Chocolate Cake for Two

During the pandemic its been hard to meet up with friends, family and loved ones. Home baked items also has been harder to share since a lot of people hesitate to give something that might be contaminated. I still love baking but without being able to share my goodies, I’ve slowly stopped making anything. This…

Lemongrass Chicken

Lemongrass chicken is a staple when you go to a Vietnamese restaurant. The rich citrusy and lemony flavours from just adding fresh lemongrass make this chicken delectable. This dish is surprisingly easy to prepare and make. Start by preparing the lemongrass. Some supermarkets sell fresh lemongrass. Look for ones that look bright green and not…

Crispy Pork Belly

During this pandemic, I’ve been craving things that I normally get at restaurants. One of these items is crispy pork belly. I started to experiment with different recipes and even tried and air fryer version. I still preferred the traditional oven method. This recipe was inspired by Hot Thai Kitchen’s Crispy Pork Belly. I begin…

Tomatilla Salsa Verde

Tomatillos look like green tomatoes with dry skins. They are tart when eaten raw. My favourite way to prepare tomatillos is making it into salsa verde! Begin by preparing the tomatillos. You will need to remove the skins before roasting. In a baking tray add 7-8 tomatillos, 5 cloves of garlic, and a jalapeno pepper….

Sourdough Herb Crackers

I’ve become very lazy with keeping my sourdough. The fatigue of baking and the pandemic has made it nearly impossible to keep up. I, of course, don’t like to see things go to waste so I decided to make some sourdough crackers with the discard. Why waste perfectly tasty stuff. This recipe is very easy…

Kalua Pork in the Instant Pot

Being stuck in a pandemic has made me appreciate all the trips I have gone to. It has made me also appreciate that you cannot take life for granted because things change and they can change fast. I’m still dreaming about the amazing food that I had in Hawaii even though its been over a…

Spam Musubi

Spam musubi is a snack that can be found in a lot of places in Hawaii. There are different variations and flavours so it is a versatile snack to make. Here is a simple version of this recipe. Start with 1 cup of soy sauce, 1 cup of sugar, 3 cloves of garlic and a…

Celery Root Mexican Rice

Celery root is a interesting vegetable that can take on different forms. I’ve used it successfully as a potato substitute but it can also replace rice. Prepare the celery root but peeling it and adding it to a food processor. You want the pieces to be similar to the size of rice. To make the…

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…