Browsing the "Recipes" Category

Creamy Bacon Mac and Cheese for Grown-Ups

My earliest introduction to Mac and Cheese was the ones from Kraft Dinner. You mix the mysterious yellow packet of ingredients with the macaroni, water, margarine and milk,  then instantly you have dinner. I loved it as a kid because I [...]

December 27, 2014 Casserole, Recipes

Asian Marinated Chicken Thighs with Roasted Vegetables

I really love chicken especially when you find the perfect combination of ingredients to make your marinade. For this particular day, I wanted chicken and vegetables, so I thought roasting some vegetables and marinating chicken thighs would make for a [...]

December 24, 2014 chicken, Recipes

Easy Crab Cakes

On the West Coast, we are fortunate to be so close to an array of seafood. Going out to get crab cakes can be expensive, so making it at home is cheap and easy. You don’t need to be spending [...]

December 13, 2014 Recipes

Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

M had a lot of ingredients leftover from a previous dinner, so I had to find a dish that uses a fair amount of cheese. So, I thought about making Chicken Broccoli Casserole. I didn’t want to use a roux-based [...]

December 11, 2014 Casserole, Recipes

Fresh Corn and Tomato Salad

My two favourite vegetables are corn and tomatoes. The great debate – are tomatoes really a vegetable? It has seeds so its a fruit. I don’t really care. They taste good and I could eat them all day long. As [...]

December 10, 2014 Recipes, Salad

Creamy Lychee Pudding

Lychees are amazing, lychees are delicious, and lychees even make great desserts. Growing up in an asian family, we always have cans of lychees in the pantry or when they are in season, my parents would always get a bunch [...]

December 2, 2014 Dessert, Recipes

Katsu Curry: Japanese Curry

Japanese Curry starts off from blocks of curry roux from the supermarket. At least that how I do it. I picked this up at T&T and got the Golden Curry brand in Medium Hot. It saves a lot of time [...]

November 29, 2014 Japanese, Recipes

Coconut Chicken Strips

Instead of frozen chicken strips from the freezer, it’s always fun to make your own chicken strips. M really wanted to make some coconut chicken strips from a adapted recipe from his coworker. Ingredients 4 boneless and skinless chicken breasts [...]

November 25, 2014 Recipes

Caprese Salad: Tomatoes, Basil and Mozzarella

The Caprese Salad hails from Italy and resembles the 3 colours of the Italian flag – green, white and red. There is one salad that I can never get sick of and it’s the Caprese Salad. It’s very simple to [...]

November 6, 2014 Italian, Recipes

Yaki Udon: Quick Simple Comfort Meal

Yaki Udon is a stir-fried udon noodles dish with meat and vegetables. It’s simple to make and a very popular dish in Japan. It’s a dish I usually order at Japanese Izakaya restaurants, but you can make it at home [...]

November 2, 2014 Japanese, Recipes

One Pot Pasta: Simple Dinner with Less Mess

I’m a pretty lazy person when it comes to making dinner. I like to keep the mess minimal and not buy a million ingredients at the store. I don’t know why I always end up landing on BuzzFeed when I [...]

October 28, 2014 Italian, Recipes