Having hard wood floors means there’s a lot of dust that is visible. Now that our baby girl is doing more tummy time it is so important to keep things super clean! Miele recently just released the Blizzard CX1 – it is their first bagless vacuum […]
Earls Restaurant Group is opened its new Ambleside Beach location on May 9, 2018. The first Earls to open in BC since 2010, Earls Ambleside Beach has been conceived specifically for this West Vancouver location and demographic. The design is ‘West Coast meets California Beach’ style […]
Hello Fresh is a meal delivery service in Canada. They deliver to nine different markets: Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Québec, Newfoundland, and the Maritimes. They deliver via courier Sunday-Thursday every week depending on your postal code. Usually deliveries will arrive between 8am-8pm. Although the window seems long, they often arrive before 5pm. You will receive an email with your tracking number or you can check your account settings for availability.
While the concept is nothing new, we like the selection of ready-to-cook meals with fresh local ingredients delivered right to the door. This flexible subscription food delivery service is tailored for busy people looking for a home cooked meal without going grocery shopping and doing the prep work. Your groceries will stay fresh for the duration of the week. Their recipes are created using ingredients that stay fresh long enough for you to enjoy them in the week you have received them. Of course, we’d suggest that you prepare your fish at the beginning of the week versus over, say, beef! Get your HelloFresh promo code below!
The packaging of Hello Fresh is nicely packaged in a cardboard box that is insulated with plenty of ice packs to keep you food fresh until you get home the night of delivery. The food is said to last up to 36 hours.
I like that their meats are raised without the use of antibiotics, added hormones or animal by-products!
Choosing you meals is easy. We like the user friendly smart phone app. Meals selections are available in formats of Pronto Box ($13.33/serving), Family Box ($10.83/ serving) or Veggie Box (412.33/serving). Depending on your chosen plan, boxes come with 3 or 4 recipes to make dinners for 2 or 4 people.
Recipes are printed in colour on a nice heavy weighted paper too!
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Every spring a dusty array of Millennial Pink coats the city with cherry blossoms. While pictures of sakura probably is flooding your Instagram, the truth is the taste of cherry blossoms is even better than their smell. The flowers and leaves of the cherry tree […]
Sushi Bar Maumi is a by reservation only Japanese restaurant in the West End neighbourhood of Vancouver – particularly between Bute and Davie. Menu focuses on traditional nigiri sushi. The omakase menu consists of a course of 11 pieces of sushi for $75 per person […]
The Holy Crab recently launched a new lunch menu that offers delicious cajun seafood fare at a reasonable price – all under $18. Like their seafood boil, it uses a variety of premium and locally sustainable seafood choices, of which many are Ocean Wise. In addition, there is also a Kid’s menu with favourites like Shrimp Po Boy for $9.
The lunch menu is loaded with lots of variety and great comfort food items like fish & chips, creamy cajun seafood pasta, blackened catfish with etoufee on rice. But there is also a lighter option like their seafood & avocado salad stacker!
DIRTY RICE 13 | +2 Fried Egg: Clams, Mussels, Tiger Prawns, Calamari, Catfish, House-Made Garlic Pepper Sauce
GARLIC SHRIMP PASTA $15: Tiger Prawns, Shrimp, House-Made Garlic Pepper Sauce, 63-Degree Poached Egg, Parmesan, Linguine or Spaghetti. You can substitute Prawn and Shrimp with Chicken.
LOBSTER GRILLED CHEESE $18: Served with Seafood Chowder or Seafood Bisque. Fresh Lobster Meat, Melted Mozzarella, Dill & Cheddar Bechamel Sauce, Lobster Butter, Sweet Panini Bread
- Shrimp Grilled Cheese $14
- Plain Grilled Cheese $10
CREAMY CAJUN SEAFOOD PASTA $18: Clams, Mussels, Crawfish, Tiger Prawns, Creamy Tomato Cajun Sauce, Sauteed Onion & Mushroom, Linguine or Spaghetti. You choice of spice Level: Mild / Medium / Spicy
FISH & CHIPS 1PC $10 | 2PCS $14: One of the value menu items I’d say with giant pieces of Crispy Battered Catfish. Served with Tartar Sauce, Lemon Wedge and Cajun “Crack” Fries and Creamy Coleslaw.
SEAFOOD & AVOCADO SALAD $15: Crab, Shrimp, Avocado, Tomato, Corn Kernels, Arugula, Red Apple Dark Balsamic, Cranberry & Pear White Balsamic
CRISPY FISH SANDWICH $12: Badass Filet O Fish fans make a mad dash for this
Crispy Fried Catfish sammy. Served with Creamy Coleslaw, Arugula, Tartar Sauce, Soft Ciabatta and Cajun fries.
