Blog PostBrands we loveThese toasty and easy-to-make recipes are EXACTLY what you need to brave Canadian winters!

January 12, 2022

Hello, -20 weather. How we’ve missed you… not! 

Every year we get a swift and brutal reminder that winters in Canada are no joke. With temperatures falling every passing day and, despite our best efforts, the frigid cold seeping through our doors and windows, we think that it’s safe to say that many of us are already over it. But no matter how mentally checked out we are, the reality remains that we are in the throes of another intensely chilly winter, and the only way out is through. 

If you’re like us, one of the best things we can do to soften the blow of a fierce winter is with gobs and gobs of comforting foods. If there’s one thing that winter grants us, it’s the excuse to delve face-deep into roasty and toasty deliciousness – foods that would otherwise warm us up way too much in the summertime but are indispensable at this time of year.

It doesn’t take a ton of time or ingredients to indulge in the best of what winter foods have to offer, either. In fact, Chosen Foods shows us exactly how it can be done with their selection of incredible recipes. Since 2011 they have been igniting a passionate culinary lifestyle centring around quality, nutritious meals and exploring unique flavours – all of these recipes from them are no exception. 


If you need a little help to make it to spring, these recipes from Chosen Foods might be exactly what you need. Here are five deliciously toasty recipes to get you through the wintertime!


Homemade Churros


This sinfully delicious treat brings everything that you love about street food into your cosy kitchen. Delight in its golden-brown crunch, warm cinnamon notes, and toasty temperature without having to brave the cold outdoors!

Find the full recipe here.


Tofu Bao Buns with Spicy Carrots


Fluffy, chewy and filled with crisp delicious fillings, these bao buns are both mouthwatering and comforting. These incredible buns are stuffed with crispy tofu, pickled jalapenos, mayo, carrots, and can be prepared in just 25 minutes!

Find the full recipe here.


Pumpkin Chili


Is there anything better than a steamy bowl filled to the brum with chunky, deeply flavoured chili? This recipe from Chosen Foods is both hearty and heartwarming, and the perfect answer to days that dip below negative. 

Find the full recipe here.


Savoury French Onion Soup


The ultimate cosy winter soup! Tuck yourself in a blanket made from buttery croutons, creamy gruyere cheese, and the delicious aroma of caramelized onions. Rich and delightfully indulgent, there’s nothing like it at this time of year.

Find the full recipe here.


Pumpkin Mac n’ Cheese


Ooey gooey perfection. This velvety Monterey Jack sauce is so creamy, smooth and rich that it’ll take your mind off of the weather completely. Made better with smoked paprika and a sprinkle of chili flakes, this dish really brings the heat.

Find the full recipe here.

Try these recipes out today for some added comfort to carry you through the next couple of months. We promise you’ll thank yourself for it! You can find Chosen Foods’ avocado oils, sprays, and more at The Sweet Potato in the Junction neighbourhood of Toronto and recreate these recipes yourself. Happy cooking!