Summer Salad Rolls

Time: 25 minutes I am on an appetizer run lately… I am trying to build up my appetizer recipes as I always struggle coming up with an appetizer to make! This is an easy one to make. For the longest time, I was a bit intimidated with using rice wrappers, but they are simple to…

Shipwreck Casserole

Time: 2 1/2 hours This is one of the best recipes when it comes to true comfort/soul food. Why you may ask? It is like a lazy cabbage roll with a few extra ingredients. I LOVE it because you don’t have many dishes to clean – one pan to fry the ground beef and one…

Philippine’s Pork Adobo

Time: 1 ½ hours When we first had kids, and both were working full-time, we had live-in nannies helping out with the kids, meals and cleaning! They were a God – send! One huge benefit to having these lovely ladies from the Philippine’s is that they made some amazing dishes, like pork adobo and chicken…

Star Anise Asian Beef Stew

Time: 2.5 hours Serves 6 This is a stew that a friend of the Philippines used to make for our kids. The flavours are amazing and the beef becomes like butter. It is easy to make, it just needs to cook for a few hours to get the full effect of the flavours. My oldest…

Rice Pudding with Broiled Plums

Time: 30 minutes Music Selection: Cold Play – A Sky Full of Stars Over the past twenty five years, I have made over a hundred different rice pudding recipes, trying to find the best one as my hubby loves rice pudding. A few years ago, I made one by Ree Drummond – it is amazing…

Dhal

Dhal Time: 30 minutes Music Selection: Anoushka Shankar – Boat To Nowhere Dhal is a flavourful combination of curries, ginger, garlic, onion…. mmm. Great soul food, combined with soul music. Listen to the intricate play of the strings in this music. You can’t help but move your shoulders all around the kitchen while you mix…