Pork Chops with Peppers

Here is a recipe that is so simple, but you’ll be surprised how beautifully these two ingredients marry together in a dish. This is another item I took from Ramsay’s Ultimate Cookery Course. If you’re short on time and want to make a simple dinner that has great contrast of flavours, this is one you shouldn’t miss! Pair this with a nice glass of Merlot for it’s deep dark flavours, and you’re set. Continue reading

Italian Rustic Homemade Meatballs in Aromatic Tomato Herb Soup

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This is a great dish I came up with when I felt like cooking us something Italian. I wanted a rich tomato sauce, lots of deep herby flavours, a lot spice, but without the carbs that usually comes when I make pasta. But how could I make something filling enough for the hungriest of eaters when I don’t want to use pasta? MAKE MEATBALLS!

It’s a simple meal that’s sure to fill up your guests on any occasion. I made it with a soup instead of a sauce because I wasn’t making pasta, and I didn’t want to just eat meatballs on their own. The soup goes fantastic for dipping with the Focaccia bread I made (HERE). I threw in some extra herbs and veg that I had leftover from when I made the bread to go into the soup. Continue reading

Sun-dried Tomato & Olive Focaccia Bread

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I never bake, I think it’s a very delicate skill that only few people can master. The last time I have made any sort of baked goods was during my time working at Earls, where I learned to make fresh hamburger buns, and focaccia bread at one point as well. At no time was baking my main role so I only touched on it a handful of times. Now, feeling adventurous and eager to try new recipes, I found myself inspired to bake after watching Ramsay’s Ultimate Cookery Course on the Food Network. I figured it can’t be that bad. Focaccia bread is nice and simple to make if your new at baking, the recipe is straight forward and it doesn’t take much skill or time to get it done. But the end result is fantastic! Continue reading

Squamish’s Best Kept Secret!

This is a really really late post. It’s the last place I went on our way back from Whistler. The Red Bench Diner showed up on UrbanSpoon with a 94% rating, we were hungry and the breakfast place we originally wanted to go to was far too busy. So we decided to try it out. About 5 minutes off the Sea-to-Sky Highway, nestled in the residential streets of Squamish, just a block off the railroad tracks, The Red Bench diner is a unassuming little place that’s serving up a mean, hearty breakfast! Continue reading

SITE RE-LAUNCH!

I AM PLEASED TO BRING YOU THE REDESIGNED ONE’S OR TWO’S BLOG. NOW FROM ONESORTWOS.COM!! I HAVE MADE SOME BIG CHANGES TO MAKE THIS SIMPLE AND EASY TO READ. THERE ARE NOW SECTIONS FOR MY RECIPES, DIFFERENT CUISINES, LOCATIONS, AND PRICE RANGES ALL TO CHOOSE FROM! I AM VERY EXCITED TO LAUNCH THE RE-VAMPED SITE! Continue reading

Why One’s or Two’s??

Now you’re all wondering why this blog is called One’s or Two’s. I have long been cooking for myself or just for Jenny and I. Every time I go shopping, I am forced to buy enough ingredients to make my dishes. But the problem is, for people like me, how do we cook delicious and healthy home cooked meals, when we end up having to throw out half of the stuff we buy. This blog will not only be a log of my journeys tasting amazing food around the world, but also I will try to find the most efficient ways to cook for less money, with less waste! I will also be following in the near future with cooking videos showing the basic culinary skills you will need to be confident cooking incredible food in your own home!

~Nathan

Mix by Ric’s – Whistler

Sorry for the late updates guys. It’s been a crazy week and I am way behind on the blog. I’m going to try to get everything back up to date by tomorrow the latest. Lots of new reviews and great recipes to share! This is one of the last places we went to on my weekend in Whistler.

Mix by Ric’s is the lounge room that’s located upstairs to Ric’s Grill, one of the more well known fine dining spots in Whistler. This place actually opens all day, every day of the week, from 8am to 1am. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. I have only been to Ric’s Grill once for dinner, which was a very good experience. This was my second time to this establishment and this time we went to the Mix. Continue reading

Longhorn Saloon and Grill Whistler

We dropped by Longhorns for a drink and a snack mid-afternoon during our trip up to Whistler for the weekend. This massive bar is located right at the base of the mountain and is one of the most popular spots for skiers and snowboarders. They have an enormous patio that is busy all the time, especially in the summertime, but even in the cold winter day when we went. They also feature a live DJ all day during the weekends which is really awesome if you’re looking to start the party early and want a great place to come drink and mingle. On this particular day they were busy I believe because they were also showing the UFC’s GSP/ Hendricks fight. Continue reading

Elements – Urban Tapas Parlour Whistler

We were recommended to go to this spot for brunch. They have a very gourmet menu that serves breakfast until 2pm.

Hostess set an expectation that it would be about a 5 min wait and then a 30 min wait for food. We were very hungry and didn’t want to wait, but we were recommended here so we decided to wait anyways. We ended up waiting about 10 min for the table. We were served our drinks right away. We took about 5 minutes to decide what we wanted. I ordered the sautéed spinach and goat cheese benedict, with sun dried tomato hollandaise sauce. The server seemed very cold uninterested in taking our order. She didn’t seem like she cared about serving us. We ended up waiting almost 1 hour to receive our meals. Continue reading

Sushi Mori Coquitlam

Today I went for lunch at Sushi Mori in Coquitlam on Barnett Hwy. It was my fourth time here at this location. I know that in the past year from my experience at the other location that this company has undergone some management changes. The first couple times I went last year, the food was always amazing. The restaurant itself is beautiful when you walk in because it is decorated in a very unique way which you will not see anywhere else in another sushi restaurant in Vancouver. Continue reading