Monday, April 14, 2014

Goodbye to Mori Mori


I was sorry to learn last week that Mori Mori Grocery is closing down.  
This is my favorite place to buy my noodles, sauces, vinegars, rice, etc.  
It was on last summers list of my favorite Kamloops restaurants.  

The store is closing at the end of April,and currently most groceries are 10% off.
I was excited to learn that they will still be selling the take out prepared food out of Sanbiki Restaurant though.  So that's something.

Oh Kamloops.  Why can't we have nice things?


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Kamloops Symphony Book Sale


I hit the symphony book sale on the way home today and scored 4 cookbooks for $2 each.
They are in Aberdeen Village - on the opposite side of Hillside Drive from Aberdeen Mall - until April 19. 
Only open until 5pm, they are quite the sticklers on everyone out by then.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Bites 11

I have not done much bread baking lately - since November(!). I made some basic white rolls to ease myself back into the game.

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This is a corn dish I made  - the recipe is photocopied from a book so I have no source, but it was onion sauteed in oil, corn, curry, lime juice and coconut milk.  Different and very nice, although I thought it was a little too liquidy - was it the coconut milk I used?  But it was good, and I will make it again.

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Who remembers the Brie Bagel Melt  I made last year?  Well.
This is raisin toast with brie and honey and walnuts.  OMG. 

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Rice bowl!  I love them so much.  This one had ground pork and zucchini and carrots over coconut rice and topped with a fried egg and some sweetened soy sauce.

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This is another version of the breakfast buns 


Ham and cheese baby!  Can't go wrong with a classic.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

What lies beneath

On Thursday I decided that I would make a treat to take to work on Friday - yesterday. 
I was thinking cookies - maybe the very decadent Baci di Cioccolati, maybe something new - and just like that - I was running out of time. 
 It was 8:30, I was tired, trying to get the boy to sleep, still needed to figure out lunch and dinner for the next day. I really had no interest of baking, but I also knew I had promised a treat to my coworkers, and did not want to be in trouble for not making good.
 I checked my saved bookmarks - nothing there. Skimmed my posts here that were tagged "Cookies", but nothing grabbed me, and I didn't have all the ingredients needed for the Baci. 
 On my pinterest board I found the answer to my problem - a no bake chocolate and peanut butter bar recipe. 
Perfect!

I didn't have the required graham crumbs, but I did have chocolate crumbs - double chocolate peanut bars? Oh yes. 
 I also used a slightly smaller pan than the recipe calls for, and cut back on the amount of chocolate for the top layer. That was out of necessity - I used all my chocolate chips and buttons and still didn't have much, so I pilfered a dark chocolate Santa that my parents bought the boy from Rogers Chocolates in Victoria and called it a day. 
Yesterday morning I hacked off a piece to leave at home and carted the rest to work. 
At 8:30 I put them out, thinking is it ever really too early for chocolate? 
The answer is no, of course. 

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Paleo casserole and Potluck


This is another dish I cooked from Quick and Easy Paleo Comfort Foods that I just loved.  It's a chicken and broccoli casserole, and the sauce is made from cauliflower and coconut milk and curry powder.  Delicious!  And thankfully the leftovers reheated well, because we had leftovers for a few days.  I like this book a lot.

I'm recovering from our latest potluck at work - what a feast!  My friend made a baked corn dish that reminded me of a souffle, and I really liked it.  There were lemon meringue pies in mason jars (so cute) and a decadent mint chocolate milkshake too. 

I was on salad duty and I wanted something different.  After searching Pinterest for 3 days I found a contender - a sweet potato salad with a cranberry chipolte dressing.  Yum!

I tested it out at home and loved everything about it, except that I found the dressing to be a bit too spicy for me, and I know a couple of the ladies attending the potlucks aren't fans of spice. (Yes, they suck.)  So I cut way back on the chipolte, and added a smidge more honey.  I took the salad unassembled to work, so I had 6 containers of various sizes to haul to work.  But who cares, it's potluck day!

I decided the night before to bring some extra cranberries, and I rough chopped them and folded them in the salad along with the pumpkin seeds (perfect touch in the salad), cilantro, green onions and dressing.

Everyone enjoyed it, and it was a nice healthy dish to stand up to the pie, milkshakes, and rice that was on the table.

Original recipe here