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…

Grilled Sea Bass Skewers with Hawayaj & parsley

2 pounds Sea Bass 2 garlic cloves ½ teaspoon crushed chillies 1 cup chopped flat parsley 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoon olive oil Lemon wedge for serving Hawayej spice mix 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon coriander seeds 1.5 teaspoon cumin seeds 1/2 tablespoon ground cardamom 4 garlic clove 1.5 teaspoon ground turmeric…

Green Smoothie

2 large handfuls of fresh kale, chopped ½ cup pineapple, frozen ½ cucumber ½ banana ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt, full fat ½ teaspoon turmeric Pinch of black pepper Water as desired (approximately ¼- ½ cup). Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Iced Soda Pops

Yield 8-10 portions Ingredients  10 ounces vanilla cream soda 10 ounces dark soda pop 2 cups water ½ cup sugar ½ teaspoon vanilla extract Pour sodas into individual bowls and whisk out the bubbles Combine sugar, water, and vanilla in a medium saucepot and simmer over medium high heat for 5 minutes. Remove from heat…