Raw Cashew Strawberry Cheesecake

Removing dairy from my baking has been really hard especially if you knew how much I love cheesecake. This recipe was inspired from Isa Chandra who does amazing vegan and vegetarian food. Her cooking is tasty and wholesome without making things artificial. Soak 3 cups of cashews overnight or for at least 3 hours. Soaking…

Fried Cheerios

Okay, how many of you like trying to find the ultimate homemade snack that is quick and easy to make?  I do! Actually I don’t know what I was looking for on Pinterest but I stumbled across this… fried cheerios. Yes it sounds weird. But it was worth a try. How simple is it?  Well…

Tuna Ceviche

    Ceviche is a dish made with raw fish that is marinated in citrus juice. This fish is not cooked so you need to use fish that has been properly frozen to prevent parasites. Any white fish in the store is something that you can use at your own risk. (I have had bad…

Cheesy Savory Shortbread

I got this idea because my son loves shortbread cookies. I looked up a couple recipes but I wanted to make it simple and slightly healthier. To start, grate 2 cups of Cheddar cheese and 1 cup of butter cubed. Mix together the flour and the butter. Cut up the butter until you get coarse…

Seafood Paella

This was one of my first attempts to make paella. I wouldn’t say it was perfect but it does require a couple tries to get it right. Here is my recipe and tips for a good crust. I started by cleaning the shrimp. Choose whole shrimp with the shells. The shrimp heads will be saved…

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…