Leftover Congee

Whenever I have bones or leftover meat, I like making congee. Its a really simple and easy thing to do to get the most of something. Start with a cup of rice in 10 cups of water. You can substitute the water with chicken stock. Add the bones or leftover meat. Boil the rice and…

Leftover Bread – Shake and Bake

The other day I was helping to host a party and I made some bruschetta and had tonnes of extra bread.  We had to eat it now or eat it later.  Well we saved it for later.  We toasted and stored them in a plastic bag in the fridge. I used my food processor and…

Beer Braised Beef

I was given some beer and if you know me, I don’t prefer drinking beer.  I didn’t know what to do with it and it just sat in the fridge getting flat. Growing up, I was taught not to waste food. Even if it is something that I did not like. My dad would say,…

Beer BBQ Sauce

Now I’m not a huge beer fan (and yes I’ve had my fair share of different types) but I enjoy cooking with it.  I was recently given a growler of beer. Not knowing what to do with all of it and knowing that growlers do not last very long, I decided to make some beer…

Easy Squash Gnocchi

Last month was my dad’s birthday and I wanted to make something special for him.  I decided I wanted to gnocchi so that he can eat it now or eat it later.  I know he really likes gnocchi and I have never made it for him. This recipe can easily be made ahead and frozen. …

Banana Bread

Banana tend to ripen pretty fast in the summer and I don’t like my bananas brown. I often use the brown bananas for smoothies or use them for baking. My favourite recipe would have to be banana bread from the cookbook Company’s Coming. Start the recipe by preheating the oven to 350 degrees. In a…

Vegan Shortbread Cookies

Every since I was diagnosed with a milk intolerance, I looked to alternatives since I missed dairy in my life. I came across Earth Balance through websites and google searches. I gave it a try and found that it was “pretty good” as a butter substitute in frying and on toast. This time I wanted…

Mobius Bagels

“Don’t play with your food” is what went through my mind as I tried to make this mobius bagel. At work we were given instructions to make a bagel into two interlocking loops. It looked easy enough. As I read the recipe, I was getting more and more confused. Where do I have to cut?…

Science and Gummy Worms

Molecular gastronomy is still growing. There are more and more recipes that involve food and science. Using what we know about the physical and chemical changes of food to create mind blowing dishes. Here is a simple recipe to get you intrigued with molecular gastronomy. This technique is also used to create fake caviar. The two…

Dehydrating Things

Why dehydrate your food? I dehydrate fruits because they are going to spoil. I dehydrate mostly in the summer and fall month when there is an abundance of fruits and veggies. I love dehydrating watermelon and apples. They make healthy snacks for work but recently I got into dehydrating veggies (until my dehydrator died). During…

Eat it later … Cereal Bar

When you think of breakfast,  you will definitely think about cereal. I always think I will eat cereal for breakfast but nope. I would rather eat toast. The sad thing is all the cereal that sits in my cupboard.  Eat it now or eat it later.  I always eat it later. I opened up my…

Sour Dough Crackers

    I hate wasting sourdough starter so I started looking up recipes that would use discarded sourdough, or the sourdough starter that you throw away if you haven’t used it. This is an easy and great recipe for those that have too much discarded sourdough. The nice thing with these crackers is the variety…