Chicken Shawarma in the Oven

The pandemic has made it hard to go to restaurants and enjoy foods that you get in restaurants. Even going to get take-out can be challenging. I decided I wanted to eat shawarma but I didn’t want to go out. Instead I decided to make some oven baked chicken shawarma. Begin by mixing the spice…

Chocolate Cake for Two

During the pandemic its been hard to meet up with friends, family and loved ones. Home baked items also has been harder to share since a lot of people hesitate to give something that might be contaminated. I still love baking but without being able to share my goodies, I’ve slowly stopped making anything. This…

Crispy Pork Belly

During this pandemic, I’ve been craving things that I normally get at restaurants. One of these items is crispy pork belly. I started to experiment with different recipes and even tried and air fryer version. I still preferred the traditional oven method. This recipe was inspired by Hot Thai Kitchen’s Crispy Pork Belly. I begin…

Sourdough Herb Crackers

I’ve become very lazy with keeping my sourdough. The fatigue of baking and the pandemic has made it nearly impossible to keep up. I, of course, don’t like to see things go to waste so I decided to make some sourdough crackers with the discard. Why waste perfectly tasty stuff. This recipe is very easy…

Chickpea Tofu

This chickpea tofu is also called Burmese tofu. I have always wanted to make tofu at home and this seemed like a good starting point. For this recipe you will need 1 cup of chickpea flour. This can be made by grinding up dried chickpeas. (you can find other chickpea recipes where I grind chickpea…

Celery Root Mexican Rice

Celery root is a interesting vegetable that can take on different forms. I’ve used it successfully as a potato substitute but it can also replace rice. Prepare the celery root but peeling it and adding it to a food processor. You want the pieces to be similar to the size of rice. To make the…

Overnight Sourdough Focaccia

Sourdough is such a needy beast. With its weekly feedings and then its discard, it drives be insane but I love it. Here is a fun recipe for overnight sourdough focaccia. Start by making sure your sourdough starter is well fed and ready to be used. I like to ensure my starter is nice and…

Apple Honey Substitute

Have you ever run out of honey and craved that sticky golden syrup? Ok its never happened to me but I came across this recipe during the pandemic and thought I would give it a try. This creates a delicious syrup that mimics honey and its easy to make. All you need is apples, lemon…

Sourdough Sandwich Bread

The sourdough craze is slowly dying down but not completely over. Everyone now has become better bakers and sourdough makers. I used to make more sourdough recipes but found that maintaining a sourdough starter was very time consuming. You also end up with a lot of discard. Luckily this time around I’ve been using the…

My Grandma’s Mantou Recipe

There are a lot of things that you can take for granted especially during these time. I look back to days when I used to bake and cook with my grandma and I would reminesce on some of the food we ate. One particular recipe was chinese steamed buns. We used to make them almost…

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…

"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…