Avocado Pesto Pasta Salad

Well it’s summer, it’s hot outside and I have all this lovely fresh produce that is finally starting to come out from my garden. I was trying to figure out what to do with an over abundance of fresh basil and thought of making pesto. When I figured out that you can make vegan pesto…

Pineapple Lemon Sorbet

A refreshing treat on a hot summer day. It tastes especially good during heat wave! Ingredients:2.5 cups pineapple, blended (fresh is best)1 cup lemon, juiced3/4 – 1 cup of sweetener (depending on taste) 1/2 cup water Directions:Step 1: Prepare the base1. Blend pineapple. It might be roughly 3 cups of fresh pineapple to get the…

Matcha Ice Cream

The resulting creamy smooth matcha ice cream is such a refreshing treat during the summer. If you have never tried matcha ice cream, I challenge you to give it a try. Ingredients:Non-dairy ice cream base2-3 Tbs matcha powder * Don’t forget to put the ice cream machine bowl in the freezer Directions:Step 1: Prepare Ice…

Mango Ice Cream

One of my summer obsessions this year is mango ice cream… Who doesn’t love mango! Ingredients:3 cups pureed mango1 cup cashew cream or coconut cream1 lemon, juiced1/2 cup sweetener1/4 tsp xantham gumPinch of salt Cashew Cream:1/2 cup raw cashew1/2 cup water Directions:Step 1: Cashew Cream (optional)1. Soak the cashews either overnight or at a minimum…

Non-Dairy Ice Cream Base

One benefit of working from home, is the ability to make ice cream in the middle of the day. After multiple test runs, and scoping the many different recipe variations on the internet, the following is the best combination that I came up with. The following recipe is the base that I use for all…

Body Lotion

I have been trying to make my body lotion rather than buying it for a few years now. This is the recipe that I find myself going back to again and again. Water Part 300g distilled water 2g panthenol 4g vegetable glycerin 1g silk peptides 1g sea kelp bioferment Oil Part 14g e-wax 36g oil…

Oatmeal Fudge Bars

If you’re a chocolate lover like me you’ll love biting into a hunk of chocolate covered in an oatmeal cookie crust.

Love Letter Biscuits (Kuey Kapit)

Every Chinese New Year, my mom comments about how she misses the Kuey Kapit from Malaysia and how they used to spend all day making these biscuits over hot coals. Unfortunately, we are not able to find these biscuits easily here in Canada. So this year, I decided to try and make them using my…

Korean Kimchi Fried Rice

When I go to my hairdresser, it usually takes at least 2-3 hours before I get to leave depending on what I get done because my hair is so long and thick. This means that I don’t usually get to leave until 7 or 8 o’clock and don’t get to eat any dinner! But my…

Red Bean Dessert (Tong Shui)

I got this great kitchen aid multi-cooker with my air miles points that is a slow-cooker, makes yogourt, cooks soup, simmers, etc. Anyways, enough about my kitchen gadgets. The reason I bring it up is because it’s great to cook this red bean dessert. If I’m home during the day I can just turn on…

Mango Sorbet

With the hot weather, I’ve been obsessed with ice cream! Well, truthfully I love ice cream in the summer, so anytime is ice cream time. Anyways, I had a bunch of mangos that I needed to use up, so I decided to try and make sorbet. Low fat, cold and sweet. The best combination. This…