Dandelion Syrup

Dandelions are in bloom and have been used to different foraging recipes. Remember not to over harvest the flowers and leave some for the bees. Wash the dandelion flowers really well. Remove all the petals from the dandelion heads. You should have about 2 cups of petals from 50-60 flowers. Place the petals into a…

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…

Tomatilla Salsa Verde

Tomatillos look like green tomatoes with dry skins. They are tart when eaten raw. My favourite way to prepare tomatillos is making it into salsa verde! Begin by preparing the tomatillos. You will need to remove the skins before roasting. In a baking tray add 7-8 tomatillos, 5 cloves of garlic, and a jalapeno pepper….

Chickpea Tofu

This chickpea tofu is also called Burmese tofu. I have always wanted to make tofu at home and this seemed like a good starting point. For this recipe you will need 1 cup of chickpea flour. This can be made by grinding up dried chickpeas. (you can find other chickpea recipes where I grind chickpea…

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…

Apple Honey Substitute

Have you ever run out of honey and craved that sticky golden syrup? Ok its never happened to me but I came across this recipe during the pandemic and thought I would give it a try. This creates a delicious syrup that mimics honey and its easy to make. All you need is apples, lemon…

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…

Celery Root Pakoras

Pakoras are a tasty Indian fried snack that is made with chickpea flour (gram flour) and spices. You can make pakoras with a lot of different ingredients like carrots, cauliflower, and onions. I decided to make some a mixture of celery root and carrots. When cooked celery root has a light celery taste but can…

Quick Cucumber Kimchi

This a super tasty side dish that is easy to make. I would not say it is like the traditional Kimchi that I buy in the store but more of like a cucumber salad.  For this recipe you do need some ingredients that you can find at your local Korean market. For this recipe I…

Homemade Char Siu

I can’t get enough of char siu. There is something about the stickiness and tenderness of the pork. I thought I would try my hand at making my own char sui. I wouldn’t say this was an easy task. There are a lot of ingredients and time that is needed to make it. My aunt…

Shiitake Bacon

This recipe is easy and a great addition to any dish. I like having it with rice or as a tasty addition to Buddha bowls. I don’t think it tastes like bacon but has a nice smoky flavour. Start by soaking your dried shiitake mushrooms. I like to soak mine in some hot water for…

Cheesy Potato Hashbrown

1 bag frozen hashbrowns (thawed) 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese 1 cup of sour cream 1 can of cream of chicken soup 1 medium yellow onion 1/4 cup of butter Check out our other recipes on this site.