Chefe Daniel [Restaurant]

One of our absolutely favourite restaurants in Vancouver is Chefe Daniel.  This is Executive Chef Daniel Alexandre’s most recent offering.  Formerly of Senhor Rooster, he’s gone back to his roots of a small neighbourhood open kitchen concept where you will quickly become a regular! This post isn’t so much of a review, as it is…

‘Moreish’ Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

Today I bring to you something that Jax has been making — cookies!  Who doesn’t like cookies?  Taking inspiration from many of the other recipes out there, she’s put her spin on it. For all of you Trini’s out there, you’ll know what moreish is.  Growing up, if there was something my dad liked, ice…

Striker Stir Fry Gai Lan with Garlic and Mushrooms [Vegetarian/Vegan]

Since this blog is about Food We Like To Eat, it won’t always be the most intricate, nor super special generations-passed-down dish that you’ve come to expect.  Growing up, my mom always cooked gai lan by steaming it, and then pouring oyster sauce on it.  There’s nothing wrong with that at all!  In fact I…

cs’s South Central Confit/Seared Castiron Skillet Savory Chicken

Lately we’ve been eating a fair amount of red meat in our household, so to cut back, we are going back to chicken as our protein of choice.  Stir frying it becomes boring after a while, and I don’t believe in deep frying.  Could there be a compromise between the crispy juiciness of battered-oil-soaked-chicken and bland…

Anti-Hipster No-Bake Cheesecake

Today I present to you the Anti-Hipster No-Bake Cheesecake.  Why Anti-Hipster you ask?  Well, let me tell you!  There is a current trend amongst hipsters to use Mason Jars for salads, and soups, and other miscellaneous things.  I don’t have anything against this, as repurposing old items for new uses is great!  What I do…

Thunder Chili Wonton

Sun nin fai lok!  Happy lunar new year to you all!  In celebration of this date, we are back to Chinese food (yay!)  We were tasked to bring an appetizer to our family gathering this year, and what better way to start your meal than with chili wontons? My family name character translated from Chinese…

Marpole Honey Sriracha Chicken

I’m going to be trying out a new naming scheme for everything we cook.  Instead of the usual [Seasoning][Protein] naming convention, from now on, it’s going to be called something that has meaning to me.  Whether it’s a person, place, or thing, will be left up to how I feel that particular day. Today’s meal…

Banana Puff

Super simple dessert idea today.  This is another creation made due to the fact we had a leftover sheet of puff pastry in the fridge, and didn’t know what to do with it.  Did we want to make another Chicken Pot Pie?  Maybe some more Crab Cake Tarts?  Nah, we wanted dessert!  On the fly,…

Chicken Biryani

In my previous post about Trini Roti and Channa Masala, I noted that I had made it for my work potluck.  At the same event, my colleague from India made a Chicken Biryani dish that we all absolutely loved!  Asking him for pointers, I decided to try and make it myself.  All in all, it…

Trini Roti & Chana Masala [Vegetarian/Vegan]

One of the first posts on this blog when I was just filling it up with content was making Trini Roti.  This is a more indepth version, along with a review of a store bought Masala mix! Recently at work, I had setup a potluck with my team members for American Thanksgiving lunch.  Of course,…

Can’t Eat Pasta? Have Spaghetti Squash!

So as most of you know by now, CS has a white flour allergy which has led to some interesting food substitutions.  The most significant one I’ve been on a search for is pasta, which I loooove.   We’ve tried quinoa spaghetti, brown rice lasagna, 100% whole wheat linguine and, surprisingly, the list goes on….

Leftover Chicken Mushroom Bacon Pot Pie [Vegetarian option]

We always seem to have a lot of random food in our house.  Whether it be frozen meat that we’ve set into individual portions bought from a rather large warehouse style retailer, or random veggies in the fridge that are starting to show their age, there’s always something that isn’t quite enough for a full…