Category: XiaoCooks

Asian Pickled Watermelon Rind

Watermelon is one of my favourite fruits. While there are 1200 varieties of watermelon grown in 96 countries all over the world, the five main types are seedless, seeded, yellow, orange, and mini. The United States is the 7th largest producer of watermelons in the world and Canada imports over 300 million pounds each year,

Watermelon Sago

My love of watermelon is well known amongst family and friends. I am the one who always brings a watermelon to camping trips, the one craving it all year round and the one who easily eats a watermelon by herself every week. Alivia’s recently fallen in love with the delicious, sweet melon as well and

Smoked Turkey Cherry Burgers

Although Stephen BBQs all year round, he only starts smoking things once warmer weather arrives. Last year, we made smoked Turkey Legs regularly. This year, we started thinking, what else can we smoke? Stephen came up with this recipe for Smoked Turkey Cherry Burgers that was phenomenal, and we had all the ingredients handy in

Turkey Egg Roll in a Bowl

Growing up, getting Canadian Chinese takeout was a rarity. My mom cooked everything from scratch and if we were eating out, it was usually for dim sum, Sichuan or Japanese cuisine. When I started visiting malls in high school, I quickly fell in love with teriyaki noodles and of course egg rolls. This recipe for

Chefs Plate Oven Baked Fish Tacos

Chef’s Plate is one of the first meal kit companies we worked with, back in 2015, and I’m still a fan today. While the company has evolved, their boxes remain a great value with quick, simple recipes, suitable for any level of cooking experience. Their online recipe hub is also a great resource for meal