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Cauliflower is Surprisingly Versatile

Until pretty recently, there was nothing sexy about cauliflower. Boiled or steamed, it’s bland at best. And if you overcook it, you’d better duck or suffer the smell of dirty diapers. But roasting or sauteing cauliflower is a different story. The veggie’s natural sugars caramelize and its tasty inner...

Try the Flavour of Buffalo Chicken Wings Without the Chicken

I’ve loved chicken wings since long before they were ever a cute little bar menu item, looking more like tiny drumsticks than an actual Z-shaped wing. My mom, a savvy penny-pinching college student when I was born, included chicken wings on our weekly dinner menu rotation throughout my childhood; fried chicken...

Pasta e Fagioli Makes for Hearty, Healthy Choice

Is it a soup? Is it a pasta? Who cares when it’s hearty and healthy. Ready in 35 minutes Serves 6 Ingredients • 1 Tbsp olive oil • 1 onion diced • 3 cloves of garlic minced • 1 or 3 stalks of celery chopped • 3 medium carrots sliced thinly • 1 yellow or […]

Bruschetta, 3 ways, for a Satisfying Main Dish

There are few dishes more elemental and satisfying than bruschetta. A mainstay at many Italian restaurants, it’s an appetizer comprising slices of grilled bread adorned with any number of toppings. I like to make bruschetta on my stovetop grill at home during the colder months. It’s a winning accompaniment...

Craft Brewing Industry Hopping, Looking to Draw Visitors in Saskatchewan

REGINA — The tap is pulled forward, a pint glass tilted at an angle below, ready for the flow of golden liquid. Maybe it’s an India Pale Ale, a blond, a sour or perhaps something a little darker like a Belgian-style Flanders. Whatever quenches your thirst, craft brewers in Regina are offering beer...

Celebrate Chinese New Year by Pulling Out the Stir Fryer

At the same time many of us are packing away our noisemakers and Champagne glasses, people all over the world are just beginning to prepare for the new year. Chinese New Year is a celebration of the lunar new year — the first day on a calendar based on the phases of the moon. The […]

Lovely Roasted Vegetable Pizza Recipe

Fragrant herbs, melted Fontina and roasted vegetables make this flat bread pie a vision of dinner loveliness. Ready in 35 minutes Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Serves 4 Ingredients • 3 mini potatoes • 1 small beet • 1/2 yellow zucchini • 1/3 red onion • 1 carrot • 1 or 2 […]

Dal, Savoury Granola Recipes Feature Healthy Ingredients for 2017

Turmeric and seaweed are among the healthy foods that trend watchers are highlighting for 2017. Registered dietitian Zannat Reza uses turmeric, touted for its anti-inflammatory properties, in dal, but she’s careful not to use too much and to balance any possible pungency with coriander. Her savoury granola...

Sweet and Savoury Chinese Five Spice Chicken Tray Bake

We love the pairing of sweet and savoury Chinese 5-Spice alongside garlic and sweetly roasted onions. Ready in 20 minutes Prep time: 1 hour Cook time: 20 minutes Serves 4 Ingredients • 3 Tbsp olive oil, plus extra for onions • 4 to 5 garlic cloves, pressed • 1 Tbsp rice vinegar • 1 Tbsp […]

Turmeric, Sprouts, Mushrooms, Seaweed Among Healthy Foods for 2017

TORONTO — Holiday splurges on cocktails and cookies may lead to thoughts of trying a dietary cleanse in the new year, but there’s no need for a full-scale detoxification, say experts.  “People are always looking for that magic bullet to start off the year,” says registered dietitian Zannat...