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…

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…

Gnocchi

After eating gnocchi at an Italian restaurant, I was motivated to make my own gnocchi. It tasted so soft and fluffy compared to the chewy ones you buy in the supermarket. So I went home and researched before deciding to undertake this. It ended up being quite simple and fast to make. To be honest,…

Vegetarian Wonton

This post is up by request… I wanted to make wontons for Christmas, but had to make them vegetarian because not everyone ate meat. So I asked a friend for the recipe for her vegetarian wontons. It tasted so good I didn’t make enough! Below is my adaption of the recipe I received. The recipe…

Roasted Cauliflower

The first time I tried this recipe I was sceptical, I did not like cauliflower. Most cauliflower I had eaten was bland and mushy. But when this came out of the oven, I started popping these like candy. I hope you enjoy these as much as I did. 1 head cauliflower, trimmed and cut into…

Spicy Eggplant

I know a lot of people don’t like eggplant because of the mushy texture. But cooking it like this, the eggplant is till a little firm and not mushy. 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons garlic, minced 1 inch ginger, minced 1 onion, diced 4 Chinese eggplants, halved lengthwise and cut into 1 inch half…

Lor Mai Fan

One of the ultimate comfort foods. I just got a new rice cooker with a sweet rice function and this my first test. I can’t believe how easy it was to make. Definitely will be making this a lot. 2 cups glutinous rice, rinsed and soaked 1 cup shiitake mushrooms, soaked and sliced 1 Tbsp…

Potato Casserole

You have sour cream and cheese in your fridge and you don’t know what to do with it…. That was usually my dillema whenever I bought sour cream. I have finally figured out what to do with the remaining sour cream other than throw it out. Make potato casserole. I like playing around with the…

Pasta Sauce

Making your own pasta sauce makes lasagne and pasta taste so much better! This is the sauce that I’ve been using to make lasagne, and the left overs I freeze or pressure can to use for a quick meal with spaghetti or ravioli, or what ever I have on hand. The secret to making this…

Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad

I was cooking barbecued jerk chicken and was getting tired of always serving baked potatoes with it and didn’t want to eat rice… hmmm so then what was I supposed to make to eat that was healthy and still incorporated some vegetables. I found my bag of quinoa in my pantry and figured it was…