Inspired by The Well Fed cookbook’s Sunshine Sauce, this sauce is one of my absolute faves. It is so versatile I use it in a stir-fry, on salads, and even as a dip for veggies. It’s great for satisfying my … Continue reading
Filled with antioxidant-rich spinach and smothered in a homemade pasta sauce, there’s no denying it, you’re gonna want these balls in your mouth. Conveniently, you can find the recipe for that sauce here. The rotini was a gluten-free rice pasta but these were good enough to eat as is, and we did.
Spinach Turkey Meatballs
I eyeball everything these days cause I love to live dangerously. Adjust to your tastes.
1 lb lean ground turkey
a couple handfuls of fresh chopped spinach
1 rounded tsp Italian seasoning
two cloves garlic
1/4 parmesan cheese, extra for garnishing
an egg, beaten
salt and pepper
Combine ingredients, mix, form the meatballs, brown them in a frying pan, finish in the oven at 350 for 20 minutes. Pour sauce around the meatballs so they soak up that deliciousness and don’t dry out. Or bake them… or cook through in the frying pan… whatever floats your boat.
These are not your average eggs; they’re Gordon Ramsey’s perfect scrambled eggs. Somewhere in an underground lair Paula Deen and Gordon Ramsey are conspiring against my paleo diet; the not-so-secret secret ingredient to these scrambled eggs is butter, lots of butter. And then there’s the creme fraiche. So not exactly paleo friendly, but if you’re committed to living the Dino-lifestyle I have used his technique to make these without the added dairy (it can still satisfy your scramble egg cravings).
Breakfast must-haves to accompany my eggs included bacon – cause really whats the point of breakfast if there isn’t bacon – a heaping bowl of fruit salad, and a shot of fresh squeezed grapefruit juice. The Union Jack coffee mug completes my English breakfast.
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My BBQ dreams came true last week with a trip to Memphis Blues BBQ on Granville and Broadway. Heavenly fall-of-the-bone ribs and tender brisket accompanied with some mediocre sides, but damn that meat was good.
As Guy Fieri loves to point out, look at the bark on those ribs! We used a lot of the signature Memphis Blues mustard BBQ sauce on the ribs, great flavour combo!
The brisket was fantastic, so moist and delicious. The potato salad was the only let down of the meal. It was over salted so we couldn’t taste anything else, but really there was nothing impressive about it anyways. The fries, however, were perfectly seasoned and not too salty or greasy. There was nothing special about the coleslaw either, but it didn’t take anything away from the meal so we didn’t mind it.
The cornbread was pretty good too, although I was the only one who thought it would have been nicer warmed up! Overall, great dinner and the best BBQ in Vancouver I’ve tried. They don’t stinge on portions either, so we had enough food the next day for a full lunch. Next time we’re getting the Memphis Feast ($47), a smorgasbord of all the meat Memphis has to offer, plus the fixin’s. I definitely recommend going with friends so you can chow down on this option, as it will be cheaper than getting a bunch of individual meals.
On a recent walk through the Cambie Village area I discovered a new(ish) local gem, the Lemonade Gluten Free Bakery. Open for about three months now, this boutique bakery entices you indoors with its urban chic charm and sweet heavenly aroma. Once inside, don’t eat everything at once. Delectables include sweet and savory breads and muffins, scones, cookies, bars and drool-worthy personal sized cakes (oh my!).
The ruby-red and golden-yellow fruit drew me in, the light flakey pastry sealed the deal. This Peach and Raspberry Crostata balanced the natural sweetness of the fruit with a pie crust close to perfection. Their website boats you can’t tell the pastry is gluten-free and I challenge anyone to taste a difference because I certainly couldn’t. If only all gluten-free treats tasted so sweet!
I’m a sucker for lemon desserts so I had to try the lemon bar. I wasn’t disappointed by this dessert with its shaved white chocolate curls atop a creamy lemon custard. It was a littler more tart than it was sweet but very enjoyable.
For Phil’s birthday I had to get him the Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse. The flavour combination has never been my favourite (gasp, I know) but for Phil it was perfect, and I have to admit it the rich flavours were well-balanced.
I’m so happy to have found this bakery. From their friendly staff who answer any dietary question to the affordable prices (for gluten-free products), Lemonade Gluten Free Bakery is a welcomed addition to the block. The walls of cookies, flours, loaves and buns will have me coming back until I’ve tried everything.