Kabocha Squash Pasta Sauce

This is my attempt at reducing dairy from my diet. My eczema started flaring up and I had to go back to a more strict diet that did not include a lot of dairy. For this recipe, I used a kabocha squash. It has an earthy sweet taste and is perfect for thick sauces. I…

Pickled Jalapenos

Pickled jalapenos is very easy to make and surprisingly a lot tastier than the store bought ones. They taste fresh and you can adjust the sweetness which is nice. You can also pickle other peppers at the same time. Begin by cutting up the peppers in slices. I recommend using gloves to prevent any pepper…

Egg + Coffee

Eggs and coffee make the perfect pairing for breakfast.  Well ok I don’t really eat eggs anymore but I wanted to try this recipe out because it sounded so interesting.  The recipe is Norwegian egg coffee.  I used this recipe :How-to-Make-Norwegian-Egg-Coffee-Cleo-Coyle Start by boiling 8 cups of water.  Then grind your coffee and beat the…

Salad Rolls and Peanut Sauce

Salad rolls are delicious, fretting and ever changing. I hoped that it was easier to make but the trickiest part is getting the wrapping correct. I say don’t give up and try, try, try again! Here are the main ingredients to make salad rolls. First you will need to get some rice wraps. You can…

Bacon Carrots and Roasted Cauliflower

There has been a couple of bacon recipes on this food blog but I could not get enough of these bacon wrapped carrots. Along with the carrots, I made some roasted cauliflower. They work well together because they cook at the same time. Prepare your carrots by peeling them. I left a bit of the…

Roasted Pickled Beets

  I’ve always loved getting roasted beets from restaurants and I didn’t realize how easy it was. Start with cleaning and slicing your beets. You want to remove the outer skin which can get a bit tough.   The beets that I had was a candy cane beet. They had a wonderful and gorgeous look…

Roasted Parmesan Fennel

Fennel is such a wonderful vegetable that can be eaten raw or cooked. This is an easy way to prepare fennel and makes a perfect side dish for your dinner. To make this dish, take a fennel bulb and slice it. Coat the slices with a good amount of olive oil and a dash of…

Carrot and Ginger Salad Dressing

I love going to Japanese restaurants and getting salad with carrot and ginger dressing. Sometimes I crave this dressing at home.  I decided to try to make my own version.  After looking at a couple recipes, I found one that looked fairly easy. Make the dressing by taking 3 medium carrots and coarsely chop them….

Fennel and Fava Beans

I have been experimenting with new veggies for the past couple of weeks. This time I had fava beans and fennel. I thought I would make a simple salad with these two items. Fennel has a mild licorice taste that adds some dimension to a salad and fava beans give the salad a different texture…

Tonic Coffee

When I saw this on Pinterest, I had to try it.  It looked so interesting.  You only need two ingredients, tonic water and espresso.  But since I don’t have an espresso machine, I decided to use cold brew coffee instead. If you want to know how I made my cold brew coffee, check out the…

Banofee Pie

Banofee Pie is an English pie filled with banana, toffee and cream. Here is my version of the pie which includes instant pudding, bananas, dulce de leche and store bought pie crusts. Its a pretty easy pie but can be time consuming if you are making everything from scratch. I usually use packaged vanilla pudding….

Easy Dulce de Leche

Dulce de Leche is sweetened milk cooked for several hours to make a creamy caramel sauce. This version cuts the cooking time to only 2.5 hours!! It is really simple and easy to make. When I make this recipes, I make a couple cans and save them for later use. They store well in the…