BLACKENED CATFISH WITH ETOUFFEE ON RICE $18: Pan-Seared Catfish Fillet, Shrimp Etouffee Sauce, Steamed Vegetables, Jasmine Rice. The catfish is delicious and flavoured. However I do wish that this came with wild rice instead of white jasmine rice.
What’s your favourite dish?
We were invited by The Holy Crab for a menu tasting.
The Holy Crab
Cuisine: Seafood, Southern
Mon 11:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tue 11:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Wed 11:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thu 11:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
1588 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6G 2G5
Aleph Eatery is a Middle Eastern restaurant that recently just opened in Vancouver at 1889 Powell Street. The space although tight is bright, airy and cozy – decor cross sectioned between Kinfolk and Cereal Magazine. Pastel pallets faded and banquette seating frames the restaurant with floating tables […]
A total Canadian classic cocktail is the ultimate Caesar cocktail. It is a classic and totally crushable. It goes well over brunch and has the snack built right in! It’s Clamato juice based with a hit of vodka with the whole shebang of flavour and […]
Lately I’ve been running around in the morning that I don’t have time to make breakfast. Luckily I always have a healthy stash of these homemade granola raw bars. These energy bars are gluten free, vegan, and made with organic ingredients whenever possible! I love that these healthy bars are 100% delicious without added sugar and has zero fillers (unlike most store bought granola bars that leave you still hungry afterwards)!
I’m addicted to these raw bars. They are great to travel with and I always have a few in my diaper bag. They are great “on the go” snacks! These granola bars are easy to make in under 20 mins.
I usually use dates, walnuts and sunflower seeds as my stable ingredients. However you can make a few variations depending what you have available at home or what you are craving! You can substitute pecans, peanuts, etc with walnuts. Dates with figs. You can they idea….
Below recipe is a starting point and a guide for measurement. To be honest, I usually just free hand this when I make these raw bars.
Protip: add a big heaping spoonful of coconut oil otherwise your bars will not set and you will get loose granola. You can alway melt extra coconut oil and reset the mold.
Granola Raw Bar Recipe
This is a super easy granola raw bar recipe that you can customize with your favourite ingredients. Gluten Free, Vegan.
- 1 cup Quick Rolled Oats
- 2 tbsp Chia Seeds
- 1/4 cup Sunflower Seeds
- 1/4 cup walnuts (chopped)
- 2-3 tbsp Coconut Oil (or one giant spoonful)
- 10-12 Dates (Pitted and sliced)
- Unsweetened Coconut Flakes for Topping
- Pinch of salt and black pepper
- Step 1 Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Step 2 Mix rolled oats, chia seeds, walnuts and coconut oil in a mixing bowl.
- Step 3 Make sure granola is evenly coated with coconut oil.
- Step 4 Spread on parchment paper on a baking sheet.
- Step 5 Bake for 15 mins or until golden brown. Make sure not to burn the granola.
- Step 6 Mix the warm granola with chopped dates in a mixing bowl and stir with a large spoon until the dates are completed coated with granola.
- Step 7 Line a glass dish with parchment paper and press the mixture into the dish.
- Step 8 Sprinkle coconut flakes on top.
- Step 9 Cover glass dish with cover or plastic wrap
- Step 10 Freeze the bars for two to three hours.
- Step 11 Slice and serve.
- Step 12 **Can be stored in refrigerator up to one week.
- Step 13 **Protip: wrap bars in parchment paper individually for an easy “on the go” snack.
Coquille Fine Seafood is restaurant for seafood lovers. It is located in Vancouver Gastown at 181 Carrall Street where Secret Location used to be. This pink restaurant features Millennial pink booth seats that reminds you of Oretta in Toronto and Sketch in London. You may remember […]
812 Cake & Dessert is a cake and dessert shop located in Burnaby. I love the bright white space, wainscoting panels and the fact this cake shop opens until 10 pm. Eight denotes 8 signature cakes and desserts and Twelve steps of baking process required. […]
If you love Peruvian cuisines than you would love what Cacao Progressive Latin offers. We were super excited for Chef Jefferson Alvarez’s trip to Peru because we knew he would come back with some goodies. Between March 2 to 7, Cacao will host an amazing dining event: Memories of Peru.
The tasting menu welcomes you with a true Peruvian style Pisco Sour. Mixologist Sergio Grandolfo uses an Angostura from Peru that has a more floral nose and heightened bitter after taste. Traditional angostura bitters are more syrupy with a faint scent.
