Lemon Roasted Artichokes

Artichokes are strange and foreign to a lot of people. I love them but they are expensive for the amount of stuff you get. Artichoke hearts are the meatiest and the most delicious part of the vegetable. Here is a simple way to cook them. Begin by prepping the artichokes for roasting. Cut them in…

Chinese Eggplant and Bean Stir Fry

Eggplant is a hard vegetable to cook. Its not great if its undercooked but gains a ton of flavour when its cooked just right. Here is a simple Chinese inspired eggplant dish. To prepare your eggplants, slice them up and sprinkle it with salt. Let them sit for at least 1 hour. This process will…

Teriyaki Chicken with Pineapple

Have you every wanted Chinese food but not wanting the order it from a restaurant? This is a recipe that satisfies the fast Chinese food that I craved. Its a versatile dish that you can change the meats and veggies. Give it a try! Start by mixing up the sauce. You will need 1/2 cup…

Kabocha Squash Pasta Sauce

This is my attempt at reducing dairy from my diet. My eczema started flaring up and I had to go back to a more strict diet that did not include a lot of dairy. For this recipe, I used a kabocha squash. It has an earthy sweet taste and is perfect for thick sauces. I…

Pickled Jalapenos

Pickled jalapenos is very easy to make and surprisingly a lot tastier than the store bought ones. They taste fresh and you can adjust the sweetness which is nice. You can also pickle other peppers at the same time. Begin by cutting up the peppers in slices. I recommend using gloves to prevent any pepper…

Salad Rolls and Peanut Sauce

Salad rolls are delicious, fretting and ever changing. I hoped that it was easier to make but the trickiest part is getting the wrapping correct. I say don’t give up and try, try, try again! Here are the main ingredients to make salad rolls. First you will need to get some rice wraps. You can…

Shepard’s Pie Peppers

This is a fun and easy recipe to add more veggies into your diet. Its also a great way to serve Shepard’s Pie to kids (and adults). Begin by prepping the veggies. You will need 5 peppers, 1/2 cup carrots, 1/4 cup chopped sweet onion, 1 tsp minced garlic and 1/4 cup chopped parsley. Add…

Bacon Carrots and Roasted Cauliflower

There has been a couple of bacon recipes on this food blog but I could not get enough of these bacon wrapped carrots. Along with the carrots, I made some roasted cauliflower. They work well together because they cook at the same time. Prepare your carrots by peeling them. I left a bit of the…

Roasted Pickled Beets

  I’ve always loved getting roasted beets from restaurants and I didn’t realize how easy it was. Start with cleaning and slicing your beets. You want to remove the outer skin which can get a bit tough.   The beets that I had was a candy cane beet. They had a wonderful and gorgeous look…

Roasted Parmesan Fennel

Fennel is such a wonderful vegetable that can be eaten raw or cooked. This is an easy way to prepare fennel and makes a perfect side dish for your dinner. To make this dish, take a fennel bulb and slice it. Coat the slices with a good amount of olive oil and a dash of…

Carrot and Ginger Salad Dressing

I love going to Japanese restaurants and getting salad with carrot and ginger dressing. Sometimes I crave this dressing at home.  I decided to try to make my own version.  After looking at a couple recipes, I found one that looked fairly easy. Make the dressing by taking 3 medium carrots and coarsely chop them….

Fennel and Fava Beans

I have been experimenting with new veggies for the past couple of weeks. This time I had fava beans and fennel. I thought I would make a simple salad with these two items. Fennel has a mild licorice taste that adds some dimension to a salad and fava beans give the salad a different texture…