Canadian Military Family Magazine Winter 2016Look for The Wellness Soldier in the “Galley” section of the Canadian Military Family Magazine Winter 2016 issue.  We will be bringing you healthy and delicious recipes to help you.  If you would like to learn a little more about The Wellness Soldier and the work we’re doing, please click the >>LINK<<

For the Canadian Military Family Magazine Winter 2016 issue, the theme was “Comfort Foods” and what better comfort foods then our take on mac & cheese, and herb butter rubbed whole chicken.

Canadian Military Family Magazine Winter 2016 Recipe 1: Herbed Butter Chicken

Canadian Military Family Magazine Winter 2016Ingredients:

  • 1 Whole Chicken
  • 2 Tbsp Herbed Butter (See Other Recipe)
  • 30 ml Olive Oil
  • Half an Onion
  • Half a Lemon
  • Salt and Pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat Oven to 375°F.
  2. Rinse Chicken under cool water and pat dry.
  3. Lift up skin from the breasts and add a tablespoon of herbed butter onto the breasts, and under the skin.
  4. Spread butter evenly over the breast, and lay skin back over top of the breasts.
  5. Cut the onion and lemon into quarters and place them in the chicken.
  6. Rub the outside of the whole chicken with olive oil.
  7. Season with Salt and Pepper.
  8. Put in oven and cook for 1 hour or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F
  9. Serve, Eat Well, and Be Happy
Canadian Military Family Magazine Winter 2016 Recipe 2: Herbed Butter

Canadian Military Family Magazine Winter 2016 Ingredients:

  • ¾ Cup Whole Sage Leaves
  • 7 Stalks of Rosemary
  • 60 ml Thyme
  • 1 Cup Butter
  • Salt and Pepper

 

Directions:

  1. Remove herb leaves from stems.
  2. Place herbs in a food processor and process until chopped.
  3. Add butter and blend until incorporated.
  4. Salt and Pepper to taste.
  5. Serve, Eat Well, and Be Happy.
Canadian Military Family Magazine Winter 2016 Recipe 3: Sweet Potato Wedges

Canadian Military Family Magazine Winter 2016 Ingredients:

  • 6-8 Sweet Potatoes
  • 30 ml Chopped Rosemary
  • 40 ml Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 450°F.
  2. Cut sweet potatoes into wedges (or desired shape).
  3. Place potatoes in a bowl with rosemary and salt and pepper.
  4. Add olive oil and toss until wedges are coated with rosemary, olive oil, salt and pepper.
  5. Put on pan and place in oven for 20 minutes.
  6. Serve, Eat Well, and Be Happy!!
Canadian Military Family Magazine Winter 2016 Recipe 4: Gnocchi & Cheese

Canadian Military Family Magazine Winter 2016 Ingredients:

  • 1 Pound Bacon
  • 1 Package of Gnocchi
  • ¼ Head of Cauliflower
  • 1 Litre Vegetable Stock (or Chicken)
  • 1 Onion
  • 3 Cups of Your Favorite Cheese – Shredded
  • Salt and Pepper

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat broil to 550°F on your oven
  2. Cut onion into small dice, reserve half for Bacon mixture and half for Cauliflower mixture
  3. Cut bacon into chunks and cook to ¾ doneness, add Onions, and continue cooking until finished.
  4. Set bacon and onions aside
  5. Cut cauliflower into smaller pieces and place in a pot with the remaining onions and salt and pepper.
  6. Add stock to cauliflower until covered with liquid, and boil.
  7. When cauliflower is soft, blend in blender.
  8. Add cheese, and blend some more. Keep some cheese aside to top the dish.
  9. Taste, Season, Taste.
  10. Cook Gnocchi as directed on package.
  11. When the gnocchi is finished cooking and strained, Add the bacon mixture to the Gnocchi, then add the cheese sauce.
  12. Mix it all up and put it oven ready casserole dish, Top with left over Cheese, and broil in the oven.
  13. Serve, Eat Well, and Be Happy

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