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Turkey Mac and Cheese
There’s a thousand ways to use pasta. To create the perfect comfort meal, our recipe has plenty of kids’ favourite ingredients and an oven-baked cheese topping. Because we use whole-wheat pasta and vegetables like frozen peas and celery chunks, it’s also full of nutrients. Bon appétit! Makes 6-8 kid’s servings (or 4 adult servings) Preparation time: 45 minutes + 20 minutes cooking Ingredients 1 tsp. (5 mL) Olive oil ½ Small onion, chopped ½ cup (125 mL) Chopped celery 1 tbsp. (15 mL) Non-hydrogenated margarine 2 tbsp. (30 mL) All-purpose flour 2 cups (500 mL) Hot milk 1 tsp. (5 mL) Dijon mustard 1 cup (250 mL) Grated cheese (a...
Shepherd's Pie
The classic, still loved by young and old alike. To add some variety and colour, I revisited the traditional shepherd’s pie, adding new ingredients like lentils, peas, carrots and parsnips. Try this “colourful” version and I guarantee you’ll be heading back for seconds! Makes 8-10 kid’s servings (5-6 adult servings) Preparation time: 40 minutes + 30 minutes cooking Ingredients 1 tsp. (5 mL) Olive oil 1 Small onion, chopped 275 g Lean ground beef 1½ cups (375 mL) Canned green lentils, drained ¼ cup (60 mL) Ketchup 3 Medium potatoes, peeled and cut into large cubes 2 Parsnips, peeled and sliced 1 tbsp. (15 mL) Non-hydrogenated margarine ¾ cup (175...
Drive
Autumn is my favourite season. Every year, the colors and the light of the fall season fascinate me. I delight in the cool breeze that lets me bundle up warmly and take long walks without having to bear the suffocating heat of the summer sun. It’s also the perfect time for day or weekend excursions; embarking on an adventure brings joy to my daily routine. But these outings mean that you have to manage eating away from home. Here are a few suggestions to help you make nutritious choices when you’re on the road, so that your body will benefit as much as your spirit from the outing! 1- Revisiting...
Greek yogurt
We’re all very familiar with sour cream (or sweet cream)! For most of us, it’s been a part of our family culinary traditions for generations. Sour cream has a typical tangy taste that allows us to incorporate it into many recipes and preparations. Did you know that regular sour cream contains about 14-18% fat? That’s quite a rich touch of tanginess, and should be added sparingly to our foods and our recipes. If you’re looking for a good alternative to sour cream, I would suggest Greek yogurt, which also has a slightly tart flavor that gives our foods a different twist. Here are 5 tips to help you incorporate this...
wok stir fry
If you’ve never tamed the art of using unsung leftovers for creative cooking, you would probably be a bit intimidated at first. But you just have to dive in, and above all practice often and it’ll become much easier to master. Let’s look at a few basic concepts. What does it take to practice the creative cooking with leftovers? – Leftovers from the fridge. The food must still be fresh; we don’t want to make ourselves sick! The general rule for leftovers is to keep them no more than 2-3 days in the fridge. – A basic understanding in cooking in order to prepare various foods. You can also consult...
Sandwich
Sometimes it’s hard to be 100% organized in your personal and family life. However, most tasks seem so much simpler when they are well-planned. Take lunches, for example; you know how stressful it can be to realize, just before the children are about to leave for school in the morning, that there’s nothing in the fridge or pantry to put in their lunch boxes. A good way to avoid being caught unprepared is to have a dedicated lunch area in the refrigerator or the pantry that will allow you to create a lunch station every morning. Not only will you be assured of always having lunch-box-ready foods on hand, but...

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