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.

Parmesan Crisps

While we visited Hawaii, we bought a bag of Cheese Crisps and ever since we have been addicted.  This will be my first attempt at making cheese crisps.  I love them but they are so expensive so I decided on making them on my own. I decided to try to make them out of Parmesan…

Simple Nappa Cabbage Side Dish and Basic Pasta for Kids

I have always been concerned that my toddler isn’t eating enough vegetables. This is the one dish that he always eats, every lunch and dinner. I just wanted to share this with other mommies and daddies. For this recipe you need suichoy (or nappa cabbage). It is ideal to get the younger ones (smaller and…

Carrot Lox

For my dad’s birthday, we had a little get together for dinner. I wanted to try something new and decided that I wanted to try making some carrot lox.  I thought it would be interesting to see how similar it is to real salmon. For this recipe I decided to use large carrots because I…

Asian Style Marinated Eggplant

This is super easy recipe that can be made for a side dish to your meal. I love oven roasting eggplants to get them to the nice caramel colour. Prepping the eggplant does take a bit of time since you would need to get the eggplant to marinate for at least 30 minutes. This process…

Avocado Hummus

Finding things my son would eat is tough, as any mother would know. Toddlers are just picky.  I tried making a hummus that wasn’t sour. So instead of lemon juice I used chicken broth. Soak one cup of chickpeas in some water for at least an hour, but over night is better. Drain and place…