Looks Gross, Tastes GREAT

Hello, friends! I hope you all had the most fantastic Easter weekend. I did, especially when you consider the number of almond croissants that I devoured. You’ll see. 😉

This was my long weekend plan, most of which didn’t play out because the weather was gorgeous and I didn’t want to be cooped up in a yoga studio.

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Almond croissant numero un was at Delysees, where I nibbled on a warm croissant with a dark hot chocolate.

On Sunday, I tried Russian food for the first time. This was a trout coulibiac from The Tempered Room. It was a puff pastry (similar to a wellington) filled with flaked trout, roasted kale, lentils, slices of hard-boiled egg, and quinoa. Definitely not the most authentic, but a delicious, protein-filled healthy twist to a Russian classic.

Let’s be honest, this doesn’t look the greatest. But it tasted AWESOME.

That was devoured alongside a buttery kale and sweet potato scone.

London Fog tea lattes are my favourite, and this was my first time trying the famous Sloane brand of tea. I loved this mug of tea, but thought it was similar to any old supermarket Earl Grey.

Croissant number two. Did I mention this was all in the same day? This chocolate almond croissant was flatter, denser, less flaky, and more buttery.

Another day, I enjoyed a phenomenal brunch at Barque Smokehouse, where I enjoyed cornbread topped with citrus smoked salmon, two poached eggs, and BBQ hollandaise, the crispiest roasted potatoes, and a kale salad with carrots, cabbage, and pear.

Healthy dinner at home involved cauliflower rice and zucchini/yellow zucchini shreds with gruyere cheese.

I can never make the 2 egg + 1 ripe banana pancakes successfully. They always seem to rip or break on me! Even this time, when I added a bit of rolled oats and almond meal to create sturdiness, they tore as I flipped them. Any tips?

Regardless, they tasted fantastic smeared with almond and peanut butter.

Round Two turned out better! I added a bit of quinoa flour this time. I think that contributed to the sturdiness.

Another day, I whisked up four eggs, lots of wilted spinach, and feta cheese. I made it omelette-style, then tossed it into the oven to broil and melt the cheese. This created a filling, delicious, and easy meal that I paired with yogurt and a crumbled date bar.

Saag paneer (spinach + cottage cheese) roti is probably my favourite thing about Toronto so far. This roti from Mother India on Queen West was stuffed with pureed spinach, tender potatoes, and some chunks of paneer cheese. I had a big craving for Indian food after a patient told me about Mother India, and it needed to be satisfied! I loved this roti as much as the one from Gandhi Indian Cuisine. Though Mother India’s roti itself tasted better and was less spicy, Gandhi’s saag paneer roti had bigger chunks of paneer and the spinach looked greener.

It looks gross. I know. But it tasted absolutely incredible.

Can you believe that I have EIGHT more days of work before I’m going back to Waterloo and saying goodbye to Toronto (possibly forever!)?

My sister, Seline, published a book! Her novel is called ‘Journey to Avalon‘ and details the adventures of an awkward, self-proclaimed loser who finds herself with strange powers in the Elemental Academy for the Supernaturally Gifted – and will do anything to go back to her mundane life at home.

I think that’s it for today! I have lots more stuff to show you in the next few days, so stay tuned 😉

Belmont Bistro: The Best Eggs Benny

After my final exams ended on Saturday night, my lovely roommates Madhulika and Arsalan and I went to Belmont Bistro, a chic restaurant in Kitchener, for a delicious meal.

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I ordered the eggs benedict with a side salad and a sweet buckwheat crepe.

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The salad was perfectly dressed and decorated generously with chunks of chèvre and tiny sultanas. I also loved the crunchy granola scattered throughout. The sweet crepe was chewy and flavourful.

The eggs benny were certainly some of the best I’ve ever had. I love it when eggs benny are served on biscuits instead of English muffins. These were cooked flawlessly. I had one with spinach and feta, and the other with smoked salmon. Both were divine!

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Runny egg yolks and flaky biscuits are my life.

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I finished all of this and was ready to start my Christmas holiday!

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Couple of recipes for you! I made this flourless chocolate cake a couple days ago and it was divine. If you’re more of a sweet-cake person, swap the 70% dark chocolate for some 50-60%, or increase the honey to 1 cup. This chocolate cake was truffle-esque, rich, dense, and absolutely delicious. Loving the use of coconut oil here!

