Westjet economy vs Air Canada business class

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In June I knew I was going to Vancouver from Ottawa and if you know me I can’t buy anything unless it’s on sale. If you are new to my blog I lived in Vancouver almost my whole life and last year I moved to Ottawa so I go to Vancouver frequently to visit friends and relatives. The hotel I like to stay at usually sends me a personal promotional rate once a month. See my YouTube video here of the Riverrock hotel suite  Riverrock Hotel Richmond BC The hotel prices in Vancouver had increased significantly since the last time I visited in February. I had started looking to visit in May when I wanted to go to Plant Expo but the prices were too high. I still wanted to visit and I was looking at flights earlier. While searching I thought the business class flight is less than it normally costs to fly economy.  I was tempted to book it and cancel later if the hotel didn’t work out which I didn’t do it but I should have because if I booked it then would have been less than my economy flight I sti

Vegan bucatini with soy curls, fresh tomatoes, and basil


 

A couple months ago I moved from Vancouver to Ottawa. I will save the story for another post. After staying in a hotel for over a month I am finally in my own apartment. I am still getting settled but I was ready to cook a meal. 

The area I moved to has everything in walking distance. The neighbourhood has so many good restaurants, shops, and cafes. The area also has a farmers market where I purchased the amazing looking basil and tomato’s. The olive oil is from a specialty oil store. The bottle I bought was from a brand new batch that was delivered today. The vegan cashew cheese was from a vegan festival that was held a few days ago.

I bought these ingredients because I wanted to make pasta. I used to use my always pan often when I was in Vancouver I gave it to my aunt before moving. I bought a new set of the always pot and pan. When I only had the pan I always wished I had the pot for cooking pasta. My mom had given me some bucatini that she hadn’t used and I had some soy curls in the fridge. 


I recently bought the No chicken bullion powder at natural food pantry because the ingredients are simple. I put one tablespoon in a bowl with hot water and marinated the soy curls for thirty minutes. Then I heated some olive oil and sautéed the soy curls while adding a teaspoon of vegan butter. They tasted really good. It was not necessary to put the soy curls on the fry deck I bought it with our place points even though I don’t deep fry and just wanted to try it out. 

I saw a hack on Instagram that if you put cherry tomatoes on an ourplace plate and another one on top you can run a knife across to cut the tomatoes. It worked pretty well even though I only had a small knife. 



The tomatoes were added to the pan with olive oil and cooked until mushy. Once the tomatoes were cooked I added pasta water and basil. I also have very fresh capers that I got from the no waste store so I added some to use them up. It is so creamy even without any vegan cheese added. 

Even creamier after adding the sun dried tomato vegan cashew cheese from Zengarry.


Topped with fresh tomatoes, olive oil, black pepper and basil. I hope you make this it is a delicious vegan meal.




 






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