Chicken & Avocado Eggrolls

By Friday, October 24, 2014

I saved the best for last this week! So remember on Tuesday when I told you I was going to share two AMAZING recipes from the past with you? Well here’s the second one, and it’s BAD A$$. I will warn you in advance – you need a food processor with a grating/slicing function or a mandolin ...

Vietnamese Caramel Pork

By Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Food with ALL the colours!   This is a massive step up from what I blogged about on Friday. Looks-wise, at least. I know they say "don't judge a book by it's cover" but I always always do. It's in my nature. I have so many freakin' recipes on Pinterest that it's overwhelming. I'm now divided them into ...

Pork & Brussels Sprouts in Black Bean Sauce

By Friday, January 17, 2014

Lately, I've had a serious thing for ground pork. I blogged about two other ground pork recipes - Spicy Peanut Noodles with Ground Pork and Asian Pork Lettuce Wraps (Larb). I really like the flavour and have always loved all ground meats. We mostly only buy ground pork for our favourite potstickers. But lately I've been curious about using it ...

Asian Pork Salad Wraps

By Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Believe it or not, but it was this exact dish that made me fall in love with Thai food. I remember the first time I had it. My high school student council went out for dinner at the end of the year and one of my friends suggestion Thai. I’d never tried it before, but even ...

Asian Mandarin Quinoa Bowl

By Friday, August 16, 2013

Yeah... it looks as good as it tastes. Forget quinoa fried rice. This is a lighter, healthier and more refreshing cold quinoa bowl. And, my friends, it's faster to make. So this recipe is all-around just winning at life. Personally, I love sesame oil. My cousin Denise got me on to it when she briefly lived with ...

Crab & Avocado Salad with Wasabi Dressing

By Thursday, December 27, 2012

First of all, I am totally over-the-moon to be writing this blog post from my brand-new MacBook Pro! I got it for Christmas from My Other Half. Isn't he great? Perhaps it will motivate me to blog more - especially about the things I've been procrastinating, my like my organization projects, decorating and gardening. This recipe ...

Udon Noodles with Shiitake & Chicken

By Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Mushroom haters, be gone. Seriously though, you people drive me nuts! Do you know how many times I’ve found a recipe I was dying to try, but haven’t been able to because a friend doesn’t eat mushrooms? Hundreds of times. Okay, maybe just dozens. But you know who you are. And I’m cyber-glaring at you this very instant. Luckily ...

Easy Asian Salmon Bundles & Sesame-Glazed Bok Choy

By Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Easy recipes that appear way harder than they actually are. That, my friends, is what I dream of. This is exactly that. This recipe seems so complicated and fancy, but takes no time to put together and offers impressive presentation. A winner, in my books! My Other Half and I enjoyed these on a sunny Saturday evening, dining ...

Breaking news: The best Chicken Teriyaki ever!

By Friday, September 23, 2011

Nigella Lawson hits it out of the park… again! She’s definitely my favourite celebrity chef and she never ceases to amaze me. Sure, there have been a few disappointments when using her recipes, but for the most part, they’re delicious, original and often unusual. I love her full-flavour and full-fat style. Plus, she’s absolutely gorgeous, which ...

Sweet & Sour Cashew Chicken with Coconut Rice

By Thursday, January 27, 2011

I am having such incredible luck with recipes these days! I hit another one out of the park. Sweet and Sour Cashew Chicken with Coconut Rice. Yeah, you’re right – it’s actually as good as it sounds.  If that’s even possible. It’s the perfect marriage of Nigella and Canadian Living (the rice beeing a Nigella find, ...

Wasabi Salad with Carrot, Grapefruit & Avocado

By Friday, November 12, 2010

I have previously confessed to my obsession with Thai and Asian foods. It really can be a problem, especially when I want it every single day for every meal. There’s something about the flavours, spices and textures that is intoxicating to me. It’s just downright mouth-watering and delicious. My Long Lost Friend enjoying Asian Night I ...

Chinese Five-Spice Soup

By Monday, October 18, 2010

This post was updated in February 2015 with new photography! So I am more than a little behind with the blogging, but to be honest, I've been on a bit of a cooking drought. My Other Half has been traveling for the past 6 weeks, pretty much non stop. On top of that, I've been all ...

Peach-Glazed Chicken

By Sunday, September 26, 2010

Quite a while ago, for my 20th birthday, a little lady friend of mine (whom we’ll here on out refer to as Xi’an) gave me a cookbook called The Dinner Fix by well-know food network TV personality Sandi Richard. At this point, other than my experience at the Rose & Kettle Tearoom, I hadn’t done ...

Slow Cooker Peachy Sweet & Sour Shrimp

By Sunday, August 29, 2010

Peachy Sweet & Sour Shrimp I have a certain type of food I gravitate towards. If it's spicy, Asian, some sort of curry or noodle dish, I'll probably want to try and make it. Thai food is my favourite kind of food by a country mile, for many reasons: flavours, textures, ingredients, style... I crave ...