• Foodland Wasabi Ahi Poke Recipe

    Foodland’s Wasabi Ahi Poke Recipe

    August 12, 2022Van

    Foodland is a popular grocery store chain in Hawaii famous for their poke and many people think Foodland has the best poke on the islands. I’m sharing my copycat of Foodland’s Wasabi Ahi Poke – it has a spicy kick from the secret ingredient: Wasabi Oil. Most people don’t even know of Wasabi Oil, so you may have a hard time finding it.  I searched so many Japanese markets in SoCal (all over Orange County, Torrance, Little Tokyo in L.A.) and couldn’t find it in any stores, I had to order it here.  If you’ve seen this at a store locally, please let me know where you found it. Foodland also makes a wasabi salmon poke, you can use salmon instead of ahi if you prefer. You…

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  • Dark Chocolate Creme Brulee Recipe

    August 11, 2022Van

    Dark Chocolate Crème Brûlée 🥂 a rich, elegant dessert that’s simple to make. The chocolate custard is reminiscent of chocolate mousse, the texture is very smooth and creamy.  Plus it’s always a bonus when you get to bust out the…

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  • Rice Cakes with Sweet Red Bean Filling Recipe (Snow Skin Mooncakes)

    August 3, 2022Van

    I made these beautiful flower-shaped rice cakes filled with sweet red bean paste for the Qixi Festival (Chinese Valentine’s Day 七夕).  These rice cakes look complex, but they’re actual simple to make with the help of a mooncake mold. These rice…

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  • Harry Potter Butterbeer Float Recipe

    July 31, 2022Van

    Harry Potter turns 42 today! I love the Harry Potter books & films so much, it’s only fitting that I’d find a little way to celebrate a character that’s brought me so much joy & entertainment 🧡 Happy Birthday Harry,…

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  • Baby Yoda Drink Iced Chai Latte with Matcha Cold Foam Recipe

    July 28, 2022Van

    Iced Chai Latte topped with Matcha Cream Cold Foam 🍵 Here’s my copycat of the viral Starbucks drink inspired by Baby Yoda. I used Trader Joe’s Chai Latte Mix to keep it quick and simple, but this is so delicious!…

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  • Trader Joe’s Corn & Hatch Chile Cupcakes with Honey Buttercream Recipe

    July 25, 2022Van

    Here’s my recipe for Corn & Hatch Chile Cupcakes with Honey Buttercream that won the Grand Prize for Trader Joe’s Instagram #TJsCornContest  The corn cupcakes are moist and fluffy with a hint of Hatch green chiles which adds a subtle spice…

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  • Viral Canned Cinnamon Roll Hack Recipe

    July 17, 2022Van

    This is my version of the viral canned Cinnamon Roll Hack where you add heavy cream and butter to the rolls before baking to make them extra soft and fluffy.  I also make a quick cream cheese frosting so these…

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  • EASY Trader Joe’s Affogato Recipe

    July 14, 2022Van

    Affogato made with Trader Joe’s new Horchata Ice Cream + Cold Brew Concentrate. This is my quick & lazy version of affogato made in 30 seconds, you can use a pulled shot of espresso instead of the cold brew concentrate…

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  • How to make Sea Salt from Seawater

    July 6, 2022Van

    I’m going to show you how I made Sea Salt from seawater that I harvested from my favorite beach. I got the seawater from a marine protected area in Souther Calfornia, there’s no sewage drainage, no tourists – it’s a…

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  • 1-Minute Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Recipe

    June 17, 2022Van

    This is a super simple recipe for Strawberry Frozen Yogurt using only 3 ingredients: frozen strawberries, Greek yogurt and sugar.  You’ll need a high powered blender with a tamper like a Vitamix  or NuWave Infinity Blender to make this.  It’s…

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