Healthier Flourless Chocolate Cake
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 4 oz 70% dark chocolate
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • dash vanilla extract
  • sprinkle salt
  • sprinkle cinnamon: optional
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Generously grease an 8-inch pan.
  3. Melt chocolate and coconut oil together.
  4. Combine with cocoa powder, honey, and eggs. Make sure it is not too hot, or the eggs will scramble! Whisk well until batter is smooth. Add vanilla, salt, and optional cinnamon.
  5. Pour into greased pan.
  6. Smooth top with a spatula.
  7. Bake for 35 minutes, until the centre is firm.
  8. Cool in pan for 30 minutes. Remove the sides. Allow to cool completely before serving.

I also baked these sweet potato spice muffins yesterday. The recipe involves a bit more work with blending the sweet potato, but it’s so worth it. These sweet potato muffins are not only exceptionally healthy, but also super delicious and taste like the holidays. Give it a shot!

Sweet Potato Spice Muffins

Serves: 18 muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 + 1/2 cups spelt flour
  • 1/2 cup buckwheat flour
  • 2 Tablespoons ground flaxseed or chia (I used chia)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 heaping tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 + 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mashed cooked sweet potato – around 1 medium/large sweet potato (I boiled mine, then blended it in a blender with coconut oil)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 C).
  2. Whisk all ingredients (EXCEPT FLOURS) together. Mix until very well combined.
  3. Add flour slowly and use a spatula to mix. Do not overmix.
  4. Pour into greased muffin tin. Sprinkle with oats or pecans, if desired.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the centre is done. Serve immediately, keep at room temp in an airtight container, or freeze.

That’s it for today, everyone! Wishing you all a lovely rest of the week.

Thursday Coast Post: Brunch, A Tart, and My Favourite Cheesecake EVER

Hello everyone! Just demolished a bowl of flax-chia oatmeal with caramelized banana, blueberries, and hemp hearts, and I’m going to try to squeeze in this quick blog post before heading off to spin class. In the afternoon, I’ll be getting a haircut and then helping Mom prepare food for our BBQ party with family friends. 🙂 It’s going to be a busy and fun day!

On another note, I just uploaded all recent photos to my computer and updated this post with photos of the casserole we made and enjoyed. It’s down at the bottom of the post and features a recipe, too. 🙂 Who doesn’t love warm, cheesy, and HEALTHY casseroles?

Anyways, this is my fourth Sunshine Coast post. You can read all of the others here, or click on the individual links here – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.

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We started the morning by driving to Edie Rae’s Cafe, which is about ten minutes into Powell River. The cafe itself is located inside the Old Courthouse Inn, which is a lovely little hotel with a vintage feel. We were the first people in the brunch place, and the perky waitress was happy to serve us drinks and food. I started with some hot water.

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I didn’t have a hard time deciding what I wanted from the menu – I almost always order eggs benedict when at restaurants for brunch – and today was no different!

Louie’s Smoked Salmon Bene: Two poached eggs, fresh biscuit with herbed cream cheese, smoked lox, Hollandaise, hash browns

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YUM! I’m not a huge fan of potatoes, and hash browns in particular, so I donated most of the taters to my dad. My bene, however, was INCREDIBLE. Rich, flavourful hollandaise sauce, perfectly-cooked eggs with runny yolk, and massive chunks of smoked salmon. They actually smoke their own salmon in-house, and I could definitely taste the difference. This was so, so fresh and didn’t have a “bagged” taste at all. They also whip up their own cream cheese, which is flavoured with herbs. I was so impressed! Everything tasted awesome together, and I absolutely LOVED the biscuit (not a fan of benedicts made with English muffins). 🙂

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Seline decided on a three-egg omelet with her fillings of choice. She thought this was quite yummy and smothered it in ketchup.

Yvonne’s Omelette: Three eggs, choice of 3 toppings (mushrooms, cheese, bacon), hash browns, choice of bread

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Dad ordered the classic breakfast, which came with eggs, bacon, sausage, and two big pancakes, as well as a good serving of hash browns. He raved about the crispy potatoes and loved how they were topped with scallions. Apparently that’s some kind of revolution for him (the fact that you can top potatoes with scallions). The downside to his meal were the sausages, which were cooked for a bit too long and were quite chewy and firm.

