Category: Food Products

Cooking with A Taste of the Ukraine at Home

Known for their delicious Ukrainian food including their fresh and frozen Ukrainian Perogies, Cabbage Rolls & Borscht, Fried Kolbassa, Pelmeni along with cakes and more. Everything is home-made in their Burnaby and Port Moody stores. Over the past month I…

Cooking with Intercity Packers Steak Holder Bundle

I spent the past month cooking a selection of Certified Angus steak dishes at home. Richmond-based Intercity Packers wholesalers now offers a Home Delivery service providing their restaurant quality bundles of seafood, steaks and produce. This is a great idea…

Cooking with Intercity Packers Seafood

I spent the past few weeks cooking a selection of Oceanwise fish dishes at home. Richmond-based Intercity Packers wholesalers recently launched a Home Delivery service providing their restaurant quality bundles of seafood, steaks and produce. This is a great idea…

Cooking with The Phamily Table Sauces

I spent the past weekend cooking some Vietnamese dishes at home and using the Phamily table sauces. I’ve used the red and gold in the past, but it’s the new Jade sauce which has impressed me the most; it’s light…

Mumgry Nut Butters

What is Mumgry? Well that was the first thing that came to mind when I saw a jar of this brand on the Dank Mart’s Instagram recently. The product looked and sounded great, I love almond butter and I love…

Laven Sourdough Bread

As a bread lover I am always looking at the outside crusting of the breads, specifically for Sourdough looking at the texture, the chewiness, the flavour, how it stands up to cutting, spreads and what it’s like for a few…

Cooking with Caffe La Tana Products

Known for their fresh house-made Italian pastas, sauces and more, Caffe La Tana has changed their offerings slightly by pivoting during the covid19 pandemic. Over the past weekend we cooked up some of their pasta dishes along with some snacks;…

Cooking with Artusi Deli Products

One of my favourite Vancouver area restaurants launched the Artusi Deli recently with freshly made pasta, sauces and flatbreads. Located in the Uptown area of New Westminster this  restaurant now offers their Italian deli featuring these homemade products. A few…

Cooking with Bodega Foods Spanish Sauces

One of my favourite Vancouver area restaurants launched a line of sauces a few years ago. Last night we used the sauces, cooking at home and made up a different recipe with each of them. Bodega foods has a blog…

Whole Foods Market North Vancouver Opens

I had a chance to preview the new Whole Foods Market in North Vancouver today which opens to the public on Thursday April 26. This store is 7th for the company in British Columbia and is around 40,000 square feet….

Touring Saman Bakery

I recently had a chance to tour this North Vancouver based Persian breads and sweets production bakery. This family bakery has been supplying their breads to a growing number of markets throughout the Vancouver area since 2004. Amin Tavangar, President,…

Food Finds at the Canadian Health Food Show 2018

A couple of weeks ago, I attended the annual Canadian Health Food Show at the Vancouver Convention Centre. This show saw food producers and suppliers from across North America and the world showing their products to mostly natural food retailers….

Standard Kombucha

I had an opportunity to try all 3 flavours from the Standard Kombucha line-up. The Lemon Ginger Kombucha made by Standard Kombucha was my favourite followed by the original flavour. It’s refreshing and a well made brew, this local company…

Nut-based Smoothies from Happy Planet

I had an opportunity to taste my way through all the flavours of these smoothies which are all made with nut milks with some great flavours too. Happy Planet recently launched a new premium line of fresh, all natural nut-based…

Cowichan Pasta Company

Vancouver Island based Cowichan Pasta Company works with local farmers  to grow both ancient grains and modern grains for their pasta production which is then milled at True Grain Mill and Bakery. Matt Horn founded the company in 2010 first…

Innovate Products at Grocery Showcase West

I was one of the judges of the top Innovative Products at the annual Grocery Showcase West (GSW) at the Vancouver Convention Centre held April 14, 2015. Known as the event for Western grocery retailers to meet with food producers…

Food Finds at the Canadian Health Food Show 2015

A couple of weeks ago, I attended the annual Canadian Health Food Show at the Vancouver Convention Centre. This show saw food producers and suppliers from across North America showing their products to mostly natural food retailers. It’s the largest…

Quenching the Thirst Locally

It is always great to support the local producers any which way that I can, we are fortunate to live in a city where we benefit from the bounty of food and drink choices. Here are some local companies producing…

Tasting Chocolates, Caramels and Confections at Wild Sweets

Wild Sweets by Dominique & Cindy Duby produces unique hand painted chocolates with complex flavour fillings along with caramels, confections and more. I had a chance to taste several of their chocolates, caramels, and much more recently at a private…

Desserts To Go at Wild Sweets

Wild Sweets by Dominique & Cindy Duby recently launched a premium desserts selection that combine their chocolate with crème brulee, chocolate mousse and other fine elements. The desserts can be ordered online through their website for pickup at their Richmond…

Coco-Roons the Healthy Snack

Snacking takes on a different meaning at different times of the year, one thing that I found after trying the Coco-Roons is that asides from tasting good, they are also gluten-free, dairy-free and low glycemic. Starting out with a passion…

Local Shortbread by Peche Mignon

Locally produced shortbread doesn’t get any better than Peche Mignon. I finally had a chance to meet owners Vivien and Beng recently who are the founders of this local company that has been producing savoury and sweet shortbread for the…

Food Finds at the Canadian Health Food Show

I attended the annual Canadian Health Food Show at the Vancouver Convention Centre for the first time last week. For me this show was a dream come true, it was like a kid being in a candy store except this…

Cool Finds at Grocery Showcase West

I attended the annual Grocery Showcase West (GSW) at the Vancouver Convention Centre for the first time this past week. Known as the event for Western grocery retailers to meet with food producers and suppliers from across Canada. It’s the…

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