Vegetarian Chili

We had a chilli cookout at work and I tried this Jamie Oliver recipe. I know, I know, trying a new recipe for other people is a little bit dicy, but…. I ended up winning the awards for best and most creative chilli. Well this is now my second time making this. I think what…

Lasagna

I make this lasagne over and over. I use the homemade pasta sauce in this blog. If I do run out of time though, I will cheat with store bought spaghetti sauce. I add some onions, celery, carrots turkey chicken pepperoni and cook it with the store bought spaghetti sauce. 1L Pasta sauce 6 lasagna…

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…

Pumpkin Cupcake + Cinnamon Vanilla Cream Cheese Icing

Another week, another potluck. I offered to bring dessert, because I wanted to try making this pumpkin cupcake. But what a marathon, I forgot that I only had one day to get the ingredients and make the cupcakes! Surprise it to less time that I thought, which was great because it meant I could go…

Chocolate Cupcake, Chocolate Cinnamon Cream Cheese Icing

Company coming for lunch… what to make? This recipe is one that I have wanted to try for a long time, I even had the cake mix and pudding in my pantry! And I can’t remember the last time I used cake and pudding mix. But wow, this cupcake turned out great, light, fluffy and…

Chocolate Zucchini Cupcake

What do you do when you have too much zucchini in your fridge? Chocolate cake! Wow was I surprised, it tasted just like a soft moist chocolate cake. You can’t even taste or see the zucchini at all. What a great way to add vegetables in your diet, especially for picky eaters. 2 cups all-purpose…

Fruit Salad

I wanted to make fruit salad, so I decided to make a filipino fruit salad. I didn’t want to make it too heavy, so I decided experiment and use cashew cream instead of the traditional nestle cream. I also decided not to make it totally vegan by using condensed milk instead of coconut milk. Just…

Pear Juice

I bought a huge bag of pears from Costco and when I got home I had no idea what to do with them. I decided to experiment and make pear juice. So far this is my favourite pear juice combination that I have come up with so far! 2 Pears 4 Pineapple Wedges 1 Inch…

Apple Cucumber Juice

I put my juicer on my counter-top instead of the cupboard, in hopes that it would encourage me to use it more often. Unfortunately until the last few weeks it was just collecting dust. However, I discovered a farmer’s market that just opened in my area, and now I have to use up all the…

Carrier Oils

When I started my journey of making my own beauty products, I got confused with the different types of oil and why you should use one over the other. So I decided to compile a condensed version of the benefits and uses of each of the oils that I have discovered in my research. First…

Vegan Cardamon Ice Cream

I have heard so much about Village ice cream. I finally had a taste and it was as good as everyone has been raving about. I had a taste of their cardamom ice cream and ever since I have wanted to try making it at home. Cardamom ice cream, sounded really strange to me, but…

Vanilla Extract

Ever notice how much vanilla extract costs, and I’m not talking about the artificial extract? And on trips to mexico, do you go into the store just to buy a ton of vanilla extract to bring home, just because it tastes so much better? I do! That is until I figured out how easy it…