Hapa Beach in Kitsilano

Hapa Beach in Kitsilano is the perfect little spot for unique and delicious Japanese fare. After lounging on the beach we headed over – sadly just after “Hapa Hour ” ended – the food and drinks happy hour – and got two seats on the patio within 10 minutes.

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Jamie Oliver’s Whole Roast Chicken

I’d been dancing around the idea of cooking a whole roast chicken for some time now, never feeling confident enough and always talking myself out of it at the last minute.  I shouldn’t have psyched myself out because this was not difficult at all.

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Easy Weeknight Fried Rice

Leftovers are a beautiful thing, especially when they come together and create something completely new. I’ve been craving fried rice for a while now, and just before I broke down and ordered take-out, it turned out I had everything needed to make my own at home. All told, this took under 30 minutes to prep and cook. 

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Caprese Eggs on Grilled Toast

Doesn’t that soft poached egg  look just like a ball of delicious buffalo mozzarella?  I thought so too. As inspired a title as this recipe may have, the dish itself – like most of my breakfasts – evolved on the go as I pulled ingredients from my fridge.

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Spinach, Kale & Sundried Tomato Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust

Happy Meatless Monday everyone! I’ve been pretty crazy about making a potato crust quiche ever since a friend of mine told me about the recipe a few weeks ago. Since then I’ve had a chance to try one and I have to say it is a pretty awesome substitute for a traditional flour crust. 

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Dinner at Nuba in Kitsilano

We happened into Nuba one night when our plans to meet at a different venue fell through. For a Thursday night at 7pm, Nuba in Kitsilano was unexpectedly quiet, and we were promptly seated at a window table for two.

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Ground Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Nom! Last night we fought the urge to go out for dinner and decided instead to make turkey lettuce wraps. This probably took us twenty minutes and cost half the price of buying a similar dish in a restaurant.

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Spinach Gomae

I picked up a couple of sushi rolls and decided to round out the meal with a home-brewed pot of green tea. Then thought, why stop there?

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