Ever had Filipino spaghetti? No? Hot dogs in tomato sauce? Not ringing a bell? Well you’re seriously missing out! The perfect marriage of sweet and savoury is exemplified in this classic Filipino dish. The secret ingredient - it’s after the jump!
Fall is officially here so that just means it’s mac ‘n cheese season! Macaroni and cheese is such a classic and a super cinch to make - made even easier with the Instant Pot! It’s so customizable and you can literally hide anything in that luscious cheese sauce. My bacon and onion mac ‘n cheese might give you a heart attack but it sure is tasty!
Sweet potato noodles, a chock full of vegetables and a sweet soy-based sauce = the recipe for success? Honestly, you can't go wrong with this recipe for japchae. It's total favourite amongst everyone I serve it to and feeds a crowd. If you're planning a Korean-themed dinner, make sure that this is on your list!
Dill is one of those herbs I always get stuck with. Besides throwing it in chowder, with smoked salmon, and mini tea cucumber sandwiches, what else is there to do? It’s not one of those herbs I can necessarily make pesto with. Yes, I could’ve froze it but I decided to hone in on my scone-making skills. I think I’ve almost mastered it! Dill and greek yogurt scones - after the jump!
When someone gives you a bottle of squid ink, you make squid ink gnocchi! That’s how it works, right? Well, when you just so happen to have potatoes, flour, eggs and squid ink on-hand it just seems like the right thing to do…
These fall days have got me craving soup 24/7. I was inspired by a trip to the Okanagan last month at a corn and halibut chowder I had at one of my favourite restaurants there, Waterfront Wines. The flavour was so rich yet light - a delicate balance which I find difficult to achieve when it comes to chowder. I believe I was able to achieve that with my corn and cod chowder. Recipe after the jump!
Soon doo boo jjigae is a Korean soft tofu and kimchi stew that is comforting, spicy, and will warm your bones. It’s such a Korean staple and is a regular on my roster during the cold winter months. It’s a cinch to make and honestly really hard to fuck up. It’s also a great way to use up leftover kimchi. Recipe after the jump!
If you don’t know what poke is, then you must have been living under a rock under the last decade, or at the very least, the last five years. Poke has exploded all over the coastal cities and its popularity is not even close to slowing down. I regularly spend almost $20 per poke bowl in Vancouver so I finally decided to make my own! My recipe for salmon poke is after the jump!
Potato, patata…frittata? Another one of my favourite things to make due to its flexibility and simplicity: breakfast frittata. You cannot go wrong with making this if you want a meal under 30 minutes or less. An awesome choice for those days when you have unexpected guests coming over for brunch or are pressed for time. What will you throw in your frittata?
Bali... Oh, where to start? Such a hot destination for over the past ten years or so. I always dub Bali the new Thailand. Island life, hot tropical weather, exotic fruits, white people everywhere. No, seriously. My posts are always honest and transparent. Did I enjoy Bali? Yes. Did I love it? No. Scenery was breathtaking but I fear that the island is starting to be overrun by tourists and locals wanting to make an extra buck. Read on to find out my honest opinion on Bali.
Ah, Seattle. Grunge. Pacific Northwest. Nirvana. Pike Place. There are so many reasons why people flock to Seattle. For me, it’s a quick 2.5 hour drive away from Vancouver. Like international travel…on a really small scale. Learn about some of my favourite go-to places in this chilled out city after the jump!
Panama City - what a fantastic weekend trip this was which remains vivid in my memory today. And on such a complete whim as well! Panama City is an excellent choice for those who want a bit of culture but don't want to leave the comfort of a big city. It is the most cosmopolitan city in Central America - read on to find out why!
One of the busiest and bustling cities in the world, Hong Kong is a world-class destination. From its food, its sights, its shopping and its culture, Hong Kong has quickly been catapulted to one of my favourite cosmopolitan cities in the world. Even though I was there for a mere 3-day weekend trip, I was quick to fall in love with it. Read on to find out why!
So difficult to pick what destination would be my first post on this section of SIA Around the World. For me, it wasn't about the destination - it was about the hotel! Read all about my dreamy getaway to Jade Mountain in St. Lucia in the Caribbean!