Instant Pot Pork Carnitas

I love the flavours in pork carnitas but often find that I don’t have the time or patience to make it in the oven. My instant pot revolutionized cooking at home and I was able to make things in a fraction of the time. For this recipe, I used the same ingredients that I used…

Overnight Sourdough Focaccia

Sourdough is such a needy beast. With its weekly feedings and then its discard, it drives be insane but I love it. Here is a fun recipe for overnight sourdough focaccia. Start by making sure your sourdough starter is well fed and ready to be used. I like to ensure my starter is nice and…

Chicken and Shrimp Wontons

Wontons are a staple in my freezer. They are great addition to instant noodles or just in a bowl of warm broth. Many stores carry frozen wonton in the freezer section but they are easy and fun to make. You can make your own wonton wrappers but a lot of Asian stores carry pre-made wrappers….

Apple Honey Substitute

Have you ever run out of honey and craved that sticky golden syrup? Ok its never happened to me but I came across this recipe during the pandemic and thought I would give it a try. This creates a delicious syrup that mimics honey and its easy to make. All you need is apples, lemon…

Hainanese Chicken

This is one of the easiest chicken recipes that I’ve made. Easiest and still delicious!! Hainanese chicken is a South East Asian dish that can be easily made at home. Its also versatile so you can add your own personal touches to it. Start with a whole chicken. Many sources tell you to use the…

Blueberry Crumble Almond Cake

I created this recipe after a dinner I attended. I was in charge to the dessert but didn’t have time to go grocery shopping. Instead, I looked in my cupboards and fridge to create something. Almond flour and frozen blueberries was the inspiration and creation of a Blueberry Crumble Almond Cake! Begin with the cake….

Sourdough Sandwich Bread

The sourdough craze is slowly dying down but not completely over. Everyone now has become better bakers and sourdough makers. I used to make more sourdough recipes but found that maintaining a sourdough starter was very time consuming. You also end up with a lot of discard. Luckily this time around I’ve been using the…

My Grandma’s Mantou Recipe

There are a lot of things that you can take for granted especially during these time. I look back to days when I used to bake and cook with my grandma and I would reminesce on some of the food we ate. One particular recipe was chinese steamed buns. We used to make them almost…

Almond Flour Brownies

I have been grateful for all this time that I was given. It has allowed me to experiment with some foods that I thought I would not have time to try. Its also given me an opportunity to use up items in my pantry. A couple months ago, I bought a large bag of almond…

German Spaetzle

Spaetzle is a German egg noodle dumpling that is surprisingly easy to make. It is great as a side dish and easy to whip up as a substitute for pasta. Add all the dry ingredients (2 1/4 cups flour, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, 1/4 tsp black pepper, and 1 tsp salt) in a mixing bowl. Add…

Easy Corn Soup

This is an easy recipe that can be created with pantry items. It is sometimes served at Chinese restaurants and makes for a great alternative to chicken noodle soup. Start by boiling 5 cups of chicken broth and 1 can of corn in a pot. You can use creamed corn but I also found that…

Jackfruit Carnitas with Celery Root Tortillas

There have been so many times where I cook for other and find that they have food allergies or sensitivities. I love to accommodate them without compromising on the flavours. I decided to treat my friends (one vegetarian and one gluten free) to a delicious carnitas taco. How would one go about doing that? I…