Butter Mochi

I discovered butter mochi during my trip to Hawaii. Butter mochi in Hawaii is usually made with mochiko (sweet rice flour) and coconut milk. In Japan, they usually use whole milk. I decided to try a whole milk butter mochi. Butter mochi is very easy to make and is a hit at dinner parties. Begin…

Carrot Lox

For my dad’s birthday, we had a little get together for dinner. I wanted to try something new and decided that I wanted to try making some carrot lox.  I thought it would be interesting to see how similar it is to real salmon. For this recipe I decided to use large carrots because I…

Balsamic Roasted Beets

I know not everyone likes beets. Some people say it tastes bitter and like dirt. Other say that its earthy and rich. This has to do with the geosmin. An organic compound with a distinct earthy flavor and aroma. I find beets to taste delicious, especially when it is slightly pickled. Start by cleaning an…

Avocado Coconut Nice Cream

Summer and ice cream. Summer and ice cream. Oh my! Well I wouldn’t say this is the most successful recipe but it kind of worked and I would love to modify it one day. I am sure you know this hack already. But if you don’t, try this next time you choose an avocado. The…

Oven Roasted Cabbage Wedges

Someone mentioned to me that their favourite way to eat cabbage was to slice them and BBQ them. I was a little lazy to pull out my BBQ so I decided to bake them in the oven instead. Take your head of cabbage and slice them into wedges. Leave the stem so that it holds…

No Bake Oats and Dates Energy Bar

So you will start seeing a lot of posts that starts with… so my son is really into ____ , I decided to try to make to make my own. Well this time my son is into Larabars.  But I know that they have refined sugar in them.  So I tried to make my own….

Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

I made these cupcakes because I was inspired by Isa Chandra’s vegan recipes. She inspires many people to overcome their fear of vegan cooking. The cupcakes are vegan but I decided to make a cheesecake frosting. Begin by preparing the batter. Portion out 1 cup of soy milk. I substituted the soy milk with oat…

Avocado Deviled Eggs

Sometimes you don’t have a lot of time to make something that looks fancy. Especially when you need to bring food to a party. This is one of my favourite go to’s when I’m low on inspiration. Deviled eggs! I decided to give the traditional recipe a bit of a twist by adding some avocado….

Peanut Butter Banana Coconut Cookie

So I tried making a healthy cookie… Was it good???? Meh it was ok.  It tasted fine but it lacked the cookieness.  The cookies tasted best on the first day I made them.  The next couple days it was too soft and sticky and crumbly.  I also didn’t like the texture of the cookie.  Maybe…

Parmesan Green Beans

A couple days ago, I made an easy recipe that my kid loves. It was so simple that it was great for a weekday dinner. One thing I do recommend is getting some nice and young green beans. I think mine were a little old so they were a little chewy. The recipe I followed…

Raw Cashew Strawberry Cheesecake

Removing dairy from my baking has been really hard especially if you knew how much I love cheesecake. This recipe was inspired from Isa Chandra who does amazing vegan and vegetarian food. Her cooking is tasty and wholesome without making things artificial. Soak 3 cups of cashews overnight or for at least 3 hours. Soaking…

Cheesy Savory Shortbread

I got this idea because my son loves shortbread cookies. I looked up a couple recipes but I wanted to make it simple and slightly healthier. To start, grate 2 cups of Cheddar cheese and 1 cup of butter cubed. Mix together the flour and the butter. Cut up the butter until you get coarse…