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…

White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

Winter is all about baking and holiday treats.  Here is a sweet little cookie to add to your list.  It was a hit at work and at home. The white chocolate and cranberries gave a nice holiday touch and just enough sweetness and tartness to this cookie. For this recipe you will need flour, egg,…

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….

Easy Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie is a classic dessert for Thanksgiving and Halloween. It is one of my favourite desserts. The only thing I don’t like is the cloves and nutmeg found in store bought pies. I like only using cinnamon. I found this recipe on the back of a pumpkin pie can label. I decided to try…

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…

Butter Mochi

I discovered butter mochi during my trip to Hawaii. Butter mochi in Hawaii is usually made with mochiko (sweet rice flour) and coconut milk. In Japan, they usually use whole milk. I decided to try a whole milk butter mochi. Butter mochi is very easy to make and is a hit at dinner parties. Begin…

Imposter Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake

Ice cream cake from Dairy Queen is always a treat. Some people like the cookie crumble and some people like the fudge. Or maybe its the ice cream section. Whatever it is, homemade ice cream cake is easy to assemble. The other great thing about making your own cake is the ability to adjust the…

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…

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…

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…