Brussels sprouts, a cruciferous vegetable, are a nutritional powerhouse, high in anti-oxidants. Choose small sprouts with compact heads.
Brussels Sprouts Casserole
Caramelized Roasted Squash
The great thing about this sweet-and-sour squash is that you don’t have to do any peeling. Let the guests take care of it.
Charred Asian Steak and Herb Salad
Marinating less expensive cuts of beef is a great way to tenderize them and add flavour without breaking the bank. To ease preparation of this recipe, plan to marinate the steak the night before.
Cheesy Swiss Fondue
A fun fondue the whole family will enjoy! With a wide variety of dippers, there’s something for everyone, but you can switch them up to suit your family’s taste: If no one in your family likes potatoes, for instance, omit them and double up on bread.
Chilled Carrot-Orange Soup with Charred Corn Salsa
A carton of orange juice makes light work of this refreshing and colourful soup. Orange and carrots have a natural affinity.
Crockpot Coq Au Vin
A classic chicken and wine dish, simplified by use of a slow cooker. Chicken thighs are great in stews, as they don’t dry out and toughen like white meat can.
Eggplant and Lentil Madras
Madras is a spicy curry sauce from southern India containing tomato, onion and coconut. We’ve tossed it with lentils and roasted eggplant to make a fabulous vegetarian dish that’s very high in fibre.
Hearty Mushroom Barley Pilaf
Barley is high in fibre and low on the glycemic index, making it a great substitute for the usual white rice used in pilaf. Try this side dish with a roast instead of potatoes or rice.
Horseradish-Mustard Crusted Lamb Chops
Add a little ‘wow’ to your next dinner party with this gourmet entrée.
Lemony Herb Roasted Potatoes
A terrific side with roasts, souvlaki or falafel, this is a great dish to have in your repertoire. Baking the potatoes covered steams them to speed cooking time; uncovering them allows them to brown and crisp up.