Butter Mochi

I discovered butter mochi during my trip to Hawaii. Butter mochi in Hawaii is usually made with mochiko (sweet rice flour) and coconut milk. In Japan, they usually use whole milk. I decided to try a whole milk butter mochi. Butter mochi is very easy to make and is a hit at dinner parties. Begin…

Asian Style Marinated Eggplant

This is super easy recipe that can be made for a side dish to your meal. I love oven roasting eggplants to get them to the nice caramel colour. Prepping the eggplant does take a bit of time since you would need to get the eggplant to marinate for at least 30 minutes. This process…

Imposter Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake

Ice cream cake from Dairy Queen is always a treat. Some people like the cookie crumble and some people like the fudge. Or maybe its the ice cream section. Whatever it is, homemade ice cream cake is easy to assemble. The other great thing about making your own cake is the ability to adjust the…

Balsamic Roasted Beets

I know not everyone likes beets. Some people say it tastes bitter and like dirt. Other say that its earthy and rich. This has to do with the geosmin. An organic compound with a distinct earthy flavor and aroma. I find beets to taste delicious, especially when it is slightly pickled. Start by cleaning an…

Beer Marinated Chicken

Have you ever invited people over just to find out that they leave beer in the fridge? I’m not a big beer drinker and having beer in the fridge taking up space drives me crazy. Because I don’t prefer beer, doesn’t mean that I don’t like cooking with it. Like my dad always said, eat…

Oven Roasted Cabbage Wedges

Someone mentioned to me that their favourite way to eat cabbage was to slice them and BBQ them. I was a little lazy to pull out my BBQ so I decided to bake them in the oven instead. Take your head of cabbage and slice them into wedges. Leave the stem so that it holds…

German Currywurst

German Currywurst is a delicious fast food dish consisting of pork sausage like bratwurst and a curry ketchup. Here is a recipe for a delicious curry ketchup that can be slathered on sausages. I wouldn’t know if this recipe is authentic but it sure is great tasting. The base of the sauce is ketchup. Portion…

Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

I made these cupcakes because I was inspired by Isa Chandra’s vegan recipes. She inspires many people to overcome their fear of vegan cooking. The cupcakes are vegan but I decided to make a cheesecake frosting. Begin by preparing the batter. Portion out 1 cup of soy milk. I substituted the soy milk with oat…

Avocado Deviled Eggs

Sometimes you don’t have a lot of time to make something that looks fancy. Especially when you need to bring food to a party. This is one of my favourite go to’s when I’m low on inspiration. Deviled eggs! I decided to give the traditional recipe a bit of a twist by adding some avocado….

Raw Chocolate Date, Pecan and Oat Bar

I’ve been cravings for dairy-free treats for everyone to enjoy. This recipe is great for making at parties for friends and family who can’t eat eggs, dairy or refined sugars. Its also very easy to make and exceptionally delicious to eat! The main ingredients for this dish are raw pecans, rolled oats, cocoa powder, cashews,…

Coconut Butter Chicken

This recipe is a quick and easy butter chicken recipe. Instead of heavy cream, I used coconut milk. The coconut makes the recipe creamy and helps me enjoy curry without having too much dairy. Start with preparing your chicken. I used chicken drumsticks since I find the meat to be tender when sautéed. Cut the…

Coconut Milk Chocolate Fondue

I’ve been struggling to come up with desserts that have reduced dairy. I miss things like chocolate mousse and puddings. Even fondue has tons of cream. I decided to give this recipe a try because I wanted to make something special to end a romantic dinner. This fondue begins with a can of coconut cream…