Food

Enjoy the Asian Flair of Foreign Concept

Foreign Concept Calgary

Inside the new Foreign Concept restauarant at 1st Street SW.

When a restaurant’s beautiful ambiance is paired with delicious food and dishes, it makes for a most wonderful dining experience. Foreign Concept may be the new kid on the block, but they are serving up delightful Asian fusion for Calgarians to explore and enjoy.

One of the hardest working chefs in town.

In the space formerly occupied by the Vicious Circle cocktail bar, Foreign Concept owner and chef Duncan Ly is finding his groove with his first solo dining enterprise. The restaurant space itself is a modern take on an View this Post

Cookie Dough YYC is going to be your new favourite treat

Cookie Dough YYC

Get your own Cookie Dough YYC cause I’m not sharing 😛

First came the freshly squeezed lemonade to quench Calgarians’ thirst. Then came the mini donut popsicle that was all the rage at Stampede. Now the local team behind the Family Squeezed and Family Freezed brands is ready with another delectable dessert craze: edible cookie dough. The addition of Cookie Dough YYC to Calgary’s sweets scene is both unique and welcome.

Owner and “head squeeze” Jennifer Andrews tells me that the idea for edible cookie dough came from her childhood. “Who doesn’t love cookie dough? It was the next obvious View this Post

Discovering Alberta wineries at Grape Escape

A night out at the Grape Escape.

Calgary Co-op’s Grape Escape tasting events are super fun (hello tasty wine samples) and super educational to learn more about the available wines and liquors that you might want to take home. The twice-a-year events bring together a wide assortment of vendors, wineries, breweries and distillers all together into one place. I’m always game to try new flavours, grow my wine knowledge and find new faves to add to my own collection.

What’s fun about wandering through the halls of Grape Escape is that you’ll get exposed to drinks you may never take View this Post

Skip the Dishes and Treat Yo’ Self + Contest!

Skip the Dishes order

Order from Skip the Dishes so you can just eat, eat, eat!

Life can get pretty busy – work, school, sleep, fitness, eat, and repeat.  So sometimes it’s nice to just treat yo’ self and order takeout rather than cook the non-existent things in your fridge. Skip the Dishes does just that by letting you order your favourite foods from the local restaurants you love. When faced with the prospect of only microwave popcorn and celery in my kitchen, I decided to turn to Skip the Dishes to order in my preferred sushi rolls from the always tasty Goro and View this Post

Chicken and Tomato Stuffed Spaghetti Squash Bowls

Chicken tomato stuffed spaghetti squash bowls

Spaghetti squash is a popular vegetable alternative to use in pasta dishes. It has a mild squash flavor, low calories and tons of potential for so many different recipes. In making these bowls, I took inspiration from this Buzzfeed Tasty video, but mixed it up a bit with my own healthy preferences. With a large spaghetti squash, you will find that one half will make for a plentiful meal especially once you add in some proteins and other toppings. I also love being able to use the spaghetti squash as its own bowl – cute and less cleanup are View this Post

Holiday Gift Guide: Wine, Beer and Spirits

Raise your holiday spirits with a glass of bubbly, beer, vino and more this Christmas. There are so many options out there so I’ve helped you narrow down your list of options for all seasonal settings. Whether you’re gifting to a spirits-loving friend or bringing a bottle for a holiday soiree, these drinks will undoubtedly make it a merrier fete for all.

Aberfeldy 12

Aberfeldy 12 Year Old

This golden dram from the Last Great Malts of Scotland family is great for the scotch lover in your life. Perfect for sipping on cold winter evenings, it is a subtle and fruity liquor. View this Post