Let’s talk about pork belly. Have you cooked with this ingredient? If not, you’re not alone. I always think pork belly is super fatty because of the skin and layers of fat. That’s one of the main reason why I avoided this ingredient. However, I realized that if you look hard enough, you could get a piece of pork belly that has a higher meat to fat ratio! And that’s what I use to make this recipe. This 7-ingredient dish is really easy to put together so it’s perfect for weeknight dinners.
This roasted buttermilk chicken thighs recipe is probably the easiest chicken recipe in my recipe book. It’s super easy to make and you should already have most of the ingredients in your pantry. And the best part is that the chicken can be marinated ahead of time, making this a fantastic recipe for meal planning on Sundays!
During our first visit to Kyushu, Japan, we tried Karashi Renkon, a mustard filled lotus root, which is a specialty of Kumamoto. We also tried lotus root chips which I really liked and regretted that we didn’t buy more to bring home. So when I saw lotus roots on sale at the Asian grocery market, I decided to recreate the chips at home. In this recipe, I use simply seasoned the lotus root chips with salt and pepper. However, I’m sure they’ll taste great with other spices and seasonings so experiment with your own flavours!
I ate mapo tofu a lot when growing up but never learned how to cook it. In fact, it wasn’t until a year or so ago that I took an interest in cooking Chinese food. If I knew that mapo tofu is so easy to make, I’d have learned how to make it sooner! Could you believe that with only a few ingredients and some pantry items, you can make a delicious dish that goes well with rice?
A nice hot bowl of soup warms the soul when it’s chilly outside! Soups are great year round but the time I appreciate soups the most is during the cold weather months. I tend to cook a lot of different soups at home where it has both protein and vegetables so all I need to do is serve it with rice and dinner is ready!
Hey there, I’m Jan, a food and travel enthusiast based in Burnaby, BC. I enjoy cooking because I believe food brings people together. Plus, I think the best way to experience different cultures is through the belly! Here you’ll find easy to make and hubby approved recipes, with a side of my travel and dine out adventures.