Hawaiian Poké

Yesterday’s lunch. Poké. ——– A busy day of errands to catch up on post busyness with hosting of the Vancouver Service Jam. Just visited @thenetworkhub and stopped in downstairs to check out this new eatery … Currently taking a lunch break with some colourful fresh food on a sunnier day, enjoying a poke bowl. It’s like a Hawaiian version of a Japanese chirashi bowl. Enjoyable for sure, nice flavours food

Naan Bread Pizza

Happy National Pizza Day! OK, even though we’re in Canada, we couldn’t pass up the occasion to celebrate this wonderful comfort food with friends. We used a Naan bread for the pizza base, making it a “build your own toppings” dinner party. Put it on a pizza stone under the broiler for a few minutes and Andiamo! Let’s eat

30 mins Tomato Coconut Soup

On a chilly night, how about a hot bowl of coconut cream tomato soup? Even better yet, it takes less than 10 mins to make. Mix one small can of tomato garlic paste with one can of coconut milk/cream (not the drinking kind), one cup of broth or water and some dried or fresh basil. Bring to a simmer. Then add a little bit of salt and pepper to balance the flavours. Et Voil

Chocolate Coconut Cookies

  Yield: Makes approx 14 cookies (depending on size you choose) Ingredients 1/3 cup virgin coconut oil – soft solid state (can sub with butter, produces a softer chewier centered cookie) 2/3 cup coconut sugar 2 large eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 3 tbsp coconut flour ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa (I used Dutch cocoa) ¼ tsp baking soda 1/8 tsp salt ½ cup  white chocolate…

Burst of Colour

Aww. What a lovely way to end my week, just what I needed, a burst of colour and visual inspiration! Especially after 3 days od heavy grey fog. The hotel just delivered some fresh local fruits, along with a beautiful orchid bloom.

Part of what I love about food is the cultural ethnography that comes along with it. My close friends sometimes bring me small food items from their travels and I absolutely adore it. I get to take a peek into another culture and what they eat, why and where it derived from. Here a spice and nut accoutrement from a region where a famous opera singer is from or resides and a very Aussie item, a premade pavlova mixture which kind of blew my mind. The instant upon receiving my mind raced with questions, how did this come about, why is it necessary and would it be worth the minutes saves from having to beat the egg whites? I’m saving this for a rainy day to experiment with and research more about its existence, it will be a fun day ?Should any of you have knowledge about these two items, share with me please ?

One of the perks with travel is that I get the windows of opportunity to seek out new foods and drink. With business travel that perk is often harder to obtain, with being on work schedules and rushing around without much personal at all. Here I managed a 20 min lunch break walk away from the factory to the local neighbourhood street market. Two other people joined me on my adventure, factory hq staffers a visiting from Taiwan. We came across this dried food snack vendor and we all grinned big smiles. Such fresh variety of local dried fruits, nuts, and seafood (mostly fish and squid). We tasted as many things as we could then purchased an array of nuts and plums before we rushed back for our jam packed afternoon of things to do. So glad for the chance experience.