Oh Vancouver, what a gem you are.

I think there is a general consensus with all people who have traveled to Vancouver — it’s a gem! With a lively downtown, a foodies dream, and an outdoorsman’s wish – the lush city of Vancouver has so much to offer. Farmer’s markets, Granville Island, South Granville, amazing parks, aquariums, shopping and just to top it off amazing views of the ocean and lush mountains!! Ahh, I just loved every second of this laid back vacation!

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Another bonus for this sun baby — the sun shines until 10 pm in Vancouvey!

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my little gem, himself.

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Breakfast @ the Rosewood = best almond milk latte & light snacks!

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fresh produce & tasty treats were in abundance @ the public market on Granville Island.

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Lee’s donuts @ the public market alone are worth the trip

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bella gelato – 1st place winner @ the largest gelato comp in Florence – aka had to happen.

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Rodney’s Oyster House was our fav. place – loved the laid back atmosphere & food!

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dig in. yum.

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Cafe Medina for brunch – this waffle will forever be in my heart. haha deadly

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who doesn’t love a deconstructed plate of perfection?

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if you love learning & seeing all the beautiful creatures check out the Vancouver Aquarium!

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cheers to a great trip & blessed memories!

I know we will be visiting Vancouver over and over again because it’s just that good — plus it’s only a 2 hour 20 min flight?? Done and done. It’s a perfect weekend get-a-way location that offers so much!

ps. pack comfy shoes.

What is your favorite weekend get-a-way? Vancouver spots? 

Enjoy your day beauts! xx. Ky

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Coconut Curry Veggie Soup

My love affair for everything curry continues. After having a light & tasty coconut curry rice bowl from True Foods last week, I knew I had to try and recreate it in the comfort of my own home — I veered off a little, go fig…but overall it was a success & the MR. approved (added bonus).

Last night my MR. said he could taste the love in the food I make for him….awww, let’s take a moment. Bless. Truth is I LOVE cooking, everything food, flavors, textures, and all the new. But, I sure do have a lot of love for that man too, so I’m sure that helps. wink wink.

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Ingredients:

1/3 cup raw cashews

1/4 cup nutritional yeast (optional)

2 tsp extra virgin olive oil (or safflower, etc.)

1 medium onion, diced

1 large head of broccoli, cut into even sized florets

1 (14-ounce) can light coconut milk

1/4 cup of golden raisins

1 large sweet potato, cubed into 1 in. pieces

1/2 cup of corn

2 tablespoons curry powder (I used sweet curry from penzy’s spices)

1 teaspoon ground turmeric

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

pinch of salt

1 package soba noodles – cooked according to package.

toppings:

chopped green onion (white & green part)

toasted cashews

cilantro

squeeze of lime

salsa macha (for some added heat)

Cooking instructions:

1. Put the cashews in a blender & blend until finely ground. Add 3/4 cup of water & nutritional yeast and blend until smooth. Set cashew milk aside.

2. In a large pot, head the olive oil over low heat. Add the onions and sauté until golden. Add the coconut milk, cashew milk, sweet potato, curry powder, turmeric, cumin, cinnamon, and salt. Bring to a low boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer until sweet potato is tender (10-15 min).

3. Add the corn, raisins, and broccoli to the pot and let it simmer for 5-10 min, or until broccoli is to your desired crunchiness.

4. To serve – put a serving of soba noodles or brown rice on the bottom of bowl, top with the coconut curry soup & add toppings generously. Enjoy!

Guess what friends?!?! I am headed to Vancouver this weekend for the first time and I’m crawling with excitement to take in all the beauty, incredible food & of course some great shopping. I’m always looking for great weekend get-a-way’s that aren’t too far from home — and Vancouver hit’s it out of the park!  Cha-ching! Roseline’s Vancouver City Guide has me wanting to go 80 different places all at once. Pictures & stories to come — for daily eats, inspiration, and all things beautiful follow me on Instagram.

“We travel not to escape life. But for life not to escape us.” – Anonymous — mantra for life!

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Vancouver we’re coming for ya!

Ciao, ciao.

xx. K

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