Almost Authentic Pad Thai

Pad thai is definitely one of my partner’s favourite meals. His take on pad thai is the westernized version with loads of ketchup. I decided to make an almost authentic pad thai. I say “almost” because I followed a recipe from Hot Thai Kitchen https://hot-thai-kitchen.com/pad-thai/ but added some ketchup and my own spin to the…

Chickpea Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies – gluten free

This recipe has become a regular go to as it is super easy and healthier than the regular chocolate chip cookies. I have made this recipe a couple times and finally perfected the ratio of chickpea flour and coconut flour so yes this recipe is gluten free as well! Also perfect if you can’t find…

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…

"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…