Coconut Caramel Brownies

Coconut Caramel BrowniesCoconut Caramel Brownies…need I say more?! These were ooey, gooey, chocolately, chewy, goodness. My only warning, other than hide these from friends or family because they will disappear, is to read this ‘How to Caramelize Sugar‘ before starting if you’re not super comfortable with wet caramelizaiton (because even I wasn’t and messed up and had to start from scratch a second time). Enjoy!
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Judith’s Blueberry Bramble Coffee Cake

Blueberry CakeThis blog is in honour of my Nana and back in July I was really happy to share my first recipe of her’s, Nana’s Date Squares. When I eat at restaurants, bakeries, friends, or even other members of my family’s, I always love to see people serving their family recipes. I feel that it’s a great way of keeping our loved ones with us, and brings out a sense of pride about oneself and the dish. This recipe comes from my family friend Sharon’s mother and it’s delicious, hope you enjoy! Continue reading

Tasty Cauliflower with Tahina Sauce

Roasted Cauliflower with TehinaAs I’ve said before, I’m not great with vegetables, so I’m always trying new dishes in hopes that that way will make me want more of that vegetable. I discovered fried cauliflower with tahina and loved it, so when I found this recipe for a baked version I was really excited. It’s super simple but really delicious, hope you enjoy!

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Baked Chicken Shawarma

Baked Chicken ShawarmaI love Middle Eastern food!  Give me falafel, shawarma, hummus, anything, and I’m a very happy camper. While lots of the side dishes can be made at home, many of my favourites require frying or special equipment, so I was very excited when I came across this recipe. I kept it simple and put hummus, cucumbers, and tomatoes in a multigrain pita with the shawarma, but you can throw in anything. Hope you enjoy! Continue reading

Nana’s Date Squares

Nana's date squareThis is a special recipe, it is the first recipe of my Nana’s that I am posting on My Nana’s Kitchen. Since I had been baking with her for so long, at one point she wrote down a bunch of her recipes for me, some from even her grandmother. As you can see in the image below, it’s hand written on a cue card in her unique handwriting, and is a recipe that I will always cherish. Continue reading

Serge’s Famous Oatmeal Cookies

Serge's Famous Oatmeal cookiesThere is a big age difference between my sister and I, but every summer for the past six years I dutifully pile into the car with my parents and share the backseat with my 60 lbs dog to visit her at overnight camp on Visitor’s Day. She is the type of kid that lives for camp and everything related to it, so when I got my hands on her camp’s head chef’s secret recipe for his famous cookies she freaked out to say the least and they are now a staple in our house. Hope you enjoy! Continue reading

Easy Tofu Stir Fry

Close up of Tofu Stir FryI’m always looking for new recipes and trying to find different ways of getting enough protein and vegetables, so I decided to find a good (and easy!) tofu stir fry recipe. This one is simple and basic, great to serve over rice, and a good one to start off with if you’re not familiar with cooking tofu (like me). Hope you enjoy! Continue reading

Lessons From a Food Blog

I’ve been working on My Nana’s Kitchen for just over a year and a half now, and there are a lot of lessons I’ve learned from it. These lessons come up in conversation enough that I realized that you might want to know about them too, so here they are:

A butterscotch bar

One of my favourite photos I’ve taken

Lesson 1: Being the sole producer/researcher/photographer/ writer/etc. of a blog is much more difficult than anticipated. I bake all the time, so I figured it would be an easy addition to my life and a great way to honour my Nana’s memory; I was only right about the latter.
Baking is my stress reliever, but a full time job barely allows time for it, let alone all the extra steps that come with making whatever I baked into a blog post (photography, writing, editing, etc.)! Which leads me to my next lesson… Continue reading