Monday, February 27, 2012

Saturday Food







This is a post about all of the food I ate on Saturday. Actually, I probably ate more than this but I didn't take pictures of it all! These photos are not really in order. I didn't eat my dessert before dinner... even though it would have been fun.
1. First stop: Whole Foods for a dark chocolate mocha (not pictured) and a chocolate espresso muffin (pictured). Yum.
2. Ignore the legs! The (out of focus) tea is the main subject here. This tea is a lovely Earl Grey from JJ Bean on Davie Street. With all the crazy wind this past Saturday, I had to stop here and grab a tea to go. I should have just dressed warmer but this was a good excuse to stop for tea.
3. Third stop: Naam restaurant in Kits. I love this place so much. The first picture is the dessert (apple crisp). I believe there were almonds.. wait, maybe those were pecans (does anyone know?) and raisins in this dish. Nuts and other things aside, it was all good. Okay, I'll stop now.
The rest of the photos from Naam are of my dinner (first pic) which was the Asian Noodle Bowl. This entree has noodles, bean sprouts, broccoli, red pepper, shitake mushrooms, deep fried tofu and veggie burger pieces in a shitake broth. All I can say is .. amazingly yummy!!
My friend had the Naam Dragon Bowl, which is also pictured above. She said it was "really good!!!" We sat on the patio underneath those big heat lamps which is always fun. I love The Naam.
What are some of your favourite places to eat?
-L






Thursday, February 23, 2012

Best Beans #1





Beans as in coffee beans! (Sorry legume lovers!)
Since I love coffee so much, I thought it would be a good idea to start a series of blog posts on the cafes I like to visit most! Today I will let you know about one of my favourite places in Vancouver.
Drum roll please...
JJ Bean
There are many JJ Bean coffee shops in Vancouver but so far my favourite one is on Main Street. After a stroll through the nearby shops, I love stopping by this place to chill by the fireplace and sip a coffee. My favourite JJ Bean food item at the moment is the zuchinni chocolate chip muffin. Yum. If you get there at just the right time, there is a chance the muffin may be warm out of the oven (yes, it has happened to me - made my day)! Check out some pics of the lovely drinks above!
-L

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Sundown Snowboarding





Last Saturday, Grouse Mountain decided to be even more awesome and stay open for 24 hours. As far as I know, this is a once-a-year opportunity. Since I'm impatient, I knew I had to take advantage of this situation. On the drive up to Grouse, my friend and I stopped by Illuminate Yaletown. Above are some pictures of our adventures!!