This month, our readers beat the January blues by cooking up nonstop cozy comforts at home. From easy one-skillet cheesy beans to Marry Me chicken that promises to leave anyone who eats it wanting to marry you (yes, really!), get inspired by the recipes that the Food Network Canada community couldn’t get enough of.
Cheesy Baked White Bean and Kale Skillet
Say hello to this delightfully cheesy bean and kale bake that tastes shockingly similar to lasagna. Beans are tossed with a saucy tomato base and wilted kale, then topped with a generous sprinkling of mozzarella and baked until ooey-gooey.
Puff Pastry Apple Roses
Forget a dozen roses for Valentine’s Day and gift them a dozen puff pastry apple roses instead! These sweet delights are shockingly easy to make and come together quickly with ingredients you probably already have on hand. Bonus: they make for a fun activity for the kids as well!
Marry Me Chicken
Legend has it that serving Marry Me chicken will make the person eating it want to marry you, and considering that this recipe features tender, juicy chicken in a subtly spicy, creamy sauce, it’s no surprise! Whether you’re looking to impress this Valentine’s Day or just want a crave-worthy new recipe to add to your dinner roster, look no further.
Sticky Toffee Carrot Cake Puddings
Spring is around the corner, and this twist on classic carrot cake is just the thing to get you ready for the season ahead. All the familiar flavours of carrot cake are combined with the sweet flavours of a gooey sticky toffee sauce. Not to mention, these are super easy to make ahead for family dinners or even Easter gatherings.
Creamy Mushroom Miso Pasta
Umami takes the spotlight in this trending miso mushroom pasta recipe. It features an irresistible combination of garlic, butter, mushrooms, miso paste and Parmigiano Reggiano that’ll have you going back for seconds (and thirds!).
Immune-Boosting Turmeric Lentil and Roasted Carrot Soup
We could all use an immune boost in cold winter months, and this comforting soup is just the ticket. Roasted carrots are the star of this soup, and provide a healthy dose of vitamin A, while the garlic and turmeric support a healthy immune system, and the lentils lend the hit of protein you need to get through the day.
This show-stopping cake is perfect for any time of year: whether you’re looking for a Valentine’s treat to make for your sweetheart, an impressive dessert for your Easter dinner, or just a fun baking project. Flaky phyllo crust is layered with chopped walnuts and pistachios soaked in a honey syrup, all topped with a smooth and tangy cream cheese filling.
Ghanaian Groundnut Soup with Rice Balls
Hearty and comforting, this chicken stew is a Ghanaian classic that’s loaded with flavour. A generous helping of peanut butter simmered into the stew gives this dish a rich, savoury quality that is absolutely irresistible.
Classic Greek Moussaka
This family recipe for classic Greek moussaka features rich layers of meat sauce, roasted vegetables and a creamy bechamel, perfect for warming up with on cold winter nights. Anyone lucky enough to try this dish is sure to love it.
Arabic Lentil Soup
This classic lentil soup is often enjoyed by Muslims breaking their Ramadan fast at sunset, as it’s easy to digest, rich in much-needed fluids and loaded with nutrients. Whether or not you celebrate Ramadan, this simple, flavour-packed soup is sure to warm you right up this winter.