"No Potato" Potato Salad

I’ve been experimenting a lot with celery root and coming up with different recipes using it. Celery root or celeriac is a gnarly root. When cooked, it passes as a potato! I wanted to create a remoulade but I found that I didn’t like celery root raw. Instead I was inspired to turn this root…

Candied Celeriac

For my friend’s yearly trip to Whistler, we decided to have a cooking contest where each of the teams was given a secret ingredient. I got to help choose the ingredients. To my surprise, the ingredient that was assigned to my team was one that I had no idea what to do with. It was…

Celery Root and Carrot Almond Cake

One day I needed a cake made from celery root and it needed to be gluten free. I found a recipe for this gluten free almond cake and thought it would be a good base for the celery root cake. Celery root has a mild celery taste but is more like a potato when cooked….

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…

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…

Avocado Deviled Eggs

Sometimes you don’t have a lot of time to make something that looks fancy. Especially when you need to bring food to a party. This is one of my favourite go to’s when I’m low on inspiration. Deviled eggs! I decided to give the traditional recipe a bit of a twist by adding some avocado….

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…

Cashew Cream Cheese

Cutting out cheese and dairy has been really tough but creating alternatives that work is easier than you think. This is a simple Cashew Cream Cheese that still has the creamy taste you want. It doesn’t replace cream cheese but satisfies your craving. Start by soaking your cashews for at least 3 hours. Overnight is…

Hummus

I started buying hummus for wraps for lunch but I realized that I could easily make my own. When you look up ingredients and recipes, you wouldn’t believe that it was that easy. There are a variety of different hummus flavours and recipes online. This is a simple cilantro hummus. To make this hummus you…