Veggie Burgers with Jalapeno Jelly and Camembert

Veggie Burgers with Jalapeno Jelly and Camembert

The traditional ground beef burger is loved by many, but the veggie burger is gaining popularity very quickly. Not only are they vegetarian, but when done right they can be absolutely delicious. The trick is finding a good substitute for the beef and a binder to keep the patties from falling apart. Toppings are very […]

Cast Iron Elk Sausage with Crabapple

Cast Iron Elk Sausage with Crabapple

For specialty meats in the Calgary area look no further than Bon Ton Meats. They have an amazing selection of bison, elk, venison, duck etc. As it so happens Bon Ton also has lovely crabapple trees out front! Walking up to the store my husband noticed them and since the apples were ripe he picked […]

Carnival Squash stuffed with Golden Quinoa

Carnival Squash Stuffed with Golden Quinoa

Carnival squash are known for their beautiful orange and green hued colors, and their flavor is rich, buttery and sweet. I had one at its peak of ripeness and my plan was to roast and then stuff it, the only question was, with what? I wanted it to be vegetarian so I began with some […]

Red Pesto Chicken with Olives

Red Pesto Chicken with Olives

Our eldest daughter seems to be entering a stage where she is getting much more picky with food. Whereas before just about anything was good, now tacos are out. Most seafood is out. No mushrooms. But chicken is OK. So the task is to find something she and her sister will “approve”, that will be […]

Lahmacun - Turkish Pizza

Lahmacun – Turkish Pizza

Lahmacun, more commonly known as Turkish Pizza, is a nice change-up from the traditional Italian versions most of us know and love.  It features different spices than you usually expect in a “regular” pizza, it looks much different and even though I’m a real cheese lover, you don’t miss the cheese on these. Our girls […]

Penne with Spiced Ambercup Squash

Penne with Spiced Ambercup Squash

Are you aware of how many different types of squash there are? There are over 40 types available in North America. Squash season is upon us and while at our local community foods store I had an opportunity to try a new squash type. I went with a beautifully bright orange Ambercup and immediately pictured […]

Lamb Tagine

Lamb Tagine

A while back we purchased a leg of lamb from Costco and instead of preparing it as one large meal, we divided it into several packages for freezing. Our girls aren’t big fans of lamb so one night when they weren’t with us and my husband had a craving for a North African flavored dish, […]

Pan Seared Halibut with Vermouth Ragout

Pan Seared Halibut with Vermouth Ragout

Halibut is certainly expensive, but Costco’s price on it is remarkable. The filets are also individually frozen so you know each one will be good and not suffer from freezer burn. Since halibut is so delicious, the focus is to let it stand on its own and be complimented by something relatively simple. I concentrated […]

Chicken Parmigiana

Chicken Parmigiana

My good friend Alex has been experimenting with my recipes and asked me to provide a chicken parmigiana recipe. It was a good idea as this is the type of dish our daughter’s love, so this one is for you Alex! You can use either regular bread crumbs or an alternative is to go with […]

Bison Tortilla Española

Bison Tortilla Española

There are so many fun and interesting fusion cuisines these days. This dish isn’t a strict fusion per se, as I’m not bringing together disparate culinary traditions, but it is a unique combination. Here I went with a Western Canadian slant on a traditional Spanish dish – bison in a tortilla Española. For this recipe […]

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