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Make it today: Savoury Chinese 5-spice chicken tray bake

Ready in 20 minutes Prep time: 1 hour Cook time: 20 minutes Serves 4 Ingredients 3 Tbsp olive oil, plus extra for onions 4 – 5 garlic cloves, pressed 1 tbsp rice vinegar 1 tbsp brown sugar 1 tsp Chinese 5-spice 1/2 tsp salt 6 large skinless, boneless chicken thighs 2 onions, peeled and sliced […]

To diet or to exercise? The age-old weight loss question

It’s an age-old question among those who are out to fight fat: Which is more important for a healthy weight, diet or excerise? It’s also the subject of a debate taking place at Toronto’s Mt. Sinai hospital this week between two leading obesity researchers, Dr. Yoni Freedhoff (team diet) and Dr. Robert Ross (team...

Grasshoppers, Cookie Dough Among the new Hits on MLB Menus

The idea of serving edible grasshoppers at a baseball game isn’t as crazy as it sounds. The Seattle Mariners brought that curious offering to their ballpark this season, and although it might have seemed like a head scratcher to many fans and foodies, this crispy snack was more than just a quirky attention...

Make it Tonight: The Ultimate Coconut Chocolate Banana Bread

The search is over! This loaf is the ultimate banana bread combining loads of chocolate, flakey coconut and slivered almonds. Ready in 1 hour and 10 minutes Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 55 minutes Makes: 1 loaf Ingredients • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick) • 1 cup sugar • 1 egg • 3 […]

Make it Tonight: Irresistible Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Ready In: 1 hour 30 minutes Prep Time: 15 minutes Chill Time: 45 minutes Ingredients 1/2 cup creamy natural peanut butter 3 Tbsp butter, softened 1 cup confectioner’s sugar 8 oz chocolate, chopped (or chocolate chips) Directions 1. In a bowl, mix peanut butter, sugar and butter together until they form a dough....

Caramelized Tofu and Lots of Veggies Become Tasty, Pretty

If you aren’t a tofu fan, listen up. This just might be the recipe that turns it all around for you, like it did for my husband and daughter. I toss extra firm tofu cubes in a lightly spicy (or not; your call) peanut sauce and then roast it until the edges are golden and […]

This Summer, try a Pair of Chilled Salads You Can Make Ahead

In summer, a party can erupt any time of the day. Whether you’re serving a casual outdoor picnic or an elegant seated affair, we’ll help you throw together a stress-free menu in no time. A chilled salad is a no-brainer first course for a summer lunch, and The Culinary Institute of America’s Avocado...

Make it Tonight: Cheesy Roasted Pepper Penne Recipe

Ready in 35 minutes Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Serves 4 Ingredients 500g penne 4 peppers (an assortment of red, yellow and orange) 2 shallots, sliced 1/4 cup olive oil, plus 1 Tbsp salt 1 large clove garlic pat of butter 1/2 cup shredded Asiago cheese big handful of fresh basil leaves, […]

Hearty Tuna and White Bean Salad Recipe

On a day you want to eat light, this fresh salad topped with creamy beans and hearty tuna is the ticket. Ready in 30  minutes Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 25 minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients • 1 x 5 oz can of tuna • 1 x 15 oz can of cannellini beans • 1/4 […]

Toss veggies into hummus, roast them and enjoy a tasty crust

I remember being told in marketing class back in graduate school that the fastest growing food category in America was hummus. Hummus, our professor insisted to us disbelieving students, would soon be ubiquitous. I should have heeded his advice and leveraged that bit of 1991 foresight in some way. Chances are that if...