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. 

Monday, January 13, 2014

Avocado Shake

Ah, Monday! Many good intentions have started on Mondays. Today is my first day back on the ketosis wagon. I've had a very indulgent carb up weekend while celebrating my cousins' birthday. 

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Roast Chicken with Pan Gravy & Swiss Chard with Bacon

I love Sunday dinners. Why? Well, because my partner Jesse usually feels compelled to cook since he would spend most of the afternoon watching football. I'm quite proud of Jesse's cooking skills. He has come a long way! 

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Coconut Shrimp with Pineapple Curry Dip

Shrimp is probably the most popular seafood out there. I have a couple of friends who hate seafood (I know, what's up with that???) and they still have at least tried shrimp. As Forrest Gump's friend Bubba said it's the fruit of the sea and you can cook it a million different ways. One of my favourite ways to cook shrimp is to coat it in coconut flakes. I just love the flavour of coconut and shrimp together. It makes me think of somewhere tropical and warm:) 

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Easy Spinach Salad

This salad as a meal recipe is so easy to make and prep time is literally minutes! I have made variations of this recipe switching the chorizo with bacon, ham, or whatever protein I may have on hand. 

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Carrot Ginger Juice

Happy Sunday! Look at me posting another blog entry a day after my last! I'm surprised myself. Sundays are usually pretty lazy for me but today I have a few more house projects I need to finish so after an intense hot core yoga class, I'm having myself this perk me up Ginger Carrot Juice. 

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Happy, Healthy New Year! Green Juice Recipe

Happy New Year! Wow, where did 2013 go? I've been such a neglectful blogger, my last post was in August! One of the resolutions I have is to blog at least once a month, with a target of once a week. I guess time will tell if I can transform this resolution to a routine.