Recipe Gallery

Explore this growing list of recipes. Some are what we would now refer to as Mi'kmaq foods and meals. Others are simple meals made from scratch. Minimize your exposure to processed food, by making your own food and maybe even growing your own food.

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Apple Crisp

Apple crisp is a classical autumn treat. This time of year, the weather is turning cooler, the leaves are turning red and orange colour, and apple orchards are open for fun family excursions. There are several ways to preserve the apples you gather from the local apple orchard. Our family enjoys sunday night suppers complete with apple…

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Baked Beans

A basic staple of any kitchen should be beans. Beans are high in fibre and iron. Our family eats beans in many dishes included baked beans.  This recipe will show you step by step how to baked them in a cast iron pot. A great partner to these beans is homemade Four Cents or Luski…

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Banana Bread

Banana Bread is a classic dessert or snack bread for any household. It offers you a way to use overripe banana while also being able to bake a delicious dessert for family and friends. This simple recipe will have you coming back for more! This recipe can be easily doubled, tripled, quadrupled or more. Freeze…

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Bread (Homemade)

This is a deliciously soft and fluffy homemade bread. Your whole family will love it! Here is a link to the video version of these instructions. Print Recipe Homemade White Bread Course Breads Prep Time 30 minutes Cook Time 25 minutes Passive Time 90 minutes Servings loaves Ingredients 4 cups warm water1/2 cup white sugar4 Tbsp active…

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Brown (Molasses) Bread

For a change from the regular homemade white bread, try this recipe for brown bread (or molasses bread). Print Recipe Brown Molasses Bread Course Breads Servings Ingredients 3/4 cup warm water1 tsp white sugar2 tbsp active yeast3/4 cup molasses2 Tbsp shortening2 tsp salt1 egg2 cups warm water6+ cups flour Course Breads Servings Ingredients 3/4 cup…

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Brownies

Bite-size Brownies This tasty dessert is definitely a crowd pleaser. I’ve made them for family gatherings, potlucks and of course just because, for the family. They are great for snacks at work or school. Two bites and it’s done! Super delicious! Print Recipe Bite Size Brownies Course Dessert Servings Ingredients 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate1/4 cup…

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Butter (Curry) Chicken

Who doesn’t like supper that’s ready when they get home from a long day at work or play? Slow cookers are, or will be, your best friend at meal time. This recipe is both delicious and kid-approved. Print Recipe Butter (Curry) Chicken Course Main Dish Servings Ingredients 2 diced onions3 cloves Minced garlic2 Tbsp packed…

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Canning Moose Meat

Learning how to pressure can your own food is extremely rewarding. It allows you to add your own ingredients and control others, such as salt and sugar. On this page you will learn step by step how to pressure can moose meat, or any red meat you have at home. For more information about pressure…

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Carrot Cake

Are you looking for a great dessert, that’s different from the ordinary? This Carrot Cake will have your family and guests wanting more. It’s a soft, moist and healthy dessert that checks off all the boxes. Here is the video instructions: Print Recipe Carrot Cake Course Dessert Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 40 minutes…

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Chicken Fried Rice

Got leftover chicken from a family meal, but not enough to serve tomorrow? Turn 1 cup of leftover chicken into a full family meal. This recipe will walk you through the steps of making chicken fried rice, a cheap nutritious meal for everyone. Print Recipe Chicken Fried Rice Course Main Dish Servings Ingredients 1 cup…

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Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken noodle soup is a classic dish that every family should have in their menu. This soup is easy to make with homemade or store-bought stock, leftover chicken, and some noodles – yup! that’s it! Add a few chopped veggies if your family is adventurous. Enjoy with homemade bread, luskinikn or a tea biscuit. Print Recipe Basic Chicken…

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Cinnamon Rolls

Home baked treats, like cinnamon rolls, are a welcome retreat on any day. They are a comforting taste from home and a tasty treat to share with friends and family. Print Recipe Cinnamon Rolls Course Dessert Prep Time 30 minutes Cook Time 25 minutes Passive Time 90 minutes Servings rolls Ingredients 2 teaspoons active dry…

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Corn Chowder

On a cold wintery or rainy day, soup ( or chowder) is teh perfect way to warm up. This recipe guides you through each step to making your own corn chowder. Print Recipe Corn Chowder Course Main Dish Servings Ingredients 1 Tbsp (vegetable, canola, olive, whatever you use)1 chopped onion2 large patatoes ( or 4…

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Crêpes

Isn’t a crêpe just made from watered down pancake batter? No, not at all. Watered down pancake batter will only get you … well … ummm … a not-so-fluffy pancake — not exactly delicious. Crêpes are indeed much thinner than pancakes and as a result their recipe is slightly different but certainly just as savoury….

