Mediterranean-Inspired Oven Roasted WHOLE Steelhead Trout

Did you know steelhead trout is the sea-run variant of coastal rainbow trout? Steelhead is actually more closely related to Pacific salmon than other trout. However, unlike salmon, some steelhead can spawn many times. I didn’t know the difference between steelhead and rainbow trout until recently, until we saw this beautiful, glistening, humongous whole fish at … More Mediterranean-Inspired Oven Roasted WHOLE Steelhead Trout

Shrimp Potstickers 

Nothing reminds me of home more than potstickers (aka Wor Tip in Cantonese, Guo Tie in Mandarin)! Growing up in a Chinese family, we made our own potstickers or dumplings at every holiday gathering, big or small. Especially around the Chinese New Year, our family and extended family would gather together and make these from … More Shrimp Potstickers 

Roasted Pork Shoulder

Sometimes having a boyfriend who doesn’t know much about grocery shopping is frustrating. Like he doesn’t recognize half of the items on your shopping list (kudos to him, he has improved a lot over the years!); like you need to send him a Google image of fennel to go with your fennel request; like you … More Roasted Pork Shoulder

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Stuffed Medjool Dates

It’s that time of year again, we are bombarded with chocolate everywhere! From social media to advertisements to shops, everywhere we look, chocolate is the main theme.  This is torture to me because I’m a chocoholic! The amount of temptation was psychologically impossible to resist, so I gave in. How can I miss out on … More Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Stuffed Medjool Dates

Moroccan Chicken with Preserved Meyer Lemon and Green Olives

  I let my taste buds guide me, to an imaginary trip of Moroccan after the “land of hummus”. The truth is my preserved lemons are finally ready! After weeks of peeking at the jar every time I open my fridge door (that’s a LOT of times), my patience finally paid off. No words can … More Moroccan Chicken with Preserved Meyer Lemon and Green Olives

Red Wine Lentil Stew

So we live in Hamilton. For those who are familiar with Ontario, Canada, that’s less than an hour drive from Niagara-on-the-Lake, aka the Napa Valley of Canada. The Niagara region is best known for Niagara Falls, but we mostly drive over for the world-famous Niagara wineries. And what a perfect excuse to visit the Niagara … More Red Wine Lentil Stew

Alfajores de Maizena, AKA Dulce de Leche Sandwich Cookies, AKA The Best Cookie Ever (PLUS, homemade vegan dulce de leche)

Okay, that’s a long title. But not long enough to show my love for this small and elegant cookie. The streets of Buenos Aires were dotted with little confectionery shops, displaying mountainous desserts. Each shop was unique from another, but always with a pile of alfajores rolled in coconuts. A decadent filling of dulce de … More Alfajores de Maizena, AKA Dulce de Leche Sandwich Cookies, AKA The Best Cookie Ever (PLUS, homemade vegan dulce de leche)