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Canadian Living Special Issues SIP no.4 - 2018

Collection of Canadian Living special issues

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
TVA Publications Inc.
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from the test kitchen

Food DirectorCanadian LivingThere’s no denying that the team of talented folks in the Canadian Living Test Kitchen loves to cook and create in the kitchen. The thing is, we have busy lives too, just like you, dear readers. And when it comes to dinner, sometimes it takes all the energy we can muster to get a meal on the table.That being said, the importance of taking time each day to sit, share a meal and check in with one another is not lost on us. Studies have shown time and again that eating dinner as a family can lower the risk of obesity in children, increase the consumption of healthier foods, boost confidence levels and promote better performance at school and work.Sounds good, right? So let us help you. This…

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slow & steady

JUDYINC.COMSLOW COOKER SMOKY CHICKEN PAPRIKASHMAKES 4 TO 6 SERVINGSHANDS-ON TIME 20 MINUTESTOTAL TIME 5 HOURS8 skin-on bone-in chicken thighs (about 1.2 kg)1 tsp salt, divided¾ tsp pepper, divided2 tsp canola oil1 onion, chopped3 cloves garlic, minced5 tsp smoked paprika1 398 ml can diced tomatoes1 sweet red pepper, cut in 1½-inch slices½ cup sour cream225 g Italpasta Extra Broad Egg Noodles (about 4 cups)1 tbsp butter (optional)¼ cup finely chopped parsleySprinkle chicken with ½ tsp each of the salt and pepper. In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook chicken in 2 batches, skin side down, until browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to plate.Pour off all but 1 tbsp fat from pan; reduce heat to medium. Cook onion, garlic, remaining ½ tsp salt and ¼ tsp pepper until softened,…

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cook smart

KITCHEN SECRETS FROM The Canadian Living TEST KITCHENSTAY FRESHFRESH HERBS ADD COLOUR AND FLAVOUR TO ANY DISH, BUT CAN TURN MANKY WITHIN DAYS. PRESERVE AND EXTEND THEIR SHELF LIFE BY WRAPPING WASHED HERBS IN DAMP PAPER TOWEL AND REFRIGERATING IN A RESEALABLE AIRTIGHT BAG OR CONTAINER.TIMING IS EVERYTHINGOven and burner temperatures differ slightly, so we provide a range of cooking times in our recipes. Always check at or just before the first specified time. But, even more importantly, pay close attention to the indications of doneness; for example, cook until onions are softened or bake until crisp and golden. These are the make or break marks of winning at dinner.The aroma of GARLIC can really linger on your hands. To remove it after chopping, rinse your hands under running water…

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chicken

SHEET PAN GREEK CHICKEN & LEMONY POTATOESMAKES 4 SERVINGS HANDS-ON TIME 15 MINUTESTOTAL TIME 50 MINUTES8 bone-in skin-on chicken thighs (about 1.1 kg)4 yellow-fleshed potatoes, scrubbed and cut in 1-inch thick rounds3 cloves garlic, smashed3 tbsp olive oil¼ cup Greek seasoning½ tsp each salt and pepper1 lemon, halved4 cups watercress or arugulaPreheat oven to 450°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. On prepared baking sheet, toss together chicken, potatoes, garlic and oil to coat; sprinkle with Greek seasoning, salt and pepper. Arrange in single layer with chicken skin side up. Add lemon, cut side up. Roast, rotating pan halfway through, until juices run clear when chicken is pierced and potatoes are tender, 35 to 40 minutes.Add watercress; toss to combine. Return to oven; roast just until watercress is wilted, 1 to…

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how to toast nuts and seeds

Whether you toast your nuts in a skillet or in the oven, the resulting texture, flavour and colour bring a little something something to your dish. Here’s how.DRY SKILLET METHODAdd nuts or seeds to a dry skillet over medium heat; cook, stirring frequently, until slightly darkened and deeply fragrant. Timing varies depending on size and type of nut or seed, 2 to 6 minutes.OVEN METHODSpread nuts or seeds in a single layer on rimmed baking sheet. Bake in 350°F oven, stirring once, until slightly darkened and fragrant. Timing can vary from 8 to 12 minutes. ■…

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slow cooker best practices

We love the slow cooker for convenience as it saves time and effort in the kitchen. Here are our top five slow cooker tips:1. No peeking! Each time you lift the lid to peek or stir adds 15 to 20 minutes to the total cooking time.2. Trust and stick to the recipe. While it may be tempting to add more liquid before you start cooking, keep in mind that foods release their juices and accumulate steam, which has no way to escape during the slow cooking process.3. As a general rule, the slow cooker should be two-thirds to three-quarters full and no less than half full.4. Always defrost meat and poultry thoroughly before placing in a slow-cooker. Frozen vegetables can be added near the end of the cooking time.5. When…

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