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Sep 03

Shrimp Tacos with Kiwi Salsa

Hot summer days bring backyard get-togethers. If you want to impress your guests and attempt something different than burgers, give these colourful shrimp tacos a try. The salsa combines Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit and jalapeños for the perfect combination of sweet and spicy. The kiwifruit is rich in nutrients, including potassium and vitamin C, while using …

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Sep 03

Recipe: Homemade Ice Cream Cake

You don’t need to wait for a special occasion for this delicious ice cream cake. A perfect treat for any day, it can be made for less than $10, meaning big savings compared to store-bought versions. This cake is a decadent finish to any meal. Plus, it’s a great make-ahead dessert that can be stored …

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Sep 03

Cool Off with Churro-Inspired Deep Fried Ice Cream

Perfectly crispy and impeccably creamy, this dessert is a sweet summer treat. Paired with whipped cream, raspberries and pineapple, the cherry on top of this sundae is actually cinnamon-sugar for a delicious churro taste. Churro Ice Cream Sundae Serves: 4 Prep time: 15 minutes Total time: 5 hours, 15 minutes Ingredients: • 2 cups Great …

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Sep 03

New York Strip Steak

Make mouth-watering barbecue steaks with this secret rub It’s easy to see why so many top chefs prefer to cook with natural gas. Natural gas barbecues allow you to cook with more even, direct and precise heat. They’re also energy efficient and hook up to your home’s natural gas connection, meaning you can say goodbye …

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Sep 03

Summer Steak Tacos

Setting up a DIY taco station is an easy way to host a small or large group of guests, while still enjoying the dinner party yourself. Take tacos to the next level with tender, juicy 100% Canadian AAA Angus beef, a simple and affordable switch that is sure to impress. Summer Steak Tacos Serves 4 …

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Sep 03

Beef, Mushroom & Chèvre Puff Pastry Tart

Simple summer entertaining with fewer calories Store-bought pastry makes this savoury tart an easy, family-friendly meal. Blending mushrooms into the ground meat mixture means lower calories, but adds a lot more flavour. Created by Mike Ward, celebrity chef and dad, your family is sure to love this tasty home-cooked meal. Beef, Mushroom & Chèvre Puff …

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Sep 03

Fresh Halibut, Pistachio & Cherry Tomato Fusilli

Canada turns 150 this year and families can feel fortunate for the many healthy and delicious local foods that inspire gatherings with great friends. In fact, more than eight out of 10 Canadians want to cook with more fresh, local or regional ingredients according to a recent study. Fortunately, celebrated Canadian chefs, like Toronto’s Cory …

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Sep 03

Portobello Mushroom BLTs

These healthy Portobello mushroom BLTs are a delicious spin on your favourite sandwich, and are easily packed as a work lunch or enjoyed as a tasty last-minute dinner. Portobello Mushroom BLTs Prep time: 10 minutes Total time: 30 minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients: • 4 tsp olive oil, divided • 12 slices turkey bacon • 2 …

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Sep 01

Egg-Stuffed Portobello Mushroom Burgers

There’s nothing quite like a glorious summer day spent dining outdoors and cooking up a classic burger over the barbecue. Taste the season with these ultimate egg-stuffed Portobello mushroom burgers, which provide a modern and mouth-watering twist on an old favourite and are perfect for this summer’s family adventures. Ideal for vegetarians and high in …

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Aug 27

Mexican Chorizo Breakfast Tacos

Most of us centre our calendars around the summer months — it’s the time of year we get to enjoy basking in the sunshine and exploring the great outdoors. And when it’s camping, cottage and festival season, who wants to be stuck in the kitchen? Cooking on the grill, outdoor stove or over a roaring …

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