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August 30, 2014

(via ❤ little japan mama ❤: Kohaku Namasu)

I’m looking into making some bento lunches this year as I head back to school and found this recipe for one of my favourite side items in japanese cuisine so I had to share :) I can taste the crunchy daikon already!

Little Japan Mama also has awesome recipes for other Japanese food (okonomiyaki anyone?) so make sure to check it out if you’re looking to get started in this realm of cuisine!

July 3, 2012

Just made this delicious galette - the ingredients are quite simple (and in season right now!) that I’d recommend for anyone to give it a try. It’s much easier to make than a pie, in terms of aesthetics at least, and tastes just as good/better! 

I used this as my pie crust recipe (halved for 1 galette) and will definitely be reusing it :)

Here’s a picture of my galette (not the prettiest thing ever I know, but so delicious):

(top picture via)

June 11, 2012

Just made this delicious spiced chicken with mango salsa for dinner tonight - definitely a redo for the future :)

Also had a go at these garlicky baked fries, which also turned out fantastic (this is pretty rare for me, having double success in trying new recipes). Even the boy agreed that they were the best home fries ever!

June 8, 2012

Making this for dinner, with a side of crispy garlicky kale … Don’t be jelly ;)


UPDATE: the soup turned out quite delicious (although the boy didn’t like it because he just isn’t a fan of soup). On the other hand, we didn’t like the crispy kale at all. I think some of the recipe sites oversold it, being all like “It tastes like potato chips!”, which it didn’t. Oh well, you win some & you throw out the rest into the compost.

Delicious Corn Muffins

May 22, 2012

Remember these muffins I posted about 2 weeks ago? Well, I made them again tonight with a few modifications, and came out with a perfectly delicious result. Let’s just put it this way: of the dozen I baked, the boy ate 6 in the last half an hour. And I had to restrain him from eating further so he doesn’t get a massive stomach ache later… hence, I decree this one a success! Hopefully I can get a photo of them next time before we inhale them all. [UPDATE: photo success! Too bad you can’t inhale deliciousness from the computer monitor.]

Here’s how it’s done:


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar (I used brown)
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup flour (I used unbleached white)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 & 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 egg


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees fahrenheit, make sure there’s a rack in the centre of the oven.
  2. Grease muffin tin with margarine or butter (this isn’t part of the 1/2 cup in the ingredients list)
  3. Mix softened butter & sugar together, then add in everything else and mix.
  4. It’s ok if the mixture is lumpy when everything’s mixed - apparently, it works better this way (who knows why?)
  5. Scoop into muffin tins & bake for 22 - 23 minutes.
  6. Eat them!

October 4, 2011 Reblogged from lacuisine


Bananas Foster

I saw this being made on Sugar High (hosted by Duff from ace of cakes so you know it’s good) this weekend and have been meaning to make it ever since. It looks scrumdelious!

August 9, 2011

So I made these yesterday, and they’re the best chocolate chip oatmeal cookies I’ve made to date. Best thing yet, they’re completely whole wheat! I added some cinnamon and about a cup of chopped up walnuts to the batter, and I would recommend baking them about 10-11 minutes as opposed to 12+ because the cookies will harden over time, and it might get a bit too chewy later on. 

It’s so good that even the boy likes them (he gobbled them up and suggested we make another batch tomorrow) which is unusual to say the least. Now I just have to figure out a pb cookie recipe he likes.

July 25, 2011

(img via sweettreatsandmore)

I saw this sometime in the last couple of weeks on foodgawker and thought it would be interesting to try. I love cauliflower, and I love fried rice, but would a faux fried rice (cauliflower in place of rice) hit the spot? 

So, first the changes - we didn’t have any broccoli, so we subbed in a bell pepper and some onion instead, and instead of one cup of ham, we used about a quarter cup of bacon. Finally, there was no egg and instead of soy sauce we used some honey mustard, peppercorn sauce, and a dash of worcestershire sauce.

The result was alright, but doesn’t really fill the role of fried rice with actual rice. It tasted better the next day as leftovers (more time for the flavours to mingle), but I wouldn’t replace fried rice with this in the future.