Category: XiaoCooks

Sichuan Eggplant with Ground Turkey

I have always been a big fan of meal prepping and packing my lunches for work. I make healthier food choices, am kinder to my wallet eating out less and it saves me time during the week when I can just grab a container from the fridge and go. Coming home from my first trip

Turkey Baos – 2 Ways

It’s been 3 months since I returned to work from maternity leave and the biggest challenge has been learning to balance work (starting a new role), family and making time for myself. Stephen’s been amazing at his new role of working dad while I’m slowly coming to terms with the limited number of hours in

Spiced Pork Skewers with duBreton

Summer has officially arrived and that means food festivals. My favourite events during the hot months in Toronto are most definitely the Asian night markets that have become more and more popular in the past years. Wandering down aisles of stalls offering everything from bubble tea to stinky tofu, I’m always trying to figure out

Prime Rib Roast with All-Clad

With the holiday season inching closer, it feels like this year has gone by in a flash. Stephen and I have done some serious adulting in 2017 and we can’t wait to celebrate both the past year and the year to come with our family and friends. Every year, we spend a few nights at

Eggplant with Spicy Garlic Sauce

Last year in December Stephen and I cat sat for one of our friends in Markham, who lived near First Markham Place. This meant we were often in the neighbourhood to play and cuddle with the energetic fur ball. Since we were already nearby, we’d stop by the food court at FMP to pick up