Monday, November 22, 2010

coffee chocolate

zac found this chocolate in the IGA on brunswick street the other day:
can't get much better than coffee and chocolate mixed together. it didn't last very long. it was on sale 2 for $5 (i think regular price was $3.50). zac chose a mint chocolate one for the other one of the 2 we bought. i don't really care for mint and chocolate though so he'll probably have that one for himself. there was an orange chocolate one available too. i may have to somehow find time to go back there and get the orange chocolate one and another coffee one. soooo good.
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Thursday, November 11, 2010

random dinners

i found a few pictures on my camera from the last couple weeks. the first (not very good one) is a really good Asian inspired soup that zac makes when he doesn't feel like cooking:
it always involves dried mushrooms, noodles (often the fried ones) and tofu puffs or dried soybean chunks. he sometimes adds in seaweed pieces and mushroom fluff. he serves it up in massive bowls with a fork and a spoon.

i finally remembered to take a photo of my fajita filling (but not the finished wrap or table layout):
the picture above was the first time i'd tried tempeh in the mixture. i usually use imitation chicken or tofu. i really liked the tempeh though. i base my fajita filling on this recipe. we use either homemade sour cream (from La Dolce Vegan) or tofutti and then have salsa and sometimes guacamole to top our fajitas with. they're great served with margaritas.

i also found a picture of our lazy-ass, couch hogging dog:
now that it's warming up she likes to sprawl across the whole couch (kicking us with her back legs if we're in her way) instead of curling up in a little ball in one corner. she's lucky she's cute.
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Sunday, November 07, 2010

Loving Hut and Cheesecake

when we heard this afternoon that loving hut had opened yesterday we decided to head down there for an early dinner. being newly opened, the staff were a bit confused about what they had available but they did produce a picture menu with about 10 items to choose from and told us about a couple other choices available. we chose 3 items then we were told we could also get dumplings so we added that. my photos aren't great because i kept forgetting to take them until after we'd put the food on our individual plates and started eating.
first we had crispy delight (a mock seafood dish that was really tasty):
we had to order the dish called "happy dance" (how can you go past a dish with that name plus it involved sesame and seaweed and you can't really go wrong with that):
we had a large plate of dumplings with sweet chili sauce:
and a plate of seasonal vegetables (cabbage, carrots and mushrooms seasoned with salt and pepper)

i was full when we finished (zac wasn't but its gotta be an extra large meal to fill him). the meal (with green tea) came to $49 for the two of us. we will go back again once they're more settled in (shop 10, 242 victoria st, richmond).
yesterday zac wanted to get a tuna wrap from yong green food (i think it's his favourite thing about brunswick st. right now). i'd already eaten so i decided to have some dessert: raw blueberry cheesecake.

it had a nut and seed based crust and the "cheese" part was coconut based. it was soooo smooth and creamy. they also have strawberry, chocolate and coconut cheesecakes.
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