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,…

Cranberry Curd Tarts

Cranberries are abundant in stores at this time of year. They are a fun tart fruit that can be used in things like cranberry sauces, cranberry loaves and cranberry desserts. This recipe is a twist to lemon curd. Start by preparing the tart shells. I bought pre-made tart shells. Bake them as instructed on the…

Shiitake Bacon

This recipe is easy and a great addition to any dish. I like having it with rice or as a tasty addition to Buddha bowls. I don’t think it tastes like bacon but has a nice smoky flavour. Start by soaking your dried shiitake mushrooms. I like to soak mine in some hot water for…

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….

Cheesy Potato Hashbrown

1 bag frozen hashbrowns (thawed) 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese 1 cup of sour cream 1 can of cream of chicken soup 1 medium yellow onion 1/4 cup of butter Check out our other recipes on this site.

Parmesan Crisps

While we visited Hawaii, we bought a bag of Cheese Crisps and ever since we have been addicted.  This will be my first attempt at making cheese crisps.  I love them but they are so expensive so I decided on making them on my own. I decided to try to make them out of Parmesan…

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…

Simple Nappa Cabbage Side Dish and Basic Pasta for Kids

I have always been concerned that my toddler isn’t eating enough vegetables. This is the one dish that he always eats, every lunch and dinner. I just wanted to share this with other mommies and daddies. For this recipe you need suichoy (or nappa cabbage). It is ideal to get the younger ones (smaller and…

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…

Carrot Lox

For my dad’s birthday, we had a little get together for dinner. I wanted to try something new and decided that I wanted to try making some carrot lox.  I thought it would be interesting to see how similar it is to real salmon. For this recipe I decided to use large carrots because I…

Cauliflower Mashed Potato

Here is an easy way to add some veggies to your meals.  You have already seen something like this in these Sneaky Shepherd’s Pie.  It is also a way to make your mashed potato lighter and healthier. For this recipe you need one cauliflower and three russet potatoes. Peel and dice the potatoes, add to…