Vegan Buttermilk Pancakes

I’m currently going through a mini elimination diet and have removed egg and dairy from my diet. Its hard to get rid of two of my favourite ingredients. They are found in a lot of different things like breads, pasta sauces and even desserts. I decided to try out a vegan buttermilk pancake recipe since…

Watermelon Rind Pickles

Hot summer weather is always better with nice ice cold watermelon. We’ve had an especially hot summer this year with the heat dome so watermelon was always in our fridge. If you’ve ever cut your own watermelon, you would understand that there is a lot of compost that comes with it. As I was googling…

Sourdough Nutella Brownie

My love of baking is something that keeps me sane during these last couple of weeks. Some of you know that I recently had a baby (almost 3 months!). That means my creativity and spare time went down the window. Sleep deprived and constantly looking after a little one took its toll on my creative…

Cold Udon Noodles

The heat has been unbearable this summer and it has been hard to bake or cook. This is an easy and quick dish that can be made ahead and stored in the fridge until you are ready to eat. The ingredients are simple: Udon, dashi stock, soy sauce, mirin and sugar. These ingredients are useful…

Shiso Furikake

I have finally grown my own shiso plant from seed. The first year I had little success. This year, I managed to grow two plants!! Unfortunately, with two plants you don’t get a lot of leaves so you can’t make a lot of things in mass quantities. I decided to preserve the leaves in salt…

Air Fryer Pasta Chips

I’ve been seeing pasta chips all over the internet and thought it was an interesting idea. I wanted to try it out since it sounded easy. All you need is pasta, garlic powder, spices, parmesan cheese and olive oil. Start by cooking the pasta in salted water as directed by package (8-10 minutes). You want…

Macaroni Pizza

This creation is credited to my son who wanted macaroni pizza. This recipe is a combination of my two go to recipes: milk alfredo pasta and naan pizza. I have been using naan as my pizza base for quite a long time. I love the chewy texture and thickness of the naan. For this recipe,…

White Chocolate Pistachio Bark

Making white chocolate bark is a great way to treat someone you love. It looks beautiful, tastes great and is easy. For this recipe, I used white chocolate, pistachios, freeze dried strawberries, lavender and salted cherry blossoms. The green, red and pinks look fantastic against the white chocolate. This recipe also doesn’t have exact measurements…

Summer Chocolate Bark

The heat this summer has been something we have not experienced before. Last week we experienced a major heat wave and I completely forgot that I had a bag of chocolate chips in the cupboard. Well our kitchen gets really warm and you guessed it, the entire bag melted. This week I decided to use…

Pumpkin Puree Alfredo

Leftover pumpkin puree can be hard to use especially when you don’t have a lot left. I discovered this recipe that gives alfredo sauce a new take and added nutrition. Prepare the ingredients. You will need 2 tbsp of butter, 1 clove of grated garlic, 1 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree, 1/2 cup of Parmesan…

Dandelion Syrup

Dandelions are in bloom and have been used to different foraging recipes. Remember not to over harvest the flowers and leave some for the bees. Wash the dandelion flowers really well. Remove all the petals from the dandelion heads. You should have about 2 cups of petals from 50-60 flowers. Place the petals into a…

Hurricane Popcorn

This is a really snack that is great for a movie night or rainy day. It is really simple and different. I first learned about this snack a year ago when I went to Hawaii as it is a popular snack there. Although I didn’t buy any hurricane popcorn there I still wanted to make…