Monthly Archives: April 2012

Cinco de Mayo Mexican brownies


Aaron Sanchez’s Mexican Brownies
Recipe courtesy Aaron Sanchez for Food Network Magazine
Aron Sanchez Mexican brownies

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Aaron Sanchez’s Mexican Brownies
Recipe courtesy Aaron Sanchez for Food Network Magazine

Prep Time:20 minInactive Prep Time: — Cook Time:25 min
Level:
Easy
Serves:
18 brownies

Ingredients
2 sticks unsalted butter, plus more for greasing
2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2/3 cup good-quality unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground Mexican cinnamon (canela)
1/4 teaspoon pequen chili powder or cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Directions
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on two sides. Press the paper into the corners of the pan and lightly grease the paper with butter.

Melt the 2 sticks of butter in a nonstick saucepan over medium-low heat; do not boil. Remove from the heat and let cool slightly. Add the sugar, eggs and vanilla to the saucepan and stir with a wooden spoon until combined.

Add the cocoa, flour, cinnamon, chili powder, salt and baking powder and mix until smooth. Spread the batter in the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out fudgy, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool in the pan on a rack, then use the parchment paper to lift out the brownies before slicing.

Photograph by Kate Sears

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My White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake (No Bake)


My White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake (No Bake).

Looks Yum! You Gotta have it!

“You gotta have it” food blog updates


Happy Monday…..
Check out the new updates on my blog today
https://bcfoodieblogger.wordpress.com/#!/cover
you gotta have it updates
Have a great day!

nu -Greek restaurant


A clip on Harry and his wonderful new addition to the Vancouver food scene.

Harry Kambolis is a Vancouver-based restaurant entrepreneur and businessman. With a family background in hospitality, Kambolis had a vision of transforming the Canadian restaurant industry and in less than a decade, created three restaurants – Raincity Grill, C Restaurant and Nu – that have earned critical acclaim nationwide, including a national award for Best Restaurant in Canada. Kambolis was the first restaurant entrepreneur to base an entire menu off of locally sourced ingredients and produce in the now widely followed 100-mile diet and in doing so, helped define Pacific Northwest cuisine.

A passionate environmentalist, Kambolis is a founding member of the Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise program and aims to make C Restaurant a flagship of sustainability with the help of Executive Chef Robert Clark, business partner and 2009 recipient of Vancouver Magazine’s Green Award. In his spare time, Kambolis is the Director of Greenscape Capital and also works tirelessly with the David Suzuki Foundation as well as the Marine Stewardship Council. Kambolis’ other accomplishments include bringing socially responsible products to Canadian consumers and defining eco-luxury in his recently launched online newsletter, Ethical Luxury (www.ethicalluxury.ca). Among other accolades and accomplishments, Harry was inducted in to the BC Restaurant Hall of Fame in September 2010, as one of the youngest to be honored the merit.

Try one of the “nu” locations popping up in the city for a great healthy take on modern but true to flavor Greek goodies…..
Restaurateurs with two way vision like this with the ability to take what is traditional and spin it for today without losing identity or flavor (most important) will continue to bring us foodies and food lovers from everywhere the “Yum” that we continue to search out.
Did I mention….great prices and value for the great flavors….hers is the link to the menu
nu Greek menu

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“You Gotta Try it!”

That perfect cup of coffee at home


Good morning Foodies and lovers of food and sipping alike!
Ahhh nothing better than the perfect cup of coffee on that Saturday morning (any day really) when you happen to wake up before the rest!

On my hunt to find that perfect smelling and tasting sip at home….. I ended up here……

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The Best meatball Sub!


Okay…. Rainy days need a push back and what’s better than comfort food?!
Homemade meatball sub was the cure last night!
Homemade meatballs cooked in the sauce is the only way to go.

Recipe:
Half pound lean ground beef
Half pound ground pork
Salt and pepper to taste (always to taste! I love David Rocco’s Italian term. Quanto Basta- when enough is enough)
Garlic approx 2 buds finely diced
Dice finely red onion approx 1/2 cup
Italian seasoning (special blend)
Olive oil
Bread crumbs (half Panko, half regular)
1 large organic egg
Parmigiana
1 large and 1 small can of tomato sauce or your favorite Italian crushed tomatoes.

In a large bowl add in both ground beef and pork, add salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, garlic and diced onion and mix.
Add in egg, parm and bread crumbs and mix together all ingredients.
Form into the size meatball that you desire and place aside.
Warm up a large pot with olive oil. Place carefully each meatball in and carefully brown all sides.
Once all the meatballs are browed add in the tomatoes /tomato sauce and carefully mix. Simmer for approx 1 hour and 15 minutes until all the flavors have melded and the sauce ha thickened.

Pick your favorite bread, an Italian blend of provolone, mozzarella and parmigiana cheese and build your master piece.
You can melt your cheese and heat your bread by quickly broiling or a few minutes to melt the cheese and crisp the read in a 350 degree oven.
Purists will say stop now but creative palates sometimes want more toppings. This is truly what I mean when I say “make it your own” “make it from the heart and soul”
You know what you like… Take the basic perfect recipe and kick it your way….
This was the perfect dish last night to warm up the kids from a rainy soccer night.
Let me know your thoughts… I want your feedback and most of all Enjoy! “you gotta have it”
Buon appetite

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Red Dragon Roll anyone?!


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Try this delectable treat at your favorite Japanese restaurant and watch out, it’s addictive! Basically a California roll with fresh tuna on top and topped with “red dragon sauce” mmmmm. It has a little spice kick but awesome eats……

Got to try this!

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Red Dragon Roll anyone?!


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Try this delectable treat at your favorite Japanese restaurant and watch out, it’s addictive! Basically a California roll with fresh tuna on top and topped with “red dragon sauce” mmmmm. It has a little spice kick but awesome eats

Cinco de Mayo


Hi all check out this great link to some recipes from Epicurious.com
This is just the start of a posts to come in the next few days as we head towards a great day to celebrate with family, friends and FOOD!
Check back often to get great recipes and ideas for your Cinco de Mayo celebration!

http://www.epicurious.com/articlesguides/holidays/cincodemayo/cincodemayo

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Cinco De Mayo Crispy Fish Tacos


Cinco De Mayo Crispy Fish Tacos.