Tuesday, September 24, 2019 / Vancouver, BC, Canada

5 Bites of Vancouver, B.C.

Visiting Vancouver for the first time obviously meant that I had to explore the city with my stomach! I've heard a lot of amazing things about the scenery (and it was truly stunning), but not too much about the food. So don't worry - I did the hard work for you guys and put together 5 of my favourite bites I took in Vancouver!

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Pasta - Indulge in an Italian Affair
My ultimate fave food of all time... Italian. Small spots with handmade pasta and a limited menu is something I dieeee for. I mean, I still love places on the other end of the spectrum like Olive Garden but please visit Ask for Luigi. They have about 4-5 dishes on their ever-rotating menu, with 1 to 2 specials each day. From 20 minutes before opening, they always have a line up out the door. We arrived 10 minutes before it opened and was lucky to be included in the first seating. I got my hands on the pappardelle of my dreeeams. I mean, watch it in action!

Price Point: ~$100 CAD for two people


Monday, September 02, 2019 / Toronto, ON, Canada

The Easiest Orecchiette Sausage and Broccoli

As a huge pasta lover, this combination has constantly been one of my favourites. I think it's about time I make it at home, instead of spending all my money ordering it out at restaurants! The ingredients are pretty simple here: orecchiette, sausage, broccoli (usually broccolini is used, but I couldn't find it in my grocery store), & some other basics.

Let's get to it, shall we?!

1 - Prep your ingredients 
Cut your garlic, wash your broccoli (or broccolini, if you want to go the traditional route), and take the sausage meat out of the casing. Boil your water for the pasta and broccoli. Heat your pan on medium-high and warm up some oil.

2 - Cook it up!
Pots: Once the water has boiled, place your pasta and broccoli in their respective pots. You only want to blanch the broccoli, as you're going to finish it off in the pan later on. Follow instructions for cooking your pasta and cook it to your liking :)
Pan: Once the oil is heated, add in your garlic. Let that cook for about 30 seconds, and then add in your sausage pieces! Make sure it's broken up. Add in some chili flakes and take in all the aromas.

3 - Mixxy Mixxy
After your sausage is 95% cooked, add in the blanched broccoli, some chili flakes, garlic, and a slab of butter. Mix it all up, and then add in the drained pasta. Add as much parmesan as you'd like, and serve it up!!

Literally the easiest thing ever to make! And it tastes absolutely delish :)

Happy cooking!!! Xx
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