Millworkers’ Breakfast: Two eggs any style, 3 bacon, 1 ham, 3 sausage patties, 2 medium buttermilk pancakes, hash browns

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Mom enjoyed her single benny made with avocado and tomatoes. Unfortunately, her avocado was a bit brown on the edges, as if it had been saran-wrapped and then cut straight out of the refrigerator. But the sauce, egg, and biscuit were flawless!

Powell Riviera Bene (half order): Two poached eggs, fresh biscuit, avocado, fried tomato, Hollandaise, hash browns

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Since I gave Dad most of my potatoes, he let me try some of his buttermilk pancake. Bleh! I didn’t like this at all. It tasted like some kind of Bisquick or Aunt Jemima pancake mix. While it was fluffy and airy, there was no buttermilk flavour. Actually, there was no flavour at all here! I much prefer my own banana pancakes or pumpkin pancakes. The blackberry jam was alright. There was nothing memorable about that! And whoa… check out that runny yolk. ❤

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Before heading on another ferry to the Courtenay // Comox region, Mom and I visited the Rocky Mountain Bakery, which has pretty great reviews. I was disappointed though – to see just mediocre croissants and danishes. Mom noted that the cinnamon buns were very expensive.

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We arrived in Courtenay at around 1:30 and drove a little bit to find the Atlas Cafe, where we had lunch. It was super busy at that time, and we had to wait for about half an hour. There was a line up that streamed outside – and quite a few people were here to take out their meals.

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By the time we were finally seated, well after 2:15, I knew I wanted to order the famed goat cheese tart! This plate was truly unlike anything I’ve ever eaten before. The crust! THE CRUST! It was so flaky and buttery. I thought egg tart crusts were good until I tried this one. Better than any crust I’ve ever eaten. Anyways, that incredible crust was filled with caramelized onions, sweet potatoes, and flavoured with plenty of herbs. It was surrounded with a tomato puree, balsamic vinegar, pesto oil, and garnished with a handful of mixed greens. The goat cheese was heaped generously between the mixed greens and the filling, and tasted amazing with the crust (YUM!) and slightly acidic tomato coulis.

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GOAT CHEESE TART: sweet chili yams, fennel & caramelized onions with herb oil, tomato coulis & mixed greens

Yams + crust + balsamic + goat cheese + onions = my favourite bite!

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Seline decided on a chicken souvlaki roll. The wrap could be made with a curry wrap or a whole wheat wrap, and Seline chose curry. She also selected the Caesar salad for the side. She really enjoyed her roll because of the garlicky tzatziki, but I wasn’t the biggest fan. I find rolls so difficult to eat because they fall apart and you have to use your hands. I hate gulping down my food super quickly because it’s going to get messy (eg. wraps, hot dogs, burgers, etc).

CHICKEN SOUVLAKI ROLL: sautéed chicken breast, roma tomatoes, caramelized onions, tzatziki & mixed greens with side salad

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Dad had something similar for himself. His curry wrap had chicken breast with peanut sauce and tomatoes. I tried some and enjoyed the peanut sauce with chicken, but found it, again, too messy! I don’t think there were any pieces of grilled eggplant in here, though.

CHICKEN SATAY ROLL: sautéed chicken breast, peanut sauce, grilled eggplant, caramelized onions, tomatoes & mixed greens with side salad

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Time for DESSERT! Seline already knew she wanted the warm brownie with ice cream. She loved how beautifully it was presented and appreciated the fact that we were served TWO scoops of ice cream rather than one, like most places.

HOT FUDGE BROWNIE: a traditional atlas favourite served with toasted almonds and ice cream

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I knew I wanted the chocolate cheesecake. Because, well… it’s chocolate and cheesecake. My two favourites! This was also garnished with a huge chocolate “sheet” (is that what you call it?), whipped cream, and drizzles of chocolate and caramel.

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I kind of fainted after my first bite. This was incredible, you guys! First, you taste the rich ganache, which has such a lovely, deep chocolate flavour. Next up – creamy, slightly tangy chocolate cheesecake. This section was my favourite – rich and chocolatey, yet a little sour from the cream cheese. It had the perfect sweetness, too. The crust was made of almonds and cocoa powder, rather than the usual butter + graham cracker crumbs. So unique, and it went very well with the rest of this chocolatey dessert. I think I ate 3/4 of this slice on my own!

