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thecanaryfiles Final course: Star anise infused coconut tapioca pudding with sweet corn, crunchy pepitas, coconut flakes, & true Cinnamon. I think this may have been the birthday celebrant's favorite course. 3h

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thecanaryfiles 2nd course: Spicy coconut milk stew with butternut squash, green beans, seared tofu, & flash-fried Brussels sprouts - a beautiful fusion of Thai & Filipino flavors. 3h

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thecanaryfiles What a beautiful evening I had cooking a very special surprise birthday dinner for @itaps3: First course was a marinated kale salad with avocado, grapefruit, & chipotle toasted pepitas. 3h

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X-Pro II Jonathan G. Itchon
thecanaryfiles Midnight meal: Steamed sprouted quinoa, curried garbanzo tempeh, sunflower sprouts, & yellow carrot. 1d

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thecanaryfiles Post-workout recovery dinner: Stir-fried vegetables, roasted broccoli, & garlicky black beans. Thank You for the delicious chard, @stphotog69! 2d

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thecanaryfiles Final course: Banana carob swirl cake with cacao nibs served à la mode & finished with orange zest, sea salt, fresh nutmeg, & olive oil. [commence proud papa dance] 3d

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thecanaryfiles So, so pleased with the results of the week's 1st personal cheffing engagement. 1st course tonight: Chilled watermelon-cucumber soup topped with avocado, fresh herbs, & smoked sea salt. 3d

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thecanaryfiles Simple, delicious garlicky noodles before 4:20 EST, the technical end of my birthday. Apparently, according to @lupezapata, zucchini noodles don't count. 5d

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thecanaryfiles Watermelon recipe testing fun continues with this amuse bouche of lightly pressed watermelon, cucumber, basil, & smoked sea salt. 4d

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thecanaryfiles Lemon lavender rosemary shortbread cookies fresh from the oven. The #glutenfree #vegan #soyfree #nutfree #birthday #cookie baking marathon has officially begun! 6d

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X-Pro II Jonathan G. Itchon
thecanaryfiles Coconut caramel cocoa nib cookies topped with sea salt: My #glutenfree #vegan version of the famous @thesteepingroom sweet. 6d

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thecanaryfiles Granola cookies, while still tasty, came out a bit overdone. 😕 Alas, baking over a hundred cookies without your perfectionism being challenged would've been weird anyways. 😬 6d

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thecanaryfiles Soft, chewy, orange fennel cookies. These would've been my Lola's favorite. 6d

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thecanaryfiles In the Philippines, it is already my birthday. So to celebrate, I made fresh watermelon juice garnished with sprouted watermelon seeds, chipotle, sea salt, & mint from my garden. 