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Canadian food

Discover Pinterest’s 10 best ideas and inspiration for Canadian food. Get inspired and try out new things.

Canada’s favourite culinary traditions are regional mainstays that stem from a heritage that goes back to the Aboriginal ancestors and Canada’s first European settlers. These days, traditional Canadian foods are dished up with fun fresh epicurean twists that have the mouths watering for a whole new generation of foodie lovers. Food in Canada has come a long way. Forged from the oldest bedrock on earth in a country where the oldest skyscrapers are the ancient Redwoods is it any wonder then…

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Date Squares – this traditional Canadian recipe for date bars with oatmeal crumble topping is so easy to make and they turn out perfect every time. An old fashioned Canadian recipe for the best date squares ever!

16 ingredients

Produce
  • 3 1/8 cups Dates
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 tbsp Lemon, zest
Breakfast Foods
  • 2 cups Rolled oats
Baking & Spices
  • 1 tbsp 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp Coconut sugar
  • 50 g Coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla extract
Nuts & Seeds
  • 3/4 cups Coconut
Dairy
  • 19 tbsp Butter
Liquids
  • 3/4 cups Water
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Canada’s new food guide recommends eating mostly fruits, vegetables, and whole grains and choosing “protein foods that come from plants more often."

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8 · A recipe for Breakfast Poutine with Hollandaise Sauce.

13 ingredients

Meat
  • 6 slices Bacon, crisp cooked
  • 8 oz Breakfast sausage, cooked and crumbled
Produce
  • 1/2 (28 ounce) package French fries, frozen
  • 2 Green onions
  • 1/2 Lemon
  • 1/2 (28 ounce) package Tater tots, frozen
Refrigerated
  • 8 oz Cheddar cheese curds
  • 3 Egg yolks
  • 4 Eggs, large
Canned Goods
  • 1 tbsp Chicken stock
Baking & Spices
  • 1 pinch Cayenne pepper
  • 2 Salt and pepper
Dairy
  • 11/16 cup Butter, unsalted
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6 · These traditional Canadian foods are beyond tasty! From poutine to lobster rolls to dreamy desserts, bring a taste of Canada into your own home.

19 ingredients

Meat
  • 1 Calgary ginger beef recipe
  • 1 Montreal steak seasoning
Seafood
  • 1 Canadian salmon
  • 1 Nova scotia lobster rolls
Canned Goods
  • 1 French canadian-style crock pot split pea soup
Condiments
  • 1 Garlic fingers and donair sauce, Homemade
Baking & Spices
  • 1 Cinnamon sugar beaver tails
Bread & Baked Goods
  • 1 Easy bannock bread
  • 1 Maple glazed donuts, Baked
  • 1 Montreal bagels
Snacks
  • 1 Glazed maple shortbread cookies
Dairy
  • 1 Butter, Old Fashioned Tarts
Frozen
  • 1 Hawaiian pizza
Desserts
  • 5 Ingredient maple candy
Other
  • Classic Canadian Caesar Recipe
  • No-Bake Vegan Nanaimo Bars
  • Nova Scotia Style Donair
  • Poutine
  • Timbits
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"Snacks" is a history of Canadian snack foods, of the independent producers and workers who make them, and of the consumers who can’t put them down. Janis Thiessen profiles several iconic Canadian snack food companies, including Old Dutch Potato Chips, Hawkins Cheezies, and chocolate maker Ganong. These companies have developed in distinctive ways, reflecting the unique stories of their founders and their intense connection to specific locations. These stories of salty or sweet confections…

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