Monday, 10 February 2014

Banana Pancakes

These pancakes are so sweet and delicious you would never guess that it has no flour or sugar and only takes 4 ingredients. Of course you can do with just two: Bananas and eggs, but I prefer a little cinnamon and baking soda in mine.

These are 'better for you' pancakes but I still wouldn't suggest going crazy and eating 20 of them. Bananas are high in fruit sugars and you don't want to load up on egg yolks either. Speaking of egg yolks, some say that they contain good cholesterols so it's okay to eat more. I some extent. I'll eat up to maybe 2 a day if I was hungry but I'll usually limit it to one. If I was trying to get my proteins from eggs, I would go for egg whites only because eating 8+ whole eggs to reach my protein goal for the meal is hardly healthy.

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Ground Chicken "Cupcakes"

I am proud to announce that I have found my way back to the gym! It was time for a lifestyle change since I've been so unmotivated towards the end of sucked, my diet sucked and my body started to protest.

I don't wanna categorize this as a New Year's resolution because those are always doomed to fail. I'm just gonna say it happened to be the New Year when I decided to make this overdue adjustment. These "changes" include my diet, my sleeping pattern, and working out. I've kept it up since Jan 05,2014 and it's been good aside from 2 cheat days I've had. 

To give you an idea of how dramatic it has been, here's a sample of my daily food intake from before and after.

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Noodles From Scratch! Dyed with Beet Juice - Happy Chinese New Year!

Happy Chinese New Year Everyone!!!!

The Lunar New Year falls on the 31st of January this year. I believe they get a month off or something ridiculous...but I guess this is their "winter break". It's also that time of the year when they would visit all their friends and relatives (who are older and get visited by people who are younger), wishing them a Happy New Year. Then in return, "Red Pockets" were given ,filled with money. I remember I used to show them off to my dad telling him how much I've made that year and then finally one day he replied..."It's all the same. I give just as much, if not more, to their kids as well..." Way to ruin the mood, Daddy.

Monday, 27 January 2014

Pulled Pork Stuffed Waffles

I got this idea from an episode on "You Gotta Eat Here". There's a restaurant in Vancouver that stuffs their waffles with all kinds of protein and goodies. It was one of those things that I've always wanted to try but never had the luxury to until I got my sister this waffle machine for her birthday. Technically, I subconsciously bought it for myself since she's not much of a cook to begin with.

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Pumpkin Loaf

To me, Fall means pumpkins and I love pumpkin flavoured...uh...pretty much everything! I was at Starbucks the other day picking up my daily dose of caffeine and they just happened to be sampling pumpkin loaves. What can I say, anything from Starbucks is delicious and this was no exception. Since my jar of pumpkin puree was still sitting in the fridge, this became my chance to recreate.

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Chinese Soy Braised Back Ribs

Soy braised, also known as Red braised is a very traditional way of Chinese cooking. My mom used to make these ribs all the time when I was younger but the ribs she used were side ribs and they are cut rather short compared to north american ribs. Short as in I think they are chopped it in half down the middle opposed to left whole.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Rosemary and Cinnamon Roasted Leg of Lamb

I believe this is only my second time working with lamb so I'm proud to say that I didn't ruin it! I don't always work with expensive cuts of meat or fish because 1) I don't justify splurging on myself and 2) I feel spoiled "experimenting" with these cuts, especially fish when they are so easy to ruin/over cook.

That being said, when I'm visiting my sister in Toronto, I feel totally justified in spending 30 bucks on a roast that will feed 4-5 people. The other thing is, being a TSR has the advantage of knowing all the deals in every single grocery store so sometimes I can buy ribs at $2/lb or prime rib at $4/lb.