Cold Udon Noodles

The heat has been unbearable this summer and it has been hard to bake or cook. This is an easy and quick dish that can be made ahead and stored in the fridge until you are ready to eat. The ingredients are simple: Udon, dashi stock, soy sauce, mirin and sugar. These ingredients are useful…

Sushi Bake

Sushi bake is a super simple way to prepare sushi. You can easily change the ingredients to things that you like or things that you have available in the pantry. Start by making the sushi rice. You will need about 5 cups of sushi rice. When the sushi rice is cooked, mix in some of…

Milk Alfredo Pasta

This is probably one of the easiest recipes that I have made in a long time. This is one of my son’s favorite pastas and we make this at least once a week. You just need a few simple ingredients: macaroni, milk, butter and chicken bouillon. First start off by boiling the macaroni in some…

Homemade Pasta by Hand

Making pasta isn’t as hard as you think. It does take a bit of practice and testing to get the consistency that you want. There are a ton of different flours, methods and recipes. I also wouldn’t consider myself an expert. I just love experimenting and trying things out. That’s something I encourage everyone to…

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….