Browsing the "Recipes" Category

Finding Sustainable Canned Seafood in Grocery Stores

Today is Earth Day (April 22) and one important thing we can’t forget is that our planet should be celebrated, honoured and protected every day. Two-thirds of our planet is covered by oceans and are home to some of the most incredible [...]

April 22, 2017 appetizer, product

Cherry Blossom Inspired Breakfasts with Almond Breeze

Cherry Blossoms (Sakura) are blooming all over the world and they are just so beautiful. They don’t last very long, but they are Spring’s snow. Some love it and some hate them. Just don’t park your car under a cherry [...]

April 18, 2017 Breakfast, product, Recipes

Guiding Stars at Superstore: Healthy Chicken Enchiladas

Decoding nutrition labels can be confusing. With the start of a new year, eating healthier is on the top of everyone’s mind. But sometimes healthy food choices might not always be obvious, or easy. At Loblaws owned stores like Real Canadian Superstore, Your [...]

February 7, 2017 product, Recipes, Specialty Shop

BETA5 Chocolates’ Valentine’s Pop-Up

BETA5 Chocolates‘ has launched their Valentine’s Pop-Up on Cambie and 17th in Vancouver. Starting Thursday, February 2 the pop-up will be open 7 days/week from 12 pm – 7 pm until Tuesday, February 14. I came here for a sneak [...]

February 2, 2017 Dessert, Pop-Up Shop, Riley Park/Little Mountain, Specialty Shop

Real Canadian Superstore: Finding Chinese New Year Foods and Decor

Gong Hey Fat Choy 恭禧发财.  Chinese New Year is upon us and it’s the Year of the Rooster. Many celebrations take place during this time including parades, dragon dances, reunions and elaborate dinners. As food is a big part of Chinese New Year, buying [...]

January 25, 2017 Chinese, Pork, Specialty Shop

Crispy Sesame Rice Cake with Tuna Tataki

These crispy rice cakes are drizzled with soy-ginger dipping sauce are topped with fiery sriracha mayo and perfectly seasoned Tuna Tataki. They’re delightful as appetizer bites served at cocktail parties and get-togethers. I was at a President’s Choice event and [...]

December 18, 2016 appetizer

Dinner Parties Made Easy with Loblaws City Market

Putting together a dinner party isn’t easy and one thing that always stresses me out is the amount of planning that goes into each dish and making sure that everything is hot and ready by dinner time. Every Thanksgiving, everyone always [...]

November 2, 2016 British Columbia, Recipes, Specialty Shop

Preserving BC’s Local Summer Flavours by Canning

With winter approaching, one of the best things to do with BC fruits is to pickle and preserve them to prolong their lifespan. Apples and pears work exceptionally well for chutney and jam. I love to make them an addition [...]

October 16, 2016 British Columbia, Canning/Preserves

Finding Croissant Doughnuts in Epcot

Walking around Epcot, you can’t help but look at the different kiosks to see the different snack options. Strolling along Epcot, I spotted Croissant Doughnuts at the Refreshment Port. Using my dining plan, I grabbed the Croissant Doughnut tossed in cinnamon sugar. [...]

July 14, 2016 American, Dessert, Epcot

PC Insiders Collection: Summer Recipes

Summer is here and what better way to celebrate than having a picnic outdoors with friends. President’s Choice took a few of us out for a picnic at Stanley Park to give us a nice sneak peek of the Summer [...]

July 8, 2016 product, Recipes

Chia Pudding: 3 Ingredient Breakfast

I’m not a fan of overly complicated recipes and I like to make breakfast without thinking too much. I really can’t function much in the morning. Less ingredients, the better. Putting together chia pudding with pomegranate seems easy enough. Chia [...]

November 17, 2015 Breakfast, Recipes

Transylvanian Traditions: Desserts That Do Not Suck

Transylvanian Traditions is located on Davie Street in Vancouver and they make delicious dessert. No vampires here. Narcisa Stoian noticed the lack of traditional Romanian sweets, which have always been a part of her childhood and her parents’ careers, and decided [...]

August 13, 2015 Dessert, European, Robson Street/West End, Three Beakers

Bombay Sapphire East: Summer Cocktails

Bombay Sapphire East is Bombay Sapphire’s next offering with taste of Thai lemongrass and Vietnamese black peppercorn flavours into the original Bombay Sapphire flavour combination – juniper, citrus, angelica, orris root, coriander, liquorice, cassia bark, almonds, cubeb berries and West African grains. [...]

July 3, 2015 alcoholic cocktails, product, Recipes

Ling Yen Mountain Temple: Vegetarian Recipes

Ling Yen Mountain Temple is located on “Highway to Heaven“. The road is named after the 60 temples, mosques, churches and chapels that stand side by side on No. 5 Road. They opened in 1999 and the temple has a traditional  Chinese [...]

March 26, 2015 Chinese, Recipes, Richmond

Hot Kalbi Pork Side Ribs

I love Korean marinated meats and something about the flavour is so addictive. Especially when it’s spicy! Hot Kalbi Pork Side Ribs can easily be made in a slow cooker. I wanted to make a no fuss meal and there [...]

February 1, 2015 Korean, product, Recipes

Turkey Congee: Recipe for Leftover Turkey

After Thanksgiving, most Chinese families look forward to turning the scraps into Turkey Congee. Anytime we have the opportunity to make turkey, I make it just so we can make turkey congee! Seriously, it’s so damn good! My mom wanted [...]

January 24, 2015 chicken, Recipes

Made with Coca-Cola: Korean Shredded Beef

M got me an Instant Pot for Christmas and I was itching to slow cook something. Mags told me to slow cook beef with a can of Coca-Cola, so I really wanted to give it a try. The secret to [...]

January 6, 2015 Korean, Recipes, slow cooker

Kimchi Soup 김치국

Kimchi guk 김치 찌개 or Kimchi Soup is M’s specialty. He would make this for me years ago when we were dating and still continues to make it to this very day. I just have to ask him kindly. It’s a popular [...]

January 2, 2015 Korean, Recipes, soup