Food

Coconut Vanilla Bean Birthday Cake with Buttercream Icing

Make a birthday for someone you care about extra special with a homemade cake! This was the first time I’ve attempted baking a cake that didn’t come directly from a box. Continue reading

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Coconut Curry Noodle Bowl

It rains a LOT in Vancouver. Wellies and umbrellas are a common sight when strolling our wet city streets. While we don’t love the rainy weather, it does provide the perfect conditions to enjoy hot bowls of noodle soup.

Coconut curry noodle bowls are my particular favourite. My mom makes a mean Ohn-No Khao Swè, a Burmese style coconut chicken noodle soup topped with boiled egg, crispy rice noodles and scallions.  The taste is similar to Malaysian laksa but milder in spice. Below is my go-to recipe for an easy coconut curry noodle bowl inspired by Burmese Ohn-No Khao Swè. Continue reading

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Creamy Pesto Chicken Rigatoni

I love fresh basil and there’s no dish that compliments the herb quite like a pesto dish. After our basil plant was flourishing and fragrant, I plucked off the leaves for this delicious Creamy Pesto Chicken Rigatoni. Continue reading

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DIY, Food

Stovetop Seafood Boil & DIY lobster bib

One of my favourite ways to enjoy seafood is getting my hands messy in a heap of freshly cooked catch. In fact, I love the whole Crab Pot experience: wearing bibs, having my food spread right on the table and hammering into each shell to get into the sweet crustacean meat. Recreate this experience at home with my simple stove top seafood boil recipe and DIY lobster bib. Continue reading

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Food

Star Wars Fluffy Banana Pancakes

Alert all commands. This easy recipe for Fluffy Banana Pancakes griddled with adorable Williams Sonoma Star Wars pancake molds are sure to please your little Padawans on Star Wars Day.  Continue reading

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Chicken and Waffles (Hello Kitty Style!)

Living in Vancouver has provided me with limited exposure to the soul food cuisine of our neighbours down South. Although Vancouver does offer a variety of American-inspired fare, there are still many food adventures that require a trip across the border to discover.

I first heard of chicken and waffles through a show on the Food Network and have always been intrigued with the pairing of fried chicken and breakfast waffles. After an impulsive online purchase of a Hello Kitty waffle iron. I decided to find a recipe online and give this artful combination a try! Continue reading

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Burmese Potato (Aloo) Cutlets

These croquettes were one of my favourite dinner dishes growing up. Aloo (meaning potato in Burmese) cutlets basically consist of potato patties with a pocket of meat filling inside.  Continue reading

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