10 Wonderful Recipe Ideas To Get You Through Even The Harshest Canadian Winters!

Here are 10 wonderful recipes to get you through even the harshest Canadian winters:


It tastes just as good as it sounds. There are many variations on this Canadian-inspired recipe, but a highlight includes the combination of cashew cheese and shallots for some truly rich flavors. This recipe is also quite easy to make, as the biscuits involve a fairly straightforward pastry recipe while the stew is very beginner-friendly.


Even the words “pot pie” are sure to warm even the most frozen Canadians this winter. Get out of the cold and whip up this simple, classic meal. Look for recipes that call for herbs in the pastry, as these simple additions can really add another dimension to your pot pie.


Although this recipe idea might seem fairly “standard,” you can definitely spice things up a little by searching for imaginative spins on this winter staple. Fermented tempeh can turn this meal upside down (in a good way). You can also add top-notch pasta for an additional gourmet touch.


If you haven’t tried it yet, winter is definitely the season to try your hand at slow cooking. If you’re just starting out, why not slow cook some pulled seitan? You can use it in pretty much everything – from sandwiches to tacos or even salads. Add some tangy sauces to your pulled seitan for even more mouth-watering satisfaction.


With roots in Quebec, a variation of this pie dish involves tofu and a variety of spices such as cinnamon or cloves. If you really want to unleash your inner Canadian, try stuffing this pie with some wild mushrooms – such as oyster mushrooms, chanterelles, or pine mushrooms.


If you’re never tried a Saskatoon berry before, you’re definitely missing out. This rare berry has a slightly nutty flavor, which lends itself well to this time-honored pie in Saskatchewan tradition. Serve it warm with a touch of coconut milk vanilla ice cream.


While other parts of the world may serve their baked beans with pork stock or tomato sauce, the Canadian method is a little sweeter. French Canadian baked beans are cooked in glorious maple syrup, which makes it a match made in heaven for a nice slice of tempeh.


If you’ve never tried a beavertail, you’ve never lived. No, these aren’t actually cooked beaver tails, although suggesting that makes for a brilliant prank to play on foreigners. These are actually deep-fried pastries covered in lemon & sugar, maple syrup, cinnamon sugar, or Nutella.


Bannock is an ancient recipe that dates back to the First Nations people of Canada. It’s still just as tasty today, and it’s also quite simple to make. Like beaver tails, these satisfying pastries can be topped with a wide range of condiments, such as lemon juice, sugar, dark chocolate, or whatever else you might be thinking of.


We’ll end things with a recipe that most Canadians have probably never heard of. The Halifax donair is a pita sandwich filled with a wide range of ingredients, which can include falafel, tomatoes, and a special garlic sauce. It’s the perfect way to keep your energy levels up during winter.

There you have it! Plenty of ideas for the coming winter. Remember – cooking up your own food is always more satisfying than eating in – and it’ll come with the bonus of heating up your house due to the temperature of your oven…!

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