Tang Yuan: Better Together

Tang Yuan is commonly enjoyed during holidays such as the Lantern Festival (Yuan Xiao 元宵) and Winter Solstice (Dong Zhi 冬至). In Northern China, Yuan Xiao also means “First Evening”, being the first full moon after Chinese New Year. The dessert is meant to be eaten with family, with time the round shapes of the…

One-Pot Sesame Ginger Soy Chow Mien

The last year was a whirlwind of crazy – a great amount of growth, bucket loads of joy and in many ways realizing and learning how to cope with loss. One thing I have learned when reflecting back was that time missed with those you love most cannot be brought back. Though I love the…

Ain’t Your Typical Frittata

Sam may not like green eggs and ham, but I guarantee you that you will like this green egg – here or there, you’d like them anywhere! As Dr.Seuss would say: ‘Oh the things you can do that are good for you’….  Who would’ve thought this could be referring to some green eggs?! Hat’s off…

Cast Iron Baby Dutch Pancakes

Has the rainy weather gotten you feeling like crepe? … Here’s the perfect recipe to bring some happiness to your day. Nothing beats starting the day off good with something warm, delicious and so easy to make! Because life is butter with pancakes! Behold…. the ‘Baby, I pancake my eye’s off of you!’ Baby Dutch…

Lemon Pepper Tossed Penne

No doubt about it – life gets busy. Especially with the beautiful sunshine we’ve been getting these last couple of weeks despite Autumn being in full swing. Any tidbits that can save me time in the kitchen without compromising taste or nutrition quality is a huge win. Because the less time I spend cooking, means…

Simply Roasted Kabocha Soup

Fall colours are now blanketing the streets and with the mornings and evenings getting cooler, a warm, spiced cup of soup just hits the spot! Especially if you’re looking for something tasty, simple and easy on a weekday night. Tasty, healthy meals don’t need to take a lot of time – just a bit of…

Vegetable Fresh Spring Rolls

I’ve been on a bit of a roll at the local Farmer’s Market lately. It’s one of my favourite ways to spend the weekend. I mean, what’s not to love? There’s music, homemade items from soups to soaps, fresh summer peaches to fragrant pakoras, not to mention arts and crafts like recycled old t-shirt bag…

3 Ingredient Watermelon Granita

This summer has been a real hot one. Temperatures have been hitting higher numbers than previous years. If you haven’t noticed yet, I am a bit of a dessert queen so here’s an obligatory post for a sweet treat this to beat the heat! After all, there’s nothing like finishing the day off on a…

Blueberry Protein Pancakes

This year’s sunny days have been quite enjoyable for most – especially those with home gardens. For our local farmers, that means this year’s berry harvest is booming (if you haven’t noticed the recent price drop in berries this season, this is why). Fresh BC blueberries are available form July through until September. So be…

Nacho Average Salsa

I don’t know about you, but summer’s got a peach of my heart. Beautiful sunshine calling to get outdoors, the sandy beaches waving to pay a visit, and the mountains calling out to be climbed. Perhaps it’s all the vitamin sea that comes with this bright, sunny weather. Or maybe the fact that the longer…