The classic Caprese Italian salad is in an easy-to-tote muffin form – think picnic! Juicy cherry tomatoes, creamy mozzarella and bright basil join flavorful forces with the mild taste of canola oil, producing a tender treat.
Inspired by street foods of Sicily, this dish can be enjoyed as an appetizer or a main dish.
Fresh Lemongrass Marinade
Canola is the perfect oil for our Asian marinade, stable enough to stand up to the high heat of the grill.
Saturated vs. Unsaturated Fats Debate
WebMD reported on a widely publicized study from BMJ that reviews decades old research about saturated fat.
Move Over Olive Oil
Bustle states the facts – olive oil is not the oil of choice for certain cooking methods because of the low smoke point.
Bake to Differ
“Keep all your holiday desserts waistline-friendly by baking with canola oil,” writes registered dietitian Julie Upton in an article on holiday favorites with health benefits for PopSugar.com.
When it’s time to celebrate the eight-day miracle of Hanukkah, even the White House reaches for canola oil, according to The New York Times.
‘Well-Oiled Wisdom’ for Home Cooks
Tasting Table advises readers on how to choose the right cooking oil for the job, explaining the advantages of smoke point and versatility.
Canola Oil Goes for the Gold
Seven-time Olympic medalist Shannon Miller shares CanolaInfo’s recipe for Cherry-Almond Protein Energy Balls from its new “Movable Feast” collection created by sports dietitian Mitzi Dulan.
Hot in Canola Oil
Newly minted Food Network host and cookbook author Valerie Bertinelli cooks up her recipe for Chicken Cutlets with Spicy Arugula in canola oil on NBC’s “Today” show.
Men, Stock Your Kitchens
Men’s Fitness magazine lists nine pantry staples, including a high-heat cooking oil like canola for sautéing and frying.
Spring into Summer Salads
A CanolaInfo recipe for Barley Salad with Spinach and Strawberries is featured on CTV with Ellen Pruden of CanolaEatWell.
Eat Like a Viking
The Nordic Diet continues to grow in popularity, reports Yahoo! Health.
Ingredients for Quick, Healthy Meals
We are on the move more than ever, making labor-intensive meals rare, according to a Time.com article.
Show Your Heart Some Love
A health educator at Vanderbilt University shares a list of steps with the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Reporter for maintaining a healthier heart just in time for February’s Heart Month.
Bake Cake and Eat it Too
Sarah-Jane Bedwell, a registered dietitian and blogger for Self.com, shared a recipe for chocolate cherry cake.
Super Bowl Snacks
Regardless of who you are rooting for this Sunday, everyone can agree that snacks are important to any Super Bowl party.
Sing Along with '12 Days of Delicious'
In December, CanolaInfo promoted holiday desserts made with canola oil with a “12 Days of Delicious” media campaign themed after the popular song, “The 12 Days of Christmas.”
Spice it Up with a New Recipe
Registered dietitian Manuel Villacorta encourages trying a new recipe this holiday season on his “Eating Free” blog, such as churros with spiked chili cocoa sugar from CanolaInfo.
Eliminate the Mystery
Chef George Geary appeared on The CW’s “San Diego Living” this week to show off a collection of delicious peppermint recipes, including a peppermint mocha martini and a chocolate peppermint cake.
Cut Saturated Fat During the Holidays
Thanksgiving may have passed, but December is filled with tempting treats from Christmas parties to New Year’s celebrations.
Bake Up Some Comfort Food
Mairlyn Smith, professional home economist and guest expert on Canada’s popular “CityLine” and “Breakfast TV” shows, shares with The Province how she accomplished a few goals on her bucket list.
Recipes Fit to Cook
MyFitnessPal and Cooking Light have teamed together to produce a book of low-calorie recipes.
Swap Out Butter
Baking season means stockpiling the pantry with flour, sugar and vanilla extract. Do you really need to buy butter in bulk though?
