Banana Cream Pie

This is one of my dads favorite pies. Its creamy but not too sweet. A perfect pie for any occasion. If you want simple. you can make this pie by using store bought vanilla pudding but the best way is to make your own pudding. (and if you have time, your own pie shell) To…

Baby Cereal Muffins

Transitioning my baby from purees to solids has been quite the adventure. Some days he likes baby cereal, other days he doesn’t. He’s currently in the mind set of “I want to feed myself” mode. So we’ve allowed him to explore more and more solids. One of the first solid foods I made was baby…

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…

Tofu Nuggets

Lately I have been following a lot of vegetarian/vegan youtubers. This recipe was really interesting as you had to freeze tofu and defrost it to get it to a texture that resembles meat. Because tofu comes sealed it is safe to freeze, defrost and freeze again. To get the peel apart texture of vegan meat,…

Kinpira Gobo

Kinpira gobo is a wonderful side dish that you can serve alongside rice or noodles. It is easy to prepare and can last in your fridge for a couple days. Make a big batch and you can serve it all week. Prepare burdock root by peeling the root and slicing into pieces. The slices can…

Rice Paper Pizza

There has been some interesting viral recipes floating around the internet recently. This was one that a saw and I decided to modify it using what I had as I did not have the traditional ingredients. It is a Vietnamese street food dish usually topped with meat, cheese and pork floss. The main part of…

Easy Homemade Pickles

My nephew loves pickles. He can eat them everyday and all the time so I wanted to make some homemade pickles for him to enjoy. This is an easy recipe that doesn’t require a lot of ingredients. First cut the cucumbers in half and place in jar. I like placing them with the insides facing…

Eggplant Unagi

The other day I had went to a poke bowl party and I decided I wanted to make Unagi made out of eggplant. It turned out really good and we have made this recipe again since then. It is a great side dish and works really well with rice. To make this recipe, you will…

Blueberry Cookies

These cookies are a perfect spring time cookie as they are colorful and fruity. Mine aren’t the prettiest but it was mostly because I forgot them in the oven. For this recipe you will start by prepping your blueberries. This recipe asks for frozen blueberries but I think fresh ones would work too. Heat up…