My Mom’s Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

It wasn’t very often my mom would cook non-Chinese dishes for us when I was growing up in Toronto. But every now and then, she would make us this delicious chunky Spaghetti with Tomato Meat Sauce recipe for lunch on the weekends. Read more >>

Mac and Cheese

Mac and Cheese Recipe

Some of you might think I’m crazy to say my favorite Macaroni and Cheese (aka mac ‘n cheese) has always come out of a blue box.  Yes, I admit my favorite version of mac ‘n cheese is the almighty Kraft Dinner.  Now, if you are going to lecture me about the artificial ingredients and sodium levels in the bright orange powder, there is no need, I am well aware.


Berry Yogurt Parfait

Berry Yogurt Parfait

If you’re looking for a quick and light breakfast, this berries, yogurt and granola parfait recipe is a healthy and delicious option.  The berries and granola are high in fibre and the yogurt is low in fat, and the best part is how easy it is to throw together! Read more >>

Sweet and Sour Pork

Sweet and Sour Pork

Sweet and Sour Pork (咕嚕肉) is arguably one of the most well-known dishes found in Chinese restaurants across the world.  This Cantonese dish is made from crispy bite-size pork pieces coated in a well-balanced sweet and sour sauce tossed with capsicum and pineapples.    What’s not to love about this sweet, tangy and vibrant dish? Read more >>

Brussels Sprouts and Leeks with Lime-Ginger Butter

Brussels sprouts and Leeks

Like most kids, I didn’t like to eat Brussels sprouts much when I was younger. And I always thought I was lucky that my mom never made it much. I don’t think it was because my sister and I hated the bitter cabbage-like vegetable, but it was because Brussels sprouts aren’t used in Chinese dishes much.


A Simple Tomato Salad

Tomato Salad

I was at City’Super the other day and came across a box of Aussie Cherry Tomato Medley Mix and couldn’t resist buying it (despite how pricey it was).  I absolutely adore cherry tomatoes, they are like sweet and juicy pops of joy in my mouth.  I ate half of the box as a snack and used the other half in a Tomato Salad recipe from Jamie Oliver’s 30 Minute Meal book.

I am sharing this recipe because the salad is tasty and simple to make!  If you like tomatoes like me, give it a try. Read more >>

French Bread Pizza

French Bread Pizza

Have you ever found yourself having French bread (baguette) leftover and not knowing what to do with it?  A great idea I found online is to make some french bread pizza from it.  This recipe is super easy, fail-proof and gooey-delicious! Read more >>