Tag Archives: lunch

Pulled Beef BBQ Pizza

Michael ate more than half. Seriously.

We love pizza, and I love making pizza. I can use whatever I have or plan to make certain types. This was a combo of both. I had some stew beef I wanted to use, but I didn’t want stew.

I also don’t understand people who say they don’t make pizza dough because it takes too much time? I can make a basic pizza dough in 20 minutes, less even.

Caamaan people!

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Mini Peach Pies

Yeah these were good AND easy!

 

 

So I went to Donalds Market earlier in the week and they had whole cartons of peaches for $2.99! So I had to buy them and I had to make something.

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Beer Thursday!! Britannia Sushi

Yaayy!

 

We haven’t gone to a real Beer Thursday in forever. But we were finally able to and quickly decided on sushi, as it’s too hot for pub grub.

 

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Bao Chau

I have a new soup related love.

There’s this new place down the street that we go for our Pho nowadays, but they have this one type that just blows me away.

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Slocan – Sleepy Breakfast Time

We needed one of those...uh.. "Rejuvinatin' Greasy Breakfasts" to counter an over consumption of a certain type of liquid.

 

We headed down to the Slocan for some All Day Breakfast. I had never been there, and yelp said it was alright. The only other “close as we want to walk” was some placed called Tom and Jerry’s, which features a banner of some Budweiser girls from the 90’s and boasts about $4 awful beer on tap. (not that I judge, I’ve been to many a scuzzy place, they’re just reserved for french fries and karaoke).

 

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Spicy Peanut Noodles with Chicken

It's just you and me noodles. (And Michael) But mostly you an' me.

 

You know I love spicy, asian-y, cilantro-y, peanut-y, whatever else-y can describe my tastes. This is a dish I’ve started to make much more often because it’s just so easy. And I have not just one, but TWO ways to make this! Golly! (there’s way more ways than two, I might have lied)

 

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7 Facts Blogger Game

I looked everywhere for a sesame street reference, but this will have to do instead.

Well I’ve been tagged so I guess I have to participate! 😛

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Peach Crumble Coffee Cake

This isn't a coffee flavoured cake, it's a cake you eat with coffee!

 

This is a type of cake my mother used to always make. Especially when we had fresh plums!  This works great with any kind of fruit, and the base is incredibly forgiving.

 

 

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La Casita – Bday Dinner 1!

La Casita!

 

I’ve been having a great birthday so far. I have such great friends and they’ve been treating me so well! With food and booze. How kind!

My girlfriend took me down to La Casita on Tuesday for a meal! Her exact words were to “wine and dine me” but whatever.

 

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Roast Beef in August

I'll show YOU who's crazy.

 

So I made a roast beef in the middle of summer. You might say blasphemous, but I say delicious!

We’re lucky because of this new place, I’m not limited with what I can cook depending on temperature. It’s always nice and cool down here 🙂

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Pho Central on Davie St

Rare Beef Pho

 

I know you’re probably sick of hearing about all this pho I eat, but it really is amazing. It’s the most wonderful comfort food on the planet. Warm, spicy, rich, beefy, but doesn’t leave you feeling heavy and full like other dinners.

We went down to Pho Central on Davie st. We have this problem of wandering up and down Davie or Robson trying to decide what to eat and just end up getting grumpy and hungrier.

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Simple Pasta Dinner

Delicious!

 

Just a quick post before bed!

I made a sundried olive and rosemary focaccia and pasta with italian sausage, fire roasted tomatoes, mushrooms and fresh basil!

Focaccia recipe here:http://raptortoe.com/2010/​10/06/tomato-focaccia/ Just replace tomatoes with same amount of pitted sundried olives and throw in some rosemary.

For the pasta, sautee two italian sausages removed from the casing until browned, add 1/2 cup roughly chopped mushrooms.

Add 1 can of fire roasted tomatoes, or just diced tomatoes, strain if too much liquid. Cook and reduce until thickened, season with salt and pepper.

Add a small handfull of fresh minced basil and toss with your favourite pasta!


Chevre and Mushroom Zucchini Boats

Such a good last minute idea!

Today I’ve left the house 3 times, washed and folded 3 loads of laundry, done 2 loads of dishes, made burgers, potato salad, guacamole, these puppies and banana bread.

 

So in the interest of my sanity I wasn’t going to post this.

But since it was SO good, and I had some okay lighting, posted it is!

 

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Jalapeno Cornbread Whoopie Pies with Honey Buttercream


Yep

I flipped as soon as I saw this recipe. Such an awesome idea!!

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Watermelon Raspberry Granita

An easy cool treat for those of you enjoying summer right now!

 

I made this granita a while back, it was beautiful when I made it! The weather’s been crap since!

 

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The Garburator

He ate it, I didn't. My god.

 

I’m not really sure how this came to be, but a Starbucks run turned into this atrocity.

 

Two ginger molasses cookies with peanut butter, sandwiching an apple fritter.

 

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Noodle Box!

Or as we say "Noodo-box".

 

This is probably one of my favourite restaurants. It’s simple, delicious and consistent. I think I really love it because I don’t eat there often, it’s always something to look forward to, and taking transit to Kits isn’t really my most favourite thing to do, so it doesn’t happen often.

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Cherry White Chocolate Scones

So good!!

 

I wanted a good cherry recipe, and since everyone else is making clafouti, I went the scone direction.

 

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Thai Turkey Burgers with Broccoli Slaw

Will make again, and again.

 

I don’t wanna call these thai, maybe moreso “thai inspired”, or “east asian inspired” but whatever. They’re DAMN good and that’s all that matters.

 

 

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Atomic Pudding

So chocolatey gooood!

This is a very special recipe, for one, it’s a vintage recipe, but it also has a great story behind it.

Why is it called “Atomic” pudding you ask?

 

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Franks Red Hot Bread

Spicy and doughy! Just like me!

 

Payday isn’t until the 10th, so I’m still working with what I got.

 

You all know about my Sriracha obsession, but did you know we also have a problem with Frank’s Red Hot?

 

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Stop – Pantry time!

Mushroomy Goodness!

 

 

Unexpected bills sometimes make you broke, as a result of one we’re a bit broke until next pay. So, for frugality’s sake, I’m going to dig into the recesses of my cupboards to make dinner for the next few days. I am only going to use what’s in my pantry/freezer/fridge.

 

I probably should’ve done this a long time ago, there are a lot of random things in there… I think I need to do a “cupboard inventory”  just to make sure I actually USE what I have!

 

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Lemongrass Chicken

Perfect for the bbq! Srsly!

 

My favourite is Pho, Michael’s favourite is lemongrass chicken. (although he’s been ordering pho lately, I am a converter of all. The United Church of Beef Broth.)

 

So for my wonderful, amazing, mass amount of chicken consuming- significant other. I decided to try making it!

 

I’ve made it with packet lemongrass mixes before, but it never tastes right. Nothing from a package ever tastes right.

 

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An attempt at Pho

Rare beef Pho! Beautiful colours, but not quite there yet.

 

I can’t get enough Vietnamese food. Plus most pho goes for under $7, and affordable amazingly delicious food is generally a good thing.

So I wanted to try and make it. I’ve tried before, and it was kinda..eegh. This time was better, but still not perfect.

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Cheddar Sriracha Swirl Bread

Gorgeous!

 

 

I’ve been bad lately. I have so many things to post about, but have been really lazy. The busy-ness at work has finally subsided, so I’ll be good and post lots, I swear! Plus michael starts working again soon, and I’ll have $$ for more food related frivolities!

 

FRIVOLITIES!

 

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