Canadian Living

Canadian Living October 2020 - Vol.45 No.08

The Canadian Living Magazine for helpful articles on food, cooking, health, relationships, family and lifestyles in Canada.

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3 min
fruit of the fall

KALE SALAD WITH PEARS, SQUASH & BROCCOLI MAKES 4 TO 6 SERVINGS HANDS-ON TIME 15 MINUTES TOTAL TIME 50 MINUTES 2 cups butternut squash, peeled and diced1½ tbsp olive oil, divided3 cups small broccoli florets (about 1 head)1 red onion, quartered½ tsp saltpepper8 cups coarsely shredded kale leaves (about 1 bunch)2 Anjou, Forelle or Flemish Beautypears, sliced½ cup roasted pecans, coarsely chopped¼ cup roasted pepitassmall fresh thyme sprigs Autumn Vinaigrette ¼ cup raw apple juice¼ cup olive oil1 tbsp cider vinegar1 tsp Dijon mustard½ tsp chopped fresh thyme leavessalt and pepper Preheat oven to 425°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. In large bowl, mix squash with ½ tbsp oil. Spread squash onto one-third of prepared baking sheet. In same bowl, mix broccoli with ½ tbsp of the remaining oil. Spread broccoli florets onto baking sheet next to…

1 min
the essentials

With its blend of 12 essential oils, this spray helps promote relaxation. Add a few spritzes in the bedroom or on a handkerchief by the nightstand before bedtime, then fall asleep like a baby! Get that beauty sleep! Skin regenerates at a faster rate at night than during the daytime, so to make the most of these precious hours, boost your skin with this moisturizing mask that nourishes and illuminates thanks to vitamins B, C, E and F. Easy to slip into a purse and take everywhere, this chic mini roll-on is our new best friend. Apply the blend of ylang-ylang, lavender and Roman chamomile essential oils to your wrists, temples or collarbone before hitting the hay. For the ultimate sleep comfort, try this small eye cushion made of organic cotton and filled…

7 min
foolproof frost prep

ERROR 1 Throwing Away Fallen Leaves Mother Nature doesn’t allow leaves to fall from trees each year for no reason. It is part of her overall survival strategy. Dead leaves are so rich in minerals that they are sometimes called brown gold. They fertilize plants and protect them from winter damage. Why throw something so valuable away? If possible, shred them using a mulching mower (so they decompose better), then use them as mulch on flower beds and under shrubs and trees. Between 10 and 15 centimetres of rich mulch provides excellent protection for plants during the colder months. You can also collect the chopped leaves in plastic bags to use as mulch on your vegetable garden next summer. ERROR 2 Neglecting the Lawn Grass will keep on growing until the ground freezes, so, to…

4 min
colourful carrots

THE BENEFITS • Pigment Power: Orange and yellow carrots get their bright hues from carotenoids, a group of phytochemicals that includes more than 700 compounds, and are responsible for the pigmentation in many fruits and vegetables. Carotenoids have powerful antioxidant activity that may contribute to improved immune function and protective effects against many illnesses like cardiovascular disease and cancer, as well as degenerative ailments, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and cataract formation. To top it off, carotenoids have been recognized as a potential inhibitor of Alzheimer’s disease, too. • Taste the Rainbow: Orange carrots, in particular, are high in alpha- and beta-carotenes. These nutrients promote good vision and are important for growth, development and immune function. High intakes of alpha- and beta-carotenes are associated with a lower…

5 min
anti-aging abcs

ALPHA HYDROXY ACIDS (AHAs) “AHAs typically come from natural sources such as sugar cane (glycolic acid), milk (lactic acid) or fruits like grapes, apples or lemons,” says Nancy Labonté, specialist in skin care and cosmetics for IDC Dermo. “AHAs are popular in anti-aging skin care because they bring about what’s called cellular exfoliation—the famous ‘peel’—thanks to a pH slightly lower than that of the skin.” BENEFITS Over time, the regeneration of skin cells naturally slows down. Regardless of which type of AHA you choose, the effects are similar: They remove dead cells and other impurities on the skin’s surface, help stimulate cell regeneration and brighten the complexion. “They act directly on the melanocytes (melanin-producing cells) by reducing the production of melanin and thus the appearance of pigment spots,” explains Nathalie Pelletier, scientific director…

3 min
stuffed turkey breast

STUFFED TURKEY BREAST MAKES 6 TO 8 SERVINGS HANDS-ON TIME 45 MINUTES TOTAL TIME 2½ HOURS Stuffing ½ cup milk½ cup cubed day-old bread225 g bacon1 cup finely chopped Spanish onion1 cup chopped kale leaves1 cup chopped spinach450 g ground chicken½ cup chopped dried apricots½ cup dried cranberries, chopped¼ cup chopped fresh parsley¼ cup chopped fresh chives2 cloves garlic, chopped2 tbsp grainy mustardsalt and pepper Turkey 1 boneless skin-on turkey breast (about 2 kg)5 tbsp salted butter, divided2 tbsp olive oil2 Spanish onions, cut into thick slices1 cup dry white wine2 cups sodium-reduced chicken broth1 fresh sage leafsalt and pepper Stuffing In large bowl, combine milk and bread; let stand until bread is softened, about 5 minutes. In large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp, about 6 minutes. Transfer to paper towel-lined plate; let…