How To Amp Up Your Ramen Game | Christies Bakery

How To Amp Up Your Ramen Game

Having re-enrolled in university recently, I’ve given in to the stereotypical student life, and increased my consumption of instant ramen. While it was initially nice and nostalgic to eat something I hadn’t really had in years, I quickly started to want more flavor as well as a bit more ‘heft’ to the meal. I did some searching, and I found Instant Ramen in North America kind of gets a bad rap. There are lots of great ways to use the noodles in creative ways that can still be cost effective, but will taste great and fill you up too! After playing around with some simple upgrades, I eventually just started making my own ramen!

3 Reasons Why You Should Start Drinking Smoothies If You Aren't Already | Christies Bakery

3 Reasons Why You Should Start Drinking Smoothies If You Aren't Already

I love smoothies. It’s my go-to meal throughout the week. If I’m not having one on a daily basis, it’s only because I’ve run out of ingredients to make one with! Life is busy, and we don’t always have the time we’d like to make meals with a balance of the nutrients we need. As a student I find smoothies particularly helpful when I’m balancing my health, time, and budget. If you needed some convincing as to why you should integrate smoothies into your diet, here are three reasons why I think everyone should hop on the smoothie train.
Cold Brew Recipe Featuring Venn Coffee | Christies Bakery

Cold Brew Recipe Featuring Venn Coffee

This recent shift to warmer weather is a welcome change in Saskatoon after what seemed like a solid two months of arctic chills. It had us dreaming of spring/summer and the icy beverages we like to drink to cool off. Cold Brewed Coffee is a go-to favourite, so we thought we’d share how to make your own cold brew coffee (using Venn Coffee) at home.
Valentines Chocolate Covered Strawberries | Christies Bakery

Valentines Chocolate Covered Strawberries

With it being Valentines and all, we thought it would be fitting to provide you with a chocolate covered strawberry recipe! The history behind this very famous treat comes from a woman named Lorraine Lorusso. She combined chocolate and strawberries in the 1960’s at her gourmet store in Chicago and is now a  popular treat, especially during Valentines day.
In My Kitchen: Christine's Greek Style Stuffed Peppers | Christies Bakery

In My Kitchen: Christine's Greek Style Stuffed Peppers

These are my Greek-style stuffed peppers. It is one of my favourite healthy weeknight meals. It is also a perfect serving for two people which is very convenient for me as I live on my own: I eat one serving and save the leftovers for an easy lunch the next day. You can also really change these up by incorporating many different kinds of flavours. This i are Greek-style, but you can change it up by using Mexican or Italian inspired ingredients or whatever your heart desires! There are also few dishes to clean—which helps keep things simple—and it is also a fun way to get your veggies in.

Superbowl Spinach Dip in a Sourdough Bowl | Christies Bakery

Superbowl Spinach Dip in a Sourdough Bowl

The most watched television event of the year occurs in one week, Superbowl Sunday! We felt inspired to share a recipe you can make for the day or just when you’re wanting an ooey, gooey dish to enjoy. You can make it in a dish for dipping in, but to take it up a notch, swap out the dish for a whole loaf of bread with a good crust (we recommend using a sourdough from Christies Bakery). Cut off the top and hollow it out to use as a bread bowl. It only takes a handful of ingredients and a little bit of work to make!
IN My Kitchen: Heather's Allergy-Friendly Cookies | Christies Bakery

IN My Kitchen: Heather's Allergy-Friendly Cookies

My daughter is currently doing a school project for which she is trying to create an allergy-friendly recipe collection that would suit her brother.  She is finding recipes online, mostly, then altering them to use ingredients that are dairy, nut and egg free and that we have in the cupboard already.

Here is one of her recipes and a picture of the cookies.  This one was already allergy-friendly but we didn’t have any non-dairy milk available so she found a substitute.

Bourbon Eggnog | Christies Bakery

Bourbon Eggnog

Christmas has come and gone, but we’re still in the heart of the Holiday season. To spice up your holiday drink routine, we have an eggnog recipe to try out while at home over the holidays. While brandy is the usual boozy ingredient to pair with the 'nog, who says we have to follow all the traditions!

Side Note: A hand mixer or stand mixer will make this a lot easier, but it can still be made by hand (you’ll just get a good forearm workout!)

IN MY KITCHEN: LESLIE'S GO-TO BRUSCHETTA | Christies Bakery

IN MY KITCHEN: LESLIE'S GO-TO BRUSCHETTA

Hi there. This is me making Bruschetta.  While you can make this anytime, it's a recipe I love making in the summer when tomatoes are in season. I love Italian cuisine and sometimes I pair this just with a small salad and voila!  Dinner!
In My Kitchen: Cinnamon Streusel Baked French Toast | Christies Bakery

In My Kitchen: Cinnamon Streusel Baked French Toast

This is a decadent breakfast option that is great to make ahead for brunch or Christmas morning. I have definitely skipped the rest time and baked immediately with the same delicious results. I have made many variations including apple/cranberry, apple/pecan and  pumpkin spice! 

Trent's Coconut Ginger Soup | Christies Bakery

Trent's Coconut Ginger Soup

Soup season is upon us, and we've got an exclusive soup recipe from Scratch Provisions owner Trent Loewen. If you weren't aware, Trent is a Red Seal chef that trained (and taught) at Stratford Chefs School.

It is a super quick and easy soup you can easily make at home. But dont let the simplicity fool you, it's very tasty. Prep is quick and there’s room to add your own twist to it!