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…

Finger Licking, Moist BBQ Chicken

Ingredients 1 whole chicken 3 tablespoon kosher salt 5 cups ice water 1 tablespoon paprika 1 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon garlic powder 2 tablespoon Sara’s green stuff 1 cup ketchup 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon maple syrup 1 tablespoon paprika 1 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon garlic powder Directions Soak chicken in salted ice water for…

Barbecued Fruit Salad with Raspberry Lime Vinaigrette

Ingredients yield 4 servings Vinaigrette 4 tablespoons raspberry vinegar 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon lime juice 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard Pinch salt and pepper ¼ cup sunflower oil Prepare vinaigrette by combining all ingredients but the oil and mixing thoroughly. Once mixed, add the oil very slowly while mixing in order to emulsify. Salad ¼…

Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothies

Ingredients yield approximately 3.5 cups 6oz blueberries, fresh 2oz cranberries, fresh 2oz pomegranate seeds 2 bananas 1 pear, skinned and chopped 2 tablespoons honey 1 vanilla bean, shelled 3 tablespoons lime juice ½ cup coconut milk In large blender, combine berries, pomegranate seeds, lime juice, vanilla, honey, and pear. Puree on high until mostly smooth….

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…

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…

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…

Ultraviolet Smoothie

1 handful of greens (kale, spinach, etc.) ½ beet, peeled and chopped 1 cup mixed berries ½ banana ¼ cup greek yogurt Juice from half a lime Water/milk/non-dairy milk as desired Blend. Drink. Enjoy.

Tropikale Smoothie

2 large handfuls of fresh kale, chopped ½ cup pineapple, frozen ½ cucumber ½ banana ½ apple ½ avocado 1 teaspoon coconut oil 1 tablespoon honey, maple, a date, or your choice of sweetener Water as desired (approximately ¼- ½ cup) Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

2018 Food Trends | Tabbouleh Salad Recipe

The trends for 2018 are healthy and vegan recipes. One of the best cook books our Red Deer-based chef, Chef Sue, has recommended is Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi and‎ Sami Tamimi. There is also certain wines and pairings that are trending for 2018 and we’ll further elaborate on them in a separate blog post in the future. The trends…

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…