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Dempster’s Sundried Tomato Bage Kale & White Cheddar Strata

BT Calgary | posted Tuesday, Jul 28th, 2015

Courtesy dempsters.ca
Serves 6 – 8


  • 6 (1 pkg) Dempsters’ Sundried Tomato Bagels (cut into large cubes)
  • 1 large White onion (minced)
  • 3 cloves Garlic (finely minced)
  • 1 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cups Fresh kale (chopped)
  • 1 Pinch Grated Nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp Butter (unsalted)
  • 3 cups Aged white cheddar (finely grated). Reserving 1 cup to top Strata.
  • 8 large Eggs
  • 2 cups Milk (2% is ideal)
  • 3 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • Salt and Pepper (to taste)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a sauté pan on medium heat add olive oil and sauté onion for approx. 3 minutes.
  3. Add garlic and sauté for an additional 30 seconds. Add chopped kale. Let cook until wilted. Season with salt and pepper. Then remove from heat.
  4. Butter the bottom of a 12″x9″ baking dish. In buttered baking dish combine Dempsters’ Sundried Tomato Bagel cubes, kale & onion mixture plus 2 cups white cheddar cheese.
  5. In a medium mixing bowl whisk together eggs, milk, nutmeg and Dijon mustard. Once combined slowly pour it over the bagel mixture. Ensure bagels soak up the liquid. Top strata with the remaining cup of white cheddar.
  6. Bake Strata for 35 minutes, or until it is set in the centre.
  7. Chef’s Tip: Let Strata set for 10 minutes before serving.
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Road Trip Snacks: Tzatziki

BT Calgary | posted Tuesday, Jun 23rd, 2015


Healthy Road Trip Snacks: Tzatziki with veggies

Courtesy Vincci Tsui, RD



  • ½ English cucumber, grated
  • 1 cup (250 mL) low-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) fresh dill, roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper, to taste




  1. Place the grated cucumber into a clean tea towel or several layers of cheesecloth and squeeze as much liquid out as possible. Set aside.
  2. Place yogurt, dill, garlic, olive oil and lemon juice into food processor or blender. Pulse until ingredients are combined.
  3. Stir in grated cucumber and add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Makes about 2 cups


Nutrition information (per 1/2 cup)

105 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated, 0 g trans), 3 mg cholesterol, 11 g carbohydrate (2 g fibre, 6 g sugar), 5 g protein, 50 mg sodium.

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Roasted Garlic & Red Pepper Hummus

BT Calgary | posted Tuesday, Jun 23rd, 2015

Roasted Garlic & Red Pepper Hummus

Courtesy Vincci Tsui, RD

Makes about 3 1/2 cups



1 head garlic

1 red pepper

1 can (540 mL/19 fl oz) chickpeas, or 2 cups cooked

2 Tbsp tahini

Zest and juice of 1 lemon

1 tsp cumin

¼ cup olive oil

Water (optional)

Salt and pepper, to taste



Preheat oven to 400˚F.

Cut the top off the garlic, exposing cloves. Drizzle with olive oil and wrap in aluminium foil. Roast in oven until garlic is golden and flesh is soft, about 30-40 minutes.

Meanwhile, roast the red pepper next to garlic or on a gas stove top, until skin is black. Place in a zipper-lock bag (or a bowl with saran wrap on top) – the steam will help make the skin easier to remove – until the red pepper is cool enough to handle. Discard skin and seeds.

Place flesh from roasted garlic, roasted red pepper, chickpeas, tahini and lemon zest and juice, and cumin into the bowl of a food processor or blender. Process ingredients until blended. While the food processor or blender is running, drizzle in olive oil and/or water until desired consistency is reached. Season to taste.

Keeps in refrigerator for 4-7 days or in freezer for 3-4 months.

Nutrition information (per 1/2 cup)

190 calories, 10 g fat (1 g saturated, 0 g trans), 0 mg cholesterol, 20 g carbohydrate (4 g fibre, 1 g sugar), 5 g protein, 250 mg sodium.


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Vikram’s Boneless Goat Curry

BT Calgary | posted Monday, May 11th, 2015

Courtesy Vikram Vij



• ½ cup ghee or butter
• 1 tsp salt
• 6 lbs goat meat, bone-in, cut in 1 ½ -to 2-inch dice
• 1 cup of water


• ½ cup of cooking oil
• 1 tbsp + 1 tsp cumin seeds
• 3-inch cinnamon stick
• 5 black cardamom pods, lightly pounded (Optional)
• 10 cloves
• 1 lb red onions, thinly sliced
• 3 tbsp chopped garlic (9 medium cloves)
• 2 tbsp finely chopped ginger
• 3 cups pureed tomatoes (6 medium)
• 1 tsp black pepper
• 2 tbsp ground cumin
• 2 tbsp garam masala
• 1 ½ tsp salt
• 1 tbsp paprika (optional)
• 1 tsp turmeric
• 1 ½ tsp ground cayenne pepper (optional)
• 1 cup plain yogurt (minimum 2% milk fat), stirred
• 6 cups water


  1. In a large pot on medium-high heat, combine ghee (or butter), salt, goat meat and water.
  2. Stir regularly for 10 to 15 minutes, or until meat is browned and begins to release its juices.
  3. Cover and reduce the heat to low, then cook for 1 ¼ hours, stirring every 15 minutes.
  4. The goat meat and bones will release water and should not stick to the bottom of the pan.
  5. If the meat is sticking, add ½ to 1 cup of water.
  6. While the goat meat is stewing, make the masala in a separate pan.


