Thursday, February 6, 2014

Sopas (Filipino Chicken Noodle Soup)

It's been very cold here in Calgary, with temperatures hovering between -22°C to -33°C this past week. This has been very fitting considering Gastropost Calgary's mission this week is called "Warm It Up"! So I figured what a great time to make some chicken soup, the quintessential comfort food. 

Monday, February 3, 2014

Butter Chicken Hut Restaurant Review

I've been on a cyclical ketogenic lifestyle for about 6 months now and along with daily yoga and cardio, have greatly improved my health & wellness. Jesse on the other hand wasn't completely sold on a low carb lifestyle until now. He started reading a book called The Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson and we've decided to adopt a strict primal/paleo(ish) lifestyle starting today. So last week we got our carb cravings out, especially for rice and bread. I've had a bad craving for Indian food for awhile now and the last time we had it was months ago. 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Pho Dau Bo Vietnamese Restaurant Review

Today is a cold snowy day and also my best friend's birthday. I wanted to treat her for lunch and she decided on our favourite staple, pho. She didn't want to go to our usual place and wanted to go somewhere different, maybe up north (we live and work in the SE quadrant). It was so much easier now to get to the northeast quadrant of the city since Stoney Trail opened up. 

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Gluten Free Coconut Almond Macaroons

It's been a busy week of birthdays! My partner Jesse and one of my best friends, Ashley, both celebrated their birthdays this week. Ashley's was a night out dancing on Friday and I organized a party at home for Jesse yesterday. 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Fried Calamari with Sautéed Garlic Sesame Spinach

I love fried calamari. I often order it as an appetizer at pretty much any restaurant I go to. It's a common dish usually served with a sauce like marinara or tzatziki. Today, I decided to make some at home. 

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Gluten Free Coconut Flour Flax Bread

We often have a full house on NFL Sunday afternoons at home. Today, my partner Jesse had his buddies over and even had a spread of appetizers to snack on. I didn't really like watching football at first. I'm more of the play the sports instead of watch it on TV type but it's grown on me over the years. However, I do have a short attention span when it comes to watching sports on TV. So I usually busy myself doing something else while periodically hanging out and watching snippets of the game with the gang. 

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