Avocado Shake

I had a craving for a Vietnamese style avocado shake, and three avocados to use up. I think the traditional version uses condensed milk. I decided to swap it out with almond milk. It’s vegan and dairy free. I love the taste of coconut. If coconut milk is used, you might want to change or … Continue reading

4th Spot Kitchen and Bar

I finally got around to trying this place. We waited at the entrance for a server, but they must have been busy. So we seated ourselves. It was around 2pm in the afternoon, it didn’t look that busy. Our server came around a few minutes later. I decided to order the gluten free renegade ranchero … Continue reading

Ho Won

Classic Chinese food. In more ways than one. Place is outdated and kind of a dive. Food is delish and service can leave a lot to be desired.  If you speak their language, you get good service. Enough said. The seven of us ordered dishes to share. A couple of plates of salt and pepper … Continue reading

Wor tip

Potluck last night. What to make…. How about an enduring party favorite – potstickers!  Or wor tip in Cantonese. I don’t really have a recipe for these, it changes every time I make it. Wor Tip Makes around 80 dumplings 2 packages round dumpling wrappers 2 lbs ground pork, chicken or turkey 5 cups Suey … Continue reading

Mise en place

Meez-enh-plaiz. I must be a foodie because I am using fancy french words.  Reminds me of that guy on Boston Pizza.  I was preparing my food for work tomorrow and thought this looked kind of pretty. Organic frozen blueberries and organic strawberries to go with organic steel cut oats for  breakfast. Organic celery, organic carrots, … Continue reading


Do your eggs look like this? If they don’t maybe you should give some thought to what you are buying.  These buggers are hard to find.  I usually find them at Safeway, but some weeks, there will be none at all.  The yolks are orange, unlike the pale yellow of your average egg. The hens … Continue reading

Leftover veg

What to do with leftover veg? I had some brussels sprouts, eggplant and green beans lying around. Hardly a combination for a stir fry. So I cut them up, drizzled on some balsamic vinegar and olive oil, added salt, pepper and some seasoning spices. Threw it on the grill. The result was delicious.

Tropical Delight Noodle House

I love the food of Singapore and Malaysia. I traveled there a few years ago and savoured laksa (my favorite), clay pot chicken, roti, beef rendang, nasi lemak and mee goreng.  Ever since Tropika closed it’s doors years ago, there hasn’t been anything comparable in Calgary. I’ve had to venture to Vancouver and Toronto for … Continue reading

Baked Kale Chips

I’ve acquired a taste for kale over the past year.  I bought a bag of baked kale chips from Spud last week. It was good, but seemed heavy on the seasoning and calories. I wondered if I could make a lighter version. So here it is. Baked Kale Chips 1 bunch kale 2 tsp olive … Continue reading


The Big Taste is on this week; the former Downtown Dine Out week. Tonight I decided to try downtownfood.  It’s been on my hit list for a while.  I suspect Mondays are generally slow, as we were the third party in the restaurant. Most of us ordered from the prix fixe menu. I started off … Continue reading