Moroccan Spiced Carrot Slaw

The Super Bowl is a great excuse to eat like crap. Burgers, pizzas, chicken wings, fries, chips… you name it. So it’s time to go back to a healthy and delicious diet. The new issue of Food & Drinks by LCBO has this wonderful and easy-to-make recipe. I tried it, and I liked it, so I am sharing it. It serves approximately 4-6. Ingredients: 2 lbs (1 kg) carrots, peeled and julienned or shredded 1 tsp ground cumin 1/2 tspRead more

Taiwanese Beef Stew

December was a busy month. I traveled, worked, traveled, and played. It has been fun, but I am ready to embrace 2017 with these resolutions: read more, write more, and draw more. So let me start 2017 with my favourite authentic Taiwanese beef stew. My grandpa used to make this beef stew with homemade noodles as a quick meal for me when I was little. In my many years living in North America, I never found any restaurant that servedRead more

Chocolate Chips Banana Bread

It must be that time of the year! I haven’t baked for about a year but in the last 2 weeks I’ve baked 7 times, including 2 lemon ricotta cakes, 3 pumpkin loaves, and 2 banana breads. So, as you can see, I am writing down everything that works for me – no stand mixer, no hand mixer, no food processor are required.   All you need is: 2 big mixing bowls 1 nine inch loaf pan, or 2 regular muffinRead more

Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin is in season! I always like pumpkins: pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffin, pumpkin soup, pumpkin cheesecake…everything about pumpkin! But I never once wanted to make them because I didn’t have a mixer or food processor. Luckily I’ve found some recipes that do not require one. This is one of them. This recipe is my OWN development. It works very well and I am proudly sharing with you. This recipe serves approximately 6. All you need is: 2 big mixingRead more

Chung Ling’s Farmer Curry

Curry is the first dish I learned how to make when I studied abroad. When I lived in Philadelphia, this recipe warmed me up through many snowy winters. It is easy but flavourful; simple but filling. It is somewhere between Indian style curry and Japanese style curry with chunky vegetables. I love to make it around this time of year. I got this recipe from a friend and developed it over time. I use yogurt as the base so it hasRead more

Lemon Ricotta Cake

Baking can sometimes be intimidating when you don’t have a stand mixer, blender, or food processor. These baking essentials can also take up a lot of space in the kitchen. So when I see a recipe that requires NONE of those and instead just mixing and folding in a bowl, I try it and save it. This wonderful and trouble-saving recipe is from a chef friend. I’ve tried it four times and it’s always been deliciousO All you need is:Read more

The Corner On The Map -Delysees

Delysees was rated one of the best macaron places in Toronto. Located on King West, Delysees is an authentic French bakery. The exterior and interior are modern contemporary, and maybe a bit cold. I passed by many times but its look did not interest me. However I had a chance to stop by. The colourful macarons immediately grabbed my attention. Along with these fancy little treats, there were many pastry and baked goods. I had a decent croissant and delicious vanillaRead more