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Do you have a vegan or plant-based menu that you serve to omnivore guests? Just brainstorming...

I have to say I did not care for the Chow vegan lasagna recipe. It was super time intensive and the end result was meh.

Apr 02, 2014
Peaches to Poutine in Vegetarian & Vegan

Are any of you in favor of having a whole foods in Montreal?

Oh goody, this tired argument.

TL;DR: some would love it, some would hate it, but all would complain. Ta-dah!

Feb 26, 2014
Peaches to Poutine in Quebec (inc. Montreal)
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Pilsbury frozen biscuit

Sadly, I believe you are SOL, my friend.

Feb 19, 2014
Peaches to Poutine in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Pilsbury frozen biscuit

JINX! :)

Feb 19, 2014
Peaches to Poutine in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Pilsbury frozen biscuit

No, I believe he means the Southern term for biscuit! And I am afraid I have never ever seen that particular Pillsbury's product at all in Quebec (it's ubiquitous back home in the South), but that is not surprising!

http://www.pillsbury.com/products/bis...

Feb 19, 2014
Peaches to Poutine in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Aryana - Afghani restaurant in DDO

We ate there last spring (I think?) and I really liked it. There was the pumpkin dish, the bread, the rice, and some sort of zucchini or eggplant thing that was drizzled with herby yogurt. I'd go back.

Jan 09, 2014
Peaches to Poutine in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Do you have a go-to vegan cookbook for "everyday" cooking?

My husband swears by How To Cook Everything Vegetarian also (obv using the vegan subs and recipes), as well as Julie Hassan's Vegan Diner.

I find myself using Chloe's Kitchen by Chloe Coscarelli a lot these days as well my well-thumbed copies of Vegan with a Vengeance and Appetite for Reduction by Isa Chandra Moskowitz.

Dec 27, 2013
Peaches to Poutine in Vegetarian & Vegan

Indian food for Christmas dinner. Your wine pairing/rec?

It's just my husband and I for the holidays so instead of doing a traditional Thanksgiving meal, we've decided to make a massive vegan Indian feast instead.

On the menu: vegetable biryani, saag aloo, chana masala, garlic naan, and either gulab jamun or halwa for dessert.

Cursory search indicates that for spicy Indian food (and it's gonna be spicy), a refreshing lager is your best bet and were it not the holidays, I'd be inclined to agree, but as it is the holidays, we'd like something a little classier.

We live in Quebec where really good wine is not hard to find and our budget is $30 max.

Help from the Hive Mind?

Dec 22, 2013
Peaches to Poutine in Wine

did any GREAT vegan cookbooks come out this year?

Isa Does It. Vegan Eats World. Pies & Tarts with Heart. Chloe's Great Desserts. Bake and Destroy. Nut Butter Universe.

Dec 11, 2013
Peaches to Poutine in Vegetarian & Vegan

French name for kale?

Chou frisee. At least that it is what it is called in French here in Quebec.

Nov 02, 2013
Peaches to Poutine in France

ISO of orange wines at SAQ

I picked up a couple of bottles as well, but am saving them for my birthday dinner in November.

Oct 25, 2013
Peaches to Poutine in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Vegan vanilla wafer brands?

I'm thinking of myself banana pudding for my birthday this year but the Nabisco brand of vanilla wafers here in Canada contain milk. Are there any brands that don't I can look for?

Oct 23, 2013
Peaches to Poutine in Vegetarian & Vegan

Thanksgiving in Sherbrooke

They seem to be doing a Thankgiving brunch only. Here's the menu:

http://www.manoirhovey.com/fr/brunch-...

Oct 10, 2013
Peaches to Poutine in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Thanksgiving in Sherbrooke

I'm with all the other posters here. I'm in Sherbrooke and no place I know of is offering any Thanksgiving meal riffs.

Your most likely bet is your nephew making friends with an Anglophone family in Lennoxville and getting invited to their dinner!

Oct 10, 2013
Peaches to Poutine in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Jimmy Dean's Premium Hot Pork Sausage

Yeah, just make a day trip to the US to stock up. Ground sausage like back home is not something very common here.

(I've never seen Jimmy Dean's products in Costco, fyi.)

Oct 10, 2013
Peaches to Poutine in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

ISO of orange wines at SAQ

Piggybacking on my original question, are there any restaurants in Montreal that offer orange wines?

Oct 04, 2013
Peaches to Poutine in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

ISO of orange wines at SAQ

Lamentably, I cannot afford an entire case of orange wine.

