Aquafaba Dark Chocolate Mousse

Aquafaba is a pretty magical ingredient in the vegan world. It can be used as a substitute for egg whites because it can be whisked into stiff peaks, similar to meringue. What is it you ask? Aquafaba is the liquid from cooked chickpeas and is readily available in a can. I know, it sounds anything but delicious, but with the right amount of sweetener, it tastes great!  Continue reading

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Mushroom and Avocado Fresh Rolls with Peanut Sauce

Fresh rolls, also called salad, or summer rolls, are one of my favourite things to eat. They are basically a salad rolled up in a delicious rice wrap. In Vietnamese cuisine, fresh rolls traditionally consist of rice paper wraps filled with fresh vegetables, rice noodles, and a protein such as shrimp or pork, usually paired with a peanut sauce. Vietnamese fresh rolls are delicious but the possibilities of what you can put in a rice wrap are endless. My recipe for Mushroom and Avocado Fresh Rolls with Peanut Sauce are refreshingly delicious and require none of that annoying julienning like you get with other fresh roll recipes.  Continue reading

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Roasted Strawberries & Almond Coconut Cream

Now is the time to enjoy local strawberries from your farmers market. These freshly picked beauties are smaller than conventional strawberries and a deep red hue indicating they’re sweet and juicy. These strawberries are perfectly delicious as is but they are even been when roasted! They become soft, jammy, and even sweeter. Continue reading

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Baked Truffle Fries & Garlic Aioli

Truffle fries are a staple item in many NYC restaurants which has triggered my ongoing craving for them. Because I don’t want to dine out or eat fried food all the time, I took matters into my own hands and created an oven-baked truffle fries recipe that is a wonderful compromise. Also, don’t skip out on making the aioli. It’s freaking delicious and definitely superior to ketchup. Continue reading

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Spring Japchae

Japchae is popular Korean dish of stir-fried sweet potato starch noodles, vegetables, often meat, and a soy and sesame oil dressing. My vegetarian japchae recipe focuses on fresh and light flavours such as mint and cucumber to welcome the warm weather. Continue reading

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