Category: Food Products

Cooking with Intercity Packers DIY Pacific Chowder Kit

As an Ocean Wise Seafood Chowder Chowdown Ambassador during this month of February, I have been tasting several chowders created by some local chefs and their respective restaurants. One extra special feature of this inaugural National Chowder Chowdown Festival is…

Saus

I recently came across a new hot sauce that’s produced here in Vancouver called Saus. I’ve never been a fan of hot sauces as I’m not a fan of spicy food, I actually thought they were all really hot and…

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 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…

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