Meatloaf Wellington Pumpkins

For Halloween, I decided to make meatloaf wellingtons. They are great for parties because you can make them for individuals or shared amongst couples. They are also easy to make but looks fancy. Begin by boiling your eggs until they are hard-boiled. I find that it takes about 9 minutes to get a nice hard-boiled…

Flourless Chocolate Cupcakes

I discovered these amazing cupcakes the other day when I needed to quickly make some gluten free cupcakes. They turned out amazing and are super easy to make. The ingredients are simple and the cupcakes turn out oh so chocolatey. To make these you need butter, eggs, vanilla, sugar, cocoa powder and chocolate chips… oh…

Zucchini Taco Boats

A fun way to eat tacos is making zucchini taco boats. This is a simple recipe that is both delicious and healthy. Start by preparing the zucchini. Cut the zucchini in half and core out the center. You can use a spoon or melon baller. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees. On a baking sheet,…

Pickle Brined Chicken

Have left over pickle juice and don’t want to waste it? Try marinating some chicken in it. This is probably the easiest brine there is. I think this would be great on a burger or as chicken fingers (which I did try the second time I made this). Remove the chicken from the brine and…

Vegan Buttermilk Pancakes

I’m currently going through a mini elimination diet and have removed egg and dairy from my diet. Its hard to get rid of two of my favourite ingredients. They are found in a lot of different things like breads, pasta sauces and even desserts. I decided to try out a vegan buttermilk pancake recipe since…

Spicy Crushed Cucumber Salad

I love crushed cucumber salad. It is a perfect blend of spicy, tart and salty. The cucumber give it a fresh crunch and of course it is garlicky. For this version, I used Chiu Chow chili oil. Start by cutting up your cucumber into bite sized pieces. Smash each one. I ended up cutting them…

Watermelon Rind Pickles

Hot summer weather is always better with nice ice cold watermelon. We’ve had an especially hot summer this year with the heat dome so watermelon was always in our fridge. If you’ve ever cut your own watermelon, you would understand that there is a lot of compost that comes with it. As I was googling…

Vietnamese Yogurt Coffee

Here is a nice creamy drink that you can enjoy on a hot day. The tang of the yogurt complements the sweetness of the condensed milk. For this recipe you will need yogurt, condensed milk and come coffee. Mix together the yogurt and the condensed milk. Pour in the coffee. Stir everything together and enjoy….

Sourdough Nutella Brownie

My love of baking is something that keeps me sane during these last couple of weeks. Some of you know that I recently had a baby (almost 3 months!). That means my creativity and spare time went down the window. Sleep deprived and constantly looking after a little one took its toll on my creative…

Cold Udon Noodles

The heat has been unbearable this summer and it has been hard to bake or cook. This is an easy and quick dish that can be made ahead and stored in the fridge until you are ready to eat. The ingredients are simple: Udon, dashi stock, soy sauce, mirin and sugar. These ingredients are useful…

Shiso Furikake

I have finally grown my own shiso plant from seed. The first year I had little success. This year, I managed to grow two plants!! Unfortunately, with two plants you don’t get a lot of leaves so you can’t make a lot of things in mass quantities. I decided to preserve the leaves in salt…

Tomato Cheese Bake

This is a take on the feta tomato tik tok recipe. I decided to try using Boursin instead as I saw some people use this instead of feta. I think it still turned out great and will make a great quick weekday recipe that I will use in the future. For this recipe, I don’t…