Jamaican Beef Patties

I have always enjoyed these Jamaican patties from the Patty Shop and have always wanted to recreate them.  Well this is my first attempt at making them. They turned out alright but not the same as the store bought ones.  I will probably have to try to make them again. The first thing that you…

Leftover Congee

Whenever I have bones or leftover meat, I like making congee. Its a really simple and easy thing to do to get the most of something. Start with a cup of rice in 10 cups of water. You can substitute the water with chicken stock. Add the bones or leftover meat. Boil the rice and…

Are Bugs the Food of the Future??

My dad has always been an interesting and adventurous man. He’s eaten his fair share of strange foods from silk worm pupae to mushed up earthworms. Over the past couple years, he’s become more interested in edible insects and foraging. For his birthday, we decided to surprise him and order some edible insects from Thailand…

Fast and Easy Rhubarb Sorbet

Summer time is the best time for an icy cold treat. What could be better than tart rhubarb sorbet?  This is great cold treat and really easy to make.  It is the perfect recipe if you have too much rhubarb. Prepare the rhubarb by washing and removing the leaves.  Cut the rhubarb into small pieces…

Pear Polenta Cake

There are many different cakes and I wanted to try something new. In my cupboard, there was polenta that had been sitting around for awhile and I wanted to get rid of it. I decided to see if there was a dessert I could make with it. After googling, I found a recipe for  upside…

Leftover Bread – Shake and Bake

The other day I was helping to host a party and I made some bruschetta and had tonnes of extra bread.  We had to eat it now or eat it later.  Well we saved it for later.  We toasted and stored them in a plastic bag in the fridge. I used my food processor and…

Fennel and Apple Salad

This is a simple salad that looks like you spent hours making it.  All you need is fennel, arugula, sweet onion and apples. Start by preparing the fennel.  Cut off the top leafy part and slice the bulb into thin slices. Some people use the leafy tops but I find it is tough and has…

What makes it a burrito?

Now I am no expert on burritos but after my trip to California, my tastebuds cannot forget how delicious these wrapped goodies are. During my trip, I learned a lot and it was all because of a friend who is, what I would consider, a burrito lover/guru. I learned a lot from her and want…

Lazy Vegan Cashew Pesto

Every Thursday is my lazy go to meal: Pesto pasta with salad.  This version is simple and you just need a few ingredients. Basil, olive oil, garlic and cashews. You make this ahead of time and keep in the freezer until you need it. All you need to do is blend together the cashews, olive…

Flour Tortillas

The best flour tortillas that I had was in California. They were full of flavour, crispy but still pliable. It was elastic and strong but still kept the filling from spilling out. There are no store bought tortillas (that I have tried) that compare. Because of this tragedy, I decided to make my own. It…