Lighten Up the Holidays
Katherine Brooking and Julie Upton, both registered dietitians, share with Newswatch viewers how to make holiday recipes healthier by using canola oil.
Watch Step-by-Step Videos on Desserts for the Holidays from The Culinary Institute of America
Celebrate Pumpkin Season
There’s no need for any pumpkin to turn into a carriage at midnight, especially if it helps create delicious desserts like this Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Drizzle.
Healthy Stamp of Approval
Chef Joyce Chen, a pioneer in Chinese cooking in the U.S., is one of five celebrity chefs to be honored by the U.S. Postal Service with her own postage stamp.
Chow Down with Carla Hall
Co-host of “The Chew” and “Top Chef” alum Carla Hall is aiming to open a Nashville-style chicken restaurant in New York with the help of crowd-funding source Kickstarter, according to Fox News.
Simple Swaps for Latin Cooking
Nutrition expert Manuel Villacorta replaces unhealthy fats such as lard and butter with heart-healthy canola oil. The result? Delicious, flavorful and better-for-you Latin dishes.
One Fish, Two Fish ...
Chef Ed McFarland knows his way around a grill, especially when it comes to fish. He emphasizes to Forbes.com that a hot grill top is key to properly cooking fish.
Say 'I Do' to Kale
National Kale Day has come and gone, but there is still plenty of time to learn how to prepare those leafy greens from the farmer’s market.
When Oprah makes a suggestion, ears perk up. While it does not involve a free car, this recipe for Classic Granola is the perfect snack for those on-the-go.
Bake Pies with Canola Oil
The fall issue of Canada's Eat In Eat Out magazine features delicious pastries made with canola oil-based pie crusts.
Share Summer Produce
The Manitoba Co-Operator shared a zesty recipe for Wilted Rainbow Chard with Seared Eggplant and Parsley Vinaigrette from the CanolaInfo collection.
Street Cart Cooking
CBC Radio’s “D is for Dinner” program features summer festival fare at its finest with a recipe for pork-filled bao (Chinese steamed buns) from food truck chef Tarkek Hassen.
Fair Showcases Canola Oil-Fried Treat
The 2014 Canadian National Exposition in Toronto launches today with a menu of attention-grabbing dishes, including a chocoholic’s take on fried chicken made with canola oil.
In Other Fried Chicken News …
Tasting Table’s new guide to preparing great fried chicken includes this tidbit on selecting the right frying fat: “Keep things simple with a neutral oil, like canola.”
Summer Salad Hits the Grill
Grilling adds sweetness to late summer produce at its best with CanolaInfo’s Caramelized Corn and Red Pepper Salad with Chives.
Cook Like a Cowboy
You can grill steak, broil it, pan-fry it or simply place it in an oven.
Jump for Bok Choy
This recipe for Spinach Salad with Seared Bok Choy, Ginger and Cilantro is a mouth-watering medley of tastes and textures.
Straighten Up and Fry Right
If you are going to deep fry your food, why not make sure it’s done right?
Get Your Shrimp in Order
Shrimp may be small, but the flavour in this dish is anything but thanks to a trio of peppers: fresh chili powder, smoked paprika and red pepper flakes.
Vegetables Are Tasty With Canola Oil
In a feature food article on vegetable butchery, The Star discusses recipes where meat is not the “star.”
Grill Out and Eat Up
Registered Dietitian Katherine Brooking provides tips for healthy barbecuing in The Huffington Post.
Cook like a 'Top Chef' Judge
At a recipe demonstration, “Top Chef” Judge Gail Simmons of Food & Wine magazine offered her insight on cooking and canola oil, reports Lake Michigan Shore magazine.
Don't Nix All Fats
While the verdict is still out on saturated fat, it's always wise to stick to unsaturated fats, indicates a Richmond Times-Dispatch.
In a guide to healthy cooking oils, EatingWell recommends using polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats over saturated fats to reduce the risk of heart disease.
