Peach Crisp

By – Sara Brodsky, Culinary Services Coordinator – Calgary South The mom of my best friend for 46 years gave me this recipe. It is the best ever. When I was young my favourite part of going to their house was that there was always something freshly baked for our snack. Here it is: Mrs. Shaws…

Louisiana Benedict on Cornbread Muffins

Ingredients for Jalapeno Cornbread Muffins ½ cup flour 2 tablespoons corn meal 1 teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon garlic salt ½ cup milk 1 egg 1 tablespoon jalapeno, diced   Method Preheat oven to 375° on convection bake. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Portion out mixture into 6 large muffin cups. And bake…

Keto Friendly Omelette

Ingredients 2 teaspoons avocado oil 3 large eggs 2 ounces chard or spinach ½ cup shredded mozzarella or cheddar cheese 1 tablespoon heavy cream Directions In a bowl whisk eggs and cream together. Heat the avocado oil in a fry pan on medium/high heat. Add spinach and cook in the oil for 1 minute. Add…

Gourmet Bacon Mac & Cheese

Bacon/Bechamel Sauce 5 Strips maple peppered bacon 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 2 tablespoons butter 1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 1/2 cups cold milk 1/4 teaspoon paprika 1 pinch ground nutmeg 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste Cheese Sauce 4 ounces grated sharp white Cheddar cheese 1 ounce…

Honey Cake

Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah) is around the corner, September 9th, and is that time of year where we wish all a happy, healthy and sweet new year! The date changes as it goes by the lunar calendar. In my family, we celebrate our traditional dinner by making food with honey as a main ingredient;…

Sara’s Green Stuff

Sara Brodsky is the Culinary Coordinator at our Calgary South store. A self-taught cook, her inspiration came first from her mother, then from her interior design studies. Since becoming an interior designer, her enthusiasm and passion for colours have been applied more in cooking than in décor. A lot of recipes that Sara makes contain…

Back to School Fajita

By – Sara Brodsky, Culinary Services Coordinator – Calgary South Preparing school lunches could be an unexciting chore and if you skip preparing it in the evening, you’re too tired in the morning to put together a nice lunch, so school cafeteria lunch it is! UNLESS… Fajitas 1 chicken breast 1 red pepper 1 sweet onion…

Hard to Resist Kale Chips

Some of you may sigh thinking ‘oh gosh, kale again!’ It seems like kale has assumed control over our blue planet. In salads, soups, shakes, juices, wraps… Kale is everywhere! You may not find it as the number 1 choice of green addition to your plate or you may not want to battle against the…

Drinks & Tips for the Heat Wave

Strawberry Rhubarb smoothie ½ cup rhubarb ½ cup strawberries 1 cup frozen yogurt (vanilla) 1 cup orange juice Honey to taste Blend in blender and enjoy! Rhubarb Soda 3 cups cut up rhubarb 1 cup sugar 4 cups water Boil for 1 hour. Pour through a sieve Add 2 Tbsp. syrup to 1 cup soda…

Cinnamon Churros

Ingredients: yield 16 – 18 pcs 1 cup water 3 tablespoons white sugar ½ teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons sunflower oil 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup AP flour, sifted 2 litres canola oil for deep frying ½ cup white sugar 2 teaspoons cinnamon In a heavy saucepan, mix water, 3 tablespoons sugar, salt, vanilla, and…

Coffee Cake from my Favourite Aunt

By – Sara Brodsky, Culinary Services Coordinator – Calgary South I have been blessed with many Aunts that I loved for various reasons. My Auntie Shirley who I believe I take after was the Aunt I visited into adulthood and was there for me through thick and thin. I would drop in for a good dose…

Barbecue Burgers for a Rainy Day

1 pound lean ground beef 1 heaping tablespoon of Sara’s green stuff* 1 egg ¾ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon pepper ¾ cups bread crumbs or cracker crumbs 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 finely chopped onion 1 can tomato soup Mix ground beef, Sara’s green stuff, egg, salt, pepper, and bread crumbs…