Tag: Soup

In the Kitchen

Snow Day and Vitamix Soup

Tuesday was a snow day. Virtually every school in Metro Vancouver was closed so I spent the day alternating between doing professional reading*, watching the kids sledding, stopping the kids from fighting about sledding, and shovelling snow. And making soup in my Vitamix. The snow day Vitamix lunch was a “fresh” pea and butternut squash […]

In the Kitchen

French Onion Soup Take II

Our second attempt at Instant Pot French Onion soup went much better than my first attempt. The difference? I cooked the onions longer before putting the pressure on. I also used more red wine while cooking the onions! And yes, after the soup was done, I served it up into bowls and baked the bowls […]

In the Kitchen

Instant Pot French Onion Soup

I tried making French Onion soup yesterday. It went “okay”. The recipe I followed called for a teaspoon of finely ground black pepper and I’ll be honest, it was too much. I also do not have oven proof dishes so I couldn’t put the filled bowls of soup under the broiler. I’ll try this again […]

Food and Drink

National Bison Day

The first Saturday in November is National Bison Day. The day is meant to commemorate the economic, cultural, and historical significance of the Bison to North America.  I’m not sure if eating Bison is an appropriate way to commemorate the majestic beast, but wow, this bowl of Bison soup from my friends at 293 Wallace […]

In the Kitchen

Another Vitamix Win

Another Vitamix soup win. I got home from work, steamed up a half bag of frozen veggies and then poured them and the half cup or so of boiling water into the Vitamix container. I added a half cube of bouillon, a teaspoon of corn starch and then – going way off script, I added […]

In the Kitchen

The Vita-Mix; My Favourite Appliance

One of my all time favourite kitchen appliances is my Vita-Mix. The Vita-Mix is so much more than a blender! I believe it has a 2 horsepower motor that drives the blade inside the container at something like 20,000 rpm. Crazy powerful. I used to use my Vita-Mix everyday because it is so easy to […]

Food and Drink

Hakkaku Ramen; Comfort Food

Sometimes when the load we are carrying becomes unusually heavy we need to hit the pause button in life and have a bowl of soup. Vietnamese pho has been my go-to for comfort in a bowl. However, yesterday I found a new source of comfort – a massive bowl of ramen. I was in Burnaby […]

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Noodle Soup with Soft Poached Egg

Today’s high school cafeteria lunch was a bowl of noodles in a sweet and savoury broth. The spiralized carrots and radish added a nice little crunch to the soup while the steamed spinach created a little bed for the beautiful soft poached egg.  While the soup was delicious, it didn’t fill me up completely so […]

Food and Drink

Breakfast at Pho Holiday

Friday afternoon I got a chill that for whatever reason, settled deep inside me and I just couldn’t shake it. So my solution? A steaming hot bowl of the house special pho for breakfast from the ladies at Pho Holiday in Coquitlam. The house special has rare beef, brisket, fatty brisket, tripe, and beef balls. […]