Mini Buttermilk Pancakes with Strawberries & Nutella

When I was brainstorming on what to make for a group of 20+ co-workers during our “12 Days of Baking/Cooking” event, I decided that mini pancakes would be the perfect dish. Most of us start early so a breakfast item is always nice, plus these mini pancakes on a stick are pretty easy to eat…

Chicken & Mango Curry

Prior to this curry recipe, the only curry I’d make is the Japanese curry from a box. Yes, A BOX! Glico’s curry are so convenient and yummy! However, I wanted to learn try making curry from scratch and started off with this easy Thai Yellow Coconut Curry with Mango recipe from Minimalist Baker. Since Mr….

Pork & Cabbage Gyoza (Dumplings)

When I was little I’d help wrap dumplings with my mom and grandma. My mother tells me I am a dumpling monster because I’d be able to eat 30 boiled dumplings at once. That sounds like a lot considering I can only eat about 10 for a meal now. I’m sure it was because I was…

Mapo Tofu (麻婆豆腐)

When I was off recovering after my chemo treatment, I had all afternoon to prepare dinner. Now that I’ve started to work at the office a couple days a week, I need to get back to preparing meals ahead of time and whipping up something quick for weekdays. Mapo tofu, a spicy minced pork and…

Warm Potato Salad with Mustard Dressing

When I’m too lazy to go out and pick up grocery or food, I’d raid my kitchen to see what’s I can pull together for a simple meal. One time I only had some nugget potatoes, a few grape tomatoes and one egg. So I decided to turn them into a warm potato salad topped…

Apple Crumble Baked in Apple Cups

Although I love apple pies, I usually don’t make them at home because I am too lazy to make pie crust. So when I crave for apple pie, I make apple crumble instead. With a crunchy topping and cinnamon-y apples, I can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t love this dessert. Well, except my Mr. Chau….