Saturday, October 31, 2015

This Week's Eats

Christopher beat me home yesterday after work, and started whipping up pico de gallo, and a super-cilantro sauce.  He's a good man.

We made the best fish burritos for dinner.

It had been a while since we had them, but they were just as incredible as we remembered.

Other eats this week included stir fry:

And ginger noodles with chicken and broccoli:

What kinds of things did you cook this week?
Happy Halloween everyone!!  Are you dressing up? (we're not).

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

What's Up Wednesday

1)  Last week we got an Artixen pizza.  It's the best pizza in town, but it's hard to come by, as it can't be bought in a regular restaurant or store.  You have to be friends on FB with Xenofon Gargatzidis to get the details on how to score yourself the most scrumptious pizza!  We went last Thursday to pick up his weekly creation, and were not disappointed. 

We couldn't believe how heavy the pizza was.  We got it home and had a peek.  It was still piping hot.

The sourdough crust was incredible.  The sauce - the best we've ever had.  It was so flavourful, and super saucy, which I love.  Christopher doesn't normally like super saucy pizzas, but he said that was because none of the other pizzas had a sauce like this!  He said numerous times as we slowly ate, and savoured, how much he loved the sauce.  You could tell all the ingredients were very fresh, and carefully chosen.  It was evident that a lot of care went into this creation.

It was filling enough for us to have it for dinner and then lunch the next day (well, part of Christopher's lunch).

Xenofon is a master.  A pizza master.  And from what I can tell on Instagram, he's a master of all types of cuisine.    

We might have to try and make him our new best friend.

2)  The kind people at GoMacro sent me some macro bars free of charge to test out, and we were impressed.  I loved the ingredient list - all of them very recognizable.

They sent the following flavourssesame butter & dates, granola & coconut, apples & walnuts, peanut butter & chocolate chip, and sunflower butter & chocolate.  They are certified organic, vegan, non GMO, gluten free and macrobiotic.  These bars definitely hit the spot when we need something to hold us over for a couple of hours.  We'd buy them for sure! 

3)  On Sunday morning Christopher made lovely breakfast skillets

I'm thinking he might have to make these again this coming weekend!  There's nothing like a hearty, flavourful, leisurely breakfast on the weekends over coffee and visits.

4)  On Sunday evening I whipped up a batch of sausage, kale soup for our lunches, while Christopher prepared dinner.  This has become our Sunday evening routine, and we're always happy when we have yummy, warm lunches to look forward to on Monday and Tuesday.

5)  On Monday evening we roasted a big pan of veggies, and made a warm chicken salad

We topped a bit of raw greens with the roasted veggies and some sliced chicken.  We then drizzled a simple dressing over that (sesame seed balsamic vinegar, with olive oil, salt and pepper).

5)  We have loved the comedian Bo Burnham for a while now.  When my sister told us that he was coming to town, we were beyond excited!  Last night we went out for dinner with my sister and her boyfriend to Famoso.

I was a bit disappointed as it wasn't as good as what we had had in Edmonton and Saskatoon previously.  Our pizzas were soggy, and difficult to pick up.  I had to eat mine with a fork and knife #firstworldproblems.

After dinner we headed to see Bo Burnham live.  It was everything I expected and more.  So, so good!  I definitely hope to see him live again one day.  He's a comedic genius.

How is your week going so far?

Monday, October 26, 2015

We've got Seoul - Korean Week!!

If we stink like kimchi, it's probably because we ate a litre of it last week.

I'm sure you've noticed ... we're part Korean.  Or at least we think we are.  We decided to do an entire week of Korean meals last week.  We started with beef bim bop:

And because I love it, we had bee bim bop again another day, but with imitation crab:

We made dak galbi:

And kimchi jigae with ramen:

If that wasn't enough for a week of good eats, we also had pork lettuce wraps:

And then ended the week off at Korea House with a bunch of pals.

We had a fun time at the restaurant on Friday evening, and then went out to do Karaoke.  We were home late, and slept in on Saturday.  Then on Saturday evening we went out on the town again (see last post) for tapas and jazz.  We have a lot more fun weekends coming up!

After a week of eating Korean food ... we just want more. 

Can't stop.  Won't stop. 


Sunday, October 25, 2015

Capitol Jazz Club and Tapas Bar

Last night we got dressed up and went out to a newer place in town, Capitol.  It is a tapas restaurant, and jazz club, and we've been wanting to check it out for a while.

We made reservations online, and asked to be seated closest to the band.

The tapas are all reasonably priced, and good-sized portions.  We started with the ribs and the mushroom toasts.

These two dishes were absolutely incredible.  We would order these again, and again.  Perfection.  We waited a little while, and then ordered duck crepes.

This dish was okay, but not as good as the first two.

Next up were the potatoes.

They were really good.

Finally we had an ice cream sandwich, which was great!

The atmosphere in this restaurant is fantastic, and it's great for a date night.  The prices are good - for five tapas, and five drinks, the bill came to $105 ... not bad!  We were both full by the end of the evening.  The live jazz music really added to the experience.  We had such a fun evening!

How was your weekend?  What did you do?

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Thanksgiving Dinner

We got home from Mexico Saturday night, and then on Sunday evening we went to my sister's place for a belated Thanksgiving dinner

It was nice to see family and have a delicious turkey dinner.

Dessert was pumpkin pie, and apple crisp - mmmmmm!

After dinner we visited, and also chose a day to have Christmas dinner in December that works for everyone.  We also did a name draw to see who we will buy for at Christmas. 

If you're Canadian, how did you celebrate Thanksgiving?  If you're American, what are your Thanksgiving plans for this year?