The hot heavy days of August help to ripen Ontario tomatoes which are so abundant at this time of year. Try them with broccoli in this variation on a classic French quiche. It's an excellent main course for a relaxed Sunday brunch.
Canadian beef and root vegetables make for an enticing pot of slow-simmered goodness. Take advantage of more relaxed meal-making time on the weekend by making a big batch of stew, ready to reheat during the week in 15 minutes or less.
Recipe from Fareen Javadji-Jessa
Winner of Great Cream Challenge April 2014
French toast is a classic when it comes to brunch. Assembled the night before, you can have a relaxing morning. Just take it out of the fridge and pop it in the oven. The real cream and eggs make this rich and scrumptious, a favourite for everyone.
Wrapping asparagus spears in Parmesan-crusted chicken breast pieces takes this favourite vegetable to new flavour heights. Drizzling the crunchy chicken with smoky flavoured Gouda sauce makes it irresistible. Because you can assemble this elegant dish ahead of time, you'll be able to relax and enjoy your dinner guests.
Also called a ‘wife saver’ (or a ‘husband saver’ in some families), this make-ahead dish is a celebratory, yet relaxing, way to enjoy Christmas morning. Old Canadian Cheddar, eggs and crusty sourdough are the perfect backdrop to mushrooms, spinach and crumbled sausage. It’s gourmet breakfast, all in one dish. Leftovers are also perfect for dinner!
You can create your own convenience food from scratch with this make-ahead version of a family favourite meal. The simple assembly means you can whip this up after dinner one night and have it ready to pop in the oven the next. While it bakes to creamy, cheesy perfection, toss a salad, set the table and get ready to relax and enjoy.