Cozy Up with Coffee Cake
Lemon and blueberry are a lovely match in this yogurt coffee cake made with heart-healthy canola oil from The Chronicle Herald.
Keep it Light
Whether it is for Mother’s Day, a spring brunch, or afternoon tea, this Limoncello Cake will hit the sweet spot.
Makeover Dinner with Canola Oil
CanolaInfo partner Meal Makeover Moms dispels myths about canola oil in an April podcast and blog post.
Katie Cooks with Canola
On her talk show Katie," Katie Couric features Food Network star and registered dietitian Ellie Krieger cooking a recipe with canola oil from Krieger's new dinner-in-a-hurry cookbook, Weeknight Wonders.
Celebrity Chef Reaches for Canola Oil
Ninety-eight percent of the time, I cook with canola oil, says top chef and restaurateur Bobby Flay in a feature on cooking tips in Bon Appetit.
Enjoy a Taste of India
Check out CanolaInfo.orgs newly collected recipes by cookbook author Raghavan Iyer.
Bobby Flay Cooks Light with Canola Oil
On his show Brunch at Bobbys, Food Networks Bobby Flay uses canola oil to prepare a smoked salmon crostini thats part of a healthy brunch menu.
Eat Like the Irish
Everyone is Irish on St. Patricks Day, so why not eat like the Irish, too?
Eat Like an Olympian
With the 2014 Olympics drawing to a close, it is time to begin training for the 2018 Winter Olympics or maybe just your next workout!
Cook With the Healthy Choice
The Hindustan Times of India profiles healthier cooking oils, such as canola.
Fuel Up for Improved Fitness
CanolaInfo teamed up with Michele Macedonio, R.D., C.S.S.D., L.D., team dietitian for Major League Baseballs Cincinnati Reds, to promote healthy recipes made with canola oil for the everyday athlete.
"Reformulate" Your Veggies with Canola Oil
Diabetes presents an array of challenges when planning meals.
Fuel Up for 2014
Jump start the new year with CanolaInfos Fuel Up for Fitness recipe collection, a starting line-up of six flavourful, healthy dishes to help the everyday athlete prepare for exercise and repair muscles after workouts.
Cook Chili "Fit" for a Winter Storm
Winter usually brings out our cravings for cozy comfort foods, which are not always the healthiest.
Pantry Staples Yield Quick, Healthy Meals
Looking for a quick, inexpensive and healthy meal?
Saskatchewan Celebrates Chanukah with Canola Oil
Jewish friends and families from Regina and Saskatoon gathered in Saskatchewan for the first province-wide Chaunkah celebration.
When Cooking, Choose Canola Oil
In a summary of recent health research, CNN included the study that was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal and reported widely in recent weeks.
Put Thanksgiving Leftovers to Use
Now that the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday has come and gone, its time to get creative with leftovers in the refrigerator.
Stay Healthy and Lean at College
The infamous freshman 15 is an unfortunate side effect for many college students.
Enjoy Diabetes-Smart Comfort Food
Having diabetes doesnt mean comfort food is off the table.
Trick or Treat with Canola Oil
Earn brownie points this Halloween with a decadent and healthier recipe for brownies made with zucchini.
Lighten Up with Cornbread and Canola Oil
Craving a comfort food, but dont want to lose sight of health?
Get Grilling with Canola Oil
Just because summer is over doesnt mean you cant keep your outdoor grill fired up.
Welcome Fall with CanolaInfo
With the official beginning of fall this weekend, why not head to the kitchen for a seasonal celebration?
Say "I Do" to Engaging (and Healthy) Appetizers
Engagement parties and weddings are wonderful occasions for a variety of reasons, including the food.
Ring in the New Year with Canola Oil
As Jews everywhere celebrate Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, ensure a sweet year ahead with CanolaInfos take on the traditional Honey Cake.
Curb Saturated Fats with Healthier Street Eats
Grabbing a quick bite from a street vendor might not always be the healthiest dining option, but there are a few trucks out there that are trying to appeal to conscious consumers.
