Appetizers and Snacks

Ultimate Apple Nachos

Ultimate Apple Nachos

The second recipe for Shanghai Family Magazine September issue Snack Attack article! Everyone loves nachos with tortilla chips and cheese, but did you know you could take the same nacho concept and turn it into a delicious sweet treat that no child can resist? Cut apples into wedges and drizzle with your favorite […]

Shanghai Family Magazine: Sun Dried Tomato and Olive Cheeseball

Shanghai Family Magazine: Sun Dried Tomato and Olive Cheeseball

I find myself hosting more gatherings in Shanghai than I did in any other place I lived. Between book club, neighborhood potlucks and kids parties there always seems to be a reason to make something delicious to serve to family and friends. Personally I’m a salty snacker. I love dips and spreads […]

Potachos (Potato Nachos)

Potachos (Potato Nachos)

Forget the tortilla chips and give these super delicious Potachos a try! Thinly sliced potatoes, are perfectly seasoned, baked and topped with your favorite nacho toppings like cheddar cheese, tomatoes and a dollop of sour cream!  I’ve been making Potachos for a while now. I didn’t invent the Potachos. They’re […]

Lebanese Marinated Feta Cheese and Olives

Lebanese Marinated Feta Cheese and Olives

Metro had a great promotion on their Feta Cheese. Buy one get one free. Well I can’t resist a good deal so I cleared out their entire shelf and came home with 10 packages of feta cheese. They’re marked down because they are set to expire soon. Since my family […]

Black Garlic Spread

Black Garlic Spread

Don’t let the colour scare you off! The molasses undertones of the black garlic make this spread taste just like French Onion Dip. Spread it over crackers or vegetable dip. It’s going to be your new favourite dip! I guarantee it!

Baba Ghanouj (Eggplant Dip)

Baba Ghanouj (Eggplant Dip)

Rule #1… You do not oven roast your eggplants. If you roasted the eggplants in the oven, you’re doing it wrong. All wrong. Authentic Baba Ghanouj has a smokey flavour that you can only achieve on a grill or directly on the burners of a gas stove top.

Rule #2… You DO NOT oven roast your EGGPLANTS!

Chicken Artichoke Dip in a Sourdough Bread Bowl

Chicken Artichoke Dip in a Sourdough Bread Bowl

Being an expat in China often means forgoing many of your favourite foods. That’s why every time we go on vacation we come back 5 pounds heavier! We stuff ourselves with cheeses, olives and breads that we just can’t seem to find here. Bread! Crazy isn’t it? Keep in mind that […]

Sloppy Joe Spring Rolls

Sloppy Joe Spring Rolls

My kitchen gets really interesting when I combine my western cooking style with Asian ingredients. Look at some of the great restaurants in the world. What many have in common is their ability to successfully fuse different cuisines into one memorable dish. So what happens when you toss out that […]

Lebanese Vegetarian Grape Leaves

Lebanese Vegetarian Grape Leaves

Grape leaves, especially fresh off the vine, are not something you find here in Shanghai. As for cooked grape leaves, there are a couple of Greek restaurants who offer it, but to be honest I prefer grape leaves made Lebanese style. And crazy enough there are no Lebanese restaurants in […]

101 Cooking Studio Dumpling Class from Fields China

101 Cooking Studio Dumpling Class from Fields China

I’ve been really blessed to have the opportunity to meet so many amazing people through blogging. I’ve met food enthusiasts, entrepreneurs and people working at really cool businesses in Shanghai. Last week I was invited by Fields to attend their dumpling cooking class at 101 Cooking Studio on Hong Qiao […]

Baked Cheeseburger Spring Rolls 

Baked Cheeseburger Spring Rolls 

Sorry everyone but no Menu Monday this week. My daughter has a Zumba performance tonight followed by a potluck banquet. It took me a about a minute to figure out what I would bring. My dear friend Faye’s famous Cheeseburger Egg Rolls! Every time she makes them, my kids eat […]