Lazy Vegan Cashew Pesto

Every Thursday is my lazy go to meal: Pesto pasta with salad.  This version is simple and you just need a few ingredients. Basil, olive oil, garlic and cashews. You make this ahead of time and keep in the freezer until you need it. All you need to do is blend together the cashews, olive…

Flour Tortillas

The best flour tortillas that I had was in California. They were full of flavour, crispy but still pliable. It was elastic and strong but still kept the filling from spilling out. There are no store bought tortillas (that I have tried) that compare. Because of this tragedy, I decided to make my own. It…

Lazy, Easy and Quick 4 Ingredient Granola Cereal

Lately I have been addicted to yogurt, cereal and fruit or berries.  The trouble with my special diet is that I try to avoid anything with white sugar (cane sugar).  Unfortunately most cereal is filled with white sugar.  I decided to make my own granola.  We already have a recipe online for homemade granola but…

Pork Carnitas

During my trip to California, I discovered what a real burrito tasted like. It was delicious, flavourful and wrapped in a soft chewy flour tortilla. Just the thought of one makes my mouth water.  Mmmmmmmmm…… Back to Vancouver, I looked for a good burrito place but “burritos” in any place in Vancouver was just a…

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…

Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

Fast, easy and healthy meals are something that I try to do. Its hard to eat right when you don’t have a lot of time. Here is an easy meal that you can try out on a busy day! Start the beef and broccoli dish by cutting and cooking some sweet onion. I used 1/2…

Easy Peasy Vegetable Bake

Finally I found a new favorite side dish for potlucks and hosting dinner parties.  It is simple and can be made ahead of time.  It is pretty looking and is super tasty.  It is extremely customizable and you can always add your favorite vegetables and substitute with vegan cheese.   For my recipe I used…

Easy Beef Stew

Vancouver has gotten a lot of snow over the past couple of weeks and the weather doesn’t seem like it will let up. It’s cold out and the only way to keep warm is to make some Easy Beef Stew!! When I say easy, this is EASY! Start with 1 chopped medium sweet onion and…

Easy BBQ Pork Ribs

This is an easy oven baked BBQ pork rib recipe.  I like to do this when I have a good chunk of time right before dinner. First start by placing the pork rib on a sheet of aluminum foil. You will need a large enough piece to wrap the entire rib. This will help keep…

Broccoli and Ham Quiche

Quiche is an easy dish that can be made with many different ingredients. That means it is a very versatile meal! For this quiche, I added ham, sharp cheddar and broccoli. Start by dicing the ham, cubing the cheddar and cutting the broccoli in bite-size bits. You need about 2 cups of broccoli, 1/2 cup…

Candied Yams and Sweet Potatoes

My family had a late Thanksgiving dinner this year and we decided to have a family potluck to celebrate. I wanted to stay traditional and make a candied yam dish. Instead of just yams, I wanted to add a bit more colour to the dish so I included some sweet potatoes as well. Start by…