Go Mediterranean to Avoid Strokes
A startling 795,000 strokes occur per year in the U.S., according to the Society for Vascular Surgery.
'Brown Your Fat' with Canola Oil
Not all fats are bad for you in fact some are essential to your well-being.
Create Instant Sandwich Makeover
Stuck in a sandwich rut? Kick it up a notch with canola oil-based mayo.
Say Olé to Authentic Tostadas
Cooking authentic Mexican food may seem overwhelming, but NBC Latino shares a recipe for pork tostadas that is delicious and accessible for the everyday cook.
Spritz Summer Fare with Flavour
Cold-pressed canola oils buttery, nutty taste is catching the attention of Canadian chefs and cooking enthusiasts, reports the Edmonton Journal.
Swap Out Butter for Healthier Cookies
Canola oil is a smart choice for diabetes-friendly baked goods, according to an article on Prevention.com.
Cape Cod Fries Chips Right
Like all of its chips, Cape Cods newest flavour will be cooked in heart-healthy canola oil.
Get Your Grill On
Whether youre celebrating Canada Day (July 1) or Independence Day (July 4), its time to fire up the grill for some great summer cooking.
Summer Grilling Goes Lighter
Culinary.net suggests readers put a healthy spin on German-style barbecue foods with canola oil
Lighter Pancakes with Canola Oil
In a post on April 26, popular parenting site Babble.com featured a recipe by mommy blogger and cookbook author Jennie Perillo for healthy whole-grain pancakes made with canola oil.
Ellie Krieger Talks up CanolaInfo Recipes
Radio listeners across the country tuned in May 2 to hear Cooking Channels Ellie Krieger, M.S., R.D., discuss CanolaInfos Mothers May the Healthy Way recipe collection.
Swap Out Butter with Canola Oil
More evidence points to canola oil as an essential fat for your diet.
Show Mom Love with Heart-Healthy Cooking
The month of May means Mothers Day is coming and Ellie Krieger has delicious recipes that your mom will love.
Indian Cooking Stars Canola Oil
Inspired by Vancouvers Times of India Film Awards in April, The Vancouver Sun highlighted unique Indian recipes that use canola oil.
Canola Oil Heats Up in India
Elle India, a leading womens lifestyle magazine, featured a blurb about canola oil in its April issue.
Mediterranean Diet Includes Canola Oil
The Mediterranean diet which is rich in fresh fruits, vegetables, fish and monounsaturated fats such as canola oil boosts heart health.
Cook Seasonal Produce with Canola Oil
Bring spring into the kitchen with a seasonal dish from CanolaInfos extensive recipe database.
Comfort Your Heart This Winter
The winter weather is coming to an end across many parts of Canada and the U.S. yet CanolaInfos Comfort Your Heart recipe collection lives on.
"March" to Comfort Your Heart
Comfort foods are hearty but they can be heart-healthy, too! CanolaInfos Comfort Your Heart recipe collection is the perfect way to kick off Nutrition Month in March.
Make Canola Oil Your Valentine
Surprise a loved one this Valentines Day and make a romantic dish from CanolaInfos extensive recipe database!
Flay Dishes on Canola Oil
U.S. Celebrity Chef Bobby Flay appeared on The Rachel Ray Show on Jan. 15 and answered questions from the audience, including one about the best oil to work with from a health perspective.
Canola Oil Lightens Up Cookies
Bella Online recommended canola oil instead of butter in its recipe for Lighter Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies because, canola oil is high in omega-3, making it heart-healthy.
Comfort Your Heart This Winter
While winter weather has settled in across many parts of Canada and the U.S., CanolaInfos Comfort Your Heart recipe collection has continued to teach consumers about the benefits of using simple ingredient swaps and healthier cooking techniques to make heart-healthy entrées.
