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—Hummus and Pita Chips

School lunches are hard.  After so many weeks of making sandwiches or buying lunchables, you want a change, they want a change, everyone is tired of leftovers.  This week I made hummus and pita chips.  My kids eat this up like it’s going out of style, and, honestly, it’s easy to make!  Granted. the tahini… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Smoked Side Ribs

Ever since my Dad and I bought a smoker together, I keep wanting to cook as much stuff on it as I can.  A few weeks ago, I put on an eye of round and smoked it for a few hours, and it tasted too good!  Today I was inspired to smoke some ribs I… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Grilled Zuchinni

I’m sure I’ve mentioned before that we, like many others, planted a garden this year.  Well, now in August, the garden is starting to give back.  We’ve had so many colossal zucchini’s, and my zucchini recipes are somewhat limited, so I guess we’re working on more recipes.  The only recipes in my repertoire are Ratatouille… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Cedar Plank Salmon

I have wanted to do a cedar plank recipe for a while, and, recently, I finally got to make it.  I enjoy writing recipes because I feel pressure to make them before I write and make sure I get some pictures, it gives us at least a couple suppers for the week. For this recipe… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Stovetop Popcorn

What a great snack popcorn can be, it’s universal.  It’s at the movie theatre, hockey games, county fairs, community events, and more.  I’ll bet most of you still cook up a bowl of popcorn before you watch a movie at home or a zoom call.  It’s also a healthy snack: 100g of popped popcorn contains… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Knife Knowledge

This past week my family and I camped in Dinosaur Provincial Park in southern Alberta.  It was a great trip and was capped off by a two-night stay in Airdrie (a small city just north of Calgary) where my friend Chris, who I’ve known for almost 30 years, lives with his family.  While visiting their… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Falafel Burgers

I was much older when I first tried hummus and found that I really enjoyed it.  So, one day I was at home with my then three-year-old, and I thought we should try falafel. We looked up a few recipes to give it a try.  We immediately loved it!  It was crunchy on the outside,… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Roasted Cauliflower

A few years ago, we were visiting my wife’s aunt, Louise, in the Shuswap.  She has a cottage on the lake and had invited us to stay.  One night for dinner she made us some roasted cauliflower as a side dish, and I will never forget how great it tasted.  Ever since then we’ve been… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Camp Like a Champ II

We recently camped with some friends near Smoky Lake, and when it came time to make dinner, we had realized none of us had a pot large enough to boil the corn for our crew.  Enter ingenuity!  We had just roasted our potatoes in the coals and I realized I should just put the corn… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Toasted Green Beans

We’ve been under a new normal for a few months now, and the number of people who have decided to garden has been understandably increasing, why not start a new hobby?  My family and I finally got around to turning our weed patch into something useful.  We planted carrots, corn, onions, peppers, cucumbers, zucchini, chives,… Read more »