Tag: Cooking

Cooking with South China Seas

Known as a one stop shop to find rare and exotic culinary ingredients from around the world, South China Seas shop in the Granville Island Public Market also features the freshest and most fragrant herbs and spices available. I spent…

Don’t Worry, Just Cook

This new cookbook by Bonnie Stern and Anna Rupert features a wonderful collection of recipes that this mother and daughter duo have cooked together over the years. Don’t Worry Just Cook book was just released by publisher Appetite by Random…

In Praise of Veg

This new cookbook by Alice Zaslavsky is the ultimate cookbook for vegetable lovers and it features more than 150 recipes within its 450 pages, innovative recipes for meals of all kinds. In Praise of Veg book was just released by…

Gochujang Glazed Eggplant

Started off 2022 and I have been cooking more during the cold and snowy days. This is an easy dish to make with @sauceclubco Ultra Premium  Gochujang  sauce, it’s plant-based and locally produced. Here is the recipe for this delicious…

Japanese Squash Curry

Inspired by the fall season and a visit to Lepp Farms in Abbotsford I picked up a Kabocha squash and then tweeked a recipe I had creating this delicious curry for a meatless Monday dinner. The first thing you need…

Tasting The Very Good Butchers Burgers and More

The word butcher has always had the connation towards being meat based; a local company set out to change that premise offering up plant-based burgers and sausages without any animal ingredients. Their products are available in their Victoria based shop…

Sheet Pan Everything

This new cookbook by Ricardo Larrivee celebrates delicious simple one-pan recipes in this cookbook which was recently published by Appetite by Random House. I love the idea of this cookbook and the easy recipes to create a dish that your…

Indian Pantry Sauces and Spices

Chef Tushar Tonvalkar launched his Indian Pantry line last summer and is now selling these products around Metro Vancouver. Through local distributor Legends Haul the business has expanded exponentially and widened their reach. I had a chance to try some…

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…

Home Cooking with Chefs Plate

A few months ago after hearing about some new Meal Kit services, and trying Fresh Prep and Hello Fresh, I decided to spend some more time at home cooking and using another meal service. Chefs Plate is a national company…

Home Cooking with Hello Fresh

A few months ago after hearing about some new Meal Kit services, and trying Fresh Prep, I decided to spend some more time at home cooking and using some more different meal services. Hello Fresh is a national company that…

Home Cooking with Fresh Prep

A few months ago after hearing about some new Meal Kit services, I decided to spend some time at home cooking and using a few different meal services. Fresh Prep is a local company that has been around for a…

Thai Cooking at the Thai Festival July 22-23

In advance of this weekend’s 4th Annual Thai Festival in Vancouver, this morning I took part in a Thai dessert making class at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, where Chef Mr. Sakarin Hongrattanavorakit and Asst. Prof Nanolin Dangsungwal demonstrated…

Yen Do making Pho for over 30 Years

Yen wasn’t interested in cooking while growing up in South Vietnam. It was only after she moved to Canada her love for cooking developed, she first lived in Prince George and then settled in Vancouver in 1986 with her husband….

Maria-Elena making Mexican dishes for over 25 Years

Maria-Elena and her daughter Greysy de la Rosa have been cooking, making all the sauces and other dishes at Patron Tacos & Cantina for the past 5 years. They are the heart and soul of the restaurant, creating and implementing…

An Afternoon with Project Chef

I recently spent an afternoon with a wonderful group of 6 and 7 year olds at McBride Annex Elementary School and the Project Chef program. The Project CHEF program was created by teacher and chef, Barb Finley. An educator (B.Ed.,…

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