Spicy Crushed Cucumber Salad

I love crushed cucumber salad. It is a perfect blend of spicy, tart and salty. The cucumber give it a fresh crunch and of course it is garlicky. For this version, I used Chiu Chow chili oil. Start by cutting up your cucumber into bite sized pieces. Smash each one. I ended up cutting them…

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…

Vietnamese Yogurt Coffee

Here is a nice creamy drink that you can enjoy on a hot day. The tang of the yogurt complements the sweetness of the condensed milk. For this recipe you will need yogurt, condensed milk and come coffee. Mix together the yogurt and the condensed milk. Pour in the coffee. Stir everything together and enjoy….

Sourdough Nutella Brownie

My love of baking is something that keeps me sane during these last couple of weeks. Some of you know that I recently had a baby (almost 3 months!). That means my creativity and spare time went down the window. Sleep deprived and constantly looking after a little one took its toll on my creative…

Cold Udon Noodles

The heat has been unbearable this summer and it has been hard to bake or cook. This is an easy and quick dish that can be made ahead and stored in the fridge until you are ready to eat. The ingredients are simple: Udon, dashi stock, soy sauce, mirin and sugar. These ingredients are useful…

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…

Tomato Cheese Bake

This is a take on the feta tomato tik tok recipe. I decided to try using Boursin instead as I saw some people use this instead of feta. I think it still turned out great and will make a great quick weekday recipe that I will use in the future. For this recipe, I don’t…

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…

Macaroni Pizza

This creation is credited to my son who wanted macaroni pizza. This recipe is a combination of my two go to recipes: milk alfredo pasta and naan pizza. I have been using naan as my pizza base for quite a long time. I love the chewy texture and thickness of the naan. For this recipe,…

Summer Chocolate Bark

The heat this summer has been something we have not experienced before. Last week we experienced a major heat wave and I completely forgot that I had a bag of chocolate chips in the cupboard. Well our kitchen gets really warm and you guessed it, the entire bag melted. This week I decided to use…

Easy Socca Pizza

I had a bunch of chickpea flour that was about to expire, I looked up a bunch of recipes and discovered that you can make a bread out of chickpea flour called socca bread. It is traditionally found in Europe and eaten as a snack. I also saw that they used this bread to make…

Vietnamese Egg Coffee

You know I love coffee and trying new coffee recipes. Well I have been wanting to try this recipe out for a while, Vietnamese egg coffee. This is a simple recipe you can try if you want to add a little creaminess to your coffee. Start by brewing a cup of coffee. In a bowl,…