V’s special recipe tortilla soup and corrrrrrrrrnd bread! <3 PINTO BEANZ
I maybe ate a bit much. Yet another Christmas of ‘eating through the pain’. Great stuff.
Tofurky’s not awful, but it’s probably not happening again next year. Everything else was amazing, with top marks to this Pear Frangipane Tart from the Post Punk Kitchen.
Roaming Dragon Tofu Sub
It’s got shredded daikon and carrots and cilantro! It’s only $7.72 (£4.79!) OMG!
And (!!) it’s so effing big you can have half at your lunch hour and the other half for your dinner (with roasted rosemary sweet potato and miso gravy, should you so choose). Everything is wonderful and I’m happy.
Bengal State Burger from Dharma Kitchen on W Broadway
If I had to sum up a stereotypically Vancouver cuisine, this it’d be it. Kitsilano’s full of rich hippies, and my god there’s some good veggie food to be found. I thought Dharma Kitchen would be really alfalfa-y and boring but the Bengal State Burger, featuring marinated tempeh with curried curried peanut sauce, is one of the best I’ve ever had. I got roasted potatoes with miso gravy too. This whole city is covered with miso gravy and I’m not complaining.
Anonymous asked: Hi, What is your recipe for the Mango & Pear Lattice Pie? I'm looking up vegan recipes for my classmates. We are graduate students studying in Singapore and I usually go to different apartments on Thursdays and make vegan dishes for them.
The filling recipe came from a pie (or maybe a crumble?) recipe from the cookbook Veganomicon. It was only slightly changed from that!
Coconut Lemongrass Shiitake Hot Pot
Served over brown rice noodles with toasted cashews, spicy marinated fried tofu, and bok choi. (Recipe is almost exactly this one from the Post Punk Kitchen.)
Holy Sh*tballs. Tacos.
I’ve been away for the better part of the decade and the biggest change to Vancouver is there are now quite a few places to find what looks to be like super fresh and flavourful looking tacos. I’m pretty sure when I left all we had was Taco Time. These are from my own humble kitchen in Grandview-Woodlands.
BC’s own Que Pasa corn tortillas, this ‘tried, tested and true’ refried pinto recipe, fake sour cream, cilantro, mexican ground round, queso, chunkity-tomato-jalepeno-salsa, Brittany’s herb-mystery black beans, creamy top secret recipe savoury guac (the secret is nutritional yeast) and a squeeze of lime. Lordy.
Mom’s Grilled Cheese Truck (on Georgia, just outside the Art Gallery)
I’m back in Vancouver eating almost everywhere except my kitchen and ignoring my blog which I’m probably going to have to rename ‘pictures of food I spent my rent money on’.
This beaut cost less than £5/$8. Look at her! She’s massive! You’re looking at artisan marble rye stuffed with pepperjack, mozzarella, and cheddar style daiya and red onion. There’s potato chips/crisps/whatever (what language am I supposed to be writing in now?) hiding in the bottom of that cone. Bonus free pickle!
BT dubs, check out the awesome hot sauce selection.