Easy Peasy Vegetable Bake

Finally I found a new favorite side dish for potlucks and hosting dinner parties.  It is simple and can be made ahead of time.  It is pretty looking and is super tasty.  It is extremely customizable and you can always add your favorite vegetables and substitute with vegan cheese.   For my recipe I used…

Japanese Cotton Cheesecake with Sugared Cranberries

I’ve always loved the soft fluffy Japanese cheesecake but I also know how difficult it can be to make. I tried this recipe that worked out pretty well. To add decorate the cheesecake, I wanted something that would compliment it without over powering the delicate cake. I decided to make some candied cranberries. Start by boiling…

Review: Vancouver’s Original Bone Broth Bar

Wednesdays have become “Weird Eats Wednesdays” at work. That means we try out weird and strange foods in Vancouver. Our first weird food stops was at Vancouver’s Original Bone Broth Bar. Yes!! There is a bone broth bar. They also sell collagen shots and popsicles. (The popsicles were sold out so I didn’t get to…

Chickpea Meringue – Vegan!

As our 2016 food adventures wind down, it is time for us to plan for our next year.  Where will our stomachs take us?  What food adventures will we have. You will just have to wait and see.  I am posting this recipe as my last recipe of 2016 as I hope to inspire your…

Easy Beef Stew

Vancouver has gotten a lot of snow over the past couple of weeks and the weather doesn’t seem like it will let up. It’s cold out and the only way to keep warm is to make some Easy Beef Stew!! When I say easy, this is EASY! Start with 1 chopped medium sweet onion and…

Review: Burgoo

I am off for the holidays, YIPEEEE.  I love meeting up with friends and enjoying your favorite foods at a casual place over the winter break.  I am going to have to tell you about one of a my all time favorite places: Burgoo . I have tried many of their dishes but I always…

Festive Bear Hug Sugar Cookies

Yes I am late with my holiday baking. I usually start at the end of November.  Why because it just takes so long.  I decided this year I wanted to change up my cookies and try using cookie cutters.  I usually hate rolled cookies because I don’t like the texture and it takes too long. …

Easy BBQ Pork Ribs

This is an easy oven baked BBQ pork rib recipe.  I like to do this when I have a good chunk of time right before dinner. First start by placing the pork rib on a sheet of aluminum foil. You will need a large enough piece to wrap the entire rib. This will help keep…

Review: Hi Genki

Hi Genki is a hidden gem in Burnaby. It is located in a Nikkei Senior Home. They serve authentic Japanese cuisine in a  cafeteria type setting. Upon entering the senior home, you would not have suspected it would be a restaurant. The only hint is the line up of patrons patiently waiting for seats. Large…

Frickin’ Easy Vegan Black Forest Cake

By popular demand, I tried to make a vegan version of my black forest cake.  It sort of worked?! I guess.  It tasted great but the coconut whipped cream didn’t last long.  My original cake was made with whipping cream and it was perfect. It was a moist and delicious cake. This version was just…

Broccoli and Ham Quiche

Quiche is an easy dish that can be made with many different ingredients. That means it is a very versatile meal! For this quiche, I added ham, sharp cheddar and broccoli. Start by dicing the ham, cubing the cheddar and cutting the broccoli in bite-size bits. You need about 2 cups of broccoli, 1/2 cup…