Almond Cookies

Lunar New Year is just around the corner and I wanted to try to make something for it.  I decided to try to make some almond cookies.  I found this recipe which is super easy to make. For this recipe, you just need a few simple ingredients: flour, almond flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar,…

Baked Tapioca and Red Bean Dessert with Pineapple Crust

Not everyone has time to make fancy dishes or elaborate meals but if you really want to make something then you just have to make time. I am saying this because while I was baking this dessert my toddler decided to throw a tantrum.  You can see that the pictures aren’t the greatest or the…

White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

Winter is all about baking and holiday treats.  Here is a sweet little cookie to add to your list.  It was a hit at work and at home. The white chocolate and cranberries gave a nice holiday touch and just enough sweetness and tartness to this cookie. For this recipe you will need flour, egg,…

Peanut Butter Cookies

I am in the search of a super easy healthy cookie.  My first attempt was this peanut butter cookie. What you need is an egg, 1 cup peanut butter, maple syrup and some coconut flour. Mix all of the ingredients together to form the cookie batter. Add more flour if the batter is too soft….

Parmesan Crisps

While we visited Hawaii, we bought a bag of Cheese Crisps and ever since we have been addicted.  This will be my first attempt at making cheese crisps.  I love them but they are so expensive so I decided on making them on my own. I decided to try to make them out of Parmesan…

Simple Nappa Cabbage Side Dish and Basic Pasta for Kids

I have always been concerned that my toddler isn’t eating enough vegetables. This is the one dish that he always eats, every lunch and dinner. I just wanted to share this with other mommies and daddies. For this recipe you need suichoy (or nappa cabbage). It is ideal to get the younger ones (smaller and…

Mango Coconut Popsicles

It is never too cold to have popsicles! Even when it is freezing out and windy and rainy and all those things that happen in Vancouver in October….  These popsicles will remind you of warmer tropical weather! And they are so easy to make that you can make them year round. You will need two…

Carrot Lox

For my dad’s birthday, we had a little get together for dinner. I wanted to try something new and decided that I wanted to try making some carrot lox.  I thought it would be interesting to see how similar it is to real salmon. For this recipe I decided to use large carrots because I…

Cauliflower Mashed Potato

Here is an easy way to add some veggies to your meals.  You have already seen something like this in these Sneaky Shepherd’s Pie.  It is also a way to make your mashed potato lighter and healthier. For this recipe you need one cauliflower and three russet potatoes. Peel and dice the potatoes, add to…

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…

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…

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…