Zero Waste Series: Guide to Using Reusable Cups in Metro Vancouver

Cups, lids and sleeves make up 22% of large litter on Vancouver’s streets, parks and public spaces Every week, 2.6 million polycoat paper cups (coffee cups) are thrown away in Vancouver plus unknown amounts of plastic and polystyrene foam cups [...]

February 13, 2018 British Columbia, Zero Waste

Peaceful Restaurant: Northern Chinese Cuisine for Chinese New Year

Peaceful Restaurant rings in the Year of the Dog with auspicious and culinary dishes created by owner and Master Chef Charlie Huang. We were invited to check out Traditional Chinese New Year foods and dishes to ring in the new year. They [...]

February 12, 2018 Chinese, Kitsilano, Noodles

Vietnamese Tea House: Pho in Vancouver

Vietnamese Tea House opened a few months ago serving authentic Vietnamese cuisine in the East Village on Hastings Street close to Nanaimo Street. A few of us were invited to come dine here for dinner. The restaurant is small but [...]

February 11, 2018 East Village, Three Beakers, Vietnamese

Chinese New Year Dinner made Easy with Real Canadian Superstore

As I am getting older and the days never seem to slow down, I really value convenience wherever I go. If I can save even as little as 30 minutes, I’m super happy. With Chinese New Year coming up quite soon, [...]

February 10, 2018 Event, product

Luke’s Lobster: Seafood Rolls in New York

The first stop in New York when we got into the city was to get a bite of Luke’s Lobster for dinner in the financial district. They serve up sustainable seafood straight from the source and pair seafood with chowders [...]

February 9, 2018 New York, Sandwich, Seafood

Slurpees and Painkillers to Your Door from 7-Eleven

How many times have you heard from a co-worker “what should I eat today? I don’t want to go too far, it’s raining.” Joining the ranks of food straight to your door, 7-Eleven has partnered with Nomme, a food delivery [...]

February 8, 2018 Richmond, Specialty Shop

Tim Hortons Roll up the Rim to Win is Back for 2018

It’s February, so that means Tim Hortons has their annual Roll up the Rim to Win back for 2018 with over 36 million prizes up for grabs. For the first time ever 500 lucky Canadians will win Tim Hortons Free Coffee [...]

February 8, 2018 news, Promotion

Kungfu Fish: Sichuan Fish Hot Pot in Aberdeen Mall

Kungfu Fish specializes in a variety of baked fish and seafood dishes served in hot pots with traditional spicy (and mild) flavours from Sichuan, China. They have over 40 locations in China, USA and Canada. Recently, their latest location is [...]

February 7, 2018 Hot Pot, Richmond, Seafood

Jugo Juice: Cali Crush, Avocado Toast, Green Glow and Cranberry Chia Pudding

Jugo Juice has been my quick go-to to grab something satisfying, and healthy. My past favourites have been the PB and Chocolate, and Big Blue Protein. The Mighty Kale is another favourite I adopted from one of my previous co-workers [...]

February 6, 2018 Gluten Free Options, Yaletown

Starfrit Lock & Lock Glass 10 Pieces: Review

One of my favourite containers are the Starfrit Lock & Lock Glass containers. I’ve been using them for many years and I decided to get a few more containers for food storage and portioning out meals for lunch. These types of [...]

February 5, 2018 containers, product

KitKat Caramel Burst and Sea Salt: Review

KitKat Caramel Burst and Sea Salt sounds so sophisticated. This is their 140g bars, which are a lot bigger than their regular bars. Inside, you’ll find 10, easy-to-break rows that come in a re-closable wrapper, perfect for sharing or saving for [...]

February 4, 2018 product

Liuyishou HotPot: Comforting Chongqing-style HotPot

It’s been a while since coming to Liuyishou Hotpot and their interior and menu have been revamped. Founded in 2000 in Chongqing China, Liuyishou Hotpot has grown to over 1000 locations worldwide over the past 17 years. From a single location on [...]

February 4, 2018 Burnaby Central, Chinese, Hot Pot

KitKat Chunky New York Cheesecake: Review

KitKat Chunky New York Cheesecake has made it’s way to Canada. I saw this in the candy aisle and had to get it so the hubby and I could give it a try. KitKat has released so many new flavours [...]

February 3, 2018 product, Uncategorized

Easy and Quick Mediterranean Nacho Bar

Did you know, it is estimated that Americans watching the Super Bowl typically eat 2,400 calories during game time? As Sabra Canada is the official dip of the NFL, what better way to enjoy the game with something different. A [...]

February 3, 2018 appetizer, product, Recipes

All Aboard Rocky Mountaineer: Rail Car Pop-up Recap

I was introduced to a unique dining experience aboard the Rocky Mountaineer train as a pop-up restaurant for the 2018 Dine Out Vancouver Festival. It was held at their Vancouver station for two nights only. This is the very first time [...]

February 2, 2018 British Columbia, Dineout, Event

Coffee Project NY: Deconstructed Latte

Experimenting with coffee has never been more fun. Coffee Project NY is a small cafe in the East Village is making customers get out of their morning routine and try coffee in a different way. When I was in New York, [...]

February 1, 2018 Cafe, Four Beakers, New York

Five Easy Recipes for your Super Bowl Party

Super Bowl LII is on Sunday February 4th, 2018 and that means there is going to be a viewing party at home. Whether you are a planner or decide more last minute, getting together to watch Super Bowl LII revolves [...]

January 31, 2018 Event, product

McDonalds Canada: Big Mac with Bacon

McDonalds Canada launched their Big Mac x Bacon collaboration, which is just your regular Big Mac with a sprinkling of bacon. To kick-off the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the iconic Big Mac, McDonald’s Canada is bringing back Big Mac Bacon for a limited [...]

January 30, 2018 British Columbia, Fast Food