Kinpira Gobo

Kinpira gobo is a wonderful side dish that you can serve alongside rice or noodles. It is easy to prepare and can last in your fridge for a couple days. Make a big batch and you can serve it all week. Prepare burdock root by peeling the root and slicing into pieces. The slices can…

Easy Homemade Pickles

My nephew loves pickles. He can eat them everyday and all the time so I wanted to make some homemade pickles for him to enjoy. This is an easy recipe that doesn’t require a lot of ingredients. First cut the cucumbers in half and place in jar. I like placing them with the insides facing…

Sourdough Cinnamon Twists

I love cinnamon buns. They have the perfect combination of sweet brown sugar and cinnamon. I decided to use an old recipe and make it fancy by adding a twist. I first used a recipe that I made many years ago for a sourdough cinnamon bun and then instead of the classic rolled form, I…

Basque Cheesecake

Basque cheesecake is a type of cheesecake that is burnt on the top but still very creamy and silky on the inside. The burnt flavour gives the cheesecake a wonderful caramelized taste. Surprisingly this cheesecake is very easy to make and freezer friendly. Although there may not be any to freeze when you get a…

Pickle Ice Cream

While searching the web for pickle recipes, I discovered pickle ice cream. Yes, you heard right! Pickles and Ice Cream. A weird combination but surprisingly I enjoyed it. In a blender, blend 2 dill pickles and 1/4 cup pickle juice. Keep the mixture a bit on the chunky side so you get bits of pickles…

Baby Puree Prep

I’ve been currently creating meals that are versatile for dinner for adults and babies. It has been a challenge but I’ve discovered that it was easier to use the same ingredients and make a pot on the side. Until my kid is old enough to have the same meals as us, this was the easiest…

Pumpkin Pie Crumble

Some days I feel like a crumble or a crisp and other days I just want a pie. I decided to combine both of these to make a pumpkin pie crumble. A nice sweet and smooth pie topped with crunchy crumble! Yum. Start by preheating the oven to 425F. Make the pumpkin pie filling. In…

Vegan Cheese-y Pasta Sauce

Chop and cook potatoes and carrots in a pot of water until they are fork tender. In the blender (or pot if you are using an immersion blender), blend the carrots, potatoes, 1/2 cup water, 1/4 cup olive oil, 1 cup nutritional yeast, 2 cloves if garlic and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Blend until…

Instant Pot Apple Pear Butter

This year we were blessed with an abundance of apple pear (aka Asian pear or sand pear). This fruit is a pear that has a taste that is like pears but crispy like an apple. Since we had so many pears, I decided to make some apple pear butter to savor the taste through out…

Chocolate Vegan Cupcakes with Ganache Frosting

Some days you just want a chocolate cupcake but sometimes you don’t have eggs or milk. Here is a vegan cupcake that is sure to satisfy your craving. (*note – I did make a double batch in the pictures) In a mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients: 1 cup flour, 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder,…