Shepard’s Pie Peppers

This is a fun and easy recipe to add more veggies into your diet. Its also a great way to serve Shepard’s Pie to kids (and adults). Begin by prepping the veggies. You will need 5 peppers, 1/2 cup carrots, 1/4 cup chopped sweet onion, 1 tsp minced garlic and 1/4 cup chopped parsley. Add…

Avocado Coffee? What?

So if you have been following my blog, you will have noticed my little obsession with coffee.  Yes I love coffee.  Well here is another interesting coffee recipe that I stumbled across. I first saw this recipe on the youtube channel emmymadeinjapan.  She made a recipe called Es Alpukat which is basically an Indonesian avocado…

Bacon Carrots and Roasted Cauliflower

There has been a couple of bacon recipes on this food blog but I could not get enough of these bacon wrapped carrots. Along with the carrots, I made some roasted cauliflower. They work well together because they cook at the same time. Prepare your carrots by peeling them. I left a bit of the…

Easy Yogurt Banana Bread

Have left over yogurt and over ripe bananas?  Can’t eat eggs?  Well here is a recipe for you!  Super easy and quick to make. What you need is yogurt, banana, coconut sugar, butter, flour and baking soda. Mash the bananas. Add the coconut sugar, yogurt, melted butter and mix well. Add the flour and baking…

Roasted Pickled Beets

  I’ve always loved getting roasted beets from restaurants and I didn’t realize how easy it was. Start with cleaning and slicing your beets. You want to remove the outer skin which can get a bit tough.   The beets that I had was a candy cane beet. They had a wonderful and gorgeous look…

Roasted Parmesan Fennel

Fennel is such a wonderful vegetable that can be eaten raw or cooked. This is an easy way to prepare fennel and makes a perfect side dish for your dinner. To make this dish, take a fennel bulb and slice it. Coat the slices with a good amount of olive oil and a dash of…

Edible Pudding Slime

This week the kid in me wanted to come out and play. I wanted slime, but I also wanted to make something that was toddler friendly.   I found this recipe and it was so easy I decided to try it out. All you need is instant vanilla pudding and cornstarch. Mix the instant pudding and…

Carrot and Ginger Salad Dressing

I love going to Japanese restaurants and getting salad with carrot and ginger dressing. Sometimes I crave this dressing at home.  I decided to try to make my own version.  After looking at a couple recipes, I found one that looked fairly easy. Make the dressing by taking 3 medium carrots and coarsely chop them….

Fast Microwave Custard

When you are feeling lazy (or you are just lazy), here is a dessert for you.  It is super easy and tastes like creme caramel. Start with eggs, vanilla extract and whole milk.  You can use 2% if you want to cut down the fat, but it wont be as creamy and rich. Beat all…

Fennel and Fava Beans

I have been experimenting with new veggies for the past couple of weeks. This time I had fava beans and fennel. I thought I would make a simple salad with these two items. Fennel has a mild licorice taste that adds some dimension to a salad and fava beans give the salad a different texture…

Tonic Coffee

When I saw this on Pinterest, I had to try it.  It looked so interesting.  You only need two ingredients, tonic water and espresso.  But since I don’t have an espresso machine, I decided to use cold brew coffee instead. If you want to know how I made my cold brew coffee, check out the…

Banofee Pie

Banofee Pie is an English pie filled with banana, toffee and cream. Here is my version of the pie which includes instant pudding, bananas, dulce de leche and store bought pie crusts. Its a pretty easy pie but can be time consuming if you are making everything from scratch. I usually use packaged vanilla pudding….