Author Archives: Elaine

Compound Butter Recipe

I love compound butters. A dollop of these flavoured butter goodness can take any dish through the roof. What is compound butter? It may sound fancy but that cannot be further from the truth, it’s basically butter mixed with whatever … Continue reading

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Black bean brownies

I was a skeptic when I first read this recipe at the Minimalist Baker. I was wary about because black bean is not a conventional ingredient in baking but the number of reviews raving about these brownies can’t be lying, … Continue reading

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How about a Green Sriracha sauce?

When the Sriracha sauce’s factory was threatened with closure, the foodie world went into a frenzy. Like, there are people out there genuinely concerned about the potential shortage of their beloved red Sriracha sauce. The LA Times even published their … Continue reading

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Leeks and chickpeas soup

Today was a soup day in Vancouver.  The sky was cloudy and rainy but it wasn’t dull or gray. It was quite pleasant and welcoming to hear the rain pattering against the glass window by the kitchen. All that was … Continue reading

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Porchetta with proper cracklings

Since moving to Vancouver, I’ve had the pleasure of eating Meat and Bread’s porchetta sandwich. I saw the guy at the counter chopping up this big hunk of porchetta and that picture stayed in my mind. That was two months … Continue reading

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Tagliatelle Two Ways: Tasty Vegetarian Ragu vs. Parmesan, Lemon and Zucchini

I am about to share two very tasty recipe for pasta that I think you should try. They are two very polarizing sauces, one is heavy while the other is light and summery. Both are equally good and completely vegetarian. … Continue reading

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Beets in Tagliatelle is a lovely pink!

You know that lovely pink-coloured pasta you see in fancy grocery stores with really fancy sounding Italian name brands? They sometimes costs more than you’d like to pay for noodles and well, I’m happy to say that it’s actually something … Continue reading

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Eating well vs eating green: Stuffed lamb meatballs with garlic aioli

Recently at Whole Foods, I saw some beautiful local lamb chops and mince at the meat counter. Needless to say I bought them. I had plans. One of them was making lamb meatballs stuffed with rosemary and garlic cream cheese. And … Continue reading

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Out of this World Crispy Fig, Nut and Oatmeal Cookies

I have a cookie recipe that I’ve been unconsciously making a lot of. I am crazy about it. It is a recipe I had found from Ree Drummond, femme fatale of the Pioneer Woman blog and FN show fame. I … Continue reading

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Ridiculously good onion bhaji recipe

I’m a big fan of South Asian cuisine. There was a momentous time when I was growing up in Malaysia where I ate proper Indian food for the very first time. I was captivated by the plate-less experience as a … Continue reading

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