Burdock and Root Veggie Soup

Burdock is an underappreciated root. I discovered it in the grocery store and was curious to how it tasted. Here is a tasty and earthy vegetable soup that is great for cold days. I’ve always been familiar with burdock as a weed. It has bright purple flowers and the worst kinds of burrs (seeds) that…

Bitter Melon and Egg

Bitter melon is a vegetable that you love or hate. I remember having it as a kid and not entirely loving the bitterness. My sisters and I would dare each other to eat the bitter gourd and see who ate the most. Over time, the bitterness grew on me and I would tolerate dishes that…

Pear Oatmeal Cookies

If you are still trying to use up all your apple/pears from your garden and you need a recipe, these cookies make a great quick breakfast treat. It is really simple and can be whipped up in no time. You will need some pears. I used Asian pears since that’s what I have in my…

Flaxseed Meal Bread

This is another recipe that I had to try myself. I found a recipe using flaxseed meal and water to make bread. What you say? I am not sure if this was created for the keto diet? or ? For this recipe, you will need quite a lot of flaxseed meal.  You can grind it…

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…

Homemade Char Siu

I can’t get enough of char siu. There is something about the stickiness and tenderness of the pork. I thought I would try my hand at making my own char sui. I wouldn’t say this was an easy task. There are a lot of ingredients and time that is needed to make it. My aunt…

Coffee Jelly

A few years ago I was lucky enough to go to Japan.  One thing I really miss from there was their Coffee Jelly Frappucinos that was available at Starbucks. I am really sad that they don’t have it on the menu here in Vancouver.  I looked up a couple recipes for Coffee Jelly and actually…

Peanut Butter Cookies

I am in the search of a super easy healthy cookie.  My first attempt was this peanut butter cookie. What you need is an egg, 1 cup peanut butter, maple syrup and some coconut flour. Mix all of the ingredients together to form the cookie batter. Add more flour if the batter is too soft….

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…