Calgary Floods

I’m reblogging my posts related to the floods last year, on the anniversary. This is the first, in the series.

Calgary Floods

I’m reblogging my posts related to the floods last year, on the anniversary. This is the first, in the series.

Fresh Local Wild

I’m really eager to sample Vancouver’s food truck culture.  Having seen Fresh Local Wild on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, I decided to try it.  They have a variety of seafood menu items. The seafood poutine looked interesting as well as the chicken fried oysters.  Looking for something with a generous vegetable content, so I choose the BC fish shawarma salad.

The salad came with pieces of pan fried whitefish.  There was a generous portion of salad greens with parsley, tomato, cucumber, red onion with balsamic vinaigrette , a splash of hot sauce and hummus.  I found the dressing to be overly heavy. The salad itself was quite tasty.

They have an area on the back of the truck where you can eat, shielded from the weather. I would like to come track and try their seafood poutine.

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Avocado Shake

I had a craving for a Vietnamese style avocado shake, and three avocados to use up. I think the traditional version uses condensed milk. I decided to swap it out with almond milk. It’s vegan and dairy free. I love the taste of coconut. If coconut milk is used, you might want to change or omit the sweetener. I don’t like my shakes too sweet.

Avocado Shake

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 3/4 almond milk (or coconut milk)
  • 2 tbs coconut cream or coconut syrup.

Blend all ingredients until smooth. Serve in a large glass.

Avocado shake
Avocado shake

Mise en place

Meez-enh-plaiz. I must be a foodie because I am using fancy french words.  Reminds me of that guy on Boston Pizza.  I was preparing my food for work tomorrow and thought this looked kind of pretty. Organic frozen blueberries and organic strawberries to go with organic steel cut oats for  breakfast. Organic celery, organic carrots, and green house grown cucumbers for snacks. Organic red leaf lettuce, organic strawberries, organic blueberries, organic red pepper and pineapple salad for lunch. No, that is not all I eat and no, I am not a vegetarian.

You win if you can identify the non-organic items in the last paragraph.

Miz en plas indeed.

Breakfast, lunch and snack
Breakfast, lunch and snack

Eggs-cellent

Do your eggs look like this? If they don’t maybe you should give some thought to what you are buying.  These buggers are hard to find.  I usually find them at Safeway, but some weeks, there will be none at all.  The yolks are orange, unlike the pale yellow of your average egg. The hens are fed a plant based diet full of omega 3 fatty acids.  That’s also good for humans. They actually have flavor; they taste like, well eggs.  Not cardboard. These eggs are local. They’re grown in Alberta.  Free run chickens = tasty eggs. Get some at your local grocer today. And they make a darn good omelette.

Free run and omega-3 eggs
Free run and omega-3 eggs