BFF Cookies

Is it killer lady entrepreneur week at Hungry in Calgary or what? I have a very important new business alert to share with you all! Meet BFF Cookies, the jumbo cookie service that takes orders throughout the week, bakes small batches over the weekend and delivers them right to your door the following Monday. When…

Cricket Powder by Gaia Protein

What do you say to someone who’s just offered to bring you a free packet of powdered crickets? This was a question I never thought I’d have to ask myself, but when the ladies from Calgary-based Gaia Protein reached out a few weeks ago to see what I thought about their product, I was immediately nervous! I’m…

Our 2019 Resolutions

Before I say anything else, you need to know that all the photos in this post were taken by my dear friend Jamie, who takes lots of nice photos – check out his Instagram account for more beautiful shots, particularly his cityscapes! I’m really excited about my goal for 2019 – in addition to a…

Hungry at Home: Easy Homemade Pizza from Sauce Italian Kitchen & Market

When Aldona of Aldona B Creative reached out to invite me to a pizza-making class at Sauce Italian Kitchen & Market, my first thought was “YES!” followed quickly by an “oh no!” Yes, now that I’ve learned how to prepare my own pizza dough at home, I’m foreseeing many future years of dietary self-sabotage and…

Prairie Caesars with Walter Craft Caesar Mix

I love a good Caesar – any drink that comes with a snack obviously gets the thumbs up from me. My fellow Caesar fans will already know that they were reportedly invented in Calgary and typically include vodka, clam/tomato juice (~clamato if you’re fancy~), Worcestershire, hot sauce and a celery garnish. A Canadian classic, it’s…

Foodie Night In: Japanese Style

Hello all! I hope you’re all having a very happy new year. Matt and I are settling back into our routine now that we’ve returned to work, but I’m still withdrawing from all the incredible meals we were served over the holidays. It was just one week ago today that we enjoyed a night of…

Hungry at Home: Mini Caprese Skewers

I used to get sweaty when deciding what to bring as a side dish to a potluck – I hate to be the jerk who brings food with ingredients that mean someone at the table will have to miss out but I also don’t want to be the person who brings the second or third…

Hungry at Home: Mom’s Tzatziki

When I was growing up in Red Deer, there was a farmer’s market stall where every Saturday one of my parents would go buy little tubs of tzatziki along with a bag of pita or focaccia to dip into it. The bread would often run out before the tzatziki, so we would end up dunking…

Hungry at Home: Pasta Carbonara

I have made and served some terrible carbonara in my lifetime – usually dry with more of a scrambled egg consistency than anything else. No one eats pasta for their health, so it all feels pretty pointless if it’s not also delicious. I finally decided enough was enough and spent a day Googling different techniques…

Hungry at Home: Dave’s Hungarian Goulash

One of my favourite snowy, rainy or just generally crappy weather meals was my dad’s recipe for Hungarian goulash, a paprika-heavy tomato and beef stew served over a generous bowl of broad egg noodles. It was perfect for yesterday’s snowy April evening and it also seemed like a perfect red-tinted food to enjoy as we…

Hungry at Home: Australian Finger Limes

I tried Australian finger limes (Citrus australasica) this weekend after seeing them at Bridgeland Market. Cute, right? They looked a bit shrivelled, but they’ve had a long journey from Oz all the way to my kitchen! And they were still beautifully juicy when I cut them open. Nice, right? The cross cut and gentle squeeze makes for…

Hungry at Home: Taco Toppers

For us, taco night used to mean some kind of spicy protein, a slop of canned salsa or hot sauce, sour cream, lettuce, tomato, grated cheese wrapped up in a wheat tortilla that sticks to the roof of your mouth… sound familiar? But then we would go out to a Mexican restaurant and eat the…