Elegant Valentine’s Dinner for 2

Chef Lawntz Vernon of our Edmonton South store shares his recipe for a dinner for two. Vol-Au-Vent Ingredients: 1 box frozen patty shells/pastry 12 asparagus spears Salt Pepper Oil 3 tablespoons butter 20—34/38 raw shrimp, tails removed “Old Bay” Seasoning 1 cup flour ½ cup 18% cream 120 gram crab meat fresh, frozen or canned…

Bacon Mac & Cheese

Hands down, Mac N Cheese is cheesy, yummy comfort food. Zest it up with some bacon and mmmm, mmmm, great! 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,…

Homestyle Chicken Noodle Soup

Soup is a great comfort food especially in the thick of winter. What better way to keep us snug than a bowl of Chicken Noodle Soup? Not only is this recipe great in taste, it is also a great source of protein, vitamins & minerals which help us fight germs. Ingredients: 100 grams egg noodles,…

Food Trends in 2020

The beginning of a New Year is always exciting in many ways. It’s the time of year we tend to make promises to do more of this and less of that. The most common goal, to eat healthier, is set to counteract all the indulgent foods we’ve ingested the couple of months of Christmas revelry,…

Homestyle Turkey Stew

Ingredients: 2  pounds cooked turkey, diced small 2 onions, diced 1 carrot, diced 2 stalks celery, diced 3 tablespoons butter 4 litres chicken or turkey stock *Leftover additions: stuffing (chopped small), mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, root vegetables (carrots/parsnips) 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 2 teaspoons thyme Salt and pepper to taste Method: Sweat onions, carrots, and…

Back To School Lunch Tips

Where has the summer gone? Some schools are getting ready to reopen and some are already in the swing of things for the 2019/2020 school year.  So what should we make for the kids to bring, that’s healthy, nutritious AND tasty?  It’s hard to come up with new ideas. The first suggestion is to PLAN!…

Cleaning Your Grilling Machine

It’s Grilling Time!  Traditionally, spring is the perfect time to prep and clean your grill.  As we all know, summers in Alberta and Saskatchewan are short so we have to pack in as much barbecuing as we can, though we really can barbecue any time of the year.  Keeping your barbecue in tip-top shape is…

A Chef’s Best Friend

Some kitchen tools are essential for making food magic happen! Here are three tools we think are a chef’s best friends. Immersion Blenders Chefs swear by immersion blenders; they’re great for pureeing hot soups and sauces and also for things that could be too much volume for a regular blender. The best things about immersion…

Chef David Hamilton’s 2018 Food Trends

Transparency is the most notable food trend in 2018. Where your food comes from and exactly what’s in it is much more important now than it was ten years ago. Actively seeking foods that are sourced out through ethical, sustainable means is not just a trend, it’s a behaviour that is here to stay. Whenever…

Homemade Instant Noodles

Packing lunch everyday for work could get a bit repetitive after a while. We tried to get creative and made our own version of a homemade instant noodles recipe.   Ingredients 1-2 tablespoon bottled satay sauce Grated carrot Chopped pepper Chopped purple cabbage Sliced green snap peas Cooked noodles Chicken 2/3 cube organic, no sodium…

National Take the Stairs Day Tips

In light of New Years’ resolutions and healthy living, seize the opportunity of today being National Take the Stairs Day. Here are a few tips on how to stay active on a daily basis. Start by, well, taking the stairs and skipping elevators and escalators. Park your car a bit farther than your place of…