Creole Shrimp Jambalaya 4 tbsp. butter 1 medium white onion chopped ½ cup celery chopped 1 medium green pepper seeded and chopped 3 gloves garlic crushed 2 cups cubed cooked ham 2 tbsp. tomato paste 2 dried bay leaves 1 tbsp. fresh thyme chopped finely ¼ tsp. cayenne ¼ tsp. chili powder ⅛ tsp. all spice ½ tsp. salt ½ tsp. black pepper 1½ cups long grain white rice 1 540 ml can chunky stewed tomatoes 2 ½ cups chicken broth 1½ pounds fresh large shrimp peeled 1 tsp. paprika ½ c
Kick it up a notch!
If the world seems cold to you, fire up the stove and cook up some warmth.
I grew up on a small farm and we had limited funds so going to the local Co-op grocery store to purchase packaged foods or an array of expensive spices was not an option. I remember salt and pepper were my main source of seasoning. We grew an extensive garden so I would use such herbs as dill, mustard seeds, chives and parsley when fresh in the warmer seasons and then dry them t
Chicken Strips with Spicy Sweet Potatoes and Black Beans 7 tbsp. canola oil 2 medium sweet potatoes peeled and diced into ½ inch cubes ½ cup diced red onion ½ tsp. salt 4 chicken breasts cut into ½ inch strips ¼ tsp. black pepper ½ tsp. cumin ⅛ tsp. cayenne pepper 1 540 mL can black beans 2 cloves garlic crushed 1 tsp. freshly grated lime zest 2½ tbsp. fresh lime juice ½ cup fresh cilantro finely chopped In a large skillet, heat 3 tablespoons of canola oil over medium heat.
This time of year, most people are trying to lose weight. A healthy diet doesn’t have to be boring. Do not cave in! Just make your meals taste good and look appealing and you will achieve your goals.
You can still eat well while dieting and not give up on all your favorite foods. Most of us will eventually give up on the seemly endless routine of unappealing, boring foods that we associate with dieting or healthy eating. Healthy eating is physically beneficial, as it can p
Here is a great recipe from my Soulful Helpings cookbook (now available at Calgary Co-op stores). A savory sensation that is sure to warm your heart as well as your tummy. Serve with carrots and green beans. Tourtiere 2 Tbsp. Butter 1 Small onion chopped 1 Clove crushed garlic 1/2 Lb. Lean ground veal 1 Lb. Lean ground pork 2 Tbsp. Chopped fresh thyme 2 Tbsp. Chopped fresh sage 2 Tbsp. Chopped fresh parsley 1 Tbsp. Chopped fresh rose-mary 1 Tsp. Poultry seasoning 1 Tsp. Salt
Smoked Salmon Cheese Quiche with Dill 1- 9-inch refrigerated pie crust, thawed 6 oz. wild sockeye Co-op Gold smoked salmon shredded 4 oz. cream cheese 2 cloves garlic crushed 3 tbsp. grated white onion 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese 3 large size Co-op Gold d’or eggs 1½ cups half and half cream 3 tbsp. fresh dill finely chopped Zest of ½ lemon Preheat oven 350°F. Press the thawed piecrust into a 9-inch pie dish. Place the shredded smoked salmon evenly in the bottom of the piecrus
Kenny’s Shrimp Tacos 1 pound uncooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined 2 tbsp. butter 2 cloves garlic crushed ½ tsp. salt ½ tsp. pepper 2 tbsp. olive oil 2 shallots finely chopped 1 jalapeno seeded and fined finely 2 large tomatoes diced 1 tbsp. lemon juice ½ cup cilantro finely chopped 6 flour tortillas 2 avocadoes, peeled pitted and diced 1 mango, peeled pitted and diced 1½ cups cabbage and carrot slaw mix In an 8-inch skillet melt the butter over medium high heat; add the
Fear not! Patio season is still upon us, despite last week's scare. And with this lovely weather may I suggest enjoying a little fiesta this weekend. Tacos are delicious as well as diverse. They originated in Mexico, but have taken on an Asian, Korean and even Spanish influence. They can be stuffed with a large variety of ingredients and prepared by using different cooking techniques. You may think I am a little “Loco” but the basic structure of the taco reminds me of our liv