Oct 04, 2013
Peaches to Poutine in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

ISO of orange wines at SAQ

When in London last week, my husband and I split a bottle of a lovely orange wine (a 2006 Barrabianca) at a wine bar. I've read about orange wines in Food & Wine and other magazines, so this was my first time trying one and I quite liked it.

Not entirely sure what/how to search for this on SAQ's website. Has anyone else had any experience with purchasing orange wines there? If so, a little help, SVP?

For the curious: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orange_wine

Oct 03, 2013
Peaches to Poutine in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Vegan Lemon Bars?

I really love the one in Chloe Coscarelli's new Vegan Desserts recipe--it gets rave reviews across the board from family and friends and strangers--but it doesn't seem to be anywhere but in her book! (And at least 90% of her recipes, she gives you the g/f option.)

Sep 05, 2013
Peaches to Poutine in Vegetarian & Vegan

Cronuts?

I think people are asking that because the originator, Dominique Ansel, actually did file a copyright on the name.

Sep 03, 2013
Peaches to Poutine in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Biscoff/Speculoos spread

TBH, the TJ's Cookie Butter isn't exactly the same flavor as the original Biscoff/Speculoo's to me. It's not as gingery.

Aug 31, 2013
Peaches to Poutine in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Duffins, muffles and townies

It's just low-hanging fruit. Irrelevant, really, as the majority of Canadians (as well in the UK) are also overweight, nay, obese as well.

Aug 22, 2013
Peaches to Poutine in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Illustrated Montreal travelogue in the recent Saveur!

One of my favorite webcomics artists, Sarah Becan, was in town earlier this summer and illustrated she and her partner's trip! It's lovely!

http://www.saveur.com/article/travels...

Aug 16, 2013
Peaches to Poutine in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Biscoff/Speculoos spread

I buy Biscoff in the US as the prices for it here in QC are ridiculous. I have yet to locate the infamous crunchy one, though.

(Also, count me in as someone who will sneak into the kitchen with nothing but a spoon in hand to eat it.)

Aug 15, 2013
Peaches to Poutine in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Cultured Nut Cheese?

I have made the goat cheese with amazing results. A lot of omni friends are quite taken by it. It does taste/look like goat cheese exactly.

Rejuvelac isn't really that hard to make, but does require some attention.

Aug 01, 2013
Peaches to Poutine in Vegetarian & Vegan

Good news for food trucks in Toronto

They're doing that more or less here in Montreal. In order to own and operate a food truck, you either have to be an established restaurant or have a catering business. Frankly, I think that stinks and goes against the whole spirit of scrappy entrepeneurship of food trucks, but I'm hoping Montreal (and Toronto) loosen up and realize that we could all have something as awesome as Portland's scene one day.

Jul 25, 2013
Peaches to Poutine in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Whole Foods in Montreal?

I too have a small business background but frankly the barbarians are not at the gate. They are in the city. No one's closed the gate so there is nothing to stop the flow. As I have stated before, I don't believe WF will ever open here as they do not care for unions. And to do business in Quebec on a large scale, you have to deal with unions. So this may be the only sure thing preventing them from ever coming here.

Jul 25, 2013
Peaches to Poutine in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Whole Foods in Montreal?

williej, considering Montreal will never get a TJ's--they have no interest nor plans in opening any Canadian stores if their email correspondance to the curious is to be believed--and will have a hard time getting a WF due to their business practices, I think you can rest easy.

And I would take your Shop Local stance more seriously if Montreal wasn't inundated with chains like everywhere else on the planet. This isn't a small town in England; this is a major metropolitan area where not everyone has the ability/budget/wherewithal to shop local. The majority of us on CH can do so because we probably can afford to do so. I laud local businesses like anyone else, but not everyone is the same.

(Also, I find it heartening that Sherbrooke doesn't have a single Starbucks or Second Cup. THAT'S amazing.)

Jul 25, 2013
Peaches to Poutine in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Trade Joe's - Likely Coming to Burlington VT [moved from Quebec]

Aw, man, I will have one summer to enjoy the Burlington TJ's before we move to Ontario...but then I get to enjoy the Buffalo TJ's, so win-win all around really.

Jul 24, 2013
Peaches to Poutine in Northern New England

Whole Foods in Montreal?

Yeah, I go for the snacks, not the produce and dairy and what not. I like their trail mixes and such like for road trips.

I've nothing against Whole Paycheck but to me, comparing it to TJ's is like apples and oranges. Sometimes you want apples; sometimes you want oranges. And I miss living in a place where I could buy both whenever the hell I wanted.

Jul 24, 2013
Peaches to Poutine in Quebec (inc. Montreal)