Venn Piagram – Koolaid Pie

Guess what today is!!! Pi Day! and we can’t celebrate pi day without some pi. This year I decided to make a Venn Piagram. Get it! The assembly of this actually took a while but making a koolaid pie is super easy and requires no baking. You need graham cracker crust, jello (three flavors of…

Candied Celeriac

For my friend’s yearly trip to Whistler, we decided to have a cooking contest where each of the teams was given a secret ingredient. I got to help choose the ingredients. To my surprise, the ingredient that was assigned to my team was one that I had no idea what to do with. It was…

Three Ingredient Shortbread Cookie

Now that my son is two (almost 2.5), it is time that I introduce him to baking. This has been the part of motherhood I have been waiting for.  I really want to spend time in the kitchen with my son.  This is the first time for me cooking with him but he did really…

Celery Root and Carrot Almond Cake

One day I needed a cake made from celery root and it needed to be gluten free. I found a recipe for this gluten free almond cake and thought it would be a good base for the celery root cake. Celery root has a mild celery taste but is more like a potato when cooked….

Chocolate Coffee Beans

Yesterday I spent my Valentines day sick at home. I tried to be productive but that didn’t happen.  In the end I was able to make a blog post. This is a super simple recipe for those days that you just are craving a sweet treat.  And you know me. I love coffee. Place chocolate…

Cilantro Lime Tahini Dressing

This is a fresh and tasty dressing that can be used on salad dressings, buddha bowls or even for veggie dips. The best part is that it is easy to make. This dressing uses 1/3 cup cilantro, 1 juice of a lime, 2 tablespoons of tahini, a pinch of salt and 1/4 cup water. Begin…

Coffee Jelly

A few years ago I was lucky enough to go to Japan.  One thing I really miss from there was their Coffee Jelly Frappucinos that was available at Starbucks. I am really sad that they don’t have it on the menu here in Vancouver.  I looked up a couple recipes for Coffee Jelly and actually…

Huli Huli Chicken

I’m still dreaming about the food that I had in Hawaii. With the colder winter weather I wish I could back. One of my favourite dishes was Huli Huli chicken. Hulu Huli chicken is normally a grilled chicken dish served in Hawaii. There are lots of different recipes for huli huli marinade. Here is my…

Almond Cookies

Lunar New Year is just around the corner and I wanted to try to make something for it.  I decided to try to make some almond cookies.  I found this recipe which is super easy to make. For this recipe, you just need a few simple ingredients: flour, almond flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar,…

Baked Tapioca and Red Bean Dessert with Pineapple Crust

Not everyone has time to make fancy dishes or elaborate meals but if you really want to make something then you just have to make time. I am saying this because while I was baking this dessert my toddler decided to throw a tantrum.  You can see that the pictures aren’t the greatest or the…

Cranberry Curd Tarts

Cranberries are abundant in stores at this time of year. They are a fun tart fruit that can be used in things like cranberry sauces, cranberry loaves and cranberry desserts. This recipe is a twist to lemon curd. Start by preparing the tart shells. I bought pre-made tart shells. Bake them as instructed on the…

Shiitake Bacon

This recipe is easy and a great addition to any dish. I like having it with rice or as a tasty addition to Buddha bowls. I don’t think it tastes like bacon but has a nice smoky flavour. Start by soaking your dried shiitake mushrooms. I like to soak mine in some hot water for…