Leek and Potato… Salad?

I’m sure most people have heard of leek and potato soup (Vichyssoise soup). With the warmer weather, I decided to try and turn the soup into a salad. Because nothing says summer BBQ like potato salad, right? Ok, this was mostly out of necessity. I bought a bunch of leeks at the grocery store (they … Continue reading Leek and Potato… Salad?

Mustardy Grilled Trout

Besides chicken, my go-to protein (hipster, nutritional lingo was unavoidable, my apologies) is fish! We eat a decent amount of fish in our house. And I’m always looking for new ways to prepare the fish, that doesn’t involve me frying it in butter – yummy, but it gets old fast. Enter our BBQ. At this … Continue reading Mustardy Grilled Trout

Grilled Chimichurri Shrimp

The sun finally came out this morning! It was such a lovely surprise! I don’t want to jinx it, but… it’s supposed to be mostly sunny for the whole weekend! I’m excited about the nicer weather that’s starting to settle in. Not only is it finally sunny here, but it’s also Fathers’ Day this weekend. … Continue reading Grilled Chimichurri Shrimp

Crunchy Homemade Granola Bars

I paddle with a dragon boat team here in Vancouver. I started paddling while living in Calgary, and fell in love with the sport! It started as a way to get back on the water, and then it helped me develop my fitness. And now, I just enjoy pushing myself physically. I'm not the fittest … Continue reading Crunchy Homemade Granola Bars

Oven-Roasted Lemony Chicken

The weather has turned back to rain here in Vancouver. It's somewhat cooler (thankfully) than the summer temperatures we had last week. I guess the term used to describe dreary June weather on the west coast is Junuary. Because of the coolish weather, I have no problem running my oven. Which helps me deal with the chickens … Continue reading Oven-Roasted Lemony Chicken

Minty-Fresh Zucchini Salad

Summer arrived out of left field in Vancouver! It’s been really warm the last few days. Like I’m talking mid to high 20’s (Celsius, not Fahrenheit – I’m in Canada, not Siberia), humidity, sunshine… The full-meal deal. I’m not complaining; the sunshine is a welcome respite from the rainy winter we had! While my body … Continue reading Minty-Fresh Zucchini Salad

Greek Chicken, with a Grilled Veggie Salad

Happy Victoria Day long weekend Canada! This weekend is also the official start to BBQ season, eh! I think it’s actually written in the constitution that you have to BBQ at some point over the weekend 😉 Here in Rain-couver, I'm just hoping to see the sunshine that the weather man promised. First world problems, … Continue reading Greek Chicken, with a Grilled Veggie Salad