Strawberry Daifuku

Daifuku is a Japanese sweet made with mochi and stuffed with various fillings. You can use anything from red bean paste to ice cream to fresh strawberry. I decided to try making Ichigo Daifuku or Strawberry Daifuku. This was my first attempt at making them so they were not the prettiest. These also require practice…

Mango Coconut Popsicles

It is never too cold to have popsicles! Even when it is freezing out and windy and rainy and all those things that happen in Vancouver in October….  These popsicles will remind you of warmer tropical weather! And they are so easy to make that you can make them year round. You will need two…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Avocado Coconut Nice Cream

Summer and ice cream. Summer and ice cream. Oh my! Well I wouldn’t say this is the most successful recipe but it kind of worked and I would love to modify it one day. I am sure you know this hack already. But if you don’t, try this next time you choose an avocado. The…

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…

No Bake Oats and Dates Energy Bar

So you will start seeing a lot of posts that starts with… so my son is really into ____ , I decided to try to make to make my own. Well this time my son is into Larabars.  But I know that they have refined sugar in them.  So I tried to make my own….

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….

Peanut Butter Banana Coconut Cookie

So I tried making a healthy cookie… Was it good???? Meh it was ok.  It tasted fine but it lacked the cookieness.  The cookies tasted best on the first day I made them.  The next couple days it was too soft and sticky and crumbly.  I also didn’t like the texture of the cookie.  Maybe…