Fab Food Photo of the Week: Fish Tacos

Here at the Flirty Foodie, we love a good fish taco.  A popular snack food in Mexico, they are delicious combination of crispy battered or grilled fish, pico de gallo and pickled veggies.  They are ranked high on the list of our go-to dishes and get ordered A LOT!  We’ve sampled tacos all over Vancouver Island from the cult classic Tacofino trailer in Tofino to Penny’s Palapa’s halibut tacos right here in Nanaimo.  Paired with a ice cold bottle of Negro Modello, a fish taco is unbeatable and is a must eat summer staple on those searing summer nights.  We can’t think of anything better…apart from more fish tacos!  Ling Cod Fish Tacos

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Lean N’ Green Spinach & Avocado Smoothie Recipe (aka The Hulk)

Glass of spinach and avocado smothie Avocados are hailed for their rich and creamy flavour but did you know they are also considered the world’s healthiest fruit? The health benefits in avocados comes from their high nutrient content. Packed full of vitamin K, dietary fiber, potassium, folic acid, vitamin B6 and vitamin C, eating avocados has shown to lower cholesterol and help regulate blood pressure and evokes a reaction in women comparable to that of chocolate. Did we also mention that they taste sensational?!

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Fab Food Photo of the Week: Artisan Poutine

What could be better than a big bowl of poutine? How about this artisan poutine from Danforth Deli made with roasted potatoes, sweet peppers, & onions topped with fresh local cheese curds and smothered in red wine reduction beef gravy. Now that’s comfort food at its finest!

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Visiting St. Jean’s Cannery and Smokehouse

St. Jean’s Cannery is a family owned and operated business that has been a mainstay in Nanaimo for fifty years.  Started by Armand St. Jean in 1961, today it remains a family affair with son Gerard taking over from his father’s humble beginnings, selling his home-smoked oysters to local bars.  In a West Coast fishing industry that has been in steady decline for years, business is booming at St. Jean’s making it a remarkable success story.  So when Armand’s grandson Dave St. Jean invited us to tour his family’s cannery, we were gung ho and ready to view (and hopefully eat) a ridiculous amount of seafood.

boxes of pacific smoked oysters from St. Jeans Cannery and Smokehouse

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