Shiitake/Portabella Mushroom Steak Burgers w/ Cheddar & Onion

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Hey guys! Being gluten free, I sometimes miss burgers. Although I can occasionally tolerate a wheat bun, If I want to stay on track, I make these awesome Shiitake/Portabella Steak burgers instead. You still get the burger craving pay off, without the sore tummy later! Makes (2) burgers. You will need: 4 shiitake or portabella mushrooms, de-stemmed. You can find them in Asian markets, they’re about palm-sized. 2 palm sized … Continue reading

Slow Cooker Beef Stew (Poverty Stew)

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Hey guys! This is something I make on a regular basis, it works with just about any meat and veggies – I also call it ‘poverty’ stew because it’s what I make when I’m trying to make the food stretch a bit further. This makes enough for two people, and can be done with even the cheapest cuts of meat.  You will need: 2lbs raw beef roast – leave the fat on, … Continue reading

Lemon-Honey Butter Cornish Hen + Sautéed Watercress

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Hey guys! Every once in awhile, I like to try something new. I love game meats, and when I saw these Cornish Hens on sale, I couldn’t resist. They’re basically serving sized. This recipe is a simple honey-lemon glaze, with a nice herby dill flavour. This recipe is for two people, so just double it for every pair you’re serving. You will need: Glaze – 2 Cornish hens, gutted 1/4 … Continue reading

Friday Nails: Halloween Falls

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This week’s look is my last salute to the colours of Fall before I dive into Halloween! Fall is very short here in Vancouver.   It’s a lovely garnet red and yellow gold with just enough creepy… You will need: A yellow gold colour A garnet red metallic – I used Sephora by OPI’s ‘Living in Cinnamon’ (I’m obsessed with this colour right meow) Something with a fine point – I cut the end … Continue reading

Friday Nails: Fall trends 2012

Hey kittens! I’m giving my nails a break this week because they’re honestly a mess But never fear, Nion is here to give you the scoop on the latest trends i’ve snooped out for you. Textures Oh man, if you haven’t heard of Ciate yet, i’d like to see the rock you’re living under! We’ve seen the famous caviar manicure, then the velvet, and now, sequins! I haven’t had a chance to try them personally, but … Continue reading

Friday Nails: Summer’s End

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Hey guys! This week’s manicure is a blend into fall, with brown and gold. I’m gonna miss you summer! You will need: A brown colour A gold glitter Some q-tips, or a small brush Step one: 2-3 coats of the brown. Whatever it takes to reach a solid colour. Step two: Using the q-tip, dab the gold glitter haphazardly up your nail. It should kinda fade off towards the tips. If … Continue reading

Friday Nails: Upcoming Fall Trends

Hey guys, this week i’m giving my nails a well deserved break. I put together the trends i’m seeing online for the fall, so you can keep up to date! Biggest trend: Oxblood red. A deep, dark, visceral red. This comes back in every year in nails and lips, i’m not too surprised. My favourite red? Essie’s ‘Bordeaux’ I’m seeing a rise in nail stamping art and stickers, probably due … Continue reading