Memphis Blues BBQ

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.

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Roasted Chickpeas with Rosemary Garlic Oil & Sea Salt

Can we just take a moment and drool over these photos? Excuse me while I toot my horn for a second. Now that we’ve taken care of that, I made a yummy snack! I’m not reinventing the wheel here people, but if you haven’t tried roasted chickpeas you probably should. Especially if you’re prone to […]

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Cinco de Mmmmmayo Baja Shrimp Tacos

Happy Cinco de Mayo everybody! For those of you wondering what Cinco de Mayo is all about, google it! Or Wikipedia it! For us it meant splurging on delicious Americanized Mexican food, and gosh darn it the meal was amazing.  If I can depart any wisdom on my readers it is trust staff recommendations. The first time […]

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Dining Out for Life at Thai Away Home

Last night was Dining Out For Life, an annual fundraiser taking place across North America where participating restaurants donate 25% of their profits from the evening to AIDS and HIV service organizations. I thought this would be the perfect guilt-free opportunity to enjoy a night out on my limited budget. Thai Away Home is one of my […]

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Thai Style Ribs

It’s getting closer and closer to BBQing season, but for those of us unlucky enough not to have a backyard or patio grill, I found a crock pot recipe for fall-off-the-bone ribs that will make your mouth water. And they really do fall off the bone, and then melt in your mouth because they’re that […]

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Ghanaian Chicken Peanut Soup

So, I’ve been having a love affair with peanut butter. Like Franks Red Hot Sauce, I’ve been putting that S#%@ on everything. The soup is hearty and filling but not overly rich.The chicken stock and mashed potatoes evened out the peanut butter’s thickness and kept it from being too decadent ( if there is such […]

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Orange Ginger Beef

I improvised on an orange ginger recipe to breathe life back into some leftover steak. Soooo good! Steamed broccoli and rice completed the meal, garnish with green onions and sesame seeds. Ingredients: minced garlic and ginger, cornstarch, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, orange zest, orange juice, sugar. Original recipe here Marinate beef  while rice cooks. […]

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