It's a great day to cook!
Who Am I?
I'm Lisa and I am, quite literally, a Day in the kitchen!
I was born and raised in beautiful British Columbia, Canada, and then spent almost 20 years enjoying life under the California sun. My family and I now live in Hong Kong, which is synonymous with small kitchens with limited space. However, I’m not letting that limit the big ideas I can cook up!
I am a self-taught home cook who loves experimenting and playing with food and creating delicious meals and dishes for my family and friends. One of the best ways, I think, to express love is to cook and bake for others and with A Day in the Kitchen, I’m sharing that love with anyone who wants to try my recipes!
What Will You Find on A Day in the Kitchen?
You will find a wide range of recipes that cater to simple, delicious, everyday home cooking. Behind all the recipes, I’m motivated by real food, healthy eating, and flavors from around the world, and the inspirations come from my family, my friends, travels, and just LIFE!
Despite being interested in many different types of cuisines and dishes, there are two specific areas that are of particular interest for me.
If you are on a gluten-free diet, you will find recipes that don’t make you feel like you’re missing out on anything. While it’s easy to focus on everything you CAN’T have when you’re on a particular diet, I show you all the things you CAN have! The possibilities are greater than you think!
And gluten-free can also include having bread again! One of the biggest things people miss is bread when they go on a gluten-free diet. I’ve got some great bread, cookies, and dessert recipes that will make you question whether they’re actually missing the wheat! And if you are someone who either cannot or chooses not to eat nightshades like potatoes or corn, you are in luck! My gluten-free bread and baking recipes do not contain cornstarch or potato flour/starch!
Here are just a few of the gluten-free recipes I've got for you!
- Easy Amazing Gluten-Free Pizza Crust
- Soft Homemade Gluten-Free Bread
- Easy Oh-So-Good Gluten-Free Bagels
- Gluten-Free Buttery Tea Scones
- Super-Moist Gluten-Free Banana Bread
Besides gluten-free, I also have a passion for Asian food, and in particular, Chinese food. I love so many Asian dishes and love learning how to create certain flavors in my kitchen, but I also love trying to recreate dishes my mother used to make. Making Chinese dishes that remind me of what I ate as a child is very fulfilling and nostalgic and it’s a way for me to keep those recipes and memories alive.
Here are just a few recipes not to be missed!
- Rice Cooker Chinese Sticky Rice
- Gluten-Free Chinese Almond Cookies
- Crispy Chow Mein Noodles
- Crispy Roast Pork Belly
- Chinese Taro Cake (Woo Tau Goh)
Thanks for taking the time to visit A Day in the Kitchen! I hope you find recipes that inspire you to get cooking in yours.
What Readers Are Saying About A Day in the Kitchen
“I could kiss you!!! This made the best GF bread. I have tried so many GF bread recipes and this was the first one that actually works like it says - soft & chewy. LOVE IT. Thank you!” ~ Marcia, about Soft Gluten-Free Sandwich Bread.
“Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful recipe!! I just made this today and it was so easy and delicious. I will be making this bread again and again. I'm so looking forward to trying more of your culinary delights🙂” ~ Meg, about Gluten-Free Honey Oat Nut Bread.
“I tried this and I’m making it for the third time now! Works great and I like that it is sandwich meat without any nitrates. My daughter puts the slices in her sandwiches for school. Thank you!” ~ Dawn, about Easy Homemade Sandwich Deli Meat.
"I've looked at many recipes for Loh Mai Fan, but your recipe, utilizing the rice cooker, is by far, the easiest. It is also the closest to the way my mom made it and brought back many precious food memories. I have made this a few times for my family, and even my picky son gives it two thumbs up! Thank you so much!" ~ Reen, about Rice Cooker Chinese Sticky Rice.
"Oh my gosh! The Chinese taro cake is so yummy. Last weekend, I threw a birthday party for my son and prepared this cake. The kids loved it so much. It was so fabulous. Thanks for sharing and keep sharing recipes like this." ~ Mary, about Chinese Taro Cake (Woo Tau Goh).
"Thank you for the recipe this has brought back so many memories as recently my grandparents have passed away and my dad and aunt missed this soup I was able to make it thanks to you and to see tears in my families eyes was simply amazing thank you." ~ Ryan, about Chinese Winter Solstice Soup.
Now that we're done talking all About Me, here are just some notes about the photography on A Day in the Kitchen.
All the food featured in my posts has been made from the actual recipes they reference, and we eat all the foods that you see (after the necessary photos have been taken!).
If you love my food photos, thank you so much! I put a lot of planning, time, and care into taking them, and choosing which ones make it to the published post. However, if you would like to share photos from my recipes, I ask that you please make sure to credit the photos with
a) a link back to the original recipe post and
b) a link back to adayinthekitchen.com.
All content is copyright A Day in the Kitchen.