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,…

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…

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…

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…

Middle Eastern Pita Salad

One 10-inch pita, split in half Vegetable oil 1 teaspoon cumin 1 red pepper 1 cup marinated artichoke hearts, drained 3 ripe plum tomatoes or 2 cups small cherry or grape tomatoes ¼ cup kalamata olives, pitted ¼ cup fresh mint or basil, chopped ¾ cup feta, crumbled ½ lemon 2 tablespoons olive oil 1…