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Fettuccine Alfredo Sauce

Our family loves pasta. This is the homemade alfredo sauce I use for the fettuccine – well, actually we prefer linguini noodles. We have also used this sauce on fusili and rotini noodles. It’s delicious no matter what noodles they smother. While the noodles are boiling, I make the sauce … and boom! supper is…

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Fiddleheads

Fiddleheads (ma’sos in Mi’kmaq) are the young, unfurled fronds of the ostrich fern. They have been a traditional food for Mi’kmaq people for thousands of years. They can be enjoyed during the first 1-2 weeks of May, in New Brunswick. Fiddleheads are often served as a side dish with fish. Print Recipe Fiddleheads Cuisine Indigenous…

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Granola

This is an addictively delicious recipe for homemade granola. Granola is easily customizable based on your family’s tastes. Use whatever seeds and nuts are your family’s favorite. Add dried fruit for added sweetness and deliciousness. Granola is a great snack to make with the kids. Eat it like cereal in your favorite bowl with milk…

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Hamburger Patties

Hamburgers made with ground beef, pork, chicken, deer, or moose can be customized to suit your family’s unique tastes. On this page will will see how we create flavourful and delicious hamburger patties using ingredients we have in our kitchen. Print Recipe Hamburger Patties Course Main Dish Servings Ingredients 1 pound meat (we use ground…

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Homestyle Gravy

This recipe will show you how to make your very own homestyle gravy at home in 5-7 minutes. Make it your own by adding any seasoning you want. Make it vegetarian, if you want by using vegetable soup stock instead of beef or chicken. The video will guide you through the basic steps to make…

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Hot Chocolate

This recipe makes deliciously sweet cup of cocoa, prefect for that cold wintery day or evening when you just want to relax! Print Recipe Hot Chocolate Course Drinks Servings Ingredients 4 cups sugar2 cups cocoa powder Course Drinks Servings Ingredients 4 cups sugar2 cups cocoa powder Instructions 1. Mix sugar and cocoa in a bowl….

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Hummus

Hummus is an excellent vegetable or cracker dip for any party, potluck or a snack at home. It’s primary ingredient is a legume, garbanzo beans (also known as chick peas). With the added flavours of tahini and lemon juice, this dip is sure to be a huge hit at your next diner party or family…

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Iced Tea

Iced tea is a family favourite, especially during the hot days of summer. The following recipe is tested until perfect. We hope you enjoy it too! Print Recipe Homemade Iced Tea Course Drinks Servings Ingredients 7 cups boiling water3 Tea bags2 Tbl Lemon3/4 cup sugar Course Drinks Servings Ingredients 7 cups boiling water3 Tea bags2…

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Indian Tacos

Indian tacos are a favorite treat on the pow wow trail. You can find vendors of all sorts at pow wows. Some vendors sell the fan favorite “indian tacos”. These tacos are made with a fry bread base and topped with … well anything you want. You could have a meal and top it with chilli,…

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Italian Bread

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Luskinikn

Luskinikn (pronounced loo-skin-i-gen) is the east coast or Mi’kmaq version of west coast bannock. It is a wonderful no yeast, rustic, quick bread. There are many recipes out there for bannock and our east coast version called luskinikn. They all contain the same basic elements, flour, baking powder, salt, water. Some people add lard or…

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Molasses Cake

Molasses cake is a favorite dessert in our family. It a sweet dessert without being overly sweet – it’s perfect. Enjoy it with a side of ice cream or topped with whip cream. It’s the perfect way to complete a meal. Print Recipe Molasses Cake Course Dessert Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 35 minutes…

