Balsamic Vinegar Pancakes

Photos posted by Kaishin Chu © 2009. I created this recipe a few years back while we vacationed in Tofino in a log cabin. I had hoped to make buttermilk pancakes (a recipe originally developed in my college days), but we couldn’t find any buttermilk to purchase at the local little market on our way…

Kimchi Fried Rice

Kim Kimchi Fried Rice/Quinoa with Chinese sausage and Grilled Asparagus wrapped in thick-cut Bacon. Dinner is served

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Something very eye pleasing about the candy cane-like stripes of the bacon wrapped around the asparagus. Now to go right under the broiler of my toaster oven. My counter top toaster oven often doubles as my salamander oven for quick and easy grilling while using a cast iron pan. Works well and saves energy, not having to heat up a whole oven.

Note: only about 1/4 of the asparagus are wrapped, there is a layer of them below which will catch the flavour and fat drippings from the layer above

Hawaiian Poké

Yesterday’s lunch. Poké. ——– A busy day of errands to catch up on post busyness with hosting of the Vancouver Service Jam. Just visited @thenetworkhub and stopped in downstairs to check out this new eatery … Currently taking a lunch break with some colourful fresh food on a sunnier day, enjoying a poke bowl. It’s like a Hawaiian version of a Japanese chirashi bowl. Enjoyable for sure, nice flavours food

Naan Bread Pizza

Happy National Pizza Day! OK, even though we’re in Canada, we couldn’t pass up the occasion to celebrate this wonderful comfort food with friends. We used a Naan bread for the pizza base, making it a “build your own toppings” dinner party. Put it on a pizza stone under the broiler for a few minutes and Andiamo! Let’s eat

30 mins Tomato Coconut Soup

On a chilly night, how about a hot bowl of coconut cream tomato soup? Even better yet, it takes less than 10 mins to make. Mix one small can of tomato garlic paste with one can of coconut milk/cream (not the drinking kind), one cup of broth or water and some dried or fresh basil. Bring to a simmer. Then add a little bit of salt and pepper to balance the flavours. Et Voil

Urban Family Brunch

Good company, food, and conversation… Best way to spend a Sunday morning with people you love, cooking together and the sharing of that meal

Chocolate Coconut Cookies

  Yield: Makes approx 14 cookies (depending on size you choose) Ingredients 1/3 cup virgin coconut oil – soft solid state (can sub with butter, produces a softer chewier centered cookie) 2/3 cup coconut sugar 2 large eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 3 tbsp coconut flour ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa (I used Dutch cocoa) ¼ tsp baking soda 1/8 tsp salt ½ cup  white chocolate…

Belgium Waffles

Even the chef needs a break and treat themselves to someone else’s cooking, right? With an appt in Vancouver downtown, it was the perfect opportunity to have a midday break with a lovely Belgian waffle. Happy hump day to me!
Mocha (espresso) Waffle