Rice Pudding

Creamy rice pudding, one of the ultimate comfort desserts. Hot in winter and cold in summer. It’s so easy to make in the slow cooker, it just takes a bit of time. Make sure you stir it once in awhile to make sure it doesn’t stick to the bottom. 8 cups milk (mixture of coconut,…

What are Essential Oils?

Essential oils are generally extracted by distillation, often by using steam from the leaves, stems, flowers, barks, roots. Essential oils are not really oils. They do not contain the fatty acids that constitute what we would consider an actual oil. Essential oils are not the same as perfume or fragrance oils. Essential oils are derived straight…

Antibiotic Blend

I was sick and needed some antibiotics. But it was the weekend and all the clinics were closed until Monday. My only option was going to the emergency, which I didn’t want to do and I didn’t think it was that urgent. I had essential oils at home and I’ve been told that they have…

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…

Chap Chae

Korean food, yum. Chap Chae is simple, but the unique noodle is what makes this dish. This is one of the most popular dishes at a Korean restaurant. Hope you like it. 1 package dried Korean sweet potato noodles 2 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil, divided 1 tablespoon cooking oil 1 onion, thinly sliced 2 carrots,…

Rice Cooker Steel-Cut Oats

Surprise, surprise! I was sent an email from the most unlikely source with a tweet about cooking steel-cut oats in the rice cooker. But what a great idea… I like steel-cut oats, but hate cooking it on the stove top because it takes so much longer to cook than regular oatmeal. So I decided to…

Vegetarian Char Siew Bao

My first time making bao was definitely an adventure. The second time I tested a different recipe and wow what a difference it makes to the dough! Plus this time I kind of knew when to take it out of the steamer. The first time the bao came out with holes everywhere. Definitely couldn’t bring…

Ginger Carrot Soup

I found this yummy carrot soup recipe. It has a hint of thai flavour. To top it off, it’s good for you too. The ginger and cumin help digestion, garlic and onion help liver detoxification. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. 2 tablespoons oil 1 small onion, chopped 2 tablespoons ginger,…

Pineapple Tarts

I haven’t had Pineapple Tarts for so long! I have to say with the non-stick pot the pineapple jam wasn’t as hard or as much work as I remember this recipe being. The flakey pastry melts in your mouth with just the right amount of buttery taste. There will be extra filling, you can use…

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…

Saltine Toffee

Saltine crackers, salted or unsalted 1 cup butter or margarine 1 cup dark brown sugar 2 cups milk chocolate chips 3/4 cup chopped pecans, or coconut flakes Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Line the cookie sheet with tin foil. Make sure the foil overlaps the edges to make it easier to…

Sorrel (Hibiscus tea)

I was first introduced to this drink on a mission trip in the caribbean. It was so delicious that when I got home I went hunting for the ingredients to make this drink. I found the hibiscus at a Mexican grocery store, but have since discovered that you can also use red zinger tea bags…