Alberta

We are four months along is the journey of pregnancy and to say that I have had food aversions is an understatement. Which I am finding annoying. I like to cook, I am not picky about food typically but that has changed. Well for the time being at least, I've been told that things will continue to change over this adventure! What I have learned so far:
  • I don't want to cook
  • I definitely do not want to cook chicken
  • I do not like the smell of a roasting chicken
Which let's just discuss that for a moment. One of my favourite meals is a roasted chicken. Roasted Chicken and Roast Beef are pretty much a staple for my family on a Sunday. It was a staple for me growing up and even now, well til about 4 months ago that is. There is nothing like walking into your house and smelling a roasted chicken. Moving on...
  • I have turned more vegetarian ...
Which leads me to this soup. So I am having a hard time eating protein. Unless it's a burger, and there is nothing better then a homemade burger to me right now. I could eat a burger everyday it seems like. Back to the soup, so I looked through some cookbooks and vegetarian books and decided that I would make a big batch of vegetable soup and throw in some Lentils for extra protein. All is going well, soup smells delicious, taste test went well. I divide up my soup to easy portions for quick lunches and think I am doing great. I get to work heat up my soup and suddenly feel like it is the most disgusting soup I have ever had. So much so that there is no way I can eat it! What the heck! My co-worker Ms. M, thinks I'm crazy especially because I keep looking at her soup (basically the same as mine but with Beef) and I just want her soup... So when does this phase end?

Westlake Grill in Red Deer

Recently we had the opportunity to eat at Westlake Grill in Red Deer and the experience and food was so good! We were in Red Deer for our Annual Coldwell Banker Sales Rally and an Agent from our office, Mr. Perkins,  was told about the Westlake Grill at Heritage Ranch.  So off we went! The Restaurant […]

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Beef Bourguinon

This dish to me might be the perfect winter comfort food! This would be a great dish to make for friends and family.  It can be made well in advance, leaving you more time to enjoy your company. This recipe is from Julia Child’s Cookbook, “Mastering the Art of French Cooking”.  The recipe calls for […]

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Sabor Restaurant in Edmonton

On Friday night my Hubs, sister-in-law and mom-in-law and I went and checked out Sabor Restaurant in Edmonton.  After reading a bit about the restaurant, I was really interested to check it out!  They have influences of Portuguese and Spanish, but they are also an Oceanwise Certified Restaurant.  I was up for having some really […]

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The Marc!

Over the weekend we went to Edmonton to pick up my Nephew and Niece who will be staying with me and the Hubs for the Summer! The play Wicked was also playing that weekend so we decided to make a night of it with the family! My sister-in-law chose the restaurant for dinner and couldn’t […]

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