A Taste of Yaletown @ La Pentola

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Yes, yes y’all! Taste of Yaletown 2014 has officially begun! Running for two weeks in October, this foodie-focused event brings diners featured menus, special tastings and innovative pairings. Select special offerings from participating restaurants, each with a special offering at $25, $35, or $45. We had the opportunity to check out the Taste of Yaletown… 

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Spicy Szechuan Pork + Rice Bowl

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The weather in Vancouver kind of sucks nine months out of the year, but so far October has been fairly mild (minus the days where it’s rained literally all day). We’ve been snuggling up inside at night, and the name of the game lately has been “what’s easy to make that doesn’t skimp on flavor?”… 

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Thanksgiving Leftovers? Make a Crostini!

Goat Cheese, Ham, Tomato + Brie Crostini

Hey, everyone! We hope all our Canadian readers had a fantastic Thanksgiving, and we trust you filled your bellies full of delicious foods while surrounded by all your favorite people. It was a fairly low-key year for us, with Jeremy working on Sunday morning and Adrian attending a family brunch. No big turkey dinner this… 

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Ice Cream Granola Bars

Avalon Ice Cream Granola Bars

This recipe is kind of like, combining all of the good things in life. And since it’s technically a granola bar, that means it’s perfectly acceptable for you to eat one for breakfast. We won’t judge. Avalon Dairy sent us a bundle of goodies recently, and we’ve been having plenty of fun in the kitchen… 

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Upcoming Event: Cheese Making Intro


Have you ever wondered how to make your own cheese at home? Don’t miss this Intro to Cheesemaking, hosted by The Food Connection at Little Mountain Neighbourhood House, 3981 Main Street on Wednesday October 15 (6:30-8:30pm), just one of many great foodie-focused events taking place during the Vancouver’s Sustenance Festival, on now until October 17th…. 

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Moulinex Expert Fryer Review

Moulinex Expert Fryer Review

A deep fryer is something we’ve wanted to splurge on for a while, so when the kind people at Moulinex Canada asked if we’d like to review their new Expert Fryer, we couldn’t say yes fast enough. Branded as a “semi-professional” deep fryer, our expectations were quite high. After all, deep frying at home can… 

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Beef, Beet + Bean Sloppy Joes

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Who exactly is Joe, and what makes him the authority on messy sandwiches? We aren’t sure exactly, but none the less we strayed from tradition here by adding healthy ingredients like roasted beets and tomatoes, as well as a 6 bean blend of chick peas, dark red kidney beans, black-eyed peas, white kidney beans, romano… 

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Vietnamese Spicy String Beans

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We like being experimental in the kitchen, but it can sometimes feel a little frightening. The last thing anyone wants is to put in a bunch of time and effort, just to have it all end up in the “epic fail” category (we’ve all been there, right?). Neither of us has that much experience in… 

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Roasted Kabocha Squash + Yellow Pepper Soup

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Last week while grocery shopping, we came across a rather interesting looking squash. “I don’t think we’ve tried this before,” I said to Jeremy as we curiously checked them out. “They’re kind of weird-looking,” I continued. I slowly read out the sign that hung above. “Ka-bo-cha.” In some cultures, the Kabocha squash is actually considered… 

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Sunday Bites – Feeling Fall + Inspiring Soups

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Have you overdosed on pumpkin everything yet? Hopefully you’re enjoying the first week of October, ’cause we’ve definitely been adjusting to the change of season. This mainly consists of pulling out our scarves and hats, me reminding Jeremy to take his poncho with him to work (he rides his bike to and from each day),… 

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