Sunday, July 25, 2010

Burger Baron

Well it just happens to be that time of year again. TIFS is now officially 3 years old! Thanks for checkin this shit out! I'll mark this occasion with some pics of a new restaurant in the city, that I have been sleeping on actually taking pics of since I have eaten there a few times already. Boon Burger is a vegetarian burger cafe where everything can be made vegan. A nice concept if I do say so. I haven't gotten around to trying all the burgers yet but my latest selection turned out to be my favorite. The Thanksgiving burger is a breaded "turkey" patty with mayo, cranberry sauce, crispy onions, maple glazed yams, gravy and lettuce. The taste was unreal, but it fell apart like nobody's business. My only problem here is the squishiness of the patties and how they fall apart in your hands often enough. Luckily the taste made up for it on this glorious celebratory occasion.
Why not split some poutine, which is always vegan, that tastes great with daiya cheese? Plus oven baked fries to cut down on the deep friedness? Yeah, I can live with that. Takes a touch of guilt out of the guilty pleasure.
I gotta thank Puddy for this meal that you just looked at. Alright, another year done, thanks again, and back to livin.

Saturday, July 24, 2010


Butter pecan soft serve! Thanks Chill.

Friday, July 23, 2010


Now all they have to do is make Werewolf Women Of The S.S.
For obvious reasons! As always, click the vids and maximize them for optimal enjoyment.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Food Tour Stage 2

The next and final stop on the recent food tour was Padmanadi in Edmonton and it blew my mind. I will apologize now if my diction regresses into blunt profanities and such but there is a reason for it! Started off with some apps then a couple mains and dessert. The mains were very very good but just didn't lend themselves to really nice pics in my opinion so I left them out of this post. If you hit this spot, I'm sure you'll be more than intrigued with the selection of mains on the menu and if you aren't sure hit me up and I will educate you! Now, onto the mains. Started off with salty "chicken" strips. These guys remind me of the dry ribs from Buddha's in Calgary and I absolutely adore those. Add some sweet chili sauce and they may have taken the crown for this particular appetizer!
Follow that up with some satay skewers and it's like a took a trip to NYC for some Red Bamboo at a much smaller price tag with all the delicious flavor. Just the memories alone were enough to make me fall in love with this app. Once again, all I can say is amazing.
Motherfuckin Strawberry Lavender Creme Brulee!!!!
This dessert blew my mind and like I warned earlier, words escaped and profanities and shortness abounded. One of my favorite places to eat in Canada. Do yourself a favor and try it out if you're anywhere nearby. That brings the food tour to a close, hope it was as enjoyable as it was delicious.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Fuck Yes!!!

You already know and its been a long time comin. FYI You give love a bad name was scorching the place when this photo was taken.

Food Tour Stage 1

I recently had a little weekend getaway and here is a portion of the fruits of my so called labor. Regina was the first stop and it's somewhere I hadn't been in quite some time even though I have a bunch of good friends there. The food situation usually isn't the best thing ever in regards to the world of veganism, but we made it work this time around. Some people say to save the best for last, I disagree. Here it is!
Yeah, you already know that its Dylan's Famous Lemonade.
That was followed up the veggie burger, which was actually pretty good. A nice homemade patty with fresh veggies on a good bun and great sauce. Fries done damn near perfect as well. For Regina, I am not complaining and would return.
Thanks The Fainting Goat for a good meal, great atmosphere and a good time spent with some friends. The guilty parties are Juicy, Tommy and Emily(pics taken voyeur style while driving to the goat).
The next and final stage of the food tour is coming sooner than later and it's more than worth a wait!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Time To Bring It Back And Then Start Waiting!

This is a piece of history in the making that will chronicle one of the best freestyle rappers of all time and give us a little insight into the magic that happened approx 7 years ago. I personally still can't get enough of the original vid and the dipset beat he rips. If you have a non-internet friendly memory, let's refresh it.As always, click the videos and take them in at the largest possible size for maximum enjoyment! Also, thank you Мишка for bestowing this knowledge upon me.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

More Summer Treats

Like I said in the last post, more summer treats are coming and here they are. Well, here IT is actually.Yes, that is homemade ice cream from the same strawberries I picked and made jam out of. Very rich and creamy thanks to coconut milk. If you want to know how to make great ice cream, pick up a copy of The Vegan Scoop, then enjoy what's left of summer even more!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

We're Jammin

I took summer and converted it into something that can be enjoyed all year round.
You might wonder what the acronyms on each jar mean. It only makes sense for me to elaborate upon them. The first is strawberry lime vanilla jam and yes it is those fresh strawberries I picked along with lime zest and the glorious insides of the real vanilla bean. Next up is strawberry white peach jam which came from being inspired while grabbing the ingredients for the previously mentioned jam. These are ridiculously easy to make with the help of instant clear-jel. That just means zero cooking, less sugar and the freshest flavors. Easy ratio:
1 cup fruit
1/2 cup sugar
1 tbsp instant clear-jel
Mash up the fruit til you get the consistency you like in jam. I like seeing chunks of the actual fruit so mine is a touch burly. Then combine the sugar and instant clear-jel. Whisk the sugar mixture into the fruit until combined and let sit for 10 minutes. Then pour into jars, freeze and proceed to enjoy! More summer treats upcoming!

Sunday, July 4, 2010