Appetizer finger snacks include:
- cachapa & cheese
- chicharron and El XO (Latin version of XO sauce made with Argentina ants and scallops)
- anchovy churro (this wildly reminds me of these snacks from Japan)
Sunchoke and Quinoa with Inva Leaf
Sea Urchin Custard with tapioca and cancha
Ceviche: leche de tigre and cancha. Imagine this filled in a poke bowl.
Bransino: Kawicha salad. We loved the bright flavours and crispy fish skin!
Wild Boar with salsa Huacatay, squash puree and dehydrated cilantro.
Mamey Mousse: Cacao nibs Maca sponge. Mamey fruits has the color of papaya and the creaminess of bananas.
Cacao Ball with fruit jelly. Can I order a dozen of these to go?
We hope you had chance to enjoy this delicious tasting menu! $65 per person. The stuff is pretty amazing and loaded with a lot of deeply flavourful sauce and textures.
I was invited by Cacao for a menu tasting.
Tue 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wed 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thu 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sun 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
1898 W 1st Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1G5
Vancouver International Wine Festival‘s Winery Lunch took place yesterday at Lift Bar & Grill at Coal Harbour. The reception featured a sumptuous sit-down lunch featuring food-friendly wines from Latin America. Enjoy wines from Argentina, Chile and Uruguay. Featured Wines: Bodega Catena Zapata Catena Malbec 2015 Domaine Bousquet Organic […]
Vancouver International Wine Festival‘s Winery Dinners took place last night at Yew Seafood and Bar at the Four Seasons Vancouver Hotel. The Italian Dinner was featured Castello di Gabbiano‘s winemaker Frederico Cerelli for a night of exceptional Italian wines and west coast cuisine. Featured […]
It’s the first Best of Japan Restaurant Week!
Canadians are invited to celebrate at the Vancouver, Montreal & Toronto restaurants certified as “Japanese Food Supporter Stores” February 22-24th. For 3 days, each participating restaurant will offer one FREE dish so their clients can discover the incredible flavours of Japanese food.
What is Best of Japan Restaurant Week?
It’s the first Best of Japan Restaurant Week! Canadians are invited to celebrate at the Vancouver, Montreal & Toronto restaurants certified as “Japanese Food Supporter Stores”February 22-24th. For 3 days, each participating restaurant will offer one FREE dish so their clients can discover the incredible flavours of Japanese food.
What is a Japanese Food Supporter Store?
Restaurants and retail shops overseas that actively use and promote food and alcohol produced in Japan are certified as Japanese Food Supporters. For more information about this program, please visit the Tast of Japan website.
When does Best of Japan Restaurant Week take place?
The first edition of Best of Japan Restaurant Week will be held from Thursday, February 22 to Saturday, February 24, 2018. This ticket is good for use at dinner time only.
What free dish will be offered at Best of Japan Restaurant Week?
Free dishes will vary per restaurant. Expect an appetizer or side-dish size using fresh Japanese Hirame. In order to support the restaurant, you are obliged to order the regular restaurant menu in order to receive ONE free dish. Of course, all dishes ordered that are not part of the Best of Japan Restaurant Week menu will be billed at the usual prices.
Tickets available on Eventbrite.
Vancouver Participating restaurants | Tickets HERE
- Aburi King
- Bistro Sakana
- Fudo Japanese Restaurant
- Kitcho Izakaya
- Kizami Japanese Cuisine
- Kuroki kitchen
- Kyabia Japanese restaurant
- Kyuzo Japanese restaurant
- Miko Sushi
- Nagomi Sushi
- Octopus garden
- Seto Japanese restaurant
- Super Hiro’s
- Sushi K Kamizato
- Sushi Sen
- Taka’s Sushi
- Temaki sushi
- Tetsu Sushi Bar
- Tsukiji Japanese Restaurant
- Zen Japanese Cuisine
- Daruma-ya (if you stop by, they will offer a tasting plate of fresh Japanese Hirame)
Toronto: Participating restaurants | Tickets HERE
- Aka-Oni Izakaya (map | facebook)
- Fukui sushi (map | facebook)
- Inatei (map | facebook)
- Izakaya Ju (map | facebook)
- Masaki Sushi (map | instagram)
- Nami (map | facebook)
- Omai Restaurant (map | facebook)
- Shoushin (map | facebook)
- Sushi Masayuki (map | facebook)
- Tokyo Sushi House (map | facebook)
Montreal: Participating restaurants | Tickets HERE
- Kabocha izakaya
- Kamehameha Snack bar
- Kokoro sushi & tapas
- Le Ninja
- Mikado Laurier
- Mikado Monkland
- Mikasa Centropolis
- Restaurant Nozy
- Ryu Peel
- Shiki Sushi
- Sogen restaurant
- Sumi Dojo
- Sushi Hamachi
- Tiradito Bar