the AtoZ challenge – asian inspired roasted broccoli & carrots

as promised, here is a quick and almost effortless (and delicious) recipe for asian inspired roasted broccoli and carrots. i found the recipe over at damn delicious. mosey on over to chungah’s site for drool-worthy inspiration! asian inspired roasted broccoli & carrots 3 Tbsp reduced soy sauce 1 Tbsp golden brown sugar, packed 2 tsp…

the AtoZ challenge – general tso’s crockpot chicken

it’s been a sad week in the food world. you may have heard that the inventor of the big mac, mr. michael ‘jim’ delligatti, passed away last week? i grew up hearing the famous jingle “two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions – on a sesame seed bun” playing on television. and while…

snow

​while canada does see it’s share of sub-zero temperatures and lots of snow, vancouver is actually quite mild compared to the rest of the country. contrary to popular belief, some years we don’t see any snow at all. we’re more likely to suffer through months of rain, hence the nickname ‘raincouver’. fake snow had to…

hockey night in canada

i won tickets through work to tuesday’s canucks’ game. i’m not a sports fan but, knowing that the boyfriend is, i was happy to win them and looked forward to our date night. actually, that’s not completely true. the thought of watching several hours of something that makes my eyes dry up was hell for…

friday favourites: christmas

i thought i’d try something new for the month of december, and it’s to feature a favourite thing each friday here on my blog. to kick things off, i’m starting with christmas – my favouritest time of year! remember when you were a kid and it was the simple things about the holidays that made…

icc: toasted pecan & caramel brownie trifle

since secret recipe club sadly ceased to continue, i also joined another fun online cooking club called improv cooking challenge to fill the void. the premise is simple: each month there are 2 ingredients and it’s up to you to come up with a dish that includes both. the final product is then to be…

fff: crispy caper & fresh herbs devilled egg toasts

remember when i posted about joining the secret recipe club? and how i’d spent a couple of years working towards being eligible to join? and how excited i was? so yeah, about that. at about the same time that my first submission went live on my bog, i received an email to say that after a…

halloween

i’m not really a fan of halloween itself, but i do love any excuse to dress up in a costume. at work we have a contest every year and i usually pull out all the stops in an effort to win top prize. whether it’s honey boo boo, octomom or a crazy cat lady, i…

src: curried zucchini soup with crispy pancetta

a couple of years ago i discovered an online recipe club (secret recipe club) that instantly intrigued me. the premise was simple: each month, every member was secretly assigned another member’s website and tasked to choose, make and share a recipe from that website on their own website. in the process you’d have an excuse…

kitchen tricks: peeling fresh ginger

this is one of those easy peasy kitchen tricks that i’ve been using for years that i thought i’d share: peel fresh ginger with a .. wait for it .. spoon! it’s near impossible to manoeuvre around all the bumps and lumps without hacking them off when peeling with a knife, and you’ll end up…

open faced anytime sandwich

as soon as you mention eggs, most people think of breakfast or brunch. personally, i don’t discriminate and love tradional ‘breakfast’ food any time of day. a perfect example is this sandwich i recently made for dinner. my friend slash colleague and i talk food almost non-stop, so it’s not uncommon for us to share meal…

the AtoZ challenge – amazing tzatziki

wow. that’s a pretty strong statement to say, isn’t it? while many of you are probably screaming at your screens, telling me to stay in my own lane, i’m over here licking delicious creamy garlicky oh-so-amazing tzatziki off of a spoon at an alarming rate without a care in the world. i made this to…