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…

Almost Authentic Pad Thai

Pad thai is definitely one of my partner’s favourite meals. His take on pad thai is the westernized version with loads of ketchup. I decided to make an almost authentic pad thai. I say “almost” because I followed a recipe from Hot Thai Kitchen https://hot-thai-kitchen.com/pad-thai/ but added some ketchup and my own spin to the…

Celery Root Pakoras

Pakoras are a tasty Indian fried snack that is made with chickpea flour (gram flour) and spices. You can make pakoras with a lot of different ingredients like carrots, cauliflower, and onions. I decided to make some a mixture of celery root and carrots. When cooked celery root has a light celery taste but can…

Instapot Bubble Tea Tapioca Pearls

I love bubble tea and usually get a craving for it every couple of weeks. I’ve always wanted to make bubble tea at home but knowing that I live only 10 minutes from a bubble tea place, means I would rather walk 10 minutes than boil pearls for 1 hour. The dark tapioca pearls found…

Hawaiian Loco Moco

This Covid-19 pandemic has made people better cooks, bakers, and experimenters. I’m finding more people looking for ways to be creative in the kitchen. It has even got me to experiment and try out foods that I normally would not have tried. Today I thought I would find a recipe that was delicious as well…

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…