Smart Time to Buy Heart-Smart Cookbook
In case you dont already have a copy of The Heart-Smart Diabetes Kitchen: Fresh, Fast, and Flavorful Recipes Made with Canola Oil, now is a good time to purchase one.
Comfort Your Heart This Winter
To prove that comfort foods can be heart-healthy, CanolaInfo launched a Comfort Your Heart recipe collection with six hearty and healthy entrées.
Summer Twist on a Cozy Classic
While the combination of green beans and potatoes is usually served as a warm side to ham or bacon, the Washington Post published a lighter and chillier version to serve at a summer picnic.
Sweet Treat Goes Heart Healthy with Canola Oil
This banana blueberry bread recipe from Health Magazine is chock full of nutrients with potassium-packed bananas, antioxidant-rich blueberries and omega 3-containing canola oil.
Southern Secret for Perfect Fried Chicken
Canola Camper and food writer/stylist Denise Vivaldo recently discovered the key to recreating her mothers fried chicken: canola oil.
Cheers to Caribbean Cupcakes
A playful spin on the classic cupcake also proves to be a little healthier thanks to canola oil.
Reap More of Veggies Rewards with Canola Oil
A bowl of colourful, fresh vegetables just got even healthier with a splash of canola oil.
Hold Butter for a Healthy Wake-up
A popular breakfast indulgence just got a bit healthier thanks to canola oil.
Slim Down with Healthy Fats
Super fats may help you lose weight, according to Dr. Mehmet Oz. Five super fats, including canola oil, help put you into fat-burning mode and make you feel satisfied, he says. Canola oil has the least saturated fat of all cooking oils half that of olive oil Oz notes. Chef Franklin Becker adds that canola oil wont mask the taste of other ingredients, simply delivering health benefits.
Gluten-Free Goodness with Canola Oil
Black beans may seem like an unusual dessert ingredient, but these gluten-free, vegan brownies are a mouth-watering treat for any sweet tooth.
Drive Streets Eats Home
Want to bring delicious street eats from top American food truck chefs into your kitchen?
Spice Things up with Canola Oil
Kick it up a notch with Seared Ginger Salmon with Hot and Sour Slaw!
Celebrate Easter with CanolaInfos Spiced Lamb Strips with Mint and Cilantro recipe.
Canola Oil Now in Mediterranean Diet
Readers Digest Canada reports that several studies have shown Mediterranean diets high in monounsaturated fat and low in saturated fat promote heart health.
Keep Your Brain Young With Omega-3s
A study from the University of California-Los Angeles Easton Center for Alzheimers Disease Research shows people with diets deficient in omega-3 fatty acids were more susceptible to accelerated brain aging.
Recipe for Heart Health
In honor of February being Heart Month, ABC-TVs "Good Morning America" online released four simple steps to improve heart health.
Viva, Canola Oil!
U.S. Celebrity Chef Bobby Flay offers a canola oil twist on the classic fajita in Oregons Mail Tribune.
Out with Butter, In with Canola Oil
Eating healthfully can still be satisfying for the taste buds. Food Networks Ellie Krieger, M.S., R.D., recommends replacing some butter in desserts with canola oil.
Bake Healthier with Canola Oil
To combat the "low fat is best" myth, nutrition experts at the Harvard School of Public Health and chefs and registered dietitians at The Culinary Institute of America have developed five new muffin recipes with healthy fats like canola oil, whole grains and less salt and sugar.
Heart-Healthy Dude Foods
Chris Mohr, Ph.D., R.D., shared one of CanolaInfos heart-healthy dude food recipes with Mens Health Magazine.
A Back-to-Basics Kitchen
January may be the time to get back to basics in your kitchen after what may have been an overindulgent holiday season.
CanolaInfo Offers Disease-Preventing Recipes
In December, CanolaInfo launched its "Hearty and Healthy Winter Recipe Collection" by CanolaInfo spokeswoman and nationally recognized nutrition expert, Keri Glassman, M.S., R.D., C.D.N.
