Starbucks Sakura Cherry Blossom Frappuccino

It is that time of year again.  Cherry Blossom Season!   Cherry Blossom viewing is so popular in Japan that there are foods and snacks celebrating this wonderful season.  Every year Starbucks serves their seasonal Cherry Blossom Frappuccino. I believe the original one has sakura blossoms sprinkled on top but now there is strawberry matcha…

The Dark Table – A Different Experience

A while back I wanted to try a new dining experience. I heard about a place called Dark Table where you eat in the dark. You would lose you sense of sight and experience meals with your other senses. When we arrived at the restaurant, we all waited outside and a waiter came out to…

Chinese Pancake Wraps

One of my favorite dishes to order when we go out to a Chinese restaurant is the Peking duck wrap. The best part is the wrap.  It is basically a flour tortilla wrap and it can be used for any thing.  It is chewy and thin and tastes good with any filling. Most of you…

Sourdough Milk Buns

My two favorite breads all in one.  I love sourdough and I love milk bread. This recipe yields a soft and delicious bun that is great for sandwiches or as a dinner roll or just great as a snack. For this bread you need to start with a cooked roux.  You will need 1/4 cup…

Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

Fast, easy and healthy meals are something that I try to do. Its hard to eat right when you don’t have a lot of time. Here is an easy meal that you can try out on a busy day! Start the beef and broccoli dish by cutting and cooking some sweet onion. I used 1/2…

Easy Peasy Vegetable Bake

Finally I found a new favorite side dish for potlucks and hosting dinner parties.  It is simple and can be made ahead of time.  It is pretty looking and is super tasty.  It is extremely customizable and you can always add your favorite vegetables and substitute with vegan cheese.   For my recipe I used…

Review: Vancouver’s Original Bone Broth Bar

Wednesdays have become “Weird Eats Wednesdays” at work. That means we try out weird and strange foods in Vancouver. Our first weird food stops was at Vancouver’s Original Bone Broth Bar. Yes!! There is a bone broth bar. They also sell collagen shots and popsicles. (The popsicles were sold out so I didn’t get to…

Chickpea Meringue – Vegan!

As our 2016 food adventures wind down, it is time for us to plan for our next year.  Where will our stomachs take us?  What food adventures will we have. You will just have to wait and see.  I am posting this recipe as my last recipe of 2016 as I hope to inspire your…

Easy Beef Stew

Vancouver has gotten a lot of snow over the past couple of weeks and the weather doesn’t seem like it will let up. It’s cold out and the only way to keep warm is to make some Easy Beef Stew!! When I say easy, this is EASY! Start with 1 chopped medium sweet onion and…

Review: Hi Genki

Hi Genki is a hidden gem in Burnaby. It is located in a Nikkei Senior Home. They serve authentic Japanese cuisine in a  cafeteria type setting. Upon entering the senior home, you would not have suspected it would be a restaurant. The only hint is the line up of patrons patiently waiting for seats. Large…

Broccoli and Ham Quiche

Quiche is an easy dish that can be made with many different ingredients. That means it is a very versatile meal! For this quiche, I added ham, sharp cheddar and broccoli. Start by dicing the ham, cubing the cheddar and cutting the broccoli in bite-size bits. You need about 2 cups of broccoli, 1/2 cup…