Meatloaf Wellington Pumpkins

For Halloween, I decided to make meatloaf wellingtons. They are great for parties because you can make them for individuals or shared amongst couples. They are also easy to make but looks fancy. Begin by boiling your eggs until they are hard-boiled. I find that it takes about 9 minutes to get a nice hard-boiled…

Zucchini Taco Boats

A fun way to eat tacos is making zucchini taco boats. This is a simple recipe that is both delicious and healthy. Start by preparing the zucchini. Cut the zucchini in half and core out the center. You can use a spoon or melon baller. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees. On a baking sheet,…

Pickle Brined Chicken

Have left over pickle juice and don’t want to waste it? Try marinating some chicken in it. This is probably the easiest brine there is. I think this would be great on a burger or as chicken fingers (which I did try the second time I made this). Remove the chicken from the brine and…

Vegan Buttermilk Pancakes

I’m currently going through a mini elimination diet and have removed egg and dairy from my diet. Its hard to get rid of two of my favourite ingredients. They are found in a lot of different things like breads, pasta sauces and even desserts. I decided to try out a vegan buttermilk pancake recipe since…

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…