My Grandma’s Mantou Recipe

There are a lot of things that you can take for granted especially during these time. I look back to days when I used to bake and cook with my grandma and I would reminesce on some of the food we ate. One particular recipe was chinese steamed buns. We used to make them almost…

Celery Root Pakoras

Pakoras are a tasty Indian fried snack that is made with chickpea flour (gram flour) and spices. You can make pakoras with a lot of different ingredients like carrots, cauliflower, and onions. I decided to make some a mixture of celery root and carrots. When cooked celery root has a light celery taste but can…

Cilantro Lime Tahini Dressing

This is a fresh and tasty dressing that can be used on salad dressings, buddha bowls or even for veggie dips. The best part is that it is easy to make. This dressing uses 1/3 cup cilantro, 1 juice of a lime, 2 tablespoons of tahini, a pinch of salt and 1/4 cup water. Begin…

Huli Huli Chicken

I’m still dreaming about the food that I had in Hawaii. With the colder winter weather I wish I could back. One of my favourite dishes was Huli Huli chicken. Hulu Huli chicken is normally a grilled chicken dish served in Hawaii. There are lots of different recipes for huli huli marinade. Here is my…

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.

Asian Style Marinated Eggplant

This is super easy recipe that can be made for a side dish to your meal. I love oven roasting eggplants to get them to the nice caramel colour. Prepping the eggplant does take a bit of time since you would need to get the eggplant to marinate for at least 30 minutes. This process…

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…

Coconut Milk Chocolate Fondue

I’ve been struggling to come up with desserts that have reduced dairy. I miss things like chocolate mousse and puddings. Even fondue has tons of cream. I decided to give this recipe a try because I wanted to make something special to end a romantic dinner. This fondue begins with a can of coconut cream…

Raw Cashew Strawberry Cheesecake

Removing dairy from my baking has been really hard especially if you knew how much I love cheesecake. This recipe was inspired from Isa Chandra who does amazing vegan and vegetarian food. Her cooking is tasty and wholesome without making things artificial. Soak 3 cups of cashews overnight or for at least 3 hours. Soaking…

Tuna Ceviche

    Ceviche is a dish made with raw fish that is marinated in citrus juice. This fish is not cooked so you need to use fish that has been properly frozen to prevent parasites. Any white fish in the store is something that you can use at your own risk. (I have had bad…

Easy DIY Smash Cake

My son just turned 1!  For his birthday we decided to make a smash cake.  I did some research and saw that there were a lot of “healthy” smash cakes.  I did think about making one of those but decided that it was not worth it since he probably wouldn’t be eating a lot of…