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The new owners of Century Casino are not only savvy entrepreneurs. They also figured out that the way to a man or woman’s heart is through their stomach and pocketbook.

They’ve come up with a menu change of unbeatable culinary deals.

Under the guiding hand of Chef Michel Rey, the casino’s Vee Lounge is now offering a special self-serve breakfast of eggs, hash browns, five sausage links and coffee for $3.99 every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

On Thursday, Century Casino’s kitchen is serving prime rib with trimmings for $8.99 and every Sunday a roast turkey dinner is dished for $8.99. Both dinners are served from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Sarah Van Dusen, the casino’s marketing and events, notes the new owners customized the menu to stay in line with their Edmonton location.

“It’s another great way to get people to come out and see our new look. But we still have the same delicious food and great service,” said Van Dusen.

Drop in or reserve at 780-460-8092. Century Casino is located at 24 Boudreau Rd.

Taste it. Be open-minded. That’s all Yvonne Smith asks.

Smith, a follower of the Forks Over Knives whole foods plant-based diet, is teaching three test cooking classes designed to promote optimal health. That means no meat, no dairy, no eggs and lots of beans, lentils and legumes.

“It’s primarily using whole unadulterated, unprocessed foods,” said Smith.

She emphasizes that the classes are not aimed at converting individuals to a vegan lifestyle, but rather making different food choices to optimize their health.

All classes are held on a Wednesday. The first one on Jan. 18 focuses on making dairy-free milk such as almond milk, cashew milk and banana cream milk in your kitchen. Smith will also demonstrate how to cook grains in different ways and introduce two raw kale salads and a steamed one.

The Feb. 8 class looks at spices and cooking flavourful soups with beef and chicken broth substitutes while the Feb. 22 class is themed salads and salad dressings.

The classes are held from 1-3 p.m. at Red Willow Community Church, 15 Corriveau Ave.

The program is free, however donations to cover basic costs are appreciated. Pre-registration is required. Call Smith at 780-801-0872 or by email at journeytohealthyeating360@gmail.com.

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Anna Borowiecki

Anna Borowiecki joined the St. Albert Gazette in 2000. She reports on local people and events in the arts, entertainment and food industry. She also writes general news and features.