This is also a great way to use up leftover roast chicken or turkey; chop and add it to the sauce instead of the chicken breasts.
Canola or olive oil, for cooking
3-4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts or thighs
1 onion, finely chopped
1 tbsp (15 mL) grated ginger
3 garlic cloves, crushed
Adapted from More Home Cooking - I rearranged the method a bit and increased the cocoa – I’m sure Laurie wouldn’t mind.
3 oz. semisweet chocolate (or about 2/3 cup chocolate chips)
1/4 cup (60 mL) butter
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups (375 mL) plain yogurt
1 tsp. (5 mL) vanilla
2 cups (500...
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...
I haven’t met a kid yet who doesn’t love meatballs. They make perfect delivery vehicles for spinach and other greens, and while you’re at it, no one will notice a little added ground flax seed. Omit the breadcrumbs if you want them to be wheat-free, or substitute ground oats....
Try to buy thick-skinned fruit; thinner skinned citrus fruits don’t have much to contribute to marmalade!
1 large orange
2 cups (500 mL) water
1 medium-small zucchini, coarsely grated (about 1 1/2 cups)
4 cups (1 L) sugar
Wash the lemons and orange well and grate the zest off using the coarse side...
I updated traditional devilled eggs just so I could use the name. But they’ve turned out to be among my favourites! Spinach, eggs, ham and cheese are a great combo. These are really intensely flavoured little bites.
6 large eggs, hardboiled
1 tsp (5 mL) canola oil
2 slices deli ham, chopped...
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
1/2 cup (125 mL) warm water
2 tsp. (10 mL or 1 pkg.) active dry yeast
2 cups (500 mL) warmed milk (regular or soy)
1/4 cup (60 mL) melted butter, non-hydrogenated margarine or canola oil
2 cups (500 mL) all-purpose flour (or a combination of all-purpose and whole wheat – I usually...