Candy Kumquats

I love kumquats especially when they are ripe and sweet. However I got a batch that wasn’t as tasty.  I decided I couldn’t eat them as is and to candy them instead.  This is a super simple recipe. First you need to prepare the kumquats.  Quarter them and remove as many seeds as you can. …

Eggless Eggnog for the Holidays

Its that time of the year again.  That time when you fill your coffee cup with eggnog lattes and sit by the fire.  Unfortunately I don’t eat eggs anymore.  So I haven’t had eggnog lattes in a while. 😦 I decided to see if there was a recipe that I could make without eggs.  I…

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…

Three Ingredient Banana Cookies

Well it is that time of year again. BACK TO SCHOOL.  To make it a little more bearable why not make some yummy treat to take to school?  I ran across this recipe and wanted to try it out.  It sounds super easy and doable. All you need are bananas, oatmeal and chocolate chips. Not…

Lazy, Easy and Quick 4 Ingredient Granola Cereal

Lately I have been addicted to yogurt, cereal and fruit or berries.  The trouble with my special diet is that I try to avoid anything with white sugar (cane sugar).  Unfortunately most cereal is filled with white sugar.  I decided to make my own granola.  We already have a recipe online for homemade granola but…

Starbucks Sakura Cherry Blossom Frappuccino

It is that time of year again.  Cherry Blossom Season!   Cherry Blossom viewing is so popular in Japan that there are foods and snacks celebrating this wonderful season.  Every year Starbucks serves their seasonal Cherry Blossom Frappuccino. I believe the original one has sakura blossoms sprinkled on top but now there is strawberry matcha…

Decorating Jello with Fruit

Jello doesn’t have to be an understated dessert. You can make your Jello the life of the party by decorating it with fruit. I came up with this idea because my friend who loves Jello would always make Jello “cakes”. For her birthday, we decided to make her a Jello Birthday Cake. To decorate the…

Review: Rain or Shine Ice Cream

My friends have constantly been talking about ice cream shops around Vancouver.  Earnest Ice Cream, Mario Gelato, Bella Gelateria, Menchie’s, and Rain or Shine. I am pretty sure there are more ice cream shops out there that are amazing. My go to place is Mario Gelato because they have a coconut sugar ice cream. So…

Those fishy things….making Taiyaki

  Taiyaki are those little fish filled with red bean paste.  You can eat it with ice cream or on its own.  Fill it with other fillings such as nutella, sesame paste, custard or even go savory and try takoyaki batter. The red bean paste I used for this recipe can be made in a…

Eggs and Peppers

Somedays cooking for one can be tedious. I sometimes get so lazy that I end up just opening up a can of tuna and eating it with a bowl of salad. Today I decided not to be so lazy and make dinner instead. This is an easy and quick light dinner that you can make….

Science and Gummy Worms

Molecular gastronomy is still growing. There are more and more recipes that involve food and science. Using what we know about the physical and chemical changes of food to create mind blowing dishes. Here is a simple recipe to get you intrigued with molecular gastronomy. This technique is also used to create fake caviar. The two…

Onion Pancake

This is an other another recipe that reminds me of my childhood.  I decided to make this because my chive plants have been going crazy and needed to be eaten.  This is a super simple recipe.  If you don’t have chives, just replace it with green onions. Chinese chives are also available some supermarkets. Chive…