Easy Instant Pot Pulled Pork (Or Carnitas!)

I had no idea how ridiculously easy pulled pork is to make. It also makes me wonder why I’ve tried so many mediocre ones in my life! This pulled pork recipe, can easily be made into carnitas with a fry over a pan. The balance of salty, sweet and citrusy orange cuts through the fatty…

The Best 5-Ingredient Noodles

On the hunt for dried shrimp, I accidentally found something better: tiny dried shrimp. They’re light orange, thin and almost transparent. We had quite the debate at the dinner table on whether these were just the skin of shrimp, or just dried tiny shrimp. But it is, indeed just dried tiny shrimp! In the past,…

Onigiri Jasmine Rice (3 Fillings)

Making rice even tastier, with onigiri! Onigiri is a popular three-bite snack in Japan; iconically seen as triangular-shaped rice balls embellished with a rectangular seaweed strip. The onigiri is stuffed with savoury fillings. The rice ball can be seared, rolled in sesame or finished with seaweed. I created three varieties of this recipe using U.S.-grown…

Meet Your Next Brunch Spot: Carbon Bar on Queen East

As an iconic Canadian must, every brunch must begin with a caesar — it just tastes better that way! Carbon Bar, the spot on Queen East iconically known for their southern-style BBQ takes a whole unique approach on brunch food and drink-wise, spiking caesars with your choice of tequila, gin or vodka, then adorning it…

A Comic-themed Speakeasy in Yorkville: Figures Toronto

There’s a new restaurant in town, a comic-themed speakeasy. It’s a first in Toronto, a restaurant that combines superheroes and nostalgic cartoons into a bar. A playground for the eyes as we gander at the gigantic neon pac man in the ceiling. Welcome to Yorkville, Figures! The first sight is a wall pasted of comics…

Stepping into a Metro Master Class @ Taste of Toronto

Before you enter Taste of Toronto, you must first brace yourself with a hungry appetite to dig into a haven of food and drinks galore. Taste of Toronto is among the top opportunities of the year to grab your favourite food-loving friends and leap across the greenery of Fort York to explore the range of offered free activities,…