Matcha Ginger Beer

St Paddy’s Day is just around the corner and you know what that means.  Green everything! and you know what everyone drinks on St Paddy’s day except me? Green beer. So this year I decided to join the festivities and make green ginger beer.  Well the easiest way would be to add green food coloring…

Quinoa Bean and Corn Salad

This salad is simple, easy and delicious. I created this because I was trying to include more whole foods in my diet. Start by cooking the quinoa. I cooked my quinoa in my rice cooker! It was easy. Portion out 1 cup of quinoa and add 2 cups of water. You can add or reduce…

Fast Matcha Cookies

So my Friday night cravings got to me.  You know those days when you want a cookie but don’t want to make a whole batch. I found this recipe for single serving Matcha cookies and decided to try them out. I did modify this recipe slightly.I have been looking at microwave mug cookies and one…

Cream Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

I created this dish for a special birthday meal and it was inspired by The Keg’s Mushroom Neptune. Although this does not compare to the taste, it was something that was easy to whip up. For this recipe, I used portobello mushrooms but any mushroom caps will work. Remove the stems on the mushrooms. I…

Banana Milk Coffee

Here we go… another one of my coffee experiments. This wasn’t my favorite experiment but it was pretty interesting. When I think of Banana Milk, I think of those yellow Milk to Go banana flavored milk.  Hmm actually, I wonder how that would taste with coffee.  For this recipe, you do need to start with…

Cashew Cream Cheese

Cutting out cheese and dairy has been really tough but creating alternatives that work is easier than you think. This is a simple Cashew Cream Cheese that still has the creamy taste you want. It doesn’t replace cream cheese but satisfies your craving. Start by soaking your cashews for at least 3 hours. Overnight is…

Oreo Hack: Does it Work?

So the other day I stumbled upon a life hack that I really wanted to try. Can soaking these cookies actually make mini ice cream sandwiches? I first tried soaking the Oreos in some half and half for about 5 minutes but they really fell apart. My second attempt, I only soak them for 3…

Hummus

I started buying hummus for wraps for lunch but I realized that I could easily make my own. When you look up ingredients and recipes, you wouldn’t believe that it was that easy. There are a variety of different hummus flavours and recipes online. This is a simple cilantro hummus. To make this hummus you…

Pickled Red Onion

Sometimes it is hard being a mom. You don’t often get much time to make fancy meals and sometimes a sandwich for dinner will have to do.  I recently came across a recipe that is really simple to make and can add a little something to your sandwiches and burgers. Take about three red onions…

Lemon Roasted Artichokes

Artichokes are strange and foreign to a lot of people. I love them but they are expensive for the amount of stuff you get. Artichoke hearts are the meatiest and the most delicious part of the vegetable. Here is a simple way to cook them. Begin by prepping the artichokes for roasting. Cut them in…

Cheesy Bacony Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprout. Some hate them, some love them.  I love them, no matter how they are cooked.  I think if you are a hater, you will love these Brussels sprouts because they are cheesy and gooey and the bacon makes them oh so tasty. This is also a great side dish to bring to a…

Chinese Eggplant and Bean Stir Fry

Eggplant is a hard vegetable to cook. Its not great if its undercooked but gains a ton of flavour when its cooked just right. Here is a simple Chinese inspired eggplant dish. To prepare your eggplants, slice them up and sprinkle it with salt. Let them sit for at least 1 hour. This process will…