Kinpira Gobo

Kinpira gobo is a wonderful side dish that you can serve alongside rice or noodles. It is easy to prepare and can last in your fridge for a couple days. Make a big batch and you can serve it all week. Prepare burdock root by peeling the root and slicing into pieces. The slices can…

Easy Homemade Pickles

My nephew loves pickles. He can eat them everyday and all the time so I wanted to make some homemade pickles for him to enjoy. This is an easy recipe that doesn’t require a lot of ingredients. First cut the cucumbers in half and place in jar. I like placing them with the insides facing…

Basque Cheesecake

Basque cheesecake is a type of cheesecake that is burnt on the top but still very creamy and silky on the inside. The burnt flavour gives the cheesecake a wonderful caramelized taste. Surprisingly this cheesecake is very easy to make and freezer friendly. Although there may not be any to freeze when you get a…

Pumpkin Pie Crumble

Some days I feel like a crumble or a crisp and other days I just want a pie. I decided to combine both of these to make a pumpkin pie crumble. A nice sweet and smooth pie topped with crunchy crumble! Yum. Start by preheating the oven to 425F. Make the pumpkin pie filling. In…

Vegan Cheese-y Pasta Sauce

Chop and cook potatoes and carrots in a pot of water until they are fork tender. In the blender (or pot if you are using an immersion blender), blend the carrots, potatoes, 1/2 cup water, 1/4 cup olive oil, 1 cup nutritional yeast, 2 cloves if garlic and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Blend until…

Instant Pot Apple Pear Butter

This year we were blessed with an abundance of apple pear (aka Asian pear or sand pear). This fruit is a pear that has a taste that is like pears but crispy like an apple. Since we had so many pears, I decided to make some apple pear butter to savor the taste through out…

Chocolate Vegan Cupcakes with Ganache Frosting

Some days you just want a chocolate cupcake but sometimes you don’t have eggs or milk. Here is a vegan cupcake that is sure to satisfy your craving. (*note – I did make a double batch in the pictures) In a mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients: 1 cup flour, 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder,…

Eggnog Chia Pudding

This is a super easy pudding recipe that you can enjoy on your holiday. If you have some extra eggnog and Chia seeds then you are all set. This is best made the night before because you will need to let the Chia seeds soak in the egg nog. For 1 cup of liquid add…

Plum Torte

This is a cozy family favorite usually made during the summer time when there are fresh plums available. However I think this would make a great holiday dessert because of all the cinnamon goodness. The plums can be substituted for other fruits, but the combination of sweet and tart work really well in this recipe….

Gingerbread Cookies

I love the spicy crispness of ginger cookies. Its a perfect blend of spices that warms your palate on cold winter days. Here is an easy gingerbread cookie recipe that can be used for making gingerbread houses or gingerbread cookies. In a large bowl cream the 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup…