Au Jus Braised Pork Shoulder

So some days you just don’t have time to cook.  I wanted to try to cook something simple and yummy.  I would say this is great for a weekday meal, although cook time is about an hour so you need to plan ahead so you wont be eating at midnight. I made this recipe with…

Strawberry Daifuku

Daifuku is a Japanese sweet made with mochi and stuffed with various fillings. You can use anything from red bean paste to ice cream to fresh strawberry. I decided to try making Ichigo Daifuku or Strawberry Daifuku. This was my first attempt at making them so they were not the prettiest. These also require practice…

Avocado Hummus

Finding things my son would eat is tough, as any mother would know. Toddlers are just picky.  I tried making a hummus that wasn’t sour. So instead of lemon juice I used chicken broth. Soak one cup of chickpeas in some water for at least an hour, but over night is better. Drain and place…

Balsamic Roasted Beets

I know not everyone likes beets. Some people say it tastes bitter and like dirt. Other say that its earthy and rich. This has to do with the geosmin. An organic compound with a distinct earthy flavor and aroma. I find beets to taste delicious, especially when it is slightly pickled. Start by cleaning an…

Zucchini Pasta Sauce

This recipe was inspired by Meghan Markle’s Sexy Pasta Sauce.  I also saw this recipe on emmymadeinjapan. For this version I decided to use the instant pot. It is a simple recipe and all you will need some broth (or bouillon) and zucchini. So the difference between this recipe and Meghan Markle’s is that for…

Beer Marinated Chicken

Have you ever invited people over just to find out that they leave beer in the fridge? I’m not a big beer drinker and having beer in the fridge taking up space drives me crazy. Because I don’t prefer beer, doesn’t mean that I don’t like cooking with it. Like my dad always said, eat…

Avocado Coconut Nice Cream

Summer and ice cream. Summer and ice cream. Oh my! Well I wouldn’t say this is the most successful recipe but it kind of worked and I would love to modify it one day. I am sure you know this hack already. But if you don’t, try this next time you choose an avocado. The…

Oven Roasted Cabbage Wedges

Someone mentioned to me that their favourite way to eat cabbage was to slice them and BBQ them. I was a little lazy to pull out my BBQ so I decided to bake them in the oven instead. Take your head of cabbage and slice them into wedges. Leave the stem so that it holds…

Lemonade Coffee

The summer heat is almost here and what better way to prepare than to sip on some summer coffee. So it has been a while since my tonic coffee recipe but I think I found a better coffee. Way more refreshing! and that is lemonade coffee. The best would be to find some sparkling lemonade….

German Currywurst

German Currywurst is a delicious fast food dish consisting of pork sausage like bratwurst and a curry ketchup. Here is a recipe for a delicious curry ketchup that can be slathered on sausages. I wouldn’t know if this recipe is authentic but it sure is great tasting. The base of the sauce is ketchup. Portion…

No Bake Oats and Dates Energy Bar

So you will start seeing a lot of posts that starts with… so my son is really into ____ , I decided to try to make to make my own. Well this time my son is into Larabars.  But I know that they have refined sugar in them.  So I tried to make my own….

Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

I made these cupcakes because I was inspired by Isa Chandra’s vegan recipes. She inspires many people to overcome their fear of vegan cooking. The cupcakes are vegan but I decided to make a cheesecake frosting. Begin by preparing the batter. Portion out 1 cup of soy milk. I substituted the soy milk with oat…