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Grilled Beet Salad


The summer weather has officially hit Vancouver and we are embracing it like there’s no tomorrow. I had the most wonderful weekend basking in the hot sunshine, playing softball, riding my bicycle around the seawall, picnicking with friends & fam, and playing indoor beach volleyball (this one doesn’t count as basking in the sunshine but it definitely got me excited for beach volleyball). Not only do I love summer weather for the billions of fun activities you can do in Vancouver in the sun but I also love it because it means BBQ season! Personally, I’m not a huge burger … Read more

posted by on June 3, 2014 in Easy Recipes
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Baked Panko Chicken Bites


Kids these days grow up eating organic veggies and fruits, edamame, brown rice and special goodies you can only get at Whole Foods. You ask Eric (my fiancé) what he grew up on? Frozen mini pizzas, mozza sticks, gyozas and… chicken nuggets – straight from the one and only, Costco. Funny how much a few years can change things so much. 

I decided to get nostalgic on Eric and make him a special treat from his childhood – chicken nuggets. Only, I made mine slightly better for you with 90% less sodium and made from skinless chicken breast (not made … Read more

posted by on May 25, 2014 in Easy Recipes
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Vegan Cheezy Kale Chips


Recently I’ve been taking part in a challenge at work called the 28-Day Vegan Challenge. Pretty self-explanatory, be vegan for 28 days. Easy you say? I thought it would be, considering the fact that I don’t really eat too much meat on a regular basis. However, the task proved more challenging than it seems. I found myself looking at ingredient lists and realizing that there was either milk, egg, or dairy products in practically all foods!  

It’s been a challenge but it’s also opened my world to a whole new world of cooking and recipes! One of my favourites? … Read more

posted by on March 18, 2014 in Easy Recipes
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Eggs en Cocotte


 My very first European city was definitely one to remember. It’s the one women dream about, the city of lights and the city of love, it’s the city that embodies romance – it is Paris, France. Two years ago I ventured to Paris by myself to visit my best friend whom I met on exchange in Singapore. She was from Stockholm but doing an internship in Paris and when I went over, she was on the very last leg of her internship and was heading back to Sweden soon. So on a whim, for my birthday treat and for hers, … Read more

posted by on October 31, 2013 in Easy Recipes
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Raspberry Lavender Mint Jam | Canning 101

Oh-so-very-pretty-Raspberry Jam-2 copy

When I was still in university, I had this wonderful privilege to study abroad in France. Growing up in the Philippines, an opportunity to study in Europe was a dream come true! Additionally, we had a great study schedule which allowed us to explore different cities (or different countries) every weekend! As students we didn’t have a lot of money, so we would often visit a boulangerie in Paris and buy some delicious jam. That would be our cheap breakfast option for the day. 

So when my very good friend Lady J said she had gotten some fresh raspberries, we … Read more

posted by on October 21, 2013 in Easy Recipes
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