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….

Spaghetti Ramen

This is a simple hack if you are having a hard time finding ramen in your local grocery store. All you need it spaghetti and baking soda. Boil 5 cups of water and add to it 3 tsp of baking soda. The water will bubble because of the chemical reaction. Boil the pasta in this…

Kalua Pork in the Instant Pot

Being stuck in a pandemic has made me appreciate all the trips I have gone to. It has made me also appreciate that you cannot take life for granted because things change and they can change fast. I’m still dreaming about the amazing food that I had in Hawaii even though its been over a…

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…

Spam Musubi

Spam musubi is a snack that can be found in a lot of places in Hawaii. There are different variations and flavours so it is a versatile snack to make. Here is a simple version of this recipe. Start with 1 cup of soy sauce, 1 cup of sugar, 3 cloves of garlic and a…

Breakfast Popsicles

Here is to another easy breakfast that can be modified to your liking. Breakfast popsicles! I first learned about these on Facebook and I thought what a brilliant idea. For my recipe I was thinking chocolate milk and cheerios, but you could probably do a fruity version if this is your jam. First make some…

Pea Cookies

This recipe is for anyone trying to sneak in some veggies in their kids meals. Or trying to stay healthy before all the holiday goodies. For this recipe, you need banana, peas (yes peas! those green frozen ones), cocoa powder and oats. Blend oats cocoa powder in a food processor until finely ground and set…

Instant Pot Pork Carnitas

I love the flavours in pork carnitas but often find that I don’t have the time or patience to make it in the oven. My instant pot revolutionized cooking at home and I was able to make things in a fraction of the time. For this recipe, I used the same ingredients that I used…

Oatmeal Bake

Things are getting a little busier especially if you have returned to school or work. You might find that there isn’t much time to prepare and get ready. Making breakfast for yourself or your little ones can be a challenge too. I am still trying new things out to see what little C likes to…

Overnight Sourdough Focaccia

Sourdough is such a needy beast. With its weekly feedings and then its discard, it drives be insane but I love it. Here is a fun recipe for overnight sourdough focaccia. Start by making sure your sourdough starter is well fed and ready to be used. I like to ensure my starter is nice and…

Easy Icebox Cake

This week was my son’s birthday so I thought I would make him a cake. Well I decided to go for easy, because you know me, I love easy and quick. Well this is probably as easy as it gets. Basically you only need 4 ingredients (whipping cream, wafers, vanilla and sugar) and you do…

Chicken and Shrimp Wontons

Wontons are a staple in my freezer. They are great addition to instant noodles or just in a bowl of warm broth. Many stores carry frozen wonton in the freezer section but they are easy and fun to make. You can make your own wonton wrappers but a lot of Asian stores carry pre-made wrappers….