In addition to recommending the Mediterranean diet for weight control, its being recommended for possibly slowing mental decline as one ages.
This twist on a classic oven-roasted turkey breast uses canola oil and includes "classic New England ingredients," using apple cider to keep the bird moist during cooking and maple syrup and brown sugar for a delicious glaze.
Lightening the Load on Latkes
U.S. celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito has undertaken a mission to lighten the load on latkes, a traditional Hanukkah food.
Indian Celebrity Chef Uses Canola Oil
Award-winning chef Kunal Kapoor provided a recipe for Apple Shrikhand with Malpua (apple-flavored yogurt with a pancake) and he uses "light and heart-healthy" canola oil to fry the malpuas.
CanolaInfo to the Rescue this Holiday Season
CanolaInfo recipes were featured in various media outlets in an article that aimed to give readers easy, healthy recipes for simple meal planning around the busy holiday season.
Tsai Sighs Over Canola Oil
Renowned chef and TV host Ming Tsai was a guest on ABC-TVs "The View" recently where he prepared Asian dishes like chow mein and potstickers with canola oil for the hosts in honour of Whoopi Goldbergs birthday.
Wishing You a Berry Good Holiday Season
Cranberries are a mainstay on the dining room table during the holiday season, but cranberry sauce can be used as a delicious condiment for poultry year-round, in sauces or even breakfast pastries.
First Lady Celebrates Winning Recipes That Contain Canola Oil
First Lady Michelle Obama celebrated a group of students who have cooked up some tasty ways to promote healthy eating for Americas youth through school lunches.
The Great Pumpkin Invasion
Pumpkin-flavoured foods are everywhere, but for good reason theyre delicious.
A Diabetes-Friendly Menu Plan
Living with diabetes is no easy task, but you can make your life easier and feel better by carefully monitoring intake of fibre, carbohydrates, protein, sodium and fat.
Autumn is squash season and if youre looking for creative ways to use this veggie, try this Red Lentil Soup with Butternut Squash recipe, which offers plenty of fibre, healthy fats (canola oil) and warmth.
"Produce" a Great Meal
The days of fresh summer produce are slowly waning so grab the last of the bunch at the grocery store or your vegetable garden and try this heart-healthy Quinoa, Black Bean & Mango Salad recipe.
"Fall" for Puréed Soups
Autumn is a great time of year to take the pickings from your summer vegetable garden and purée them into a delicious soup.
Blueberries for Breakfast
Julie Van Rosendaal, food writer and recipe developer, supplies healthy and delicious blueberry-inspired breakfast recipes, some of which call for canola oil.
Want Fries with That?
On NBC-TVs "The Today Show," website, the latest Home Chef Challenge winner presents her simple, yummy recipe for garlic Parmesan oven fries.
Be a Smart Cookie by Baking These Cookies
Wondering how to bake cookies that are delicious and better-for-you?
Sale Leads to Salivating Recipe
On a recent trip to the grocery store, a food writer noticed a sale on pork tenderloin and pineapple, inspiring her to visualize and create a recipe for Pork Loin Fillet with Spicy Pineapple Salsa.
Fire Up the Grill with Flay's Favourites
Celebrity chef Bobby Flays favourite summer recipes include Ribeye with Goat Cheese, Meyer Lemon-Honey Mustard and Watercress, for which he recommends coating the sides of the steak with canola oil for a nice golden brown colour.
Comfort Food Lightened Up
"Summer comfort food" lighter, fresher dishes still capable of satiating is a term thats been popping up on food blogs and columns, reported Cox Newspapers.
Canola Oil-Based Brownies Pack a Punch
In her new cookbook "Healthy Starts Here!," author Mairlyn Smith, a Second City improv alum, uses humour to get her point across about eating healthy.
In a series of summer salad recipes from the Associated Press, Michelin Star Chef Eric Ripert offers up a recipe he created while visiting Vietnam.
