Name: Jeannette Ordas
Blog: Everybody Likes Sandwiches
Location: Vancouver, BC
What is your all-time favorite recipe from your blog?
It’s hard to say since my favorites change all the time. But one of my current favorites is this Garden Fresh Salsa because it’s very versatile and you can add in everything from peppers, cucumbers and pineapple in addition to the more traditional ingredients. Plus, my dad got me a food processor for a Christmas gift last year and whizzing up something still has loads of appeal.
What is your favorite restaurant and what do you order there?
Vancouver has lots of great restaurants but my favorite is The Alibi Room because it’s got a stunning selection of small batch beers on tap. It also helps that the space is gorgeous – lots of windows and it’s comfortable without being pretentious. Plus, they make a great burger and it’s close to home.
What’s your go-to quick and easy dinner?
If you’re looking for quick and easy, I think you could do no better than a soup or a stew. Or a quick pasta dish. Our CSA loves to give us kale and chard, so for a quick meal, I’ll get a pot of pasta cooking and in a large skillet I’ll saute some onions, garlic, some crushed red pepper, and kale until soft and fragrant. If you’ve got some nice farmer’s sausage, slice it up and throw it in as well. Pour in a little of the pasta water along with some chicken stock base and add in the drained pasta when it’s close to al dente. Let it simmer and reduce for a minute or two and add in a squeeze of fresh orange or lemon juice and some of the zest. Serve with grated cheese and it’s a surprisingly delicious and hearty meal that takes less than 30 minutes to prepare.