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Slow Cooker Turkey Wild Rice Soup

Dorraine could not find a low-sodium turkey soup recipe for her slow cooker so she created one herself. As the wonderful aromas start to fill the kitchen, you’ll say, “It smells like turkey dinner!” Makes 8 to 10 servings 2 tsp canola oil 1 lb lean ground turkey 1 clove garlic, minced 1 cup coarsely chopped onion 1 cup coarsely […]

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Braised Red Cabbage

A lovely German woman once said that braised red cabbage should only have seven ingredients: butter, apple, onion, cabbage, brown sugar, cider vinegar and spice. And when Corrine prepares this recipe, from her mom, that’s exactly what she uses. But she does usually add some salt: “I guess that’s cheating, as it makes eight ingredients.” This flavor and aroma is […]

Ethnicity > American 0

Spicy Brown Rice Jambalaya

Jambalaya is a dish native to New Orleans, developed from the traditional Spanish dish paella. Makes 8 servings 2 tsp canola oil 1 lb lean hot turkey sausages, cut into 1-inch (2.5 cm) pieces 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped 1 cup chopped red onion 1 cup chopped green bell pepper 1 cup chopped red bell pepper 1 cup […]

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Fruity Sauteed Chicken

This dish uses the natural juices from fruit to lend a delicate flavour to the tender chicken. It’s a great example of how to include more fruit in your diet throughout the day. Serve over cooked whole wheat couscous or brown rice. Makes 4 servings 8 boneless skinless chicken thighs Salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 tsp canola oil, […]

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Berry Smoothie

Makes 3-1/2 to 4 cups I Serving size: 1 cup 1 banana, broken into chunks 2 cups mixed frozen berries (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries) 1 cup low-fat strawberry flavoured yogurt 1 cup unsweetened orange, strawberry and banana juice In blender, on high speed, blend banana, berries, yogurt and juice for 30 seconds or until smooth. Nutrients per serving: Calories: 153 […]

Ethnicity > American 0

Tex-Mex Corn Nachos

Serves: 5 servings Costs: Approximately $1.75 per serving Tomato dressing: 5.5 fl ounces/156 mL tomato paste 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon cumin The freshly squeezed juice of 1 lime, or 2 teaspoons bottled lime juice Salad: 1 medium-sized green pepper (about 1 cup), diced 1/3 cup green onions, thinly sliced 1/3 cup sliced green olives, […]

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Mexican Beef Taquitos

Makes 4 to 6 servings I Time estimate: 25 minutes active time I 5 minutes inactive time I 83 cents on a shoestring I If bought it: $3.83 per serving (frozen) 1 pound lean ground beef 1 medium-sized onion, peeled and diced 2 cloves garlic, smashed and peeled 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing 1 teaspoon […]

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Caesar Salad with Roasted Cauliflower & Pasta

Roasting cauliflower makes it tender and sweet, and once you’ve tried it, chances are you’ll always cook cauliflower this way. Any leftover buttermilk can be kept frozen up to 3 months. Makes: 4 servings I Hands-on time: 20 minutes I Total time: 50 minutes 5 cups cauliflower florets (from 1 small or 1/2 medium head) 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive […]

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Grilled Pork & Pear Salad with Walnuts

Bitter greens, such as arugula, are rich in an array of health-protective phytochemicals. Plus, their pungent flavor is a perfect counterpoint to the rich tasting pork and the sweet pears. Makes 4 servings I Hands-on time: 15 minutes I Total time: 20 minutes Dressing: 2 teaspoons sesame oil 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar or cider vinegar […]

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Mexican Cobb Salad

You can make the dressing well ahead of time. (The longer it sits the more garlicky it will get.) In fact, everything except the lettuce and avocado can be prepped ahead of time. If you have leftover chicken, use it for this recipe; you’ll need about 1 cup shredded. Makes 4 servings I Hands-on time: 15 minutes I Total time: […]

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Beijing Noodles

Hoisin sauce is frequently used in Chinese cooking. It is made with fermented soybeans, spices and dried peppers. It is thick in texture, with a reddish-brown colour. 6 servings I Preparation time: 30 minutes I Difficulty: Average Vegetable oil 1 onion, sliced 375 g (3/4 lb) ground pork 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 tsp fresh ginger, chopped 1 tbsp sugar […]

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Indian-style Cumin and Turmeric Eggs

Here’s an original way to reintroduce eggs, so essential to our health, into our diet. This recipe provides a magnificent contrast of colours and flavors. 2 to 4 servings I Preparation time: 30 minutes I Difficulty: Easy 1 dash of olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 2 or 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 teaspoon ground turmeric 2 teaspoons ground cumin […]

Ethnicity > American 0

Chicken Fajitas

The beauty of fajitas is that you can put anything you like on them, in whatever quality – as long as you don’t overload the tortillas. If you don’t have leftover chicken breasts, simply brown uncooked chicken in oil until cooked through, season as directed in the recipe, and cut into very thin slices so it won’t break the tortilla […]

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Banoffee Pie

None of us can get enough of this pie! The best thing about it is that not one of it tastes healthy; in fact, it tastes the total opposite – rich, creamy, sweet and decadent, which is especially lovely, As all the ingredients are so nourishing. Serves 2 For the first layer: scant 3/4 cup pecans (about 2-1/2 ounces) 2/3 […]

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Frosted Blueberry Banana Soup

I have never been a fan of cold summer soups until I moved to hot, humid Toronto. Now I totally get why you’d want to eat one. This fruity soup is like a smoothie in a bowl. Cold, refreshing, and mildly sweet, It’s become a part of my summer dinner repertoire. Makes about 4 cups (1 L) I One serving […]