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…

Watermelon Rind Pickles

Hot summer weather is always better with nice ice cold watermelon. We’ve had an especially hot summer this year with the heat dome so watermelon was always in our fridge. If you’ve ever cut your own watermelon, you would understand that there is a lot of compost that comes with it. As I was googling…

Shiso Furikake

I have finally grown my own shiso plant from seed. The first year I had little success. This year, I managed to grow two plants!! Unfortunately, with two plants you don’t get a lot of leaves so you can’t make a lot of things in mass quantities. I decided to preserve the leaves in salt…

Air Fryer Pasta Chips

I’ve been seeing pasta chips all over the internet and thought it was an interesting idea. I wanted to try it out since it sounded easy. All you need is pasta, garlic powder, spices, parmesan cheese and olive oil. Start by cooking the pasta in salted water as directed by package (8-10 minutes). You want…

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…