Monday, June 29, 2009

Easy as 1,2, thai

I had a couple boys coming over for dinner on Thursday night, and our regular nightly ritual is to go out, and buy probably, what seems to be some of the worst choices in our fast food market. This night, I felt like something different. It still may not be the healthiest, but at least I knew what was going in this tummy of mine. So I selected my to-be sis-in-law's coconut curry recipe, with a little personal twist. It had been a while since I've ventured in my own kitchen, so I thought I'd give it a go.

Coconut Chicken Curry
4 chicken breasts(cut & cubed)
3 cans coconut milk
2tbsp paprika
2c ginger(yes, alot!)-peeled and sliced
1 whole onion
4 small indian eggplants cut into 4
1/2 bunch long green beans(the really long ones)-cut in 2inch pieces
patis(fish sauce) to taste-or can just use salt and pepper

-Stirfry the chicken, paprika and 1/2 the ginger until chicken is half cooked
-Add coconut milk, and remaining ginger
-cover and simmer on low. Cover and simmer for approx 10min.
-Add green beans. Cover and simmer on low for another 5min.
-Add eggplant and onions until just a little soft.
-Serve over rice-use patis/salt/pepper to taste

Didn't turn out too shabby, it is good when there is nothing left....=(

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

That's so Kashi

This past weekend, I've been introduced by a friend of mine, to what is now my current simple, healthy breakfast food. What is photo above you ask? It's something so simple, and great....Great in a simple way. Kashi granola cereal, and a cup of fruit yogurt. Delicious.
Just grab a cup of the Kashi granola cereal, mix it with yogurt and voila! If you don't want it too crunchy, let it sit for a minute, and there you go.
A box of Kashi cereal can run at different prices depending on where you decided to buy it. Most expensive is at Capers and Choices Market( can run up to $7/box), but you're probably better off at Save-on or Superstore. However, we lucked out, and went to Target in Bellingham and found the boxes there for $3.99(still cheaper with the exchange rate)
Healthy and satisfying to your appetite and a great start to the day....not to mention a good afternoon snack as well =) Thanks Gen!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


A couple weeks ago, it was brought up to eat lunch @ the good ol' White Spot, and hey, why not all of us get the Pirate Pack. Brilliant idea. The White Spot Pirate Pack is limited to children 11yrs old and under, but that's the beauty of take out. You pick it up and take it back to work to eat.
Years ago, I used to do the whole drive-in thing with my mom and have a classic mushroom burger. These days, my taste buds aren't familiar with their monty mushroom burger anymore. It tastes different. However, with the Legendary burger that comes with the Pirate Pack, minus the mushrooms, definitely brings me back to the early 90's drool factoring classic burger.
So lesson of the story, if you're looking to reminisce over a timeless classic,save $5(monty mushroom burger $10.49 vS. Pirate Pack $5.99), and have a plenty-full stomach, order the Pirate Pack. Plus, with the Pirate Pack you get a regular size burger, a smaller fries, a small drink, a ice cream, a gold coin and a decorative boat =p all for $5.99

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As a "tourist" in the U.S. for the weekend, I must say, one of the definite 'ups' that the Americans' have on the Canadians' are the fact that inside of just the simple gas station, lays......the Beer Cave. It's an entire room dedicated to multiple brands and types of beer, and keeping it at the crisp, perfect temperature.

This definitely would be a great option, but maybe not smartest idea to pursue.