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…

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…

Thai Green Curry

I admit that I have tried cooking green curry from canned paste a few times, and for some reason it never tastes very good… maybe I didn’t get the proportions right. But I recently went to a vegetarian restaurant and the green curry was so good, it renewed my love of green curry. I found…

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…

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,…

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,…

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…