BELGIAN CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE: with chocolate almond crust and chocolate ganache

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If I had to say one negative thing about this dessert, it would be that I wish there was no whipped cream. It simply wasn’t necessary. A fruity compote, on the other hand, or a dollop of creme fraiche, would be perfect. Either way, this was definitely in the TOP THREE desserts I’ve had in my life. And one of the top two of my Sunshine Coast vacation! By the time we finished the dessert and paid, it was around 4:00 in the afternoon. Talk about a late lunch! What is the latest time you’ve ever had lunch?

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While walking around downtown Courtenay, we came to a special Whole Foods Market called Edible Island. It was just like Whole Foods on Cambie Street in Vancouver! Except a lot smaller. A LOT smaller.

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Sweet Surprise Bakery is a famous Courtenay bakery – they sell only gluten free goodies. It was quite late in the afternoon when we arrived, and they were starting to saran-wrap their muffins to close the shop.

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Isn’t it such a lovely little place? With the perky chandelier and cozy decor, I thought Sweet Surprise Bakery was the cutest place ever. It is opened by a mother and her daughter, and they sell nothing but GF treats. Everything looked amazing!

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That’s it for today! Have the tastiest weekend ever. Lots of recipes coming up – stay tuned!

Bandidas Taqueria

Hey everyone!

Last week, during spring break (!), Mom, Seline and I went downtown to shop at Sel’s favourite store – Victoria Secret Pink. That is seriously NOT my idea of a good time, so our compromise was that I get to choose a restaurant. 🙂

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So after some careful researching – I usually google things I’m looking for, like “healthy”, “vegetarian”, or “Mexican”. This place suited all of the above – and we ended up going to this lovely little place on Commercial Drive. It’s called Bandidas Taqueria, and it’s a meatless restaurant perfect for brunch.

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The decor was super hipster, and since it was about 10:30 by the time we got there, the lighting was fab. It wasn’t as big as I had expected, but it wasn’t crowded either. The whole place was so typical “Vancouver-hip”, kind of like the Rumpus Room downtown.

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Seline noted that everything looked kind of “slouchy” and the tables were scratched, but I think that added to the whole bohemian atmosphere. By the way, Seline will be in Ottawa until Saturday. Check out her first Ottawa Girl Eats post – there are lots more to come 🙂

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The waitress gave us this salsa-looking thing, which I found out later is super spicy habanero sauce. HOLY, I had no idea salsa could be so spicy until I loaded this stuff onto my plate. Whew!

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We waited… and then our food came and I freaked out! 😀

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I ordered the SHERMAN’S BENNY, with creamy goat cheese and caramelized onions. Can you believe this plate was only $12? It was huge – honestly, it could’ve fed two people heartily!

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According to the site, these are “not your traditional benny! Our bennys are topped with your choice of salsa verde or a roasted red tomato salsa. Instead of English muffins, we use our house-made cornbread muffins. All benny’s are served with pinto beans, roasted yams & potatoes, and red cabbage.”

I asked for half salsa verde and half roasted red tomato salsa. They tasted kind of similar, so I would recommend either one 🙂 The beans tasted sort of like they came out of a can, which they probably did, but I loved them nonetheless. The best part? The bennies came on cornbread! It was perfectly buttery, sweet, but not too sweet, and crispy on the edges. Everything on this plate tasted amazing with everything else – does that make sense? Oh – and the roasted sweet potatoes were seriously better than candy.

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Mom had the LEONA GAYLE: Smoky-sweet chipotle tofu (organic), pinto beans, cheese, roasted red salsa, romaine lettuce & sour cream.  This burrito was ginormous. We cut it in half right away, knowing it would definitely NOT be finished. I must say that the beans + chipotle tofu were heavenly. The tofu didn’t really mimic ground beef to a tee, but it was really close and I enjoyed it a lot. There was also rice in there – I LOVE soggy, flavourful rice 🙂

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It doesn’t look that big, but believe me, it was HUGE. Oh – and get these baked! You can have them “dry” or covered in sauce and cheese and then broiled. Seriously, choose the second. You won’t regret it!

While I devoured my poached egg-topped cornbread muffins, Seline enjoyed a massive plate of nachos. I was a little disappointed because we asked for “no corn”, but and the waitress told us that would not be possible. Seline doesn’t like corn on anything, and especially not nachos, but this was tolerable.

