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Pomegranate and spice beef wraps

Chatelaine | posted Tuesday, Aug 18th, 2015

TOTAL 35 MIN | SERVES 4

INGREDIENTS

1 bunch radishes, cut into thin matchsticks
1 tsp salt, divided
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1 tbsp granulated sugar
1 tbsp water
1 tsp olive oil
2 onions, finely chopped
1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
750 g lean ground beef
1 1/2 tsp cumin
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup pomegranate juice
156-mL can tomato paste
1/2 cup finely chopped dried apricots
8 leaves iceberg lettuce
1/4 cup chopped parsley

INSTRUCTIONS

  • STIR radishes with 1/2 tsp salt in a medium bowl. Let stand for 5 min. Rinse with cold water. Drain well. Toss with rice vinegar, sugar and water in the same bowl. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • HEAT a very large frying pan over medium-high. Add olive oil, then onions, red bell pepper and garlic. Cook until onions are soft, 3 to 4 min. Crumble in ground beef, breaking up meat while stirring. Sprinkle with cumin, cinnamon and remaining 1/2 tsp salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until no pink remains, 4 to 5 min. Stir in 1 cup pomegranate juice and 156-mL can tomato paste. Boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer until mixture is thick, 6 to 8 min. Reserve 2 cups of beef mixture for Turkish Pizza. Stir in dried apricots.
  • SEPARATE 8 leaves from 1 head of iceberg lettuce to make lettuce cups. Divide beef mixture evenly among lettuce cups. Sprinkle chopped parsley overtop.

NUTRITION

Calories 319
Protein 21 g
Carbohydrates 29 g
Fat 14 g
Fibre 4 g
Sodium 320 mg
Excellent source of Vitamin C

Summer corn-pasta salad

Chatelaine | posted Tuesday, Aug 11th, 2015

PREP 20 MIN | TOTAL 30 MIN |MAKES 8 SERVINGS

INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 cups orecchiette
8 ears husked corn on the cob, broken in half
2 cups shelled edamame
1/4 cup olive oil
3 tbsp white vinegar
2 tbsp lime juice, about 1 lime
1 tbsp honey
1/4 tsp salt
3 green onions, sliced
1 jalapeños, seeded and finely chopped
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil

INSTRUCTIONS

  • COOK pasta in a large pot of boiling water, following package directions but omitting salt, until al dente, about 12 min. Allow plenty of water so that corn and edamame can be added. When pasta has cooked for 10 min, add corn and edamame. Continue cooking for 2 more min. Drain and rinse pasta, corn and edamame under cold running water. Let stand in colander.
  • WHISK oil with vinegar, lime juice, honey and salt in a large bowl. Season with pepper. Slice corn off cobs and add to vinaigrette, along with pasta, edamame, onions and jalapeno. Toss until well coated. Stir in basil. Salad will keep well, covered and refrigerated, up to a day.

NUTRITION

Calories 253
Carbohydrates 36 g
Fat 10 g
Fibre 4 g
Sodium 79 mg

Cappuccino pudding cakes

Chatelaine | posted Tuesday, Jul 28th, 2015

PREP 10 MIN | TOTAL 25 MIN | MAKES 4 SERVINGS

INGREDIENTS

1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tbsp instant espresso powder
1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp  salt
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 tbsp coffee liqueur, optionalf
2 cups vanilla or coffee ice cream

INSTRUCTIONS

  • PREHEAT oven to 400F. Lightly spray 4 ovenproof teacups with oil and arrange on a baking sheet.
  • STIR flour with espresso, cocoa, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl.
  • WHISK butter with sugar in a medium bowl. Whisk in eggs, then flour mixture, until just combined. Spoon into prepared cups.
  • BAKE in centre of oven until a skewer inserted into centre of cake comes out clean, 15 to 17 min. Drizzle liqueur over warm cakes. Top each with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

NUTRITION

Calories 374
Protein 7 g
Carbohydrates 40 g
Fat 22 g
Fibre 1 g
Sodium 265 mg

Berry tartlets with jumbleberry jam

Chatelaine | posted Wednesday, Jul 22nd, 2015

PREP 15 MIN | TOTAL 15 MIN |MAKES 24 TARTS

INGREDIENTS

2 cups  all-purpose flour
1 cup cold unsalted butter, cubed
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 260-g pkg  cream cheese, at room temperature
1 egg, divided
1 1/2 cups jumbleberry jam
 coarse sugar, optional

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. WHIRL flour, butter and salt in a food processor until coarse crumbs form. Add cream cheese and egg yolk. Pulse just until dough starts to form a ball. Divide dough into 2 portions. Shape each into a flat disc, then cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 1/2 hours.
  2. PREHEAT oven to 375F. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion of dough into a 12 × 12-in. square, about 1/4 in. thick. Cut into 24 3-in. circles. Gently push rounds into a 24-cup mini- muffin pan, pressing along the bottom, then up the sides until pastry is slightly over the rim. Gather and re-roll dough scraps to 1/4 in. thick. Cut into 1-in. stars (or other shapes) using a cutter.
  3. FILL each dough cup with 2 tsp jam. Lay star cut-outs on jam. Brush edges and stars with reserved egg white, then sprinkle with coarse sugar.
  4. BAKE in centre of oven until tops are brown, 25 to 30 min. Let stand 10 min, then remove tarts from pan.

