Blueberry cream cheese rolls

I swear something magical happens when you add cream cheese to something. It’s like adding even more goodness on something that’s already amazing as is. So you can only imagine how amazing these fluffy blueberry cream cheese rolls tasted when they came out of the oven! They were like having portable blueberry bagels topped with… Read More »

Skinny banana bread

This banana loaf is perfect for those who are health conscious. It’s full of healthy ingredients and lightly sweetened with maple syrup. It’s equally delicious served warm or at room temperature and even better when topped with nut butter.

Matcha mochi waffles

These sticky, glutinous Matcha mochi waffles are a unique take on the iconic breakfast waffles. The addition of the glutinous rice flour are a funky addition to the traditional waffle batter They are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside making them a fun and delightful treat to eat.

Congee noodle house revisited

  The go to place for our family dinners seems to be Congee noodle house these days…I’ve been here so often that I’m not really sure what I haven’t tried anymore! Here are a few dishes we got this time around… Broccoli with sauteed seafood: Dish was topped with a soy based roux. I was… Read More »

A Ri Rang Tofu House

Nom nom nom Korean is on the menu again! This time we decided to go to A Ri Rang Tofu House because we were shopping at Richmond Centre and didn’t want to go too far. I guess we could of gone to Samsoonie but we wanted to try somewhere new.

Bai bua Thai

Lil bun, mother deer and I wanted to go out for lunch after grocery shopping. We were going up along Hastings street and being that I passed by Bai Bua Thai on my commute to school practically every day, I figured that it was about time that we go by.

Fluffiest raisin bread (tangzhong)

This fluffy raisin bread has a special cookie topping to give it a unique twist. This cookie topping is typically used on Hong Kong style pineapple buns (bolo bao) or Japanese melon bread but I love it so much that I decided to try using it on a regular loaf!

Sweet potato walnut cake

Sweet potatoes do a wonderful job of keeping this cake extremely soft and moist. It’s interior is tender with a dense, moist crumb, and the crust is firmer and slightly chewy. The cake is robustly spiced and full of hearty flavor. If you like sweet potatoes, carrot cake, or pumpkin-based recipes, you’ll love this bread.

Black sesame cookies

These gluten free black sesame cookies are soft, chewy and nutty all at the same time. They’re perfect with a cup of tea but I like it best with a glass of coconut milk.

Malted chocolate cookies

Chocolate chip cookies are already marvelous on their own but adding in malted milk powder and chocolate covered malt balls take them over the top leaving you with soft, dense malted chocolate chip cookies that are out of this world. This recipe isn’t anything new because I simply made adaptations to my  M&M monster cookie… Read More »

Kenzo noodle house

It’s been a while since I’ve been to Kenzo and while I don’t remember my first visit being overly memorable, we decided to head over there the other evening because I wanted a bowl of spicy comforting noodles.

Sweet potato oatmeal

I LOVE all things sweet potato. Especially when it’s Japanese sweet potato. It’s sweet, savory, filling, nourishing and comforting. It’s perfect.

Lemon paprika chicken -lunch ideas

It’s spicy, it’s zesty, it’s lemon paprika chicken! This lemon paprika chicken is a fantastic way to add protein into your lunch or dinner. It uses minimal ingredients and little to no prep time. I promise your chicken will turn out moist and delicious every time!

Sushi ville revisited

Sushiville is actually one of my favorite places to go for sushi because not only do they have tons of unique rolls, but it’s pretty portion size friendly and I just like going because they offer you the option to upgrade your rolls to being “giant” for only $2 more and you get probably double… Read More »

Spiced carrot bundt cake

This version is my take on everyone’s favorite spiced carrot bundt cake. The coconut sugar adds an almost caramel like flavor and cinnamon glaze just takes the cake over the top. The secret to making this spiced carrot cake all the better is to toast the walnuts because it adds a whole ‘nother level of… Read More »

Hearty homemade pasta sauce

This homemade tomato sauce is full of nutritious ingredients. It may be vegan but the veggies in it are hearty enough that you won’t even notice! It’s slow simmered to develop a depth of flavor and goes wonderfully with any pasta dish, on top of pizza or even toast!

Won Jo revisited

Mother deer wanted to go out for Korean food one fine evening so we decided to go to Won Jo. I’ve been here once before in the past and I remembered enjoying my visit so I thought that it would be alright for us to come here again. This time we tried a variety of… Read More »

Cinnamon raisin swirl bread (vegan)

This cinnamon raisin swirl loaf is a total breakfast classic. It can be enjoyed as is, toasted or even dipped in custard for a fantastic twist on French toast! After making a batch of cinnamon raisin bagels last week and absolutely adoring them, I figured that making a loaf of raisin swirl bread was in… Read More »