6 Recipes From My Favourite Foodies To Try At Home

May 20, 2020

Finding a good recipe is like finding gold….but you can EAT it. And I’m not talking about that gross edible gold foil nonsense that people pay a ton of money to have sprinkled on omelettes and donuts but doesn’t actually improve the flavour in any way. What I mean is that discovering a recipe worthy of adding to your regular rotation is a precious find.

When there are thousands of recipes out there in Internet Land for the same dish, how are you supposed to know which one is good? It would be so much easier if there was someone who’s taste you trusted who could vouch for it, saving you hours sifting through Pinterest! Hence, the objective of this blog post. Can you trust my palate? I’ve certainly gorged myself on enough food to know what tastes good…then again I also like Cup Noodles 🤷🏻‍♀️

In the wake of this worldwide lockdown, no doubt we’re all expanding our cooking and baking repertoire; exercising our culinary skills. I don’t know about you, but I have never cooked or baked so much in my life! But in this time, I have found some definite keepers that I’ll be using long after I’m released upon the Toronto brunch scene again…

There’s something about McDonalds that is really nostalgic which makes it even more delicious. But with everything that’s going on, I can’t just wander up the street to treat myself to some Micky D’s nor am I willing to shell out an extra $10 for delivery. Plus, I still need to be able to fit into pants when I get out of lockdown… This Big Mac Salad is the happy medium! 

This cheesy kimchi fried rice with caramelized spam is SO good that it should be illegal. At the very least, it’ll probably stop your heart. The base recipe that I used is in the IG highlights of @forkspoonmanila but on the advice of my Asian twin, I added some corn and a hefty pile of shredded cheddar cheese 🤤 The ultimate guilty pleasure. Don’t forget to sprinkle nori on top and add a sunny side up egg with a runny yolk!

I am a Food Blog has an amazeballs collection of small batch recipes, my favourite being the French Yogurt Lemon Loaf Cake. Super fresh, springy and moist, it satisfied my sweet tooth. If you’re in lockdown alone, it makes the perfect amount — 1 mini loaf or 6 muffins. Just increase the heat to 375 F and decrease baking time to 25 – 30 minutes. My second batch I tried orange (instead of lemon) but the lemon was definitely better. Thanks for the reco @sadebakes!

Is it blasphemous as me to say as an Asian that I really like cauliflower rice? Particular in this version by Skinnytaste. Cooked in a skillet, this “Arroz” Con Pollo is succulent and the “rice” has a nice brine-y flavour from the green olives. I make this quite often but it’s been good particular in this time to offset all the carbs I’ve been wolfing down.

In these uncertain times, we could all use more than the average amount of comfort. This Chicken and Rice Soup with Garlicky Chili Oil from Bon Appetit will warm your insides and please your tastebuds. Plus, look how pretty it is! From experience, I highly recommend tripling the garlic oil recipe and heaping on the fresh dill. Plus, it heats up well as the rice soaks up the excess liquid. 

I’ve baked more in quarantine than I have in my entire life. I’m just not exact enough to be good at it, but a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do when she craves fresh cookies but can’t go to the bakery. Momofuku shared their toffee bit cookies from their milk bar but I substituted plain toffee bits for chopped Skor bars. I’m the MacGyver of baking! I bake 6 at a time and froze the rest because #selfcontrol

1. Big Mac Salad, Two Sleevers
2. Cheesy Kimchi Fried Rice, @forkspoonmanila  
3. French Yogurt Lemon Loaf Cake, i am a food blog  
4. Skillet CauliflowerArroz” Con Pollo, Skinnytaste  
5. Chicken and Rice Soup w/ Garliky Chilli Oil, Bon Appetit
6. Toffee Bit Cookies, Momofuku via TasteToronto

This is an odd collection of healthy, something parading as healthy and just plain indulgent. It’s a pretty accurate reflection of my lockdown diet in a nutshell. Happy cooking/baking/eating!

For a recipe for a fresh AF salad to introduce more greens into your quarantine diet, check out this post for this one concocted by yours truly.

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