Nature's Path Organic Foods Giveaway

I don't usually hold giveaways, but I have to say that this one is too big and too good to miss out on! I'm sure those of you who live in the U.S. or Canada are probably already familiar with Nature's Path Organic Foods, but in case you aren't, I'll share with you very quickly my experiences with their products. Ever since I lived in NY several years ago, I was already a big fan of Nature's Path cereals. I always choose my food very carefully. Besides being certified organic, non-GMO project verified, and kosher, they also use whole grains, and they offer so many varieties and flavours, so I can always switch things up without getting tired of the flavour.


Everything Salad with Avocado, Mint, Capers, and Creamy Mustard-Yogurt Dressing

I think we can all agree that making simple salads usually takes no time, but what about a hearty salad like this one? Yes, I know what you're thinking, but don't be fooled by the appearance; you can actually make this super healthy salad in about fifteen minutes, and that includes a very creamy and yummy dressing that's not made with mayonnaise! All you need is a food processor, and the dressing can also be made in advance. It's colourful, delicious, and packed with vitamins and anti-oxidants from all the veggies! Since it's quite satisfying, it can be served by itself with a piece of bread or with a little bit of protein, like tofu, egg or fish, and you've got yourself a perfectly nutritious meal right there!


Vegan Cranberry Chocolate Truffles 蔓越莓松露巧克力


When it comes to Valentine's Day desserts, fruits like strawberries or raspberries are widely used, but I've always thought that cranberries are such an under-appreciated fruit. They're often used for Christmas and Thanksgiving, but not much else. The truth is, they're a very powerful fruit. The dried cranberries used here contain good amounts of fiber and heart-healthy unsaturated fats, they're also high in vitamin C and have a lot of anti-oxidants, and so can be quite beneficial for your health. Recently, I visited Nutra-Fruit - a local store that specializes in cranberry products. I was really inspired by their product, so I decided to create this recipe for this year's Valentine's Day. (See my Valentine's Day Cranberry Heart Swirl Cheesecake, Homemade Cranberry-Vanilla Butter, Whole Wheat Cranberry Oat Scones)


Crispy Curry Tofu with Mini Peppers in Sweet Onion Sauce 甜椒脆皮豆腐與洋蔥醬

Have you ever tried pairing a salad dressing with a hot dish, instead of with salad? This month, I had the pleasure of teaming up with Litehouse Foods and Food Bloggers of Canada, to create this beautiful and flavourful dish with Litehouse's Sweet Onion dressing (from their new Green Garden line). Since this month is the Chinese New Year, I combined some elements from the East in this dish. This recipe shows you how to make the tofu crispy without having to deep fry it or dredge it in flour. Not only does the dish have different textures, but also layers of interesting flavours as well! And the best thing is that it's all made with plant-based ingredients, so it's vegan and even gluten-free! You can serve it with rice or as an hors d'œuvre. Find out more about the delicious dressing and my recipe at Food Bloggers of Canada. I include plenty of photos to show you how to make it, too!

Cherry Tomato and Garlic Confit with Thyme 油封蒜味小蕃茄與百里香

This is something that I've repeatedly been making for at least several years now. It takes a little bit of time to cook, but the prepping time is as short as 2 minutes! It allows you to walk away to do your stuff or make other dishes while this cooks, and it doesn't require any special skills as well! You can easily prepare this with your kids. Sounds too good to be true? Actually there's even more! What I like about it is that you can so easily pair it with many different things - from a simple salad, sandwich, to chicken, and beans, etc. (see more ideas in recipe below). You can double or triple the quantity, because once it's made, you can store it in the fridge for a week. It's easy to reheat and turn into a quick delicious weeknight meal or to complete other dishes. Therefore, it's a perfect addition to have in your fridge!