Sneaky Shepard’s Pie

If you’re finding it hard to add more vegetables to you meals, then you came to the right place. This is a sneaky shepard’s pie with cauliflower mashed potatoes. Cauliflower mashed potatoes sounds like a weird combination but some how cauliflower makes the mashed potatoes just that much better. Most people won’t realize that they…

Frozen Whipping Cream Hearts

Here is easy way to make Valentines a little more special.  These are really simple to make ahead of time and a great activity to do with your kids.  Keep these in your freezer until you are ready to use them. You will need a can of whipping cream, sprinkles and hot cocoa. First make…

Chocolate Cake

Chocolate cake can be tricky business. There are many different recipes on the internet that finding the perfect one can be tricky. I scoured the web for hours looking for something easy, simple ingredients and with great reviews. Finally, I found a recipe on Add a Pinch that looked amazing so I decided to give it…

Leftover Eskimo Ice Cream Loaf

I recently made Eskimo Ice Cream.  The ice cream was OK but it wasn’t my favorite so that meant I had a lot left over.  I decided I wanted to make something out of it. I first blended the ice cream with an immersion blender. It looked gross and chunky. I also had a lot…

Breakfast Burgers

I tend to wake up late on weekends and find it difficult to figure out what to eat. I love breakfast foods but by the time I wake up its closer to noon than it is to breakfast. This is a great way to make breakfast and lunch work! A breakfast burger! One of my…

Candy Kumquats

I love kumquats especially when they are ripe and sweet. However I got a batch that wasn’t as tasty.  I decided I couldn’t eat them as is and to candy them instead.  This is a super simple recipe. First you need to prepare the kumquats.  Quarter them and remove as many seeds as you can. …

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

For my nephew’s party, I wanted to make something special. I decided to make cupcakes because I hadn’t made them in ages and they are always a hit at any party. This is a cookies and cream cupcake recipe from The Scran Line . Its an amazing site, full of beautifully done cakes, cupcakes and other…

Review: Santouka Ramen

I am always looking for a good Ramen shop close to where  I live.   Currently my favorite is Santouka Ramen on Broadway. It is a Hokkaido style ramen.  It opened up this year.  The original location in Vancouver is on Robson Street but I seldom travel downtown.  So I have never been. I have been…

Eggless Eggnog for the Holidays

Its that time of the year again.  That time when you fill your coffee cup with eggnog lattes and sit by the fire.  Unfortunately I don’t eat eggs anymore.  So I haven’t had eggnog lattes in a while. 😦 I decided to see if there was a recipe that I could make without eggs.  I…

Bacon Wrapped Scallops and Dates

You’ve probably heard of the people say “Bacon always makes things better”. Well they were not wrong. This recipe was inspired by a trip to Alaska where I was served bacon wrapped dates. It was not a combination that I would have put together but it works. I decided to make bacon wrapped dates and…

California Burrito Tour

Last January I went on a trip to  California for work. Not only did I explore different science museums but I also tried, devoured and enjoyed at least 20 burritos while on the trip. Why burritos you say? Well my coworker is obsessed with these packaged meals and wanted to try as many burrito restaurants…

Lactation Smoothie Mix

October this year was a very special month.  I gave birth to my lovely baby boy.  In the beginning it was tough because I was not producing enough milk.  I ended up supplementing with formula until my milk came in. I tried using Mother’s Milk Tea but it just made my baby gassy.  I decided…