Category: Sides

Blueberry-Poppyseed Honey Banana Bread

Blueberries are nature’s perfect little superfood and thanks to growers in Chile, these little blue dynamos* are available in grocery stores during the winter. Fresh blueberries are natural cancer-fighters. Heart-healthy, full of antioxidants, vitamin C, and fiber, blueberries are the perfect go-to fruit to pack great nutrition into every meal. But not everyone understands how …

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Golden Turmeric Cauliflower and Quinoa Bowls

Avocados are not only a tasty fruit, but provide good plant-based fat, which is low in saturated and trans fats. And a healthy diet low in saturated and trans fats may reduce the risk of heart disease. Yet despite their increasing popularity, one in two Canadians still don’t know how to incorporate avocados into their …

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Christmas Meal Recipes from Around the World

Christmas is celebrated in many countries around the globe. Each has a distinctive and delicious dish to highlight the festivities. Andesteg (Roast Duck) From Denmark hails a recipe for roast wild duck that will bring satisfaction to diners in any country. Ingredients: Preheat oven to 450F/230C. Clean the ducks inside and out, removing all feathers, …

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Butternut Squash Tart with Fried Sage, Prosciutto and Pecorino Cheese

Easily impress with seasonal flavors and scrumptious recipes this holiday The holidays are here and that means it’s the season for parties, events and get-togethers. Put your best dish forward with seasonally inspired recipes guaranteed to tempt your guests’ taste buds. Packed with flavors that embody the hearty and warm tastes of the season, Butternut …

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Show-Stopping Sides for Any Occasion

These savory stuffed squash are an easy accompaniment to a festive meal or casual weeknight dinner. The meaty mushrooms add beautiful texture to the stuffing, while the apples add a layer of tartness and bite. Mushroom, Apple, and Walnut Stuffed Acorn Squash Servings: 8 Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 45 minutes Ingredients: • 4 small-medium …

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A Seasonal Gnocchi Recipe to Spruce Up Your Holidays

This gnocchi recipe makes for the perfect side dish, as it uses many on-hand ingredients. You can substitute or add in a variety of greens like baby kale or baby spinach for extra colour. “Serve these tender potato and squash dumplings as part of your holiday spread instead of mashed potatoes,” suggests Michelle Pennock, executive …

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Sausage, Tomato & Goat Cheese Tarts

Tips and tricks for fuss-free holiday entertaining The holidays are a time of celebration, not for stressing about how you’re going to feed a room full of hungry guests. Serving fanciful fare in a beautiful setting shouldn’t be difficult — just use the tricks of entertaining experts. Here are five low-fuss ways to impress guests …

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Delight Your Guests With Turkey and Brie Puff Pastry Bites

Using a butter puff pastry is the host or hostess’s best friend. Try this delectable nibble for your next party and your guests will be coming back for more. Turkey and Brie Puff Pastry Bites Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 22 minutes Ingredients ½ PC Butter Puff Pastry, thawed but still cold 5 oz …

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Simple Twists to Enhance Classic Thanksgiving Fare

Family and friends make Thanksgiving special, but it’s the food that’s always the center of attention. From juicy turkey and creamy potatoes to zesty cranberries and buttery rolls, nobody leaves the table hungry. This year, delight guests by making the classic foods they love but with a few simple twists that will leave taste buds …

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Quinoa & Veggie Stuffed Sweet Peppers

How to increase your vegetable intake A foundational pillar of a balanced diet, vegetables provide us with a long list of nutritional benefits. But many of us think of boring salads and bland raw vegetables as the only ways to eat this essential food group. However, eating a balanced diet packed with produce can be …

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