Almond Cookies

Lunar New Year is just around the corner and I wanted to try to make something for it.  I decided to try to make some almond cookies.  I found this recipe which is super easy to make. For this recipe, you just need a few simple ingredients: flour, almond flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar,…

Baked Tapioca and Red Bean Dessert with Pineapple Crust

Not everyone has time to make fancy dishes or elaborate meals but if you really want to make something then you just have to make time. I am saying this because while I was baking this dessert my toddler decided to throw a tantrum.  You can see that the pictures aren’t the greatest or the…

Parmesan Crisps

While we visited Hawaii, we bought a bag of Cheese Crisps and ever since we have been addicted.  This will be my first attempt at making cheese crisps.  I love them but they are so expensive so I decided on making them on my own. I decided to try to make them out of Parmesan…

Simple Nappa Cabbage Side Dish and Basic Pasta for Kids

I have always been concerned that my toddler isn’t eating enough vegetables. This is the one dish that he always eats, every lunch and dinner. I just wanted to share this with other mommies and daddies. For this recipe you need suichoy (or nappa cabbage). It is ideal to get the younger ones (smaller and…

Cauliflower Mashed Potato

Here is an easy way to add some veggies to your meals.  You have already seen something like this in these Sneaky Shepherd’s Pie.  It is also a way to make your mashed potato lighter and healthier. For this recipe you need one cauliflower and three russet potatoes. Peel and dice the potatoes, add to…

Au Jus Braised Pork Shoulder

So some days you just don’t have time to cook.  I wanted to try to cook something simple and yummy.  I would say this is great for a weekday meal, although cook time is about an hour so you need to plan ahead so you wont be eating at midnight. I made this recipe with…

Zucchini Pasta Sauce

This recipe was inspired by Meghan Markle’s Sexy Pasta Sauce.  I also saw this recipe on emmymadeinjapan. For this version I decided to use the instant pot. It is a simple recipe and all you will need some broth (or bouillon) and zucchini. So the difference between this recipe and Meghan Markle’s is that for…

Parmesan Green Beans

A couple days ago, I made an easy recipe that my kid loves. It was so simple that it was great for a weekday dinner. One thing I do recommend is getting some nice and young green beans. I think mine were a little old so they were a little chewy. The recipe I followed…

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…

Easy Natural Sweetener

As you may know, I still struggle with eczema.  It isn’t as bad as before but it will get worse with the holiday season coming up.  This is mostly because of all the sugar!! To fight my sugar cravings I made this date paste.  It is so sweet and tasty.  I love it on toast…

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…

Sneaky Shepard’s Pie

If you’re finding it hard to add more vegetables to you meals, then you came to the right place. This is a sneaky shepard’s pie with cauliflower mashed potatoes. Cauliflower mashed potatoes sounds like a weird combination but some how cauliflower makes the mashed potatoes just that much better. Most people won’t realize that they…