bee-bim bop

bee-bim bop

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Bee-bim what?! Bee-bim bop is a traditional Korean dish. It is rice topped with a variety of vegetables and usually beef. According to the book that the princess borrowed from the library, bee-bim bop means “mix mix rice”. We loved reading Bee-Bim Bop! by Linda Sue Park. At the very back, she even includes her family recipe … Read More

lemon yogurt cake

lemon yogurt cake

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I had a tub of lemon yogurt that was about to expire and there was no way I could possible eat all that yogurt. So, I found this lemon yogurt cake recipe in Ina Garten’s At Home cookbook (amazingly, there is no butter in this recipe). It turned out so moist and lemony. I’m a … Read More

pizza

pizza

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I’ve been making a lot of pizza lately. I haven’t ventured much into making bread doughs yet so I buy my fresh pizza dough from Duso’s on Granville Island. The princess loves potato pizza and the boy loves Hawaiian and neither are huge fans of tomato sauce. So I’ve been making pesto to spread for the sauce and … Read More

pancake mix

pancake mix

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I’m not sure when this actually happened but many years ago I started reading labels. I stopped purchasing packaged foods (e.g. ready-to-use sauces, cake mixes, baked goods) that contained words I couldn’t pronounce. I concluded that I was going to stop putting things into my body that I didn’t understand. And I started to cook … Read More

granola

granola

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A couple of years ago, I bought a box of Harvest Crunch. As I picked up the box, I remembered how much I enjoyed that cereal during my college years and I had not had it for quite some time. For some reason, I did not appreciate it as much as I used to. Ok… … Read More

dumplings

dumplings

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Four women of Chinese descent, got together to make dumplings from scratch. What I most loved about this, was the banter between the four of us in two Chinese dialects and English. One is from Northern China, another from Southern China and two born and raised here in Canada. Yet, from different backgrounds, we connected … Read More