June 25, 2013 § Leave a comment
To celebrate a close friend’s move to Toronto, I took him out for dinner and he suggested the restaurant SKP in my neighbourhood because of the gluten-free options. The Italian Restaurant in Vancouver Point Grey has gluten-free pizza dough and gluten-free fusilli pasta.
We arrived at the restaurant at 8:30pm and were the only table seated in the dining area. The bar area was busy with guys hanging out who had come to watch a basketball game and were having drinks.
While we looked over the menu, I noticed that the restaurant had two floors.One which is perfect for private parties and large groups. The downstairs, where we were seated had a comfortable atmosphere which is inviting for a first date.
The owner, Travis Davidson came by to say hi and was very helpful at explaining the menu and telling us what was popular. I love a basic Margherita pizza and wanted to try their gluten-free crust. So I ordered one with a glass of Pinot Grigio.
Our food arrived quite quickly as we were the only table in the restaurant. The pizza crust was thin and a bit chewier than a regular crust. The toppings were very fresh and the pizza was delicious. For $13 the pizza was a good deal as I ate 4 pieces and my friend ate 2 with his starter.
All in all, I had a surprisingly great experience at a neighbourhood restaurant that I had not tried before. The service was good and staff was very friendly plus the food was delicious. I will definitely go there again with friends who are gluten-free or when I feel like a Margherita pizza. SKP restaurant is on 4409 West 10th Avenue Vancouver, BC V6R 2H9, (604) 222-0220.
June 24, 2013 § Leave a comment
For Mother’s Day, I got a beautiful new juicer and it has become my best friend. I have fallen back in love with juicing and make this staple drink regularly. I usually add apples or beets to most juices to add sweetness and cut any strong flavour from other veggies. The ginger adds quite a kick and is great for detoxing the system.
1 small beet
1 stalk kale/chard
1/2 inch piece of ginger
Juice the ingredients in a juicer and enjoy!