Here’s a recipe that’s stood the test of time. It’s a fun recipe to do during an outdoor picnic in the snow. But use the smallest turkey you can find.
*Use the Traditional Brined Turkey recipe or a regular thawed turkey.
Pat turkey dry. Combine seasonings in small bowl. Stir to blend. Separate skin from meat underneath breasts and thighs. Spread some of the seasoning under skin and sprinkle remaining seasoning all over turkey and rub with your fingers to spread evenly. Open beer can in two places on the top of can using a church-key-style can opener. Pour out 1/3 of the can into a container and set aside.
Splay turkey legs apart and carefully lower upright turkey over beer can. Then gently press bird over can to make sure itu2019s fully supported.
Sprinkle soaked wood chips in a foil pie plate and place directly onto barbecue heat source. Preheat barbecue to 350 F (180 C). When wood chips begin to smoke, place upright turkey on beer can perpendicular onto barbecue grill. Adjust turkey so it is vertically stable. Close barbecue lid and smoke turkey over medium heat, about 2 to 3 hours or until instant-read thermometer registers 160 F (75 C) when inserted into thickest portion of breast. Sprinkle a little remaining beer occasionally onto wood chips.
Remove and place turkey, back side down, on carving board to rest for 20 to 30 minutes. Carefully remove beer can and carve meat to serve.
This recipe is part of the Festive Fusions collection.
The stars of this delicious curry dish are yellow and orange fruits and vegetables, which are high in a form of carotenoids called xanthophylls. These compounds have more of a yellow pigment as opposed to their orangier cousins, the carotenes. While a powerful antioxidant, xanthophylls are mostly associated with maintaining good eye health. Mix and match This curry is easily adaptable to whichever vegetables you have on hand. Experiment to find your favourite combination.
Here, the breakfast favourite, granola, serves as a crunchy topping for this salad featuring seasonal delights, including sweet butternut and apple. The maple-date dressing is sure to be kid-approved. You can add cooked lentils to move it from side dish to complete plant-based meal. If desired, swap out butternut for pumpkin or sweet potato and add a creamy touch with feta or soft goat cheese. Date night Soft and oh-so sweet, Medjool dates are a great way to add natural sweetness to everything from baked goods to DIY energy bars and dressings. You’ll also benefit from their fibre and nutrients, including vitamin B6 and potassium, which aren’t found in refined sugar.
What better way to celebrate healthy eating than with cake? Thanks to a healthy dose of orange fruits and vegetables, this cake is chock full of carotenoids, a compound that converts to vitamin A in the body and is essential for proper immune health and good eye health. Nibble-size it! Can’t wait to eat cake? Skip the frosting and roll the cake base into balls to create nibble-sized cake bites.
Red vegetables and fruits are rich in lycopene. This plant nutrient is a potent antioxidant that also happens to provide foods such as tomatoes, watermelon, red peppers, and grapefruit with their characteristic colours. Lycopene has been linked to a range of health benefits including promoting optimal heart health and potentially preventing or slowing down certain types of cancers. Time saver You can cut your prep time for this recipe by using jarred fire-roasted red peppers instead of making your own and 3 cups (750 mL) jarred marinara sauce.