Pickled Red Onion

Sometimes it is hard being a mom. You don’t often get much time to make fancy meals and sometimes a sandwich for dinner will have to do.  I recently came across a recipe that is really simple to make and can add a little something to your sandwiches and burgers. Take about three red onions…

Cheesy Bacony Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprout. Some hate them, some love them.  I love them, no matter how they are cooked.  I think if you are a hater, you will love these Brussels sprouts because they are cheesy and gooey and the bacon makes them oh so tasty. This is also a great side dish to bring to a…

Chinese Eggplant and Bean Stir Fry

Eggplant is a hard vegetable to cook. Its not great if its undercooked but gains a ton of flavour when its cooked just right. Here is a simple Chinese inspired eggplant dish. To prepare your eggplants, slice them up and sprinkle it with salt. Let them sit for at least 1 hour. This process will…

Cloud Bread

I have been wanting to make this recipe for a long time, but then I stopped eating eggs and kind of forgot about it until recently. This weekend I decided to try it out.  It only takes 4 ingredients and doesn’t take that long. It is also a good gluten free alternative to bread. Start…

Pickled Jalapenos

Pickled jalapenos is very easy to make and surprisingly a lot tastier than the store bought ones. They taste fresh and you can adjust the sweetness which is nice. You can also pickle other peppers at the same time. Begin by cutting up the peppers in slices. I recommend using gloves to prevent any pepper…

Roasted Pickled Beets

  I’ve always loved getting roasted beets from restaurants and I didn’t realize how easy it was. Start with cleaning and slicing your beets. You want to remove the outer skin which can get a bit tough.   The beets that I had was a candy cane beet. They had a wonderful and gorgeous look…

Carrot and Ginger Salad Dressing

I love going to Japanese restaurants and getting salad with carrot and ginger dressing. Sometimes I crave this dressing at home.  I decided to try to make my own version.  After looking at a couple recipes, I found one that looked fairly easy. Make the dressing by taking 3 medium carrots and coarsely chop them….

Bacon Wrapped Scallops and Dates

You’ve probably heard of the people say “Bacon always makes things better”. Well they were not wrong. This recipe was inspired by a trip to Alaska where I was served bacon wrapped dates. It was not a combination that I would have put together but it works. I decided to make bacon wrapped dates and…

Easy Take on Zucchini Lasagna

Here is another dish great dish for potluck or just as a side dish. It is simple to make and can be made ahead of time and reheated. Here is my take on zucchini lasagna. The first step is making a simple marinara sauce.  You will need a can of tomatoes, onion, garlic and fresh…

Chinese Pancake Wraps

One of my favorite dishes to order when we go out to a Chinese restaurant is the Peking duck wrap. The best part is the wrap.  It is basically a flour tortilla wrap and it can be used for any thing.  It is chewy and thin and tastes good with any filling. Most of you…

Easy Peasy Vegetable Bake

Finally I found a new favorite side dish for potlucks and hosting dinner parties.  It is simple and can be made ahead of time.  It is pretty looking and is super tasty.  It is extremely customizable and you can always add your favorite vegetables and substitute with vegan cheese.   For my recipe I used…