Creamy Dijon Salmon

Creamy Dijon Salmon

White wine salmon

My mom first made this recipe when I was about 20 years old. No need to tell you that the original recipe did not use almond milk, but rather 15% cream.  However, this was the first recipe my mom made in the attempt to eat healthier food. I am fortunate that my mom always cooked at home. Everyday, she was preparing a fresh cooked meal for dinner. We rarely ate out and when we did it was a real party for my sister and I (which kid doesn't love McDonald's!). Back then, we were not as concerned about fat, carbs, protein and sugar. (more…)

Spicy Eggplant

Spicy Eggplant

Chinese eggplant

I always had a hard time cooking eggplant. They are so simple but yet so tricky. If too cooked, they are mushy; if not cooked enough, they are not tasty at all. Each time I go to an Asian restaurant, the eggplant is so delicious, flavourful and perfectly cooked. I tried and tried to do it and I finally go it! “Practice makes perfect” as they say… (more…)

Canadian Shepherd’s Pie 2.0

Canadian Shepherd’s Pie 2.0

Shepherd's Pie- Pâté Chinois
The Canadian Shepherd's Pie, also known as Pâté chinois in French Canadian, is part of the Canadian comfy food repertoire. It is made of mashed potatoes, corn and ground meat. This traditional Canadian dish owes its origin to the Chinese workers who, according to the oral history, made this dish while working on the railway in Quebec, Canada. The recipe was then adopted by the locals there and was later on named pâté chinois (Chinese pie) due to its history.
sweet potato
This dish is really easy to make as it requires minimum ingredients. For this recipe reno I used extra lean ground turkey instead of ground beef and Japanese sweet potatoes (purple skin- white meat) instead of the regular white potatoes. Why would I do that you ask? To reduce fat, thanks to the turkey, and to fill this dish with nutrients find in sweet potatoes.

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Thanks and Enjoy!