Recipes

SECRETS FROM MY VIETNAMESE KITCHEN BY KIM THUY | COOKBOOK REVIEW

SECRETS FROM MY VIETNAMESE KITCHEN BY KIM THUY | COOKBOOK REVIEW

Vietnamese food is such a vibrant cuisine. It is one of my favourites. It is homey and comfortable; yet, it can be so complex. Sometimes, it is hard to think outside of a bowl of pho noodles. Kim Thuy’s cookbook Secrets of my Vietnamese Kitchen […]

NATHALIE’S MATCHA TEA COOKIES

NATHALIE’S MATCHA TEA COOKIES

      Acknowledgement Excerpted from Secrets from My Vietnamese Kitchen: Simple Recipes from My Many Mothers by Kim Thuy. Copyright © 2017 Editions Libre Expression. Translated from the French by Sheila Fischman. Recipes translated by Marie Asselin. Appetite by Random House edition published in 2019. […]

CARAMEL PORK RECIPE – THIT RAM | VIETNAMESE CUISINE

CARAMEL PORK RECIPE – THIT RAM | VIETNAMESE CUISINE

This caramelized pork dish is perfect served over a snowy bowl of jasmine rice. The Stir-fry chunks of pork belly, chilli and green onions in the wok makes it very aromatic. For a lighter though no less delicious alternative, consider lean pork tenderloin instead. And also, […]

MODERN LUNCH BY ALLISON DAY | COOKBOOK REVIEW

MODERN LUNCH BY ALLISON DAY | COOKBOOK REVIEW

Modern Lunch totally has me rethinking about lunch! With over 100 recipes for assembling the midday meal, Lunch has become our favourite meal of the day! Allison has so many mouth-watering recipes and vibrant photographs that even just flipping thru the pages has me salivating! […]

Just-Add-Water Miso, Sweet Potato, and Soba Ramen Recipe

Just-Add-Water Miso, Sweet Potato, and Soba Ramen Recipe

This Just-Add-Water Miso, Sweet Potato, and Soba Ramen Recipe come from Allison Day and new newly launched Modern Lunch cookbook. The natural sweetness and creaminess of sweet potato helps to create a ramen broth that’s both addictive and nourishing. Soba noodles, made from buckwheat flour […]

TURKISH SPICE BEEF FREEKAH BOWL WITH PICKLED CABBAGE

TURKISH SPICE BEEF FREEKAH BOWL WITH PICKLED CABBAGE

What do you make on repeat in your house? This easy Turkish spiced beef freekah bowl is loaded with veggies and the Turkish spice mix just checks all the boxes and we just can’t get enough of it around here! Make a big batch of […]

Double-Steamed Snow Pear with Fritillaria Bulb Recipe | 川貝燉雪梨

Double-Steamed Snow Pear with Fritillaria Bulb Recipe | 川貝燉雪梨

Double-Steamed Snow Pear with Fritillaria Bulb Recipe 川貝燉雪梨 is one of my go-to recipes whenever I am sick or can’t get rid of the nagging persistent cough that just won’t go away. For anyone who hates taking medicine,  pills or cough syrup, this natural Chinese […]

EARL GREY HOT CHOCOLATE RECIPE

EARL GREY HOT CHOCOLATE RECIPE

Are you team Peppermint Hot Chocolate? I can honestly say that I am not a fan. I’m not sure who coined Peppermint Mocha or Cocoa to be the holiday drink, but I am not sold! Let me introduce you to the best Earl Grey Hot Chocolate ever! […]

Phnom Penh Cambodian Fried Chicken Wings Recipe | 金邊炸雞翅

Phnom Penh Cambodian Fried Chicken Wings Recipe | 金邊炸雞翅

I guess it’s fair to say that I have an obsession with chicken wings as like someone would over fried chicken. There’s this hole-in-the-wall restaurant in Vancouver that has been serving up some serious crack chicken wings for the past couple decades. Phnom Penh 金邊小館 is […]

CHICKEN CACCIATORE RECIPE with Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry

CHICKEN CACCIATORE RECIPE with Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry

As the weather gets colder, I crave hearty, stew like dishes. Chicken Cacciatore is the perfect rustic poultry-vegetable ‘hunter’s stew.’ Making chicken cacciatore is super easy and it pairs great with rice, grains or pasta. And I love that it is filled with lots of […]

THE GREAT SHELLFISH COOKBOOK BY MATT DEAN PETTIT REVIEW

THE GREAT SHELLFISH COOKBOOK BY MATT DEAN PETTIT REVIEW

The Great Shellfish Cookbook by Matt Dean Pettit lends itself Summer! It reminds you a camping, beach side barbecues and is full of surprises. I personally LOVE eating seafood – fish, lobster, crab, shrimp, and other exotic crustaceans – you name it! This cookbook recently has […]

ACTIFRY BRUSSEL SPROUTS WITH GARLIC CHILI RECIPE

ACTIFRY BRUSSEL SPROUTS WITH GARLIC CHILI RECIPE

Raise your hand if you love roasted Brussel sprouts? I am so excited that Brussel sprouts season has officially arrived! I love it even more that I comes around the time of Thanksgiving! It goes great with a fat turkey wrapped in bacon(!) or simply […]

INSTANTPOT BABY & KID FRIENDLY TURKEY CHILI RECIPE

INSTANTPOT BABY & KID FRIENDLY TURKEY CHILI RECIPE

It feels SO nice to finally be able to cook again! This InstantPot Baby and Kid Friendly Chili recipe is a life saver! The past few months has been utter chaos going back to work after a full year off on Maternity Leave, baby going to […]

InstantPot Taiwanese Green Onion Beef Rolls Recipe | 牛肉捲餅

InstantPot Taiwanese Green Onion Beef Rolls Recipe | 牛肉捲餅

One of my favourite things to order at a Taiwanese restaurant is their Green Onion Beef Rolls 牛肉捲餅. A lot of times you will find this at BBT shops. This Taiwanese burrito makes a great snack! I love the pan fried scallion pancake on the […]