Monday, August 30, 2010

One Cuisine, All The Time

Well, I hope this isn't getting boring due to every meal that's been up here in the last while has been of the Mexican persuasion. Maybe that's due to the lack of great restaurants in Winnipeg that serve this particular cuisine or just based solely on the fact that it is delicious. This time there was one minor difference...the BBQ was involved. The Baja styled grilled tofu tacos from Veganomicon were made last night and it was a joint effort between Chill and myself. I basically manned the BBQ and she took care of the rest. Tofu was marinated, grilled and then "shredded" to make the taco style very easy. Homemade slaw, homemade lime-cilantro-creme sauce, avocado and salsa were all put in with the tofu on some grilled corn tortillas. Serve that with a little black bean and corn salad and you have yourself a plate something like this.
If your dinner is that delicious, why not follow it up with some homemade ice cream of the mint cookies n creme variety? Pretty much a rhetorical question on this particular evening as you can see.Summer is officially I over and I already miss Sardé.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Top 10 of 2009 (Latest Ever Edition)

This essentially gets funnier to me every year and it's a running joke every year. I had this list ready for so long but neglected to post it, so here it is in all of it's late glory. No write ups this year or even record names or bands, just a couple choice quotes. This will make it more of a game for anyone who doesn't know a record by its cover.
"I want to kill and eat my young"
"It's the end of Law & Order, Dick Wolf"

Next year MAY actually be on time. Who knows?

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Bestows the premier of this little gem on us.
Very stoked. Haven't been able to stop reading it as of late.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Shhh...It's so quiet...

And this is why.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Taco Time

Well, well, well look who made it back in the kitchen...even it was for some quickly made tacos.
These are nice and easy and gave me an excuse to use some of my soy curls and have a great meal. Fastest instructions on how to make these. Sautee a medium onion, add as much garlic as you like and then toss in the soy curls and some soy sauce and get them nicely browned. Then add some cumin, chili powder, oregano, salt and pepper. Give that a minute and throw in some canned tomatoes, splash of agave nectar and the juice of one lime and cook till all the liquid is absorbed. Put that in a taco shell with some daiya cheddar, garden lettuce, tomatoes and avocado and KABOOM you're eating a relatively healthy meal. Game over.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

La Bamba!

Once again, another delayed post. Sometimes I just get behind on this and that is just a fact. I got a compliment on this blog last night so that gave me the ambition to actually get another post up! Here is the late celebration dinner at the new mexican spot La Bamba. We started off with a little bean dip app which was simple but delicious with the house cut and cooked tortilla chips.
The main course was an enchilada with a chipotle sauce amongst other things. I didn't write it down and do not feel like waiting on the menu to load currently. The homemade tortillas were great and the sauce complimented it well. The only thing I found to be weird was that they used tofurky deli slices as the "meat" in the dish. I could be wrong, but smoked veggie turkey doesn't seem like the most common item in mexican dishes.
All in all it's another option for a nice meal in a good atmosphere and Mexican food in general is hard enough to find in Winnipeg. I would return as there is another item on the menu that I really want to try. Another scintillating restaurant review for all of my faithful followers out there! I didn't take my camera to the other new Mexican joint in Winnipeg, but that may have been my first actual bad review of a place I have eaten watch yourself.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Quiet Times

You may ask why times have been quiet around here. Well, there has been quite a bit of this happening.Questions answered!