German Spaetzle

Spaetzle is a German egg noodle dumpling that is surprisingly easy to make. It is great as a side dish and easy to whip up as a substitute for pasta. Add all the dry ingredients (2 1/4 cups flour, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, 1/4 tsp black pepper, and 1 tsp salt) in a mixing bowl. Add…

Easy Corn Soup

This is an easy recipe that can be created with pantry items. It is sometimes served at Chinese restaurants and makes for a great alternative to chicken noodle soup. Start by boiling 5 cups of chicken broth and 1 can of corn in a pot. You can use creamed corn but I also found that…

Jackfruit Carnitas with Celery Root Tortillas

There have been so many times where I cook for other and find that they have food allergies or sensitivities. I love to accommodate them without compromising on the flavours. I decided to treat my friends (one vegetarian and one gluten free) to a delicious carnitas taco. How would one go about doing that? I…

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…

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…

Hawaiian Loco Moco

This Covid-19 pandemic has made people better cooks, bakers, and experimenters. I’m finding more people looking for ways to be creative in the kitchen. It has even got me to experiment and try out foods that I normally would not have tried. Today I thought I would find a recipe that was delicious as well…

"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…

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…

Eat Like a Tiny Human

Themed parties are always fun to host. What’s even more fun is thinking of the theme and dreaming up all the recipes for it.  The theme this time was Tiny Foods. This was something my friends thought be hilarious and ridiculously cute. I have to say, it was pretty darn adorable. For one of the…

Simple Nappa Cabbage Side Dish and Basic Pasta for Kids

I have always been concerned that my toddler isn’t eating enough vegetables. This is the one dish that he always eats, every lunch and dinner. I just wanted to share this with other mommies and daddies. For this recipe you need suichoy (or nappa cabbage). It is ideal to get the younger ones (smaller and…

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…