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…

Au Jus Braised Pork Shoulder

So some days you just don’t have time to cook.  I wanted to try to cook something simple and yummy.  I would say this is great for a weekday meal, although cook time is about an hour so you need to plan ahead so you wont be eating at midnight. I made this recipe with…

Avocado Hummus

Finding things my son would eat is tough, as any mother would know. Toddlers are just picky.  I tried making a hummus that wasn’t sour. So instead of lemon juice I used chicken broth. Soak one cup of chickpeas in some water for at least an hour, but over night is better. Drain and place…

Balsamic Roasted Beets

I know not everyone likes beets. Some people say it tastes bitter and like dirt. Other say that its earthy and rich. This has to do with the geosmin. An organic compound with a distinct earthy flavor and aroma. I find beets to taste delicious, especially when it is slightly pickled. Start by cleaning an…

Zucchini Pasta Sauce

This recipe was inspired by Meghan Markle’s Sexy Pasta Sauce.  I also saw this recipe on emmymadeinjapan. For this version I decided to use the instant pot. It is a simple recipe and all you will need some broth (or bouillon) and zucchini. So the difference between this recipe and Meghan Markle’s is that for…

Beer Marinated Chicken

Have you ever invited people over just to find out that they leave beer in the fridge? I’m not a big beer drinker and having beer in the fridge taking up space drives me crazy. Because I don’t prefer beer, doesn’t mean that I don’t like cooking with it. Like my dad always said, eat…

German Currywurst

German Currywurst is a delicious fast food dish consisting of pork sausage like bratwurst and a curry ketchup. Here is a recipe for a delicious curry ketchup that can be slathered on sausages. I wouldn’t know if this recipe is authentic but it sure is great tasting. The base of the sauce is ketchup. Portion…

Coconut Butter Chicken

This recipe is a quick and easy butter chicken recipe. Instead of heavy cream, I used coconut milk. The coconut makes the recipe creamy and helps me enjoy curry without having too much dairy. Start with preparing your chicken. I used chicken drumsticks since I find the meat to be tender when sautéed. Cut the…

Parmesan Green Beans

A couple days ago, I made an easy recipe that my kid loves. It was so simple that it was great for a weekday dinner. One thing I do recommend is getting some nice and young green beans. I think mine were a little old so they were a little chewy. The recipe I followed…

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…

Seafood Paella

This was one of my first attempts to make paella. I wouldn’t say it was perfect but it does require a couple tries to get it right. Here is my recipe and tips for a good crust. I started by cleaning the shrimp. Choose whole shrimp with the shells. The shrimp heads will be saved…

Quinoa Bean and Corn Salad

This salad is simple, easy and delicious. I created this because I was trying to include more whole foods in my diet. Start by cooking the quinoa. I cooked my quinoa in my rice cooker! It was easy. Portion out 1 cup of quinoa and add 2 cups of water. You can add or reduce…