• Sprouted Hummus

    And all of a sudden, it’s Spring. The season for dips, sharing, and eating outside. Hummus is one of my favourite creamy dips with flatbread or raw veggies, and also a great salad dressing and spread for sandwiches.  Made with chickpeas, it is … Continue reading

  • Cardamom Pistachio Kulfi

    If you are a fan of desserts with rich and complex flavours, you might just fall in love with cardamom ice cream. Cardamom is a spice often used in Indian cuisine, and imparts a uniquely aromatic flavour. Paired with crushed pistachios and creamy coconut base, the … Continue reading

  • Superfood Salad

    I’m obsessed with this salad. It’s filling, it’s got crunch, it’s lathered in a sweet and creamy dressing and it’s got all the goods for a healthy, wholesome meal. While it calls for multiple ingredients, some of which need a bit … Continue reading

  • The Ultimate Loaded Cookie

    These chewy cookies are absolutely packed with all sorts of goodies, and though some may call them breakfast cookies, they are really anytime cookies, whether on-the-go or to savour with tea. Why I love them? The base is oats. The glue is … Continue reading

  • Pudla, Savoury Chickpea Pancakes

    Indian Pudla are earthy spicy “pancakes” which make for a delicious gluten-free bread alternative that will waken your senses. Spiced with cilantro, ginger and green chilli, they are light and tender on the inside, hot and crispy on the edges. The base of … Continue reading

  • Shrimp and Sweet Potato Soba Noodles in a Creamy Tahini Sauce

    Warm chewy soba noodles tossed with your choice of vegetables and protein makes for a quick and easy brunch or light dinner. This recipe was inspired by Fresh bowls, and are impossibly easy to make, and possibly faster to DIY than takeout! In this version, I … Continue reading

  • Miso Ginger Sweet Potato Soup

    Brrr!!! I couldn’t bring myself to make a shake this chilly morning. I was craving something warm and comforting, not too heavy, and portable to fuel me on my way to the gym. Why not soup!!! Savoury soup for breakfast may … Continue reading

  • Clean & Mean Reese’s Pieces

    I recently tried Kewaza’s peanut butter cookie dough energy balls and was WOWWW’d! One look at the ingredients list: Dates, Peanut Butter. Chocolate chips, and I had to make them in bulk for myself. The first time around, I threw these ingredients … Continue reading

  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts Cashew Quinoa Salad with Goat Cheese Balsamic Dressing

    Enjoy salads during cooler seasons by adding roasted vegetables and substantial ingredients to bulk it up. This salad combines roasted brussels sprouts, cooked quinoa and toasted cashews with raw spinach and sweet currants. Toss this with some goat cheese and balsamic dressing, and you … Continue reading

  • Watermelon Salad with Mint, Feta and Balsamic reduction

    Cool down the weekend with this super refreshing watermelon salad. The combination of juicy watermelon, fresh mint, creamy feta and syrupy balsamic reduction is so lip-smackingly delicious you’ll be craving it all summer long.

Matcha Pistachio Truffles

When you need an afternoon pick-me-up, try a healthy buzz over another cup of caffeine or a timbit in the staff room. These are high in protein, healthy fats and antioxidants to boost and maintain your energy, with zero processed sugar. Just dates for the perfect sweetness to balance earthy matcha and nuts.

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Pincho of Codfish with Honey Garlic Roasted Red Peppers

For the past 2 weeks I’ve been exploring the rich culture and history of Andalucia Spain, and the fantastic food  and wine authentic to that region. I started first with a list of tapa bars recommended by celebrity chef, Anthony Bourdain, but quickly discovered other local hot spots with crowds holding overfilled glasses of wine spewing onto the streets into the late* hours of the night.

*late for me, normal for them 😉 

It was glorious.

Southern Spain features a lot of fish and seafood, and the tapa I made today is a pincho (small slice of bread with a topping fastened on top of it with a “pincho” or a toothpick) of codfish topped with roasted red peppers, garlic, honey and olive oil.   Continue reading

Shanghai-Style Wonton 上海雲呑

I haven’t posted once since my mom arrived from Hong Kong 2 months ago. I’ve been utterly, yet obligingly, spoiled by my mom’s home-cooking and haven’t lifted a finger other than to click an OpenTable reso when it’s my turn to treat.

My grandmother on my mother’s side is Shanghainese and her reputable culinary skills have been passed onto her children while they grew up in Hong Kong. I received none of those skills across the Pacific Ocean, so I rely solely on my mom to make my absolute favourite dish: Shanghai- style wontons. These are fun, straight-forward, and much faster to make with a partner or kids, so round up a squad for your wonton prep! We usually make these in batches of 100 so we can freeze and have them ready within minutes next time around.   Continue reading

Thai Grilled Chicken Thighs

Time to fire up the grill! Thai chicken thighs makes for an exotic weeknight dinner that comes together quickly. This recipe features traditional Thai ingredients like fish sauce, fresh coriander, ginger and garlic, infused into juicy chicken thighs that you can serve on rice, over salad, or in a sandwich.  Continue reading

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