Homemade Char Siu

I can’t get enough of char siu. There is something about the stickiness and tenderness of the pork. I thought I would try my hand at making my own char sui. I wouldn’t say this was an easy task. There are a lot of ingredients and time that is needed to make it. My aunt…

"No Potato" Potato Salad

I’ve been experimenting a lot with celery root and coming up with different recipes using it. Celery root or celeriac is a gnarly root. When cooked, it passes as a potato! I wanted to create a remoulade but I found that I didn’t like celery root raw. Instead I was inspired to turn this root…

Candied Celeriac

For my friend’s yearly trip to Whistler, we decided to have a cooking contest where each of the teams was given a secret ingredient. I got to help choose the ingredients. To my surprise, the ingredient that was assigned to my team was one that I had no idea what to do with. It was…

Celery Root and Carrot Almond Cake

One day I needed a cake made from celery root and it needed to be gluten free. I found a recipe for this gluten free almond cake and thought it would be a good base for the celery root cake. Celery root has a mild celery taste but is more like a potato when cooked….

Cilantro Lime Tahini Dressing

This is a fresh and tasty dressing that can be used on salad dressings, buddha bowls or even for veggie dips. The best part is that it is easy to make. This dressing uses 1/3 cup cilantro, 1 juice of a lime, 2 tablespoons of tahini, a pinch of salt and 1/4 cup water. Begin…

Huli Huli Chicken

I’m still dreaming about the food that I had in Hawaii. With the colder winter weather I wish I could back. One of my favourite dishes was Huli Huli chicken. Hulu Huli chicken is normally a grilled chicken dish served in Hawaii. There are lots of different recipes for huli huli marinade. Here is my…

Cranberry Curd Tarts

Cranberries are abundant in stores at this time of year. They are a fun tart fruit that can be used in things like cranberry sauces, cranberry loaves and cranberry desserts. This recipe is a twist to lemon curd. Start by preparing the tart shells. I bought pre-made tart shells. Bake them as instructed on the…

Shiitake Bacon

This recipe is easy and a great addition to any dish. I like having it with rice or as a tasty addition to Buddha bowls. I don’t think it tastes like bacon but has a nice smoky flavour. Start by soaking your dried shiitake mushrooms. I like to soak mine in some hot water for…

Eat Like a Tiny Human

Themed parties are always fun to host. What’s even more fun is thinking of the theme and dreaming up all the recipes for it.  The theme this time was Tiny Foods. This was something my friends thought be hilarious and ridiculously cute. I have to say, it was pretty darn adorable. For one of the…

Cheesy Potato Hashbrown

1 bag frozen hashbrowns (thawed) 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese 1 cup of sour cream 1 can of cream of chicken soup 1 medium yellow onion 1/4 cup of butter Check out our other recipes on this site.

Easy Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie is a classic dessert for Thanksgiving and Halloween. It is one of my favourite desserts. The only thing I don’t like is the cloves and nutmeg found in store bought pies. I like only using cinnamon. I found this recipe on the back of a pumpkin pie can label. I decided to try…

Strawberry Daifuku

Daifuku is a Japanese sweet made with mochi and stuffed with various fillings. You can use anything from red bean paste to ice cream to fresh strawberry. I decided to try making Ichigo Daifuku or Strawberry Daifuku. This was my first attempt at making them so they were not the prettiest. These also require practice…