• Eat

    My Trader Joe’s Shopping List

    As a Canadian, hopping over to Trader Joes is such a treat. It can be a daunting task, there is so my selection and it is hard to know what to buy. As a Trader Joes expert taste tester, I have read up on all the cult items, crowd favourites and hidden gems and tried them myself so you don't have to. To be completely honest, there are a few items that don't live up to the hype, and quite a few items that I can't live without. Check out my complete guide to shopping at Trader Joes and the items I keep on my shopping list.

  • Eat,  Recipes

    Medium Rare Top Sirloin Roast

    My go-to meal when trying to make a nice dinner is a prime rib roast. I use the same method every time and it comes out amazing. The weather has been changing and it has me crazing comfort food. Prime rib while always tasting amazing is quite pricey, so I decided to try making a sirloin-tip roast. In the pasts, my attempts have been very unsuccessful. The meat is either completely overdone or tasteless. I think I have finally found the magic recipe for a tender and flavourful roast, no slow cooker required. I stumbled upon this recipe on Frugal Mom Eh’s blog and it is pretty amazing. I was so…

  • Eat,  health

    Taste Test: 4 Gluten Free Pastas

    I am a starch-carb lover. I love potatoes, perogies, pasta, bread, croissants, scones, cookies, basically everything and anything with gluten. A couple years back I switch to a paleo diet and gave up most starches and grains. I really noticed a difference in my energy levels, instead of feel sluggish after eating, I felt energized.  Grains have slowly worked their way back into my diet, but I am always looking for healthier alternatives. I love spaghetti squash, but it doesn’t quite fulfil my carb cravings. I decided to do a taste test and try a few different gluten free pastas to see which one I like the most.  Explore Cuisine Organic Chickpea Pasta, $6.99  I was pleasantly…

  • Eat,  Recipes

    Jerk Chicken & Spring Mix Salad

    I threw together this jerk chicken salad and posted it on my Instagram Story and got quite a few comments. I thought I might as well post the recipe. This is the perfect meal for a hot summer day when you don’t want to turn on your oven.  Jerk Chicken – for at least 4-6 hours | Overnight is preferable Makes 2 -3 Servings Ingredients 1/2 Packet of Onion Soup Mix 3 Tablespoons of Olive Oil 3 Tablespoons of balsamic vinegar 1 Tablespoon of Grace Jamaican Jerk Seasoning 6 Chicken Thighs  Jerk seasoning is very spicy, so I try to combat the spice by adding other elements. I will usually use a…

  • DIY,  Eat,  Meal Prep

    Shopping for One at Costco

    It may seem excessive, for some one who has no family and only one mouth to feed to have a Costco membership, but it honestly is very economical. A Costco visit always requires self control to insure you only buy what you need and not what you want. My bill is usually between $50 – $100.  Costco Shopping List Pre-Washed Organic Baby Spinach – $3 for a huge box, I usually use half for salads and put the other half for smoothies Bananas – $1.98 for a huge bundle, I let them get a little brown and then freeze them Almond Milk – $8 for a case of 6, way cheaper…

  • Eat,  Restaurants

    Best Kelowna Eats

      Kelowna’s Food scene is constantly evolving. It seems like every time I go back to visit there are more and more hot spots opening up.In Vancouver, there is quite a bit of variety still within a reasonable price point, however in Kelowna is a rarity; most of the creative and more innovative restaurants are fairly expensive. The summers in Kelowna are especially busy, so once all the winery’s open up their restaurants , there are way more options for amazing food. The easiest way to categorize all my recommendations for Kelowna, is by meal, price point and occasion. This list is in no particular order.    Quick Bites Mad Mango Mad Mango is by far my favourite place…

  • Eat,  Recipes

    Skinny Potato Soup

    In the winter, soups are perfect for soggy Vancouver days. I have always had a soft spot for loaded potato soup, however it is not the healthiest meal choice. I have experimented with Cauliflower pizza and cauliflower mash, so it seemed like a natural progression to use it as a replacement in potato soup. I added one potato, just to give it the potato flavor.  Makes 2 servings  Ingredients 3 Crushed Garlic Cloves 2 Diced Shallots 1 Teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper 1 Teaspoon of Dill 1 Head of Cauliflower 1 Yukon Potato 6 Slices of Bacon 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil 2 Cups of Chicken Broth   Optional toppings: Greek yogurt…

  • Eat,  Recipes

    Must Try Laksa Recipe

        The winter months have really put me in the mood to have comfort food. I have gotten into the routine of trying to make a soup every Sunday. I usually half the recipe otherwise I would have to eat soup for my next four meals. I found this recipe online and took my own creative liberties. This is not your typical laksa, I like to load mine up with as many vegetables I can find in my fridge!   Recipe makes 2 servings Ingredients 6-8 Large shrimps (raw or cooked) 2 chicken thighs 1 teaspoon of fish sauce 2 sticks of celery 1 handful of brocolli 2 carrots…

  • Eat,  Vancouver

    2015 – Top Choices for Places to Eat in Vancouver

    If I tell you something is good, I mean it. There are so many places to eat at in Vancouver, it is to difficult to chose. I have this theory that every restaurant has one signature dish that they do really well. When I go out to eat, I am usually in search of this dish. I find a lot of places in Vancouver are all hype, and it is the most disappointing experience to wait in line for a meal and it ends up not being worth it. These are the top restaurants I have eaten at in 2015 and my favorite dishes from them.  Brunch | Breakfast Chambar Restaurant  568 Beatty St, Vancouver BC I love…