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Molasses Cookies

Making cookies with the kids is a great rainy day activity. Try these cookies! They are easy, fun and delicious! Print Recipe Chewy Molasses Cookies Course Dessert Servings cookies Ingredients 2 1/4 cup flour1/2 teaspoon ground ginger1 teaspoon baking soda3/4 cup butter1 cup brown sugar1/4 cup molasses1 egg Course Dessert Servings cookies Ingredients 2 1/4…

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Monkey Bread

What is monkey bread? It’s pull apart cinnamon bread. It’s very similar to a cinnamon rolls, but baked as bite sized pieces. It never lasts more than an hour in our house. The kids love it! It is always a big hit at potlucks and family gatherings. Have fun with this yummy treat.   Ingredients…

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Moose Barley Soup

Homemade soup made from scratch is the perfect meal on a cold winter’s day. Enjoy this adapted recipe to include moose meat. Or enjoy it as a traditional beef barley soup. Print Recipe Moose Barley Soup Course Main Dish Prep Time 20 minutes Cook Time 1 1/2 hours Servings servings Ingredients 1 lb strips of…

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Moose Meat Chili and Rice

Here is a great recipe for homemade chili and rice. Our family loves this recipe with beef or moose meat. To make this a vegetarian meal, omit the meat and add more beans – oh so good! This chili is a complemented by luskinikn, a tea biscuit or fresh homemade bread. Print Recipe Moose Meat…

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Moose Stroganoff

Here is a great slow cooker recipe for delicious moose (or beef) stroganoff. It is a creamy sauce with slow cooked beef drizzled over any noodles of your choice. This recipe makes enough for 6-8 servings. This recipe is easily dividable for fewer servings. What works for us is for me to get all the…

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Nacho Dip

Tortilla chips and dip are a great, healthy alternative to potato chips. This recipe is a great one to make for any potlucks or family gatherings. There are only three ingredients. It is super easy and fast to whip up Print Recipe Nacho Dip Course Dessert Servings Ingredients 1 8oz block of cream cheese1/2 cup…

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

These cookies will be a great addition to your cookie making repertoire. They are perfect for any family gathering, potluck or staff meeting. Oatmeal raisin cookies, where raisins are optional, are delicious treat any day of the week. Print Recipe Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Course Dessert Servings Ingredients 2/3 cup butter1 cup packed brown sugar1 egg1…

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One Bowl Chocolate Cake

Chocolate cake is one of those basic desserts every home chef should know how to make, just like basic chocolate chip cookies. It’s a versatile dessert with so many ways to finish it, garnish it and serve it. This page will show you how to make a modified version of a German Black Forest Cake….

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Pancake Mix

This recipe makes wonderfully fluffy pancakes. It can be multiplied to store as a bulk food item, or mixed as you need it. Print Recipe Pancake Mix Course Main Dish Servings Ingredients 1 1/2 cup flour1 tbs baking soda1 tbs sugar1 egg1 1/4 cup milk2 tbls melted butter or oil Course Main Dish Servings Ingredients…

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Popcorn

Popcorn is the perfect healthy snack for the whole family. Here I will show you how to make fantastic popcorn on your stovetop that tastes so much better than commercial bagged popcorn. All you need is a pot, some oil and popcorn kernels. And voila! 5 minutes later you have delicious popcorn. Print Recipe Homemade…

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Pressure Canning Dried Beans

Learning how to home can your own food can be one of the most rewarding skills you ever learn. It is both cost effective AND a healthy way to preserve your food. I could buy a can of kidney beans for chili tonight for $2 or I could can my own for $0.50. It’s a…

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Stale Bread

Give your loaf of homemade or store bought bread a second chance at life. When it gets stale, but not moldy, revive it!   Print Recipe Uses for Stale Bread Course Breads Servings Course Breads Servings Instructions French Toast Croutons Store bought stale bread in the clearance section 1- cube up the stale loaf. place…

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Steel Cut Oatmeal On the Go

Steel cut oatmeal is a flavour rich oatmeal full of health benefits. My family and I much prefer the texture and flavour of steel cut versus quick cooking or large flake oatmeal. Use the overnight method explained here on this page (and in the video) topping your oatmeal with any flavour of your choice. Our…

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