Side Ideas: Kohlrabi Mash, Roasted Mushrooms and Sauteed Kale

Sometimes its hard to think of ideas for side dishes. Here are a couple of recipes that are easy to modify and go well with a variety of mains. Side idea 1: Kohlrabi Mash This year I subscribed to a veggie box from Odyssey Market Garden. Its a great way to try different vegetables that…

Lavender Simple Syrup

A while ago, I bought some lavender to make some tea.  The tea was nice but I bought quite a large bag so  I had a lot of leftover. I decided to try this recipe out.  Well this is just part one of the <secret> recipe. You need to come back to find out what…

Roasted Radishes and Turnips

This year I wanted to be more adventurous with what I ate so I decided to purchase a veggie box with Odyssey Market Garden in Surrey, BC. My first box came with some radishes and turnips. At first I didn’t know what to do with them but I did some research and found a recipe…

Matcha Affogato

What do you get when you mix matcha tea with matcha ice cream?  Matcha Affogato! Well this is my version of it. First you need to start with making your matcha. Okay I don’t make it the traditional way. I just add hot water to my matcha powder and stir with a spoon. You also…

Cricket Chocolate Chip Cookies

I thought I would give cricket flour another try so I made some Cricket Flour Cookies. This was a recipe I got from Entofarms. http://entomofarms.com/featured_item/bite-sized-chocolate-chip-cricket-cookies/ This recipe is a great way to get people to try insect protein! Insect protein is a great substitute for protein powders. It is also full of vitamins and minerals so…

Eat like a Don’t Starve Character: Melonsicle

A couple summers ago I was addicted to playing the game Don’t Starve. Okay, I still love the game but I don’t have as much free time as I used to.  If you don’t know this game, then you should stop reading this blog post and play it!  In this survival game you need to…

Spaghetti Squash with Tomato and Bacon

I’ve been trying to get more vegetables into my diet especially squashes. They are loaded with vitamins. This is my take on spaghetti. Start with baking the spaghetti squash. You will need to cut the squash in half, remove the seeds and then smother it with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and then bake for…

I Scream for Ice Cream: 3 Ingredient Blender Green Tea Ice Cream

Summer and warmer weather is just around the corner.  This just means it is time for ice cream! Okay ice cream is for all year long but I enjoy it best in the summer.  My favorite ice cream flavor is green tea ice cream.  I found this super easy recipe that only takes 3 ingredients…

Fluffy Pancakes with Sugared Bananas

The weekends are my favourite because I get to wake up and make pancakes. These pancakes do take a bit of time but it is worth the extra effort. Prepare this pancake mix by measuring out the dry ingredients. In a bowl, mix together 3/4 cup of flour, 2 Tbsp of powdered sugar and 1…

Cherry Blossom Milk Pudding

I love this time of year for the cool weather, spring flowers and cherry blossoms.  Sakura festivals happen around this time in Vancouver and people drive around town looking for streets full of cherry blossoms.  You can find Sakura themed treats and drinks everywhere.  Even Starbucks had their Sakura Cherry Blossom Frap that I made…

Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin

Easy recipes are my favourite recipes. I love that this recipe is simple, quick and requires few ingredients. To make this recipe, you will need half a package of bacon, steak spice and pork loin. Preheat the oven to 350 degree F.  Line a baking tray with aluminum foil  and generously sprinkle steak spice over…

Lactation Cookies – Cookie Mix, Small Batch,

You may have seen recipes on how to make mug cookies in the microwave all over the internet. I have always been interested in making these simple fast snacks.  I decided to try to make some for those busy mamas.  This lactation cookies recipe took a while to perfect and I wouldn’t say they are…