Summer Salad featuring PopUpMeal.com

PopUpMeal is a wonderful website which helps chefs share their food passions with the community.  It offers great resources to help launch a pop-up restaurant and tips on how to run your business.  The blog has many interesting articles, such as “how to handle bad restaurant service” to “farmer market scams” and a new series…

Easy Squash Gnocchi

Last month was my dad’s birthday and I wanted to make something special for him.  I decided I wanted to gnocchi so that he can eat it now or eat it later.  I know he really likes gnocchi and I have never made it for him. This recipe can easily be made ahead and frozen. …

Rhubarb and Apple Crumble

Rhubarb is one of those beautiful plants you find in many gardens. They have bright red stalks and dark green leaves.  The leaves of the rhubarb are poisonous and cannot be used in baking and cooking. The red stalks are sour and need to be cooked or baked with sugar. My backyard has one rhubarb…

Review: Jethro’s Fine Grub

Jethro’s Fine Grub has become extremely popular since it was featured on Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. It is a local eatery that specializes in breakfast and lunch items.  It is so popular that they opened a second location on Fraser Street just to reduce the line ups on the original on Dunbar Street….

Apple Sour Cream Pound Cake

One thing that I enjoy about my grandma’s house is the fruit trees she has in her back yard.  One thing that I hate is picking all the fruit and trying to figure out what to do with them.  You know … eat it now or eat it later.  I did make apple sauce with…

Chinese Chayote Soup

Chinese soup is a tradition during dinner. They were always a staple in my house growing up and every time I would go over to my grandparent’s house, they would have a pot of soup boiling away. Many soups have beneficial qualities to them and every family has a unique twist to their traditional soup….

Review: Vegan Pudding & Co

How do I find places that I want to review?  Well through instagram…. and food porn.  I love looking at food pictures and following others who live in Vancouver and seeing what they eat.  I would like to try more places but I only can eat so much and going out is  expensive.  So I…

Pokemon Sugar Cookies

The Pokemon Go craze has gone viral and there is nothing to stop the craziness. I have also been playing the game and have reconnected with my love for Pokemon. I decided to create some Pokemon inspired sugar cookies. This was my first time making and decorating sugar cookies and I was surprised at how…

Review: Bambudda

Dine Out Vancouver is a yearly event where restaurants provide a set menu at an affordable price. The problem with Dine Out is the popularity as many restaurants are booked solid. Prices can range from $20 a meal to $40. Meals are sometimes not up to standards as it is a set menu and mass…

Beef Noodle Soup

Noodle cravings! Noodles Noodles Noodles!  I love noodles! I love thin noodles and thick rice noodles.  Here is my take on one of my favorite noodle dishes, beef ho fun noodles.  It is pretty simple to make but does take a long time to cook. You will need onion, garlic, ginger, daikon (I used green…