Craving some new inspiration in the kitchen? Look no further than our most popular recipes of the month, as decided by Food Network Canada readers! This month, our readers were all about comfort foods from different cultures: from Filipino lumpia to Arabic lentil soup to fluffy Jewish meringues, there’s something for everyone on this list.
Sticky Toffee Carrot Cake Puddings
Our readers have decided: this was the perfect Easter dessert. Combining classic flavours of carrot cake and sticky toffee pudding, it’s the mashup you didn’t know you needed. The best part is, you can make it any time of year!
4-Ingredient Cheese Lumpia
Filipino comfort food at its finest, these crispy, cheesy lumpia are the perfect bite. Be sure to dip them in tangy banana ketchup for the full flavour experience.
This family recipe is a favourite around Passover because it produces airy, fluffy, cloud-like cookies that are grain-free, making them the perfect kosher treat. Whether you celebrate Passover or not, you’ll love the light, marshmallow-y texture of these cookies with their chocolate swirled tops.
Easy, Crispy Cantonese Chow Mein
Salty and crispy with a savoury umami hit, these noodles are great for lunch or dinner alongside a plate of sautéed Chinese greens. Coated in an irresistibly savoury-slightly-sweet sauce, you’ll surely be going back for more.
Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich (AKA Nima Sandwich)
Named after a happening town in Ghana, this insanely juicy fried chicken sandwich will win your heart. The chicken is battered and fried to crispy perfection, then smothered in creamy garlic aioli and Scotch bonnet mango hot sauce, served on a fresh potato roll with all the fixings.
Green Onion Pancake Shawarma
This green onion pancake beef shawarma features a crisp and chewy green onion pancake wrap, bright and flavourful marinated beef, fresh cucumber salad and a drizzling of tzatziki. It’s the perfect combination of street food flavours to ignite your senses, and satisfy any lunchtime or late night craving.
French Onion Monkey Bread
French onion soup meets monkey bread in this cheesy and savoury snack. A fluffy homemade dough is rolled into small snackable balls, tossed in a mixture of butter, parm and onion powdered, then layered with caramelized onions and loads of Swiss cheese. Need we say more? It’s cheesy, oniony, and absolutely delicious!
Classic Arabic Lentil Soup
Often enjoyed during Ramadan, many Muslims will break their fast with a few dates and this Arabic lentil soup at sunset. It’s loaded with nutrients and rich in fluids, making it ideal after a long day of fasting, but it also makes for the perfect busy weeknight recipe any time of year.
East Coast Inspired Donair Pizza
Donair pizza is one of those crazy mashups that could have only been created on the East Coast. Like the beloved donair, it includes all the same fixings, but with one important addition; mozzarella cheese. If you’re having trouble deciding between pizza and a donair, this creative twist on a classic is the way to go!
Banana Pudding Cottage Cheese Ice Cream
Cottage cheese is having a moment right now, and this viral banana pudding cottage cheese ice cream is proof! Full fat cottage cheese is blended with maple syrup, ripe bananas and vanilla until silky smooth. Studded with chunks of graham cracker cookies and fresh bananas, you need to try this dessert to believe it.