Green Beans with Almond Pesto

Green Beans with Almond Pesto

Sometimes I find a recipe and think OMG, I have to make that right now. This green bean recipe from Smitten Kitchen was one such recipe, simple and made from basic ingredients I love. The first time I made these green beans I relished the pesto to bean ratio. The...
Japanese Tea Leaf Salad

Japanese Tea Leaf Salad

When I visited Myanmar I remember eating a tea leaf snack that I really enjoyed, but I’ve never made it since it seemed relatively complex. This summer I have been a minimalist cook and only attempt new recipes if they seem super simple. So this Japanese tea...
My Grandmother’s Swedish Meatballs

My Grandmother’s Swedish Meatballs

My grandmother, or Mormor as we called her, was an industrious and happy woman. She took pride in her vegetable garden, baked an amazing variety of cakes and cookies, knitted sweaters, cross-stitched, wove mats and had all kinds of crafty hobbies. When I was a child,...
Zucchini Carpaccio

Zucchini Carpaccio

This is a very short post because this summer I am barely cooking. In hot weather I crave light, fresh, cold foods. Nothing could be simpler than slicing zucchini strips and marinating them. I saw a variation of this on Skinnytaste and made my own without...
Poke Bowl Lunch!

Poke Bowl Lunch!

Poke bowls are my quick and favourite go-to lunch when I can find fresh tuna! Since I was born in Hawaii, this meal brings back satisfying memories from my childhood. It’s been a long time since I lived in Hawaii, but childhood flavours are indelible. Bowls have...
Carrot Gazpacho with Coconut Milk

Carrot Gazpacho with Coconut Milk

As the weather warms up I start to transition from hot soups to cold ones…gazpacho is always a favourite, so when I saw this recipe on Love and Lemons, I had to try it! My soup turned out a bit chunkier than hers, but the red curry paste and lemongrass give it a...