Happy New Year!
So due to sleeping in and it being a holiday I didn’t really update the blog this morning. I didn’t know what to post and I wanted it to be a little different. So if you’ve been following my tweets I’ve had 8 or 9 Christmas/Holiday dinners this year. Unfortunately I didn’t get pics of all of them, but I did get a few. Just wanted to show you what I’ve been eating.
Some of the holiday meals were home cooked and some were dine outs. I don’t review anything that is homemade by friends or family… because I still want to be invited for dinners! =p But to satisfy your curiosity everything was delicious and I’m so lucky to have friends and family who can cook.
Vancouver Food Blogger dinner at The Irish Heather
Duck leg with Mushroom & Foie Gras Jus
Christmas Crab Cake Dinner with my best friend.
We love cooking, we love eating, we love food!
The dips we made for our crab cakes:
1) Pesto Cream sauce
2) Sweet Thai Chili with Edamame
3) Curry Pineapple Chutney with Coconut
The crab cakes we made.
The only ingredient we prepared was crab meat… everything else was rummaging around my kitchen and working with what we have.
Crab cake 1: Tropical East! Coconut Curry crab cake crusted with cashews, coconut, and coconut rice crackers. Served with curry pineapple chutney.
Crab cake 2: Asian style! Sweet Thai Chili crab cake crusted with peanuts and honey glazed sesame cashews. Topped with Sweet Thai Chili edamame beans.
Crab cake 3: Mediterranean style! Pesto and caper crab cakes with Pesto cream sauce.
Christmas Eve Dinner
Christmas Eve dinner at Kirin – Peking Duck.
Christmas Dinner with The Executives
Dessert from Kreation Artisan Cake.
New Years Eve Dinner at The Marriott Hotel
My New Year’s Eve 2009 dinner at The Marriott hotel in Vancouver. Charred asparagus with papaya vinaigrette, steamed veggies, roast beef, roast chicken breast, wild mushroom and pearl onion ragout, ravioli with olives, artichokes, baby shrimp and radicchio, roast potatoes etc. etc.