 cup (60 mL) olive oil
19 oz (540 mL) can chick peas, drained
Juice of 1 lemon
1 garlic clove (or 1 head roasted garlic)
2-3 tsp (10-15 mL) sesame oil
In the bowl of a food processor, pulse the parsley and...
Drizzle of olive or canola oil and a small knob of butter
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 cups (500 mL) short grain (or Arborio) rice
6 cups (1.5 L) chicken or vegetable stock, at room temperature or warmed
1/2-1 cup (125-250 mL) freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
Canola or olive oil, for cooking
1 bag baby spinach, washed
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 19 oz. (598 mL) can diced tomatoes, undrained, or any kind of tomato sauce
Salt, to taste
Heat a drizzle of oil in a heavy skillet set over medium-high heat; tear the spinach into the pan and...
Store-bought bagels that are close to the size of your head can weigh in at 500 calories apiece, even though they are low in fat. Flavour these more appropriately-sized ones any way you like by stirring in some grated cheese, caramelized onions, fresh garlic, cinnamon and raisins, toasted nuts...