CC commented on my last post that I should change the name of my blog to be the Montreal and Ottawa Vegetarian experience. I will do it, but I need your help! Please post in the comments your favorite vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Ottawa and I'll create a directory page for them above. The more one place comes up, the closer to the top it will be.
I know, I could look at Happy Cow's listing, but I don't want to just copy and paste their work. I have my own favorites for the few days a week I spend there, but you probably have yours that you want to share too.
P.S. I added a snazzy little "Like" button on the right... Would ya like this blog please? :)
Monday, July 26, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Overall, the food was fantastic, the ambiance good, the service decent and the prices ranging in the $10 to $15 range per entree. If you are in the Gatineau or Ottawa region, it's worth a visit.
166, rue Eddy,
Gatineau/Hull, Quebec, J8X 2W9
Monday and Tuesday: 11am to 6pm
Wednesday to Saturday: 11am to 9pm
Thursday, July 01, 2010
- Invest in a good cast iron plaque. I know they sell these flimsy pans with little holes in them for grilling, but a thick cast iron plaque does an amazing job on mushrooms and onions. These two vegetables directly on the grill tend to fall through as soon as they start to char and cook through. The plaque prevents that and seals in the flavors.
- Vegetables deserve marinating and rubbing too. I've watched many BBQ cooking shows where the chef slathers meat with dry rubs and marinades. Although vegetables don't require hours to soak in the flavors, they do take on whatever flavors you want to impart. My current marinade of choice is a mix of powdered cumin, smoked paprika, chipotle chiles, no salt seasoning, salt and pepper mixed with red wine vinegar and olive oil. Dare to try different spice mixes.
- Precook potatoes and corn if you don't want to spend an hour on the BBQ to wait for them to cook through. I microwave corn in its husk for 2 minutes, and cook potatoes for 3 minutes on high. Then brush on olive oil for extra flavor when placing them on the grill then cook until you get nice char marks.