Bitter Melon and Egg

Bitter melon is a vegetable that you love or hate. I remember having it as a kid and not entirely loving the bitterness. My sisters and I would dare each other to eat the bitter gourd and see who ate the most. Over time, the bitterness grew on me and I would tolerate dishes that…

Tofu Nuggets

Lately I have been following a lot of vegetarian/vegan youtubers. This recipe was really interesting as you had to freeze tofu and defrost it to get it to a texture that resembles meat. Because tofu comes sealed it is safe to freeze, defrost and freeze again. To get the peel apart texture of vegan meat,…

Eggplant Unagi

The other day I had went to a poke bowl party and I decided I wanted to make Unagi made out of eggplant. It turned out really good and we have made this recipe again since then. It is a great side dish and works really well with rice. To make this recipe, you will…

Vegan Cheese-y Pasta Sauce

Chop and cook potatoes and carrots in a pot of water until they are fork tender. In the blender (or pot if you are using an immersion blender), blend the carrots, potatoes, 1/2 cup water, 1/4 cup olive oil, 1 cup nutritional yeast, 2 cloves if garlic and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Blend until…

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…