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She couldn’t finish her plate either! This, by the way, was the PASCALE MARK: Cheese, onions, sweet peppers, corn, and jalapenos, on yellow corn tortilla chips. It looks – and was – super big, but we actually ordered a small. I can’t imagine how big the large plate of nachos would be – I doubt it would fit on the table along with the other plates!

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My heavenly egg yolks were demolished and savoured with these yummy beans and crusty cornbread. I would come back to Bandidas just for that cornbread – and to try the famous honey butter!

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Here is the Leona Gayle burrito. Check out how much stuffing there was! Seline tried the chipotle tofu after I claimed it tasted pretty meaty, but she knew right away that it wasn’t meat. Apparently it doesn’t taste right, but I thought the flavour and texture were close enough. If you’re a tofu lover or if you eat vegan, you’ll adore this. Over half was packed up in a glass container that we brought.

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We were 100% stuffed when we left, and we definitely didn’t need lunch after this! This is one of my favourite restaurants to date – so creative and yummy.

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By the way, my Eating Out page has been updated with all of the restaurants I’ve been wanting to share with you since starting the blog. Take a look by clicking HERE – there are so many reviews on my fave places, including Thomas Haas, Thai food in New West, and The Sandbar!

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Dinner, after shopping + volunteering at the hospital, was leftover curried eggplant with rice and steamed broccolette.

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The curry was made with soy sauce, light brown sugar (it was a little sweet), Thai green curry paste, coconut milk, and chopped eggplant. I love mushy food and the eggplant was just perfect. Super flavourful – zingy with the ginger, sweet from the brown sugar, and savoury with the soy sauce. This made the eggplants really tender, too. They were basically pillows of sauce! The broccolette was boring – plain and steamed.

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The next day, Seline and I went to see a show! We I had leftover burrito, microwaved, with roasted potatoes and zucchini.

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It was fantastic the next day and I had way more than this – I almost had twice what you see here. It’s just too good and I’m actually craving it right now.

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Alrighty that’s all I have to show you for now – I’ve got a physics test to study for and lots of AP Chemistry homework to finish. Will keep you posted on Seline’s adventures in Ottawa and stay tuned for a super cool post about my new favourite ingredient 😉

☼ Brunch at the Sandbar ☼

Oh wow – we haven’t had lunch at a restaurant for a while! I think the last time we ate out as a big family was Cactus Club last month.

We’ve been to the Sandbar before, and it’s my favourite restaurant ever. It’s the best place for brunch, lunch, dinner, or anything really. 🙂 The Sandbar is on Granville Island, and the view from the place is amazing.

We started with some freshly-baked baguette and butter.

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Unfortunately I wasn’t able to have this because of my teeth (braces!), but the smell was delish enough. And I got to save my appetite for our amazing appetizers…

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Like these incredible truffle fries (topped with parmesan and truffle oil), with a heavenly garlic aioli. I think I had 30 of these?! :mrgreen: And some pan-fried oysters with spicy sauce. Loved these too! They tasted really fresh.

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A four-cheese and caramelized onion flatbread – the daily special. Yum… I had two big slices and the cheese was just AMAZING paired the the subtly smoky, sweet onion.

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These fries! I would eat them every day meal. We all loved it so much that we ordered seconds of this app!

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You can see Grandpa snapping a photo in the background. 🙂 On the right was what I started with – but of course I had seconds and thirds of just the appetizers!

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Here was my meal: the Greek salad with crispy chickpeas and grilled salmon. I love how I got a block of feta cheese rather than little crumbles. The crispy chickpeas were delicious and the salmon was perfectly cooked. The salad was awesome but not my favourite thing at the Sandbar (would prefer the apps and Mom’s entree – you’ll see in a second). It looks small in the picture but it was WAY more than enough for me!

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Seline ordered fish and chips with coleslaw and some dips. She loved her meal! Dad ordered the crispy fish burger.

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This was Mom’s seafood eggs benedict. She shared one with me, and I thought it was 100% perfect. The English muffin was replaced with a buttery biscuit, and the smoked salmon was really fresh and flavourful. Loved the baby shrimp, too! The eggs were runny (love wet yolks!) and the Hollandaise sauce was so, so good. Mom replaced the potatoes with a side salad with pumpkin seeds!

