So, here is your warning: this is a post with only pictures of food.
Oh, and I love food/recipe blogs. Here are some faves if you feel like food-reading:
- Dinner: A Love Story
- Smitten Kitchen
- Fifteen Spatulas
- How Sweet It Is
- Foodology (this is a Vancouver one!)
Check out what is on the menu for tonight! I've never made it before...
|Spaghetti & green salad. Classic dinner in my opinion. This was my plate; Edwin's came with meatballs. (comprised of a recipe from my head - ground beef, onions, cheese, basil...the usual ingredients!)|
|This pasta was based loosely off of this recipe. It was filled with gruyere and gouda cheese, and probably had a million calories, but it was pretty darn yummy. A good cheese can make anything taste amazing! My variations included using red peppers instead of mushrooms (what we had in the house), and a few other things I can't quite remember.|
|Edwin & I went for all you can eat Indian food last weekend. Oh. My. Gosh. So much food. It was actually a Groupon that we had bought and it was totally worth it. (providing you don't eat so much that your belly hurts for the rest of the night...) This restaurant is in Kits and has a killer view of downtown. I'd recommend to go on a summer night when it's warm and sit on the patio. (the green dish pictured above - saag - is my absolute favorite Indian dish)|
|De Dutch Pannekoek House! I have not been there since we used to go with my Oma and Opa. This pannekoek was delicious. Edwin had a sweet one with strawberries & whipping cream; I had a savoury one with hashbrowns and hollandaise sauce. We are so different ;)|
|We went to Trader Joes and found frozen salmon burgers we thought we would try. They turned out to be pretty tasty! They are a bit on the small side, so you end up with quite a few bites of your burger sans salmon, but have a good flavor. Read a review of them here.|
|Edwin went to a Whitecaps game last week with some friends so naturally, I got sushi for dinner. I tried the place right across the street from us for the first time and really enjoyed it. It was very fresh! I know this sounds really sappy, but sushi makes me miss my sister so much! She was my primary sushi buddy as we both really enjoy it, and now I definitely don't eat it as much.|
|This is another Groupon trial: Sen Viet Restaurant in Langley for Pho. (side note: I think that Groupon's are really great, but only if they are for things that you would normally consume/purchase; otherwise it's a waste of money!) This is my salad roll. They are my favorite thing about going to pho restaurants. They are served with peanut dipping sauce and I highly recommend them.|
|Edwin & I went on a date on Tuesday night to see Hugh Laurie at the Orpheum. (amazing music and he is SO hilarious - totally recommend!) We didn't have a ton of time for dinner, and a colleague of mine said she had recently eaten at Chipotle downtown. I didn't know we had a Chipotle here, but we sure do!! I was really excited to try their tofu burrito filling called sofritas. It was really yummy and had a good flavor to it! I always get excited when there is vegetarian options other than just vegetables. The guacamole (which we ate with chips) was really, really good. You could tell it was literally avocados, cilantro, red onion, and maybe some garlic/salt. It was very fresh and good. I could have eaten 8 of those little containers.|