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Tomato and White Bean Soup with Sausage and Kale

Tomato and White Bean Soup with Sausage and Kale

Renée Kohlman was named one of Canada's best food bloggers by the National Post for her blog, SweetSugarbean. A graduate of NAIT's Culinary Arts program, she is a food columnist for the Saskatoon StarPhoenix. Her pantry is full of staples including: Cans of white...

Julie’s Toast Crumb & Garlic Spaghetti

Julie’s Toast Crumb & Garlic Spaghetti

Calgary cookbook author, CBC radio food columnist, and contributing food editor for the Globe and Mail, Julie Van Rosendaal says her pantry staples include: Canned tomatoes (all kinds) useful for quick pasta sauces, soup, curries, stews, chili. I also keep tubes of...

Carmen’s Kimchi and Spam Fried Rice

Carmen’s Kimchi and Spam Fried Rice

Food writer, Carmen Cheng, of Food Karma Blog tells us her favourite pantry staples: Rio Mare Tuna - it’s so much more flavourful than most brands Canned tomatoes A few different soy sauces: the generic brand when a recipe calls for a lot of soy sauce and craft, small...

Calypso’s Solomos Plaki

Calypso’s Solomos Plaki

In Calgary’s northwest, one can find family owned and operated, Calypso’s Greek Taverna, and most likely Peter Kaitsas, chef and owner. It’s hard to talk about Greek cuisine without talking about lamb, and Kaitsas is justifiably proud of their lamb dishes like their...

Koutouki South Moussaka

Koutouki South Moussaka

In Edmonton’s south is another notable Greek restaurant – Koutouki South, bringing authentically styled dishes, but also the atmosphere many still associate with traditional restaurants: belly dancing, plate smashing, and classically Greek music can all be found some...

Lamb Shank Giouvetsi with Kritharaki Bake

Lamb Shank Giouvetsi with Kritharaki Bake

Located in Calgary’s Willow Park Village, Broken Plate was originally opened by a Greek family using old, family-style recipes while grandma cooked in the back. These days, under chef and owner Ervin Bushi, Broken Plate is very much a modern expression of Greek...

Onion Tart

Onion Tart

Easter weekend is an exciting weekend. The Easter bunny has sprinkled chocolate eggs around the house and yard. The warmer weather has started moving in, and it’s time for the first big, yummy, family gathering of the year. Want to spend more time enjoying the weekend...

Grilled Lamb Chops

Grilled Lamb Chops

Greece is a nation positively brimming with a deep history and a strong cultural identity. It also has a firm grip on the imagination of travelers with iconic scenery and cuisine to die for. While plenty of variation exists in its regional dishes - whether an island...

Sauteed Coleslaw

Sauteed Coleslaw

Easter weekend is an exciting weekend. The Easter bunny has sprinkled chocolate eggs around the house and yard. The warmer weather has started moving in, and it’s time for the first big, yummy, family gathering of the year. Want to spend more time enjoying the weekend...

Sweet Potato Gratin

Sweet Potato Gratin

Easter weekend is an exciting weekend. The Easter bunny has sprinkled chocolate eggs around the house and yard. The warmer weather has started moving in, and it’s time for the first big, yummy, family gathering of the year. Want to spend more time enjoying the weekend...

Black Sheep’s Pistachio and Sour Cherry Tart

Black Sheep’s Pistachio and Sour Cherry Tart

We received an email from Etienne M asking, “Do you think you could get Benjamin at the Black Sheep Bakery to share his recipe for his Sour Cherry and Pistachio Tart? It is divine but they only seem to sell it in Summer-Fall. We need to have some sooner than that!” We...

Chef Dewling’s Eggplant Parmesan

Chef Dewling’s Eggplant Parmesan

As the Executive Chef for three restaurants - Annabelle’s Kitchen, as well as Blink and Bar Annabelle, Chris Dewling is a busy man. Though only open a short time, Annabelle’s Kitchen in Calgary’s Garrison Woods community, has a focus on homemade Italian food that is...

Chef Medi’s Seafood Linguine

Chef Medi’s Seafood Linguine

Medi Tatoub, Head Chef at Vivo, with two locations in Edmonton (Edmonton West and Sherwood Park) is no stranger to traditional, family style Italian dining. Vivo focuses on quality ingredients, locally sourced wherever possible, fresh pasta, and cooking from scratch....

Allora’s Signature Roasted Tomato Sauce

Allora’s Signature Roasted Tomato Sauce

Thipp Xaykasem, executive chef of Allora in Calgary’s Aspen Woods community, talks of a simple concept for the restaurant; quality, local, house-made or imported ingredients directly from Italy - providing that authentic and traditional Italian experience their...

Rosemary Grapefruit Spritzer

Rosemary Grapefruit Spritzer

Isn’t it wonderful that the coldest months of winter bring us citrus fruits that are ripe and ready for us to enjoy?   These jewels of the fruit world are packed with nutrients that are good for the body at a time when we need them most. Vitamin C is citrus fruits’...

Spinach Tortellini Soup

Spinach Tortellini Soup

One of the great things about soup is that as well as being delicious, it’s easy to customize to make it just right for your taste or your family. As one of the Managing Partners at Fifendekel in Edmonton, Jacquie Fenske grew up on soup. “When we were young, we...

Steak Soup

Steak Soup

Executive Chef Darren Drew from Prestons Restaurant and Lounge in Edmonton knows that a great soup is about keeping it simple and bringing familiar elements together in the best way. On the coldest Edmonton days, everyone wants something warm and inviting, something...

Curried Potato and Cauliflower Soup

Curried Potato and Cauliflower Soup

Being at the outskirts of Calgary, in Bearspaw, Flores and Pine’s Executive Chef Rory McGouran is no stranger to a biting winter wind. He says the best soups are cheap and cheerful, and there is just one way to get the perfect balance of flavours. “Taste, taste,...

Off the Menu: Scones with Chocolate and Apple

Off the Menu: Scones with Chocolate and Apple

Off the Menu: Sidewalk Citizen's Sweet Scones We have received several requests for Sidewalk Citizen’s scones, they’re a staple at not only Sidewalk’s own cafés in Kensington, Calgary’s East Village, and the new restaurant location in Calgary’s Memorial Park, but...

Murrieta’s Potted No-Bake Cheesecake

Murrieta’s Potted No-Bake Cheesecake

For chef Jeff Bazso at Murrieta’s Bar & Grill in the lovely mountain town of Canmore, holiday meals just aren’t complete without dessert. But dessert can be a bit of an afterthought, especially when you’ve exhausted all your energy whipping up a masterful main...

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