Posts By: Karl Low

Chef Corey

My name is Corey, I’m a student in Business Management. Before coming to AU I worked in the food industry. I graduated from NAIT’s Culinary Art’s program in 2007 with a diploma in cooking. I have my journeyman certificate, Red Seal, and Blue Seal. I have worked in restaurants, hotels, golf courses, and coffee shops. These days I’m a stay at home parent to three kids, 10-year-old twins and a 6-year-old. My wife works as an RN and program manager at the Stollery Hospital.

Homemade Is Better—Red Beans and Rice

I have been hesitant to make this dish; I have tried so many previous times to make it work and make it taste like my sister-in-law’s.  Her recipe comes from her mother-in-law, who lived in New Orleans for a few years.  This isn’t that recipe, but I finally felt like I had gotten my recipe… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Chicken Mole

I have been craving mole for a few months.  It felt like such an odd dish to crave.  The last time I think I made it was in culinary school, which was at least 15 years ago.  I cannot find the source of my craving other than the chocolate in this recipe. Since the recipe… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Roasted Tomato Sauce

It’s that time of year when we start to think about more dinner parties and having family and friends over.  I challenged myself to develop a unique recipe that would be good for sharing with others or just with the family.  We have three children, and they love spaghetti with tomato sauce.  When we add… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Cauliflower Crust

With the holidays over, we are getting back to our usual routines.  Many of you made a new year’s resolution to lose weight and start shedding the extra pounds or toning those muscles.  I hope you have an achievable plan.  Set those smart goals and get out there.  One year I set a new goal… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Beef Stew Redo

I decided to make beef stew a while back.  It was a rainy, cool day, and something hardy was starting to appeal to me.  I followed my last recipe, but then I thought about how I could improve it.  I think this could be a metaphor for life, really.  The changes to this recipe are… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Bruschetta

With the Christmas and holiday season getting into full swing, you might find yourselves invited to or hosting a party.  If it’s a potluck, I have you covered! Bruschetta is usually a safe bet at some of these parties.  It is light and easy to make, and most people enjoy it.  It might even surprise… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Turkey Noodle Soup

We in Canada celebrate Thanksgiving in October, but our friends in the south celebrate a little later.  In our house, Thanksgiving and Christmas are typically turkey days.  While you can make turkey any time of year, those are the popular days among the masses.  That usually also means that there are turkey leftovers. There are… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Lobster Rolls

My wife and I celebrated our 18th anniversary and ordered lobster for surf and turf.  Don’t worry; your invitation probably got lost in the mail.  Sorry about that.  When you have a meal like lobster and steak, there aren’t usually going to be leftovers, but I was lucky enough to have children that don’t wholly… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Garlic Garlic Bread

I was making pasta at home one day and thought I could use some garlic bread to go with it.  Rather than run out to the store and get some, I thought I should take the opportunity to make my own so that I could write an article about it. Making bread is easy; shaping… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Pumpkin and Butternut Squash soup

I was gifted two butternut squash from a good friend.  We used one for Thanksgiving, and the other one was sitting on my counter, starting to look like it was sad.  I came across a great article by our very own Xine Wang.  To not copy her terrific recipe, I thought I should add some… Read more »