Hoisin-Glazed Hot Dogs with Fresh Pineapple Salsa

Hoisin Glazed Hot Dogs with Pineapple Salsa

Barbecue season… Bikini season… Wedding season. Ah yes, Chelsea and I have reached that ever-so-special time in our lives when it seems like every weekend in the summer has been spoken for, months in advance. Répondez s’il vous plaît. I have no complaints- most of the weddings I’ve attended have been pretty awesome. Short and… 

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No-Churn Earl Grey & Honey Ice Cream

Holy heatwave, Batman. I spent the past weekend camping just outside of Merritt, BC, where temperatures reached 40°C. It was too hot to do anything other than sit around in the shade or float around in the lake. I did some kayaking at around 9am and even then I was perma-sweating. It was so hot that I got a tan from sitting in the shade. It was … [Read More...]

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Raspberry Cheesecake Popsicles

This summer weather has made me obsessive about popsicles. It was brought to my attention that I've posted quite a few recently - nay, since this blog began - but I'm not even sorry about it. For the banana freaks: Skinny "Banoffee" Popsicles For the cocktail freaks: Cucumer Gin & Tonic Popsicles For the sick folks: Throat-Soothing … [Read More...]

Blistered Caprese Pizza with Garlic Scape Pesto

Blistered Caprese Pizza with Garlic Scape Pesto

Have any of you ever grown your own garlic? It's my first year growing my own, half a dozen bulbs of Russian red garlic, and I am so excited about it. (and not just because when it's ready to harvest I can braid the dried stalks together and mount it on the wall of my pantry all rustic-style- but it helps) A few weeks back I noticed some slim, … [Read More...]

Moroccan Lamb Harira

Moroccan Lamb Harira

I am a big fan of Moroccan flavours, I'll start by saying that (see also Moroccan Chicken with Preserved Lemons and Moroccan Quinoa Stuffed Peppers). When I was in middle school, my parents discovered the gustatory wonder ofpreserved lemons. However, as is often the case when you discover something new that you really enjoy... they went a little … [Read More...]

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Grilled Chicken Kale Caesar Salad

Oh, kale, you sneaky vegetable, you. I was late to board the Kale Train. It's one of those trendy foods that has flooded the markets and Top 10 Healthy Foods lists for the last few years, and with good reason. Kale really is one of the healthiest things you can eat, and a quick Google search will give you a bevy of reasons why. Despite all … [Read More...]

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Banana Mocha “Ice Cream”

I've said it once, and I'll say it for the rest of  my life: I have an insane sweet tooth. Sometimes... well, sometimes it's a problem. Like, gimme gimme all the shugaaaa runs thought my head at least three times a day, whether I'm actually eating or not. It's something I'm working on. These past couple months or so I've been really trying to … [Read More...]

Chicken Shish Tawook

Chicken Shish Tawook Grilled Skewers

It summertime again, you know what that means- barbecue season! Vancouver has had a curiously long stretch of good weather as of late. I don't want to jinx it but I'm expecting this means a long, hot summer. Yesssssssss! As it is, my garden has already started to explode. It looks like an end-of-July garden, not a mid-June garden. I already have … [Read More...]

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B.E.E.T Sandwiches (Bacon, Egg, Eggplant, Tomato)

I hummed and hawed over the name of this post. I wanted a catchy, snazzy name for these sandwiches, similar to a B.L.T or a B.E.L.T, but the problem with calling these B.E.E.T Sandwiches is that they come with the association of, well, beets. In the end, I stuck with the name, but let me clarify, this sandwich does not contain beets! B acon E … [Read More...]

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Rhubarb Mojitos

I think it's high time I confess something that will most likely make a lot of my west coast friends gasp: I have never taken a yoga class. What! I know. I live in a city that founded Lululemon and harbours yoga studios on every block, and yet have never actually taken a class. I've done some poses, I suppose. I enjoy exercising, and with that, a … [Read More...]

Strawberry Bacon Pizza with Fresh Basil & Balsamic Reduction

Strawberry Bacon Pizza with Fresh Basil, Goat Cheese & Balsamic Reduction

I have become a total pizza monster as of late. Colin and I both working long hours means that by the time we finally find ourselves at home we are tired and very, very hungry. When you find yourself in such a state, you're not going want to stop off at the grocery store to buy ingredients. You want something fast and you want something … [Read More...]

Skinny B*tch Piña Coladas

Skinny B*tch Piña Coladas

Now that's a sassy title for a Tuesday morning. I'll be honest, I'm not usually a fan of things labelled 'skinny.' It's not that I don't want to be healthy, but the connotation is one of substitution or filler or, worse yet, the subliminal reminder that, as a woman, I constantly need to focus on being 'skinny' to increase my perceived value. This … [Read More...]

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Ginger Mango Lassi Popsicles

It's the simple pleasures in life that really make it all worthwhile. Waking up to the sound of the birds chirping outside the window. Sprinkling some blueberries in your morning cereal. The smell of freshly cut grass and the feel of it on your bare feet. Walking in the rain without an umbrella. Writing that first word on a brand new, untainted … [Read More...]

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Peanut Butter S’mores Galette

This. A gooey s'more galette that tastes like a big ol' cookie with it's flakey, chewy graham cracker crust, a layer of peanut butter, more graham crackers, melted chocolate and lightly toasted marshmallows. Why a galette? To be honest, my initial reason behind making this into a galette was because, well, a s'mores galette just sounded like a … [Read More...]

Spaghetti with Cilantro Pesto & Crispy Fried Tofu

Chilled Noodles with Cilantro Pesto & Crispy Fried Tofu

It's hard to think of an ingredient more polarizing than cilantro. (Maybe foie gras? But obviously for entirely different reasons...) Those who love cilantro love it a lot and those who hate it- many very accomplished foodies among them- cannot stand the herb. Even culinary icon Julia Child publicly vocalized her distaste for the leafy green. In … [Read More...]