Chicken & Spinach Balti

Chicken & Spinach Balti A deliciously tender chicken curry which is very simple to make – perfect for a mid-week meal!  Popeye would love this dish! Serves 2 Prep time:  15 minutes plus up to 1 hour to marinade Cooking time: 20 minutes Ingredients For the marinade 2.5cm/1in fresh ginger, peeled & […]

PEPITAS MEXICAN RESTAURANT

Beef and Chicken Enchiladas with Green Sauce. Our Entertainment Book is still way underutilized in my opinion.  We cracked it open and plucked out the coupon for Pepitas in Kitsilano. My Enchilada dish came with 2 enchiladas.  The waitress said I could have two different meats and so I chose […]

Chorizo, Red Pepper & Stilton Quiche

Chorizo, Red Pepper & Stilton Quiche This quiche is so easy to make and always goes down well, delicious served hot or cold. If blue cheese doesn’t take your fancy then you can use cheddar or any other hard cheese. Serves 8 Prep time:  10 minutes, Cooking time: 45-50 minutes Ingredients 225g […]

Easy Baked Beef Brisket – Slow and Low is Not the Tempo

Remember that time you waited all day for your “low and slow” beef brisket to finish cooking, and once it finally did, it was dry? It left you disappointed, disillusioned, and wondering what went wrong. Well, I won’t bore you with all the scientific, easy-to-Google details, but basically meat can […]

HOSHI SUSHI, KITSILANO

Spicy Tuna Sashimi            Rating:  5/6 California Roll, Negitoro Roll, Crab Cake nigiri                        Rating: 5/6 Gyoza.  Not so tasty.  Pasty filling.            3/6  Golden Dragon Roll.  California Roll topped with Tempura Yam.  Yum  6/6 Here’s the pic showing the whole order of the Specialty Dragon Roll. Chicken Karaage.  Wings (there were two […]

BRAIDED LATTICE APPLE PIE

Braided Lattice Apple Pie! Humble Pie Braided Lattice is insanely time-consuming.   When my daughter walked by the kitchen and asked me “hey, are you making that pie for someone?” I was attempting to weave the braided lattice pie dough that was akin to wrangling cooked spaghettini. The delicate strands […]

GF QUINOA CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

GF Quinoa Chocolate Chip Cookies It looks like a chocolate chip cookie and it tastes like a chocolate chip cookie.  It even smells kind of like a chocolate chip cookie…only somewhat nuttier.  But it doesn’t have nuts.  This recipe contains quinoa flour.  The texture of this cookie is lighter and […]

Individual Sticky Toffee Puddings

Individual Sticky Toffee Puddings A truly delectable dessert, the perfect pudding for a chilly day! The sponges can be made in advance and frozen to make this a hassle-free dessert. Makes 8 Prep time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 40 minutes Ingredients 175g pitted dates, chopped 300ml water, boiled 1 tsp […]

FISH CAFE

Fish and ChipsAll 3 females were hankering for some fish and chips.  Stomach was outnumbered (again!) Sometimes he just has to go home and crawl into this man-cave downstairs, with its big screen t.v. and watch some war movie or something with explosions, bloodshed, gore and gunfire. It’s funny…we found […]

“Instant” Mac and Cheese – Thinking Outside the Box

I’ve wanted to do another “one-pan” pasta video, where we cook everything right in the sauce, like we did in our famous Orecchiette with Sausage and Arugula recipe, but then I happened to see someone eating mac and cheese on TV, and those plans changed. I decided to adapt the […]

FLO TEA ROOM, MARPOLE

Short Ribs and Prawns.  Served with a Mushroom Sauce on the side. The veggies were an extra add-on.  The prawns were grilled just perfectly in the shells.  The short ribs were good and seasoned perfectly.  Good portions.   Good value. Rating:  5/6 The AAA Prime Rib was Medium Rare, as requested. […]