Tag: Recipe

[Recipe] Worth the Wait – Whole Wheat Cinnamon Buns

Cinnamon buns (or rolls)... How should I begin? It the food that I can have it any time of the day, breakfast, snacks, afternoon snack or even as dessert. I have a soft spot for cinnamon buns, because it was the first western "dessert", as I would used to refer it, I had when I was a kid. It was also my first encounter with cinnamon, and since then, it's my favorite spice. Nonetheless, traditional cinnamon buns are high in sugar and calories, not to mention the icing. This no-butter and no-refined sugar recipe not only cut down the calories, but also incorporated some fibre.

[Recipe] Get Creative – Build Your Own Ramen

Last week, I watched a Japanese TV show, どっちの料理ショー (Dotch Cooking Show), and it was a special episode of 3 ramen masters competing for the title of best ramen in Japan. The show took the audiences step by step through the entire ramen making process. Making a perfect bowl of ramen consists of a lot of elements. Each step has to be taken care of meticulously, from the broth, noodles to toppings.

[Recipe] Cooking with friends – Curry Laksa

When I was still in school, cooking was the best form of procrastination. After graduated, cooking becomes the best stress-reliever. Most of the time, I cook and bake by myself in my small studio. It is a great way to let go the worries and shift my focuses to something else. However, it is also fun to cook with friends too! It is hard to be in the kitchen alone and overlook many things all at once! That's why restaurant can't function with only one chef right? Team work is always the best! A while ago, my friend, Cher, invited me over to her place to make a classic Southeast Asian dish, laksa!

[Recipe] PB Dinner – Peanut Butter Chicken Stew

The temperature is dropping below zero. It's the time that I crave for something that's rich and hearty. I wasn't a fan of peanut butter until this past summer, and now I'm obsessed with it. When cooking with tomatoes, the richness and creaminess of the peanut butter toned down the acidity from the tomatoes, and made it smoother. This recipe will definitely warm up your winter, and nutritious as well!

[Recipe] Addictive Afternoon Snack – Pumpkin Mochi Cake

Pumpkin, or squash, is the most-talked food during the fall. It's also a very versatile ingredient that can be made into sweets or savory dishes. The vibrant orange/yellow color also makes the dish presentable. Moreover, pumpkin is a good source of vitamins, such as vitamin E and B6, and has low glycemic index. This pumpkin mochi cake is very easy to make, and tastes the best when serving straight out from the pan.

[Recipe] Vietnamese Affair at Home – Vegan Banh Mi

After my trip to Vietnam this summer, I had fallen in love with the banh mi! A local told me that Vietnamese can have banh mi any time throughout the day, either as breakfast, lunch, dinner or even late night snacks. Vietnamese descends makes up the majority of the Asians here, in Montreal, and I couldn't wait to try out this vegan banh mi recipe developed by a friend of mine from school, and she's a registered dietitian, so you can count on her ;)  

[Recipe] Guilt-Free Banana Bread

Since school is over, now I have more time for baking, especially healthy baking. Most of the time, people associate baked goods with high fats, and sugar-loaded. I'm not a fan of it, but I still like baked goods, so I like to explore for healthy alternatives for some ingredients or just healthy recipes, in general. I'm a newbie with baking, so I'm starting off with the most basic and classic one - banana bread! It's quick and easy that I guarantee every first time baker can do it. Oh! Have I forgotten to mention that there's no butter and no refined sugar?

[Recipe] Creamy & Chewy – Mushroom Israeli Couscous Risotto

The weather is getting colder, daylight is getting shorter, meaning winter is closer! I tend to crave things that are more rich and creamy, and one of them that I would crave for during the winter is risotto. Classic risotto is often mixed with cream, cheese, and butter to create the creaminess and richness, which is also very high in calories! Moreover, Arborio rice is very starchy, and contains simple carbohydrates, which will will provide quick energy for your body, but very low in vitamins and minerals. What can we replace but still obtain the similar texture and flavor?