Chef Carla Hall Reels in Media Interest for CanolaInfo
On May 13, Carla Hall of "Top Chef," CanolaInfo spokesperson, showcased her "Go Fish with Canola Oil" recipe and video collection during a Satellite Media Tour.
Flour-Free, Protein-Rich Chocolate Cake
This recipe for Quinoa Chocolate Cake has no wheat or flour of any kind perfect for people with gluten-free needs.
Go Fish with Canola Oil and Carla Hall
You no longer have to go fishing for easy, tasty seafood recipes.
Carla Hall from "Top Chef" presents Go Fish With Canola Oil
Fish Tips, Recipe and Video Collection
Salad Dressings Made with Canola Oil Debut
T. Marzetti Co. announced Simply Dressed®, a new line of refrigerated salad dressings that "combines basic ingredients and fresh flavours to create a perfect complement to any salad.
Have an Eggs-cellent Easter!
Reservations for Easter brunch fill up fast at restaurants, so why not whip up delicious and healthy omelets for your company instead?
Canola Popping Oil Makes Red Carpet Debut
Richardson Oilseed announced it has developed a canola oil-based popping oil, Pop-It, and popcorn topping, Top-It, that it will debut at the cinema-themed tradeshow CinemaCon in Las Vegas this March.
Easy to Digest Diet Rules
In order to lose weight while staying upbeat and satisfied, make sure meals have a nice balance of protein, produce and grains in order to keep serotonin levels in check, reported Womens Health magazine.
Dress Your Salad with Good Fats
Two researchers recently called for the end of the term "low-fat," saying people should focus more on consuming good fats poly- and monounsaturated and less on trans and saturated fats
Baking: Info & Tips
Canola oil is light, clear and has a mild flavor that does not interfere with the taste of baked goods. It blends easily with other ingredients to produce a moist product with soft texture. In addition, by replacing other solid fats with canola oil, recipes are not only lower in trans and saturated fat, but in their total fat content as well. These are great reasons for cooking and baking with canola oil!
An Introduction to Cooking with Canola Oil
Fat plays several important roles in cooking. It acts as a heat transfer medium in frying, creates crisp textures and intense flavours when browning, moistens and tenderizes food, aids in leavening, creates emulsions and gives the mouthfeel we all enjoy.
Deep-Frying: Info & Tips
Today, we know about the cholesterol in animal fats and are using more healthful vegetable oils, with high smoke points like canola, to fry our foods. Most people consider deep frying a high fat cooking method and while it does yield tasty results, it is usually considered as occasional cooking methods, for special meals.
Fondue: Info & Tips
The success of fondue starts with the proper ingredients and equipment. Canola oil's mild flavour and high smoke point make it an ideal oil for fondue. Fondue is French for "melted". Traditional Burgundian fondue or fondue bourguignonne, refers to cooking vegetables and/or raw meats in a pot of simmering oil and serving them with a variety of delicious sauces.
Grilling: Info & Tips
With very little preparation, you can create some flavorful barbeque dishes using marinades. Marinades usually combine oil, acids, herbs, spices, and often a sweetener. Acids such as vinegar, wine or citrus juices act as tenderizers while oils help foods retain moisture. Canola oil with its light taste allows marinade-seasoning flavors such as garlic, mustard, herbs, and other spices to dominate.
Salads: Info & Tips
With any great salad there is a great vinaigrette! A basic vinaigrette blends an acid, usually vinegar, lemon juice, etc., with oil, salt, pepper and other seasonings. Canola oil, which is light in colour, texture, and taste is ideal for vinaigrettes. It allows for a smooth mouth feel without heaviness. The vinaigrette remains clear and free running when refrigerated.
Saute & Stir Fry: Info & Tips
Canola oil's light texture is the perfect choice for sautéing or stir frying. Associated with the wondrous flavors of the Far East, stir-frying is simple, but requires a basic understanding of timing, sequence and the amount of heat required. Stir-frying means to quickly sear small pieces of food in a large pan or wok over high heat.