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August 2011

Braised-Lamb-Shanks-Cranberries-Red-Wine

I don’t know what we were thinking, batch cooking this in the middle of the summer. Especially since the initial plan was to make something “light.” It felt kind of like Thanksgiving dinner every night of the week. Light it ain’t. But it is delicious, and will make your home smell fantastic. Although admittedly, I’d wait until fall to make it again. Keep reading…

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Elimination Diet Meal Ideas

August 24, 2011

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Photo by TheBusyBrain

An elimination diet does just that, it eliminates a lot of food. A reader asked a pretty valid question – what’s there left to eat? Or, more to the point, what did a typical day look like for me in terms of meals? Keep reading…

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1) Who doesn’t need a good laugh? This episode of the Ridiculist is entertaining enough, but the funniest part is when Anderson Cooper loses it and starts giggling uncontrollably.

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Primal Campfire Treats

August 18, 2011

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Campfires? Pretty paleo… Marshmallows? Not even primal-ish…

Typical ingredients of store-bought marshmallows:

corn syrup, sugar, modified corn starch, dextrose, water, gelatin, tetrasodium pyrophosphate (a thickener or emulsifier), artificial flavor, and blue 1 (coloring additives will vary between brands and styles).

As usual, the ingredient list for the made from scratch variety is much less lethal: water, gelatin, sugar, vanilla, salt. But I wasn’t excited about using copious amounts of sugar. So what to do….

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Mondo-Kangaroo-Burger

So Mondo Burger Bar isn’t technically in Vancouver – it’s in Richmond, Steveston Village to be exact. Steveston Village is a nice destination in itself – picturesque, right along the riverfront. It was originally a salmon canning centre, and has maintained its heritage character – it still remains a small fishing village.

Steveston-boat
Photo by mybulldog

Mondo Burger Bar was a good excuse to visit Steveston, plus they had a Groupon – what more could you ask for? Oh wait, how about exotic burger meats like kangaroo, bison, and elk? And an option for it to be served “in a bowl” – i.e. bunless, right on the menu. Keep reading…

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