Prep tip: Use 2 regular muffin pans instead, pressing dough rounds about halfway up sides of each cup.

NUTRITION

Calories 146
Protein 3 g
Carbohydrates 14 g
Fat 10 g
Fibre 2 g
Sodium 75 mg

Make 3-ingredient homemade ice cream

Today's Parent | posted Tuesday, Jul 14th, 2015

Let the truck drive on by and instead try this incredibly simple Cookies & Cream Ice Cream recipe—no ice cream maker required!

1. Beat 1 cup of 35% cream in a medium bowl, using an electric mixer on medium, until soft peaks form, 2 to 4 min.

2. Reduce speed to low and beat in 300 mL of sweetened condensed milk and 1 cup of crushed chocolate wafers until just combined. Mixture should be smooth and fluffy.

3. Scrape mixture into a resealable container. Freeze until firm, about 6 hours. Makes 2½ cups.

*Recipe courtesy of the Chatelaine Kitchen

A version of this article appeared in our July/August 2015 issue with the headline “Make 3-ingredient homemade ice cream”, p. 93.

No-bake summer fruit tarts

Chatelaine | posted Tuesday, Jul 7th, 2015

PREP 30 MIN | TOTAL 2 HOURS | SERVES 6

INGREDIENTS

4 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, melted
1 cup mascarpone
1 cup  35% cream
5 tbsp honey, divided
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp water
2 cups assorted fruit, such as figs, blackberries, plums andcherries
2 tbsp finely chopped pistachios
1 tsp lime zest

INSTRUCTIONS

  • SPRAY 6 4-in. tart pans (with removable bottoms) with oil. Line the bottoms with parchment. Arrange on a baking sheet.
  • STIR cookie crumbs with butter in a medium bowl until moist. Scoop 1/2 cup crumb mixture into each pan. Firmly press up the edges until crust is even with rim. Scoop 3 more tbsp into each pan, and press down to cover bottom. Freeze until very firm, at least 1 hour.
  • BEAT mascarpone with cream, 4 tbsp honey and vanilla in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium-high until stiff peaks form, 2 to 3 min.
  • STIR remaining 1 tbsp honey with water and fruit in a medium bowl until glossy. 5. Carefully remove firm tart shells from pan by pressing removable bottom up and out from ring. Peel off parchment. Set shells on serving plates. Pipe or spoon mascarpone mixture into shells. Top with fruit. Drizzle with fruit syrup. Sprinkle with pistachios and lime zest.

SERVING TIP

Make smaller tarts by scooping 3 tbsp crumb mixture into cupcake liners set in a muffin tin, then firmly pressing from centre of liner to edges and up the sides until crust is even with rim. Freeze until firm, then fill with mascarpone cream and fruit just before serving. Makes 18 to 20.

NUTRITION

Calories 1
Protein 11 g
Carbohydrates 72 g
Fat 81 g
Fibre 5 g
Sodium 385 mg

Key Lime Pie

BT Montreal | posted Friday, Jun 12th, 2015

Yield: 1X9” pie

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
2 Tbsp granulated sugar
5 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted

1 (300 ml) can condensed milk
4 egg yolks
1/2 cup lime juice, Key lime if you can get it
1 tsp lime zest

1/2 cup 35% cream
1 tsp granulated sugar

Method:

  1. Mix graham crumbs sugar and melted butter until well combined.
  2. Press into a 9” pie tin, bake at 350 F (175 C) for 10 min.
  3. Let cool slightly.
  4. Whisk together egg yolks and lime zest until pale in colour.
  5. Add condensed milk and whisk until well combined.
  6. Slowly whisk in lime juice.
  7. Pour into prepared bottom and bake at 350 F (175 C) for 10 min.
  8. Let cool to room temperature then chill completely.
  9. Whisk together cream and sugar until soft peaks form.
  10. Pipe or smooth onto pie, chill for at least another hour.

Recipe Courtesy: Bon C Bon, Lasalle

 

Curry Chicken Pasta Salad

BT Montreal | posted Friday, Jun 12th, 2015

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:

1-1 ½ cups cooked, shredded chicken
250 g dried fusilli
1/2 red pepper, julienned
1/2 yellow pepper, julienned
1/2 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
3 green onions, sliced

1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 tsp curry powder
1 Tbsp honey
1 lime, zest and juice (or to taste)
salt and pepper

Method:

  1. Cook fusilli in boiling water until tender, drain and refresh in cold water, drain thoroughly.
  2. Combine cooked pasta, chicken and vegetables in a bowl.
  3. Whisk together remaining ingredients.
  4. Pour onto salad and stir until combined.
  5. Adjust seasoning and add more lime to taste.

Recipe Courtesy: Bon C Bon, Lasalle

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