Savory Oatmeal

Growing up, I always enjoyed congee for breakfast. My grandpa’s congee was the best. It would take hours of him simmering the pot of rice. Occasionally, my grandpa would make an oatmeal version which I am calling savory oatmeal. It has the flavors of congee but is super quick to make. I think this dish…

Chicken Shawarma in the Oven

The pandemic has made it hard to go to restaurants and enjoy foods that you get in restaurants. Even going to get take-out can be challenging. I decided I wanted to eat shawarma but I didn’t want to go out. Instead I decided to make some oven baked chicken shawarma. Begin by mixing the spice…

Lemongrass Chicken

Lemongrass chicken is a staple when you go to a Vietnamese restaurant. The rich citrusy and lemony flavours from just adding fresh lemongrass make this chicken delectable. This dish is surprisingly easy to prepare and make. Start by preparing the lemongrass. Some supermarkets sell fresh lemongrass. Look for ones that look bright green and not…

Crispy Pork Belly

During this pandemic, I’ve been craving things that I normally get at restaurants. One of these items is crispy pork belly. I started to experiment with different recipes and even tried and air fryer version. I still preferred the traditional oven method. This recipe was inspired by Hot Thai Kitchen’s Crispy Pork Belly. I begin…

Kalua Pork in the Instant Pot

Being stuck in a pandemic has made me appreciate all the trips I have gone to. It has made me also appreciate that you cannot take life for granted because things change and they can change fast. I’m still dreaming about the amazing food that I had in Hawaii even though its been over a…

Celery Root Mexican Rice

Celery root is a interesting vegetable that can take on different forms. I’ve used it successfully as a potato substitute but it can also replace rice. Prepare the celery root but peeling it and adding it to a food processor. You want the pieces to be similar to the size of rice. To make the…

Instant Pot Pork Carnitas

I love the flavours in pork carnitas but often find that I don’t have the time or patience to make it in the oven. My instant pot revolutionized cooking at home and I was able to make things in a fraction of the time. For this recipe, I used the same ingredients that I used…

Chicken and Shrimp Wontons

Wontons are a staple in my freezer. They are great addition to instant noodles or just in a bowl of warm broth. Many stores carry frozen wonton in the freezer section but they are easy and fun to make. You can make your own wonton wrappers but a lot of Asian stores carry pre-made wrappers….

Hainanese Chicken

This is one of the easiest chicken recipes that I’ve made. Easiest and still delicious!! Hainanese chicken is a South East Asian dish that can be easily made at home. Its also versatile so you can add your own personal touches to it. Start with a whole chicken. Many sources tell you to use the…

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…