Lazy, Easy and Quick 4 Ingredient Granola Cereal

Lately I have been addicted to yogurt, cereal and fruit or berries.  The trouble with my special diet is that I try to avoid anything with white sugar (cane sugar).  Unfortunately most cereal is filled with white sugar.  I decided to make my own granola.  We already have a recipe online for homemade granola but…

Pork Carnitas

During my trip to California, I discovered what a real burrito tasted like. It was delicious, flavourful and wrapped in a soft chewy flour tortilla. Just the thought of one makes my mouth water.  Mmmmmmmmm…… Back to Vancouver, I looked for a good burrito place but “burritos” in any place in Vancouver was just a…

Review: Creme Crackle Dessert Cafe

Creme Crackle is a small dessert cafe in Vancouver. They are known for their vast variety of creme brûlée flavours. They also serve delicious authentic Belgian liège waffles. There are many different choices that you can choose from. Choices range from frosted flakes to earl grey. They even have vegan choices as well! This was great news…

Easy Take on Zucchini Lasagna

Here is another dish great dish for potluck or just as a side dish. It is simple to make and can be made ahead of time and reheated. Here is my take on zucchini lasagna. The first step is making a simple marinara sauce.  You will need a can of tomatoes, onion, garlic and fresh…

Milk Bread Dinner Rolls

Dinner rolls always add something to the table. I love when they are fresh from the oven. Soft, fluffy and warm! Here is my take on a dinner roll. Like with baking any breads, this does take some time since you do need to let the bread rise twice. Begin the recipe by beating 6…

Starbucks Sakura Cherry Blossom Frappuccino

It is that time of year again.  Cherry Blossom Season!   Cherry Blossom viewing is so popular in Japan that there are foods and snacks celebrating this wonderful season.  Every year Starbucks serves their seasonal Cherry Blossom Frappuccino. I believe the original one has sakura blossoms sprinkled on top but now there is strawberry matcha…

Polenta

Polenta is an easy and versatile dish that can compliment meats and veggies. Polenta is a porridge made from cornmeal. When it cools, it can be sliced and fried.       To make polenta, boil 4 1/2 cups of chicken broth in a pan.  Slowly add 3/4 cups of cornmeal. Pour it slowly and stir…

The Dark Table – A Different Experience

A while back I wanted to try a new dining experience. I heard about a place called Dark Table where you eat in the dark. You would lose you sense of sight and experience meals with your other senses. When we arrived at the restaurant, we all waited outside and a waiter came out to…

Chinese Pancake Wraps

One of my favorite dishes to order when we go out to a Chinese restaurant is the Peking duck wrap. The best part is the wrap.  It is basically a flour tortilla wrap and it can be used for any thing.  It is chewy and thin and tastes good with any filling. Most of you…

Beer Braised Beef

I was given some beer and if you know me, I don’t prefer drinking beer.  I didn’t know what to do with it and it just sat in the fridge getting flat. Growing up, I was taught not to waste food. Even if it is something that I did not like. My dad would say,…