Szechuan Eggplant with Silken Tofu

Eggplant is one of my latest cooking obsessions. I’ve been trying to eat less meat in 2020, and as a result I’ve been exploring more veggies to change things up for my weeknight meals. Prior to this recipe, I’d only ever used globe eggplant (aka American eggplant), and I didn’t realize how many different varieties…

Spicy Kimchi Jigae Stew

Kimchi Jigae, aka Kimchi Stew, is one of my all-time favourite comfort foods when it’s cold outside. I love going to Buk Chang Dong Soon Tofu in Toronto for their big steaming bowls of stew, and this recipe is my at-home take on their kimchi stew with ingredients readily available at my local grocery store.…

Slow Cooker Pork & Bok Choy Congee

I’ve written before about how congee is one of my all-time favourite comfort foods because it’s so versatile and so easy to make. You can use just about any meat or seafood to flavour it and all you need are a few super basic ingredients (rice, ginger and water) to whip it together. I love…

Rainbow Veggie Jap Chae

Jap Chae is one of the first Korean dishes I learned how to make - it’s something I had at restaurants countless times (I’m obsessed with the chewy texture of the noodles!) but it had never occurred to me to try making it at home until I scrolled past a homemade recipe for it on my IG feed. Beyond the noodles, jap chae is really just a stir fry recipe at its core, and it’s surprisingly easy to make at home.

Grandma’s Pork and Ginger Dumplings

Making dumplings with my family at my grandma's house is one of my most fond childhood memories. I loved when the whole family would gather around big bowls of dumpling filling, stacks of dumpling wrappers on the table, competing for who could make the most perfectly plump dumpling (without overstuffing!). It doesn't hurt that the result would be hundreds of steaming dumplings for dinner, dipped in the tangy combo of Worcestershire and soya sauce.