Taste tests

Taste tests

Mooncake battle

Mooncake battle

Lisa7 October 20174 min read

The mid-Autumn festival, which is the second biggest Chinese festival after Chinese , also known as the moon festival just passed. It’s also called the moon or mooncake festival because…

The char siu (Chinese BBQ pork) cook-off

The char siu (Chinese BBQ pork) cook-off

Lisa10 July 20153 min read

My friends and I did a char siu cook-off on Canada Day last week. The char siu recipe that we have doesn’t require a lot of ingredients and is definitely…

The Noodle Party – Which Asian wheat noodles to buy?

The Noodle Party – Which Asian wheat noodles to buy?

Lisa23 June 20154 min read

Buying noodles at an Asian grocery store can be overwhelming – there are so many different types! While my friend swears by a certain brand of wheat noodle, I usually just…

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream Recipes – Skinny, regular and French vanilla

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream Recipes – Skinny, regular and French vanilla

Lisa16 June 20153 min read

I made homemade ice cream a couple weeks ago to see if ice cream is worth making from scratch. During the process I learned that there is a wide variety…

Homemade Nutella vs. Store-bought Nutella

Homemade Nutella vs. Store-bought Nutella

Lisa26 March 20156 min read

I am so excited to be writing this post. Homemade Nutella (chocolate hazelnut spread – also known as gianduja) is something that I have always wanted to make. I grew…

Pumpkin Pancakes – regular vs. whole-wheat flour

Pumpkin Pancakes – regular vs. whole-wheat flour

Lisa25 February 20153 min read

This isn’t the first pancake experiment I’ve done. One of the first taste tests I did involved making pancakes from scratch and comparing them to a boxed mix. Nowadays, I…

Homemade energy bites

Homemade energy bites

Lisa20 August 20145 min read

This summer I joined a cycling club as a way to help train for triathlons. The club I ride with does rides that range anywhere from 50-140km so it’s definitely…

French fry taste test: Part 2

French fry taste test: Part 2

Lisa21 July 20143 min read

When I told my coworkers about the results of a French fry taste test I had done and my disappointment with frozen McCain Superfries a couple of them spoke up and said…

Hooray for hummus

Hooray for hummus

Lisa23 May 20145 min read

My colleagues always have hummus as part of an afternoon snack with cut up vegetables. Thinking that it was made primarily out of chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans), I figured…