Spring is (almost) here!

Roasted asparagus, gai lan and double couscous saladI was so convinced that spring had arrived a couple weeks ago. The sun was shining, the cherry blossoms on my street are starting to bloom, flowers are springing up from the ground…BUT living in Vancouver, that’s just never the case. The sun never lasts for long because the rain comes or in this week’s case, the cold! I think it’s down to 0 or 2 degrees or something aka unacceptable.

But my mind has not shifted from those clear blue sunny skies we had just weeks ago; I think I am rooted in the spring mindset so much so that spring has entered my kitchen. Doesn’t my roasted asparagus, baby gai lan and double couscous salad scream “springtime” to you?
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When life gives you lemons…

AvgolemonoActually, let’s be specific. When life gives you a bag of organic lemons for $4, you make avgolemono.

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New ingredients in the kitchen + Whole Foods warehouse!

Sweet chili chicken and broccoli stir fryI know some of you have been waiting for this post for a very long time because of my discovery of the Whole Foods market. But more on that later after the jump. First, sweet chili chicken and broccoli stir fry.

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