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Welcome to A Taste at Home, an online fundraising campaign and donation drive to benefit The AIDS Network!

 

Every year, The AIDS Network participates in the annual national fundraiser A Taste for Life, a restaurant based event where our partner restaurants donate 25% of their sales for the evening to support many of The AIDS Network’s most crucial programs and services. Due to the current circumstances, this event had to be cancelled this year, but our work supporting some of the most marginalized and vulnerable folks in the communities of Hamilton, Halton, Haldimand, Norfolk and Brant continues and needs your support now more than ever.

 

 

 

While we may not be able to come together for an evening of great food and supporting our cause, great food can still bring us together, and so we are sharing with you the favourite recipes of our team, volunteers and community partners! Over the next few weeks we will be adding to this virtual cookbook to help inspire you in your own kitchen, and we hope our A Taste at Home campaign bring you the comfort these recipes bring our contributors. While we may be physically distant, we can still come together in a spirit of sharing and giving.

 

If you are enjoying our recipes and you are able at this time, please consider making a donation to The AIDS Network. Fundraising is a crucial component in our ability to provide programs and services to our most vulnerable clients. Food security programs are especially necessary in this difficult time, and are wholly supported by fundraising dollars. You can make a donation through our Canada Helps page:

 

We would also like to thank our long-term restaurant partners for their many years of supporting our work through participating in this fundraiser. The Cat N’ FiddleThe Purple PearLa Piazza Allegra have participated every year for many years, other restaurants who have participated in the recent past include Maccheroni Cuchina AlfrescoTracie’s Place Restaurant and Karaoke and The Diplomat. We encourage you to support these establishments by ordering take-out for those who have converted temporarily to takeout operations, and to support them by dining in when it is safe again to do so.

 

Kaitlin’s Cinnamon Rolls

This recipe was submitted by Kaitlin Labatte, IDU Outreach Worker at The AIDS Network as a part […]

Lisa’s Crockpot Cabbage Roll Soup

This recipe was submitted by Lisa Berry, Harm Reduction Worker at The AIDS Network as a part of […]

Lisa D’s Taco Surprise

This recipe was submitted by Lisa Doyle, First Contact worker at The AIDS Network as a part […]

Krystin’s Chocolate Haystacks

This recipe was submitted by Krystin Kruttek, Van Outreach/ Community Points Worker at The AIDS Network as a […]

Jean-Rock’s Orange Trout Filets

This recipe was submitted by Jean-Rock Boutin of The AIDS Network’s Board of Directors as a part […]

Michael’s Biscuits and Gravy

This recipe was submitted by Michael Shebib, Haldimand Norfolk Harm Reduction Worker at The AIDS Network as [...]

Alanna’s “Best Carrot Muffins in Existence”

This recipe was submitted by Alanna Miller, first contact volunteer at The AIDS Network as a part […]

Karma Kameleon’s “Wine and Dine” Chicken

This recipe was submitted by local drag performer and friend of The AIDS Network Karma Kameleon as [...]

Falen’s Taste at Home Recipes

As a part of our A Taste at Home campaign, kitchen volunteer superstar Falen Savage has given [...]

Keeping Six’s Lasagna

This recipe was submitted by our friends and partners in community Harm Reduction Keeping Six Harm Reduction [...]

Kelly’s Broccoli Soup

This recipe was submitted by Kelly Rattray, Support Worker at The AIDS Network as a part of [...]

Bridget’s Old Fashioned Creamy Rice Pudding

This recipe was submitted by Bridget Hall,  Halton Community Development and Support Worker at The AIDS Network [...]

Noxy’s Southern Banana Pudding

This recipe was submitted by Noxy Nkomo-Goto, Women's Community Development Coordinator at The AIDS Network as a [...]

Justina’s Vegan Onion Gravy

This recipe was submitted by Justina Howe, Halton Harm Reduction Worker at The AIDS Network as a [...]

Allie’s Vegan Lentil Shepherd Pie

This recipe was submitted by Allie Torrance, Regional Harm Reduction Worker (Haldimand Norfolk and Brant) at The [...]

A Taste at Home Campaign

The AIDS Network is proud to announce our newest fundraising campaign, A Taste at Home! Every year, [...]

Hexe’s Thai Green Chicken Curry

This recipe was submitted by Hexe Noire, Drag performer and friend of The AIDS Network as a [...]

Tim’s Chicken Surprise

This recipe was submitted by Tim McClemont, Executive Director at The AIDS Network as a part of [...]

Jamie’s Slow-Cooker Pantry Chicken Stew

This recipe was submitted by Jamie Dereniowski, Regional Health Promotion and Risk Reduction Worker at The AIDS [...]

Eddy’s Vegitarian Squash and Eggplant Lasagna

This recipe was submitted by Eddy Aranguren, MSM Health Promotion and Risk Reduction worker at The AIDS [...]

Nomvelo’s Rich Beef & Spinach Curry Stew

This recipe was submitted by Nomvelo Dingani, African Caribbean Community Outreach Worker at The AIDS Network as [...]

Jelena’s Mom’s Slow Cooker Chili

This recipe was submitted by Jelena Vermilion, Director of The AIDS Network's valued community partner organization SWAP [...]

Mark’s Bowtie Pasta with Sausage, Tomato and Cream

This recipe was submitted by Mark Lindsay, Peer Navigator at The AIDS Network as a part of [...]

Cameron’s ‘Kind of Extra’ Eggplant Parmigiana

  This recipe was submitted by Cameron Kroetsch, member of the Governance Committee at The AIDS Network, [...]

Karyn’s Totchos

This recipe was submitted by Karyn Cooper, Director of Programs and Services at The AIDS Network as [...]

Anya’s Banana Bread

This recipe was submitted by Anya Gross, Brantford Harm Reduction Worker at The AIDS Network as a [...]

James’ Roast Chicken with Honey and Vinegar Reduction

This recipe was submitted by James Diemert, Community Engagement Coordinator at The AIDS Network as a part [...]

Got questions or need more information about this campaign? Contact James Diemert, Community Engagement Coordinator at cec@aidsnetwork.ca