Chex Mix

A friend brought this over to my house and I couldn’t stop eating it. They were so addictive I brought the leftovers to work the next day ate the entire bag. 3 1/2 cups Honey Nut Chex™ cereal 3 1/2 cups Rice Chex™ cereal 1 cup pretzels 3 cups plain popcorn, popped 1 Earth Balance…

Pumpkin Soup

What to do with fresh pumpkin? Usually I use pumpkin that is in a can! I wanted to make butternut squash soup but I only had pumpkin and had to figure out what the do with all the fresh pumpkin I had in my pantry. So butternut squash with pumpkin is the result. olive oil…

Roasted Carrot Ginger Soup

On a cold day, nothing tastes quite as good as hot soup. Looking into my fridge I had carrots fresh from the farm and ginger. Keeping it simple, Roasted Carrot Ginger Soup was born. 6 to 8 carrots 1/4 cup olive oil Salt 6 cups vegetable stock 1 inch ginger, peeled 1 tsp thyme 1…

Cinnamon Buns

This is my favourite cinnamon bun recipe. I was given this recipe years ago on a piece of paper. When I want to make cinnamon buns I search my house high and low for this recipe because the piece of paper is the only copy I have. So I have decided to post it here…

Lemon Loaf

Lemons…the tart taste of lemons just can’t be beat. I wanted to make a lemon loaf that had a tart with a strong taste of lemon. I decided to try and make a lemon cake mix / lemon pudding mix to see what it tasted like. So I used my go to cake mix recipe….

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…