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Grandpa’s Caesar salad with crispy capers and grilled salmon:

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And my seafood eggs benedict with super runny yolk. TBH I always order benedicts for Mom when we go out to eat – because she can never finish two and I can “help her” finish them. 😉 But Mom doesn’t mind – she loves poached eggs on soft bread as much as I do, especially if they’re as good as the ones from the Sandbar.

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I ♥ed this meal – it was perfecto and I left super full. I don’t think I even needed an afternoon snack! Go Sandbar!

Almonds in a Sandwich?!

Two words…

Thomas Haas.

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Thomas Haas is a beautiful, quaint cafe in downtown Vancouver, near Kitsilano. It’s a lovely little place that sells INCREDIBLE baked goods. And sandwiches. The sandwich above was stuffed with Morrocan-spiced chicken, harvarti cheese (mmm, the creamiest cheese?), chopped almonds, and Fuji apple slices. The best sandwich I’ve ever had – even better than the ones from Whole Foods!

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Chocolate and passionfruit tart. YES. Just like the one I had in Montreal! The taste of passionfruit is just incredible with creamy milk chocolate. Also an almond-mascarpone cake. Yep… I ate them both.

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And the hot chocolate on the left! Mom had the espresso. Apparently it was the most bitter thing she’s ever had! Her face totally puckered up after she ate it, and I laughed… then I tried it. WHOA. This was NOTHING like a caramel macchiato from Starbucks, in a good way, I guess!

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Did you know that I LOVE Cactus Club? The left is a jambalaya bowl that my aunt had. She’s eating wheat-free now so she eats lots of protein and rice. Middle is potato skins (I just typed “photo skins”) with cheese and a garlic aioli. My sister, Seline, can’t go to Cactus Club without ordering them. Topped with bacon and cheddar, these are super delicious. She also had mini slider cheddar burgers with bacon!

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My uncle Charles, who is also on a wheat-free diet, had a steak with mashed potatoes and asparagus. My grandma loves fajitas. She ordered these, with spicy Cajun chicken and lots of toppings. Mom had the pesto chicken quesadillas. They had five cheese, savoury pesto, and dried cranberries inside for a hint of sweetness. I love these quesadillas and definitely had 1/2 of Mom’s dish… oops. :mrgreen:

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As usual, Grandpa had a salad. This one, which I REALLY want to recreate at home, was topped with a whole avocado, grilled salmon, strawberries, a hard-boiled egg, pecans, and goat cheese. Now that’s a meal salad! Yum.

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I ordered the butternut squash ravioli with prawns and sage. It came with crushed pine nuts and a rich buttery mascarpone sauce. I had about four and lots of food from other plates. :mrgreen:

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Cora’s! I love this place. Oatmeal has it’s place, but places like this – with all kinds of eggy dishes and OJ – are seriously comforting.  Grandpa ordered the eggs benedict with spinach, and my aunt had the onion hollandaise. Mom ate a breakfast hash-like thing with lots of veggies and some cheese + a fried egg.

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Mine was the grilled crepe with spinach and feta cheese. I gave half to Grandpa in exchange for a benedict! Loved all of the fruit that came with this, too. 🙂  Do you like brunch restaurants?

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Multigrain toast with butter, Dad’s hot dog crepe rolls, and Seline’s breakfast poutine!

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Hi Arnie! Recently we’ve been taking him to the lake every weekend. He loves it there, and I think he’s the best swimmer in the whole dog park. 🙂 He just loves to fetch!

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Oh yeah. Looks like I just can’t get enough of this cheesy, creamy, spicy, sweet, salty sandwich!

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Eaten with soup this time. Chipotle chicken noodle soup with multigrain crouton toasts. Yum. The chickpeas really made the soup!

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And THIS. I die.

Creamy, chocolatey hazelnut chocolate cake. Ate the whole thing by myself!

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And a macaroon. My friend Theresa bought these and shared a hazelnut macaroon with me. It was my first one and I adore the crispy outsides. Yum. 🙂 Thanks Theresa!

Super busy now with university applications and stuff like that! Lots of homework, too. Calculus is the death of me… on our last test, the class average was 3/10. No joke. I scored 6/10 and I was disappointed about that… until I saw my friend’s test with 0/10 written on it! Whoa.

Guess I better go study!

Nah, who am I kidding? I’m just going to the kitchen to get food. Anyways, thanks for reading and I’ll see you in my next post!