Category: Dips & Sauces

Recipe: Spicy Thai Peanut Dressing

This exotic, spicy dressing is excellent on a fresh salad, chicken or noodles, or as a dipping sauce. It not only adds exciting flavor to your dish, but also the health benefits of monounsaturated fats. Spicy Thai Peanut Dressing Prep time: 5 minutes Makes ½ cup (125 ml) Ingredients: 2 tbsp (30 mL) peanuts, finely …

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Easy Lemon Hummus

Hummus is a spicy, healthy Mediterranean treat. This blend of beans & spices makes a great dip, spread or topping. However, if you have discovered the great taste of hummus, you have probably also discovered that it is expensive! Store bought hummus can be up to 6.00 dollars for a small plastic tub. It tastes …

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Canning 101: How to Make Apple, Banana and Pumpkin Butters

During the fall months, I look forward to going to our local orchard and purchasing some fresh fruits and vegetables. After I get home, I enjoy getting out my water bath canner and canning supplies, and making up a few batches of various butters. Canning is a lot easier than it sounds and making butters …

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4 Easy Steps to Making Your Own Jam, with Recipe

Follow these four steps for almost every jam you make Choose your fruit. Wash & crush it Boil the fruit in a little plain water till soft When soft & cooked, add the sugar and pectin, mixed. Then add lemon juice or cream of tartar Boil rapidly to 104° C (220°F) and it will be …

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Recipe: Radish and Cucumber Raita

A Something Different RecipeDeveloped by Dana Jacobi Radish and Cucumber Raita Keep it light and fresh this week with a cooling Raita. This simple condiment is made with just 4 main ingredients — radishes, cucumber, yogurt and spices. Radishes are cruciferous vegetables rich in vitamin C and anthocyanins while cucumbers contain vitamin K. Use it on hot …

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Recipe: Peanut Basil Vinaigrette

The peanut, basil and balsamic flavours of this versatile dressing will inspire your meal menus for weeks – and the monounsaturated fats in the peanut oil are a heart-healthy type of fat. The dressing is excellent with a vegetable salad, coleslaw or noodles, brushed over grilled veggies, or even as a marinade. Peanut Basil Vinaigrette Prep …

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Dip Recipes from Around the World

Finger foods are universally loved by kids and adults alike for their no-fuss, no-muss nature, but they could not exist without their trusty companion: the dip. Canadians may first think of ranch sauce or garlic aioli when asked about our favourite dips, but this staple can be as varied and creative as your imagination allows. …

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A Festival Of Food For Cinco De Mayo

May is one of the nicest months of the year; the weather is warming up, flowers are in bloom and summer is near – also during the month of May one of the most colorful and happiest holidays are celebrated by a fun loving group of people who love color, song and dance and good …

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100 Guacamole Recipes In One: A Guide To Making Guacamole Dip

The key to an amazing guacamole dip isn’t finding the best of all the guacamole recipes out there. After all, we all have different tastes, so what’s perfect for someone may not be as great for someone else. The key is learning how to make your own guacamole recipes – for a dip that’s just …

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Dandelion Blessings! 

The first yellow spots in the lawn and along roadsides are telling me every year that winter is finally over, and that the promise of life has come back, and Mother Earth will provide for us with an abundance of food and beauty again. Shining like little yellow stars they take over controlled lawns. They …

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