February 2015

​As January comes to a close and our resolution starts to fade, we have all (hopefully) established some new healthy eating habits. To keep us in check, along comes February with “Heart Smart” month! Obviously heart health is important to all of us, but what does “Heart Smart” eating look like? Which foods should we be consuming and avoiding? Here are some simple tips to help you out:
Consume more: leafy greens, beans and legumes, berries, wild salmon, dark chocolate (60-70% cocoa), citrus fruits, tomatoes, raw nuts, whole grains, extra-virgin olive oil, green tea, flax, chia and hemp seeds, avocado, broccoli, apples, pomegranate, bananas and Greek yogurt.
Consume less: fatty cuts of meat, alcohol, overly processed cookies, crackers, pasta and bread, added sugar and salt.
Making these changes may seem overwhelming, but little by little you can clean up your diet and bring about amazing changes in your overall health and well-being. Small changes can equal great results and less work when January comes around next year!

Bombay SalmonHeart Healthy Cooking

​Our Bombay Salmon is a very flavourful and simple Heart Smart dish. Salmon contains omega-3 fatty acids, which are great for our overall health. Serve this dish with some great sides and you’ve got a delicious, well-balanced Heart Smart meal!

​How to Melt Chocolate

The process of melting chocolate seems simple enough to anyone who has ever held a chocolate bar in their warm hands, or left one in a hot car. But there’s a bit more to it than that. Here are some tips to help you melt chocolate effectively in the kitchen. Read more...
​For a sweet treat, try making chocolate dipped strawberries.
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Chef's Choice

“Arugula with Blood Oranges and Pomegranate Seeds is almost the perfect Heart Smart recipe! It combines many of the foods we should be eating more of and tastes amazing.” says Chef Jessica.


Edmonton Featured Class

Superfoods Explored
Do superfoods really exist? What makes a food “super” and how can you include it in your diet? Learn to cook with a variety of these trendy foods and sample some tasty recipes that will motivate you to use them at home. Demonstration class with samples and recipes provided.
Friday, March 27
11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. $15

Calgary Featured Class

Chef's Table Valentine's Day
Struggling to make a reservation for Valentine's Day? We've added an additional Valentine's Day Chef's Table for Tuesday, February 10 to accommodate the high demand. Book now!
Chef's Table Valentine's Day
Our culinary team is collaborating on a special seven course meal to be shared with your loved one. Nothing short of an evening to remember.
Tuesday, February 10
6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. $95

YYC Hot Chocolate Fest and ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen Calgary Café

During the month of February, participating Calgary cafés and restaurants create signature hot chocolates to support Calgary Meals on Wheels. Customer votes decide which drink will win the coveted title of “Calgary’s Best Hot Chocolate.”
YYC we are participating and we need you to vote!
We are featuring a unique and decadent Chili Caramel Hot Chocolate - a house-made cocoa with smoked ancho chiles, vanilla bean whipped cream and dulce de leche caramel.


​Treats for your Sweetie!

Here comes Valentine's Day! There are lots of great recipes to treat your sweetie with on our Valentine's Day Entertaining How-To page.

Finding a table at the right restaurant can be stressful, but what if the right table was in the comfort of your own home? Dazzle your Valentine with these delicious meal ideas for an elegant night at home.


Gas Safety Tip

Do you know how to protect your family from carbon monoxide? Learn all you need to know about preventing and detecting carbon monoxide (CO) in your home with a series of quick, new videos produced by ATCO Gas.

Natural Gas Benefits

Many natural gas fireplaces will still operate during a power outage. Learn about more of the benefits of using natural gas at atcogas.com.



Last updated on January 18, 2019