This satisfying 15 minutes canned tuna pasta recipe is quick, easy and delicious when you’re in a pinch for time or have forgotten to go grocery shopping! It makes one hella good midnight snack too! Worried that you don’t have enough ingredients to make a…
I love a good spaghetti recipe. But this quick and easy pasta recipe requires almost no cooking at all! It is clean, simple, healthy yet packs incredibly with bursts of flavour thanks to the roasted tomato! I feel like this is the perfect dinner solution…
Doppio Zero Pizza is a Neapolitian Pizzeria in Como Lake neighbourhood of Coquiltam – specifically Como Lake at Poirier Street. I was pretty dissapointed the first time I couldn’t make it when Sherman and the wanted to meet up. Luckily, Josh arranged for another dinner to try out their new menu!
I love that Doppio Zero Pizza is located in the Tri-Cities even though it still takes me 20 mins to drive here from my house. But it is a good option if you feel like some thin-crust Neapolitian pizzas. The menu has a few more items than Spacca Napoli in Port Moody and they offer a decent sized parking lot out front.
The restaurant itself is roomy with plenty of high top tables and booth seats along with a bar area. We started the evening off with a few appetizers.
Bruschetta 12: tomatoes, olives, capers, basil, parmigiano reggiano. Nicely toasted with fresh flavours. Would definitely order again.
Arancini Siciliani 12: crispy risotto, bolognese, mozzarella
Brussel Sprouts Pizza: fiore di latte, crispy Brussel Sprouts, pancetta, capers and chili flakes!
Blue Cheese Pizza with walnuts: For those who are not normally blue cheese fans, I recommend you to try this since the “blue cheese” flavour is not too strong and you barely notice it. It’s just there very subtley.
- Add Dairy-Free cheese to any pizza for an extra $3
- Add Bufala mozzarella to any pizza for an extra $5
Tagliatelle al Funghi e Manzo 19: One of my favourite pastas from Doppio Zero. This rich tasting al dente Tagliatelle pasta features braised oxtail, mushrooms and truffle oil. Earthy but not overwhelming and would come back just for this dish!
Gnocchi alla Crema di Gorgonzola 18: potato gnocchi, gorgonzola mornay sauce and pine nuts. Normally I’m not a gorgonzola fan. I find a lot of places going overboard but luckily like the Blue Cheese Pizza, this Gorgonzola gnocchi is very balanced and not overwhelming.
On to desserts we shared:
Limoncello Key Lime Pie 8: Italian twist on this classic dessert. I liked the layer of torched meringue on top. It helps balance an otherwise sour tart dessert.
Cannoli 8 : one pistacio and one chocolate with berries and chantilly cream.
Doppio Zero Pizza offers a variety of Italian dishes that are reasonably priced in the Coquitlam area. Their pizzas are thin crusted and has a nice char while still being chewy! I recommend dining early or making reservations as it gets pretty busy at night!
Doppio Zero Pizza
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
Mon 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Tue 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Wed 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Thu 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Fri 4:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Sat 4:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Sun 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm
1655 Como Lake Ave, Coquitlam, BC V3J 3P7
The other night we were spending an evening with Chef Lynn Crawford where should shared Catelli’s new Healthy Harvest Ancient Grains Pasta and an easy healthy salad recipe that delicious!
I love Asian inspired salad dressings especially with sesame oil and wasabi for that extra kick. When you are trying to eat healthy, it is very important to change things up a bit. Otherwise, eating the same cucumber and tomato salad becomes non-motivating and frankly, bland.
This recipe is great for meal prepping. You can make a large batch and pack them into separate containers for your week’s lunch. Meal prepping saves time and money so you can enjoy doing something you love! ex. rewarding Spin class with ClassPass!
Chilled Noodle Salad with Ginger Wasabi Dressing Recipe by Chef Lynn Crawford
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 8 min
- 1 pkg (340 g) Catelli® Healthy Harvest® Ancient Grains Spaghettini
- 2 cups (500 ml) snow peas, thinly sliced diagonally
- 1 cup (250 ml) shelled edamame
- 1 small English cucumber
- 2 cups (500 ml) napa cabbage, finely shredded
- 1 cup (250 ml) red pepper, cut into matchsticks
- 3 green onions, thinly sliced
- 1 ripe avocado, sliced
- 1/4 cup (60 ml) cilantro leaves
- 2 tbsp (30 ml) black sesame seeds
- 1/4 cup (60 ml) seasoned rice vinegar
- 3 tbsp (45 ml) canola oil
- 2 tbsp (30 ml) soy sauce
- 2 tbsp (30 ml) lemon juice
- 1 tsp (5 ml) lemon zest
- 2 tsp (10 ml) brown sugar
- 2 tsp (10 ml) sesame oil
- 1 tsp (5 ml) grated fresh ginger
- wasabi to taste
1. Cook pasta according to package directions or with Top 10 Whole Grain Pasta Cooking Tips; drain well. Rinse under cold water until well chilled; transfer to large bowl and set aside.
2. In a pot of boiling water, cook snow peas and edamame until tender-crisp. Drain and rinse under cold water until well chilled; set aside.
3. Meanwhile, halve the cucumber lengthwise and use the end of a spoon to scoop and discard seeds; cut cucumber into julienne strips.
4. Ginger-Wasabi Dressing: Whisk together rice vinegar, canola oil, soy sauce, lemon juice and zest, brown sugar, sesame oil and ginger. Season with wasabi to taste.
5. Add cucumber, snow peas, edamame, napa cabbage, red pepper, green onions and avocado to noodles; toss with enough dressing to coat.
6. Garnish with cilantro leaves and black sesame seeds.
Tip: If you have time, you can chill the noodle dish by refrigerating for 1 to 4 hours.
Per serving: 590 calories, 19 g fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 710 mg sodium,
84 g carbohydrates, 145 g fibre, 13 g sugar, 21 g protein
Cafe de L’orangerie Vancouver moved from Granville Street to Marpole area on 1320 West 73rd. This location is much better. It is less busy and there is plenty of street parking. Next door is one of my favorite Malaysian restaurant Penang Delight. Cafe de L’orangerie…
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La Quercia is a fine Italian restaurant located by UBC in the Point Grey area. This is a place where it is hard to find an opening and reservations is required. You are given 2 hours to your dining experience and your waiter will even clear your dessert away even when you have not finished! Guess that’s what it means to be named Best Casual Italian” as well as “Restaurant of the Year”.
The environment is intimate and tight. Fresh sheets are available daily and your dishes are always crafted with passion. Alla famiglia set menus for 7 and 10 courses are available for $50/$70. Rustic baguette with chew and a rich extra olive oil arrived at our tables.
Potato Gnocchi and Lucanica Sausage Ragu: Their gnocchi is soft, pillowy and creamy and the ragu sauce is complex. This is a heavy dish and perhaps would be best shared or reduce ordering another main.
Fresh Sheet of the day. A beautifully seared flaky fish with kidney white kidney beans, spring greens. A nice lighter side to complete our meal.
Spaghetti al’amatriciana: A classic and rustic Italian dish done right. Al Dente. Smoked pork cheek punctuated with chili and san marzano tomatoes.
Chocolate mouse cake: A rich creamy selection.
Semifreddo: Nougat & Orange Semifreddo. A beautiful and refreshing ice cold classic Italian dessert with orange zest, honey roasted hazelnuts nougat.
There is really I can fault this lovely place except that one should NEVER TAKE AWAY SOMEONE’S HALF EATEN DESSERT! Our waiter is so kind isn’t he to look out for our diet?
3689 W 4th Ave Vancouver, BC V6R