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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…