Tropical Pineapple-Lime Beef Short Ribs

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These ribs are a perfect summer lunch dish. The sweet, tropical sauce with a hint of heat and lime, both rich in flavour, but light enough for a yummy beach picnic dinner!   Serves 2. You will need: 4 beef short ribs, or about 1 lb  1 key lime 1 cup diced pineapple 1/2 cup pineapple juice 1 T honey 2 T tomato paste 1/2 white onion, diced 1 head … Continue reading

Slow-cooked Tomato Pork Bones

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Hey guys. Today’s dish is super simple and budget friendly. Set it and forget it while you’re working; and pop out a delicious melt in your mouth meal afterwards. Pork bones are usually a budget cut, but with the right prep, it can taste like a more expensive one. The trick is to deal with all that sinew and gristle. We’re gonna use some acidic ingredients like tomato and wine … Continue reading

Friday Nails – Valentines Look (Konad Stamper) + Red Ombre

This weeks look is a sweet and cute Valentine’s look. I know it’s early, but it’s best to be prepared. You can change this from vampy to cute, depending on which look you like Products: Konad Nail Stamper kit (white polish) Bundlemonster stamp plate #BM 317 Essie ‘Bordeaux’ Sally Hansen ‘Red Carpet’ Music: “Watching Seabirds Soar (Harmony)” by DoKashiteru (feat. Snowflake) http://ccmixter.org/files/DoKashiteru/24925 is licensed under a Creative Commons license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ … 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

Friday Nails: Trim the tree

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Hey guys! This is my week 3 entry for NPC’s Holiday Nail Art competition. Seeing as everyone else is doing straight up trees and baubles, I decided to be a weirdo and go abstract   It’s kinda symbolic. The red is for Canada. The gold is for the good times with friends. The diamond/stars is for the hopes we hold for a new year. Xmas is not traditionally a happy … Continue reading

Friday Nails: Halloween Devils

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Hey guys! Here’s another cute and quick Halloween manicure. You could do this in any colour combo you like, I just like red and silver You will need: A base colour (I used Essie’s Bordeaux) An accent colour (I used a greyish-pink Essence colour) 2 fine brushes You could use black for the eyes, but mine dried up, which is why it’s red! Step one: Apply 2-3 coats of your base … 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

Red Bird Pile Chicken

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Hey guys. This recipe, although not the most attractive dish, is absolutely delicious! A big, crispy honey-garlic chicken breast, smothered in a flavourful chunky tomato and bacon sauce. Yes, bacon. I’ve also been craving tomato like mad You will need: 2 cups diced tomato 1 small can tomato paste 3-4 strips of good quality bacon (no, not the maple kind) 2 large chicken breasts, skin on Fresh basil leaves – about … 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