Miso soup is a Japanese dish, which is traditionally made with a stock called dashi. If you don’t have dashi, and don’t want to make your own, that’s ok! Keep reading to learn how to make a tasty miso soup without dashi.
Miso paste is made from fermented cooked soybeans. It has a consistency similar to peanut butter, and a strong, salty flavour (although low-salt varieties do exist). This Japanese staples ingredient is available in a variety of colours and flavours, ranging from light-coloured and mild, to dark-coloured and pungent.
It’s almost impossible to replicate the complex flavours of Chef Susur Lee’s Singaporean Style Slaw, but my version is pretty tasty! This recipe is my take on the slaw, using more traditional Lo Hei ingredients (the dish that the slaw is based on). I’ve been wanting to recreate Chef Susur Lee’s signature dish, the Singaporean Style Slaw, since I first… View Post
Taro root is a starchy vegetable that is native to tropical areas, and is often used in Caribbean, Polynesian and African cuisine. When cooked, it takes on a potato-like texture, with a slightly nutty and earthy flavour.
Umeboshi are pickled plums, which are used as a condiment in Japanese cuisine. These pickled plums have a tart flavour and are extremely salty!
Pomelo is a giant citrus fruit that looks similar to grapefruit, but with a milder flavour. The flesh of a pomelo can range from light yellow to bright pink, and the pulp can vary from juicy (although less juicy than other citrus fruits) to slightly dry.
Watermelon Cranberry Granita is light, refreshing, and easy to make! This post is sponsored by the National Watermelon Promotion Board. Oh, Christmas. I am so not ready for you right now. Usually, I really enjoy the Christmas music on the radio, the bedazzled displays at the mall, and all of the general merry-ness that comes along with the holiday season. But… View Post
When was the last time you ordered too much food? I find it’s so easy to go over at dim sum restaurants because everything arrives in multiples. Unless you’re dining with a group, it can be a lot of food for two people. This was definitely the case last night when Mandy and I ate at Ding Tai Fung Shanghai Dim… View Post
Get your cute on this Halloween with these adorable fudgey spider brownie bites! Halloween is coming up! Are you doing anything fun this year? I’ve been playing with this Wilton Haunted Gingerbread House and nibbling on these fudgey Spider Brownie Bites! These little cuties are made with ingredients that are similar to the popular magic cookie bars, but the ingredients are… View Post
Here’s some inspiration to help you decorate your wilton haunted gingerbread house! Halloween is one of my favourite events of the year, which is weird because I am a huge wimp when it comes to scary stuff. I don’t like horror films, I barely got through watching the first two seasons of The Walking Dead (and I hid behind a cushion for… View Post
This post is sponsored by SweeTango apples. Lately I’ve been feeling really sluggish by midday, and coffee isn’t really do much for me. This probably has something to do with the fact that I haven’t been sleeping well, and haven’t had any time to exercise. One of my friends told me that she likes to eat apples during the day, because… View Post
There are not many places in the world that I’ve been able to visit more than once. For a while, I had only ever visited Winnipeg, Manitoba and Detroit, Michigan on more than one occasion – and that was just because my family would take road trips to visit our relatives there. Now, I can happily add Montreal, Quebec to that list…. View Post
I like making this salad with potatoes. In fact, it’s my favourite part of the dish! I love how the dressing soaks into them, and the soft creamy texture is a nice contrast to all of those crisp veggies. It also makes the salad more filling, which is great if I’m going to be eating it as a main dish.