December 2021 Canada Food Guide News

Canada's December Food Guide

Eating with others this holiday season...

The recipe of the month created by Chef David Wolfman, an expert in Indigenous cuisine, is Trout with roasted vegetables and low bush cranberry relish. CLICK HERE

Holidays - a chance to enjoy food together

Canada’s food guide recommends eating with others and the holidays are a great time to do so, even if you are celebrating together over virtual meals! Celebrations bring friends and families together, and often, food plays an important role. Eating and enjoying food with others offer opportunities to share food culture, traditions, and holiday family favourites.

A recipe swap can be a holiday tradition that provides the opportunity to try out new recipes, and even prepare and enjoy meals together. Eating together doesn’t need to be just for the holidays. Find out how you can eat with others more often.

DIY Gift Inspiration

Sweet and savoury mix:

Mix 45 mL (3 tbsp) cinnamon, 15 mL (1 tbsp) nutmeg, and 15 mL (1 tbsp) ground ginger in a small (⅓ cup/85 mL) jar and label. For a gourmet version, add 15 mL (1 tbsp) allspice and 15 mL (1 tbsp) ground cloves.

Use this spice mix to season oatmeal, granola, French toast, baked sweet potatoes, or muffins.

Chili blend:

Mix 30 mL (2 tbsp) chili powder, 15 mL (1 tbsp) paprika, and 5 mL (1 tsp) oregano in a small (¼ cup/60 mL) jar and label. For a gourmet version, add 10 mL (2 tsp) cumin and 10 mL (2 tsp) onion powder.

Add this blend to season lentils and bean-based meals, meats, soups, dip, and salsas.

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