Happy Turkey Cooking!

Fresh or Frozen? Fresh birds tend to be juicier and more tender, however more expensive. Frozen birds can also be moist and tender if cooked properly and they are more economical. When buying, allocate about 1-1.5 pounds of raw turkey per person. For example, a 20 pound turkey should feed 10-15 people and still leave…

Turkey with Bread Dressing Sandwich

By Chef Lawntz Vernon, Trail Appliances, Edmonton Dressing – To Use as Bread Ingredients: 2 loaves gluten-free bread 4 tablespoons canola oil ¼ cup onion, finely diced 1/4 cup celery, finely diced 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 teaspoon thyme 1 teaspoon rosemary 1 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon salt 2 cups chicken or turkey stock Method:…

Beef Fajitas

Here’s our take on a favourite Mexican fare that’s sure to be a fiesta for your palate. Olé Ingredients: 1 red pepper, julienned 1 yellow pepper, julienned                                1 orange pepper, julienned 1 white onion, julienned 3 oz chipotle peppers, sliced…

Beer, Bacon and Cheddar Soup

A naughty but nice soup. 4-5 slices thick cut bacon, diced 1 medium onion, diced 2 stalks celery, diced 1 medium potato; peeled and cut into ¼-inch dice 2 clove garlic, minced 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1½ cups light-colored beer 1 cup chicken stock 2 cups milk ½ cup whipping cream 1 bay leaf 1…

Roasted Butternut Squash & Granny Smith Apple Soup

Ingredients: yield 4 litres 2 kg butternut squash, cubed 1 tablespoon sunflower oil 2 granny smith apples, peeled and cubed 1 cup pumpkin puree 3 litres vegetable stock 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon cinnamon, ground 2 teaspoons ginger, ground 2 teaspoons nutmeg, ground 1 teaspoon cloves, ground 1 teaspoon allspice, ground Salt and pepper to…

2019 Food Trends

Every year comes with a few new ideas on the way we’re eating, all in good effort for us to eat healthier, more delicious and heartier food. 2019 will do just that. This coming year’s food trends will start off with the Keto way of eating. Keto means consuming high protein and high fat foods…

Smokey Bacon Alfredo

Ingredients: yield 2 litres 7 strips bacon, diced ½ white onion, diced fine ½ cup butter ½ AP flour, sifted 2 litres 2% milk 2 tablespoons garlic, minced 1 teaspoon nutmeg 1 teaspoon liquid smoke, hickory Salt and pepper to taste In a large saucepot, sweat bacon and onions over medium low heat until translucent….

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…

Perfect Roast Turkey with Gluten Free Stuffing

  Ingredients 1 Whole Turkey 1 Stick Butter 1 Cinnamon stick 5 Tbsp. Italian seasoning 1 Tbsp. fresh crushed garlic 1/3 cup olive oil 5 tbsp. fresh rosemary 1 tbsp. fresh sage 3 tbsp. onion flakes Method Mix all the above and rub turkey all over and allow to marinate for 24 hours. Pre-heat oven…

Potluck Season is Upon Us

As it’s the season for potlucks and Christmas parties, we have a few ideas for you. Inspired by our own staff potluck, here are a few ideas and some simple recipes. Every year we pair the potluck with a version of secret Santa. Here are the rules. Each person grabs a present randomly and stands…

Habits for Healthy Cooking

Cooking habits may just be what you need for a healthier meal. Although the word “healthier” gives the impression of tasteless food, the contrary is true. Here are some tips for healthy and savoury cooking: Oils If you are cooking in higher temperatures, 200-500F degrees, the following oils are better to use: coconut oil, red…