  1. In a large pot, heat oil on medium-high for 1 minute.
  2. Add cumin seeds, cloves, cinnamon and black cardamom, stir and allow cumin seeds to sizzle for 30 seconds.
  3. Stir in onion and sauté for 7 to 8 minutes, or until crispy brown on the edges.
    Add garlic and sauté for 2 minutes, or until browned.
  4. Stir in ginger, tomatoes, black pepper, ground cumin, garam masala, turmeric, salt, paprika and cayenne.
  5. Reduce the heat to medium, cover and cook for 3 minutes.
  6. Place yogurt in a small bowl.
  7. To prevent curdling, spoon 2 to 3 tbsp of the hot masala into the yogurt.
  8. Stir well, then pour the yogurt mixture into the pot of masala.
  9. Sauté masala for another 2 minutes, then stir in water, increase the heat to high and bring to a boil.
  10. Cover, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
  11. Turn off the heat.


  1. After goat has stewed for 1 ¼ hours, remove a piece from the pot, allow it cool for a minute and pull some meat off the bone.
  2. If it pulls off easily and is tender remove the pot from the heat.
  3. If not, cook the goat meat for another 15 minutes.
  4. Once goat neat is cooked, turn off the heat and allow to cool for 20 to 30 minutes.
  5. Set the pot of cooled goat meat beside the pot of curry.
  6. Wearing plastic gloves, pull the goat meat off the bones.
  7. Discard the bones and return the goat meat to the pot of curry.
  8. Just before serving, heat goat curry on medium-high and bring it to a boil.
  9. Stir and reduce the heat to medium, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  10. Serve immediately.
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KAMUT® Capellini with a Sweet Tomato Pesto

BT Calgary | posted Monday, Apr 6th, 2015


KAMUT® Capellini nests

KAMUT® Capellini nests


  • 20-25 organic grape/cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup organic olive oil
  • 1 handful organic fresh basil
  • 1 large organic garlic clove
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2-3 drops stevia
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Freshly grated organic parmigiano-reggiano



  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add salt.
  2. Cook 2 Artesian Acres KAMUT® Capellini nests per person for 3-4 minutes or until al dente. Drain.


  1. In a food processor blend half or 10 of the tomatoes, olive oil, basil, garlic, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper and stevia.
  2. Cut the remaining tomatoes in thirds. Toss the sauce, pasta and fresh tomatoes in a bowl. Top with freshly grated cheese and serve.


Serves 4.

Courtesy Martine Carlina – The Kamut Association


Available in Calgary at…..


Mrs. Greens

Planet Organic

Amaranth – Lake Dr. NW

Community Natural Foods

Federated Co Op

Green Earth Organics 

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Beef Chili (TP)

BT Calgary | posted Tuesday, Oct 7th, 2014

Prep 15 min

Total 35 min

Serves 6.


  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large onion, coarsely chopped
  • 227-g pkg PC® Cremini Sliced Mushrooms
  • 500 g PC® Free From™ Lean Ground Beef
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne (optional)
  • 511-mL jar PC® black label San Marzano Whole Tomatoes
  • 2 orange peppers, finely chopped
  • 540 mL can PC® Blue Menu™ Six Bean Medley, drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup grated PC® Aged 2 Years Canadian White Cheddar Cheese (optional)
  • ¼ cup chopped chives (optional)



  1. HEAT a large pot over medium. Add oil, then garlic, onion and PC® Cremini Sliced Mushrooms.
  2. Cook until onion and mushrooms start to soften, about 3 min. Crumble in PC® Free From™ Lean Ground Beef.
  3. Stir in chili powder, tomato paste, dried oregano, salt and cayenne.
  4. Using a fork, stir frequently to break up meat. Cook 3 to 5 min.
  5. ADD PC® black label San Marzano Whole Tomatoes and break them up into small pieces with a wooden spoon.
  6. Stir in peppers. Reduce heat to medium-low.
  7. Simmer, covered, until peppers are tender, 10 min.
  8. Stir in PC® Blue Menu™ Six Bean Medley until warmed through, 2 more min.
  9. Spoon chili into bowls. TOP with sour cream, PC® Aged 2 Years Canadian White Cheddar Cheese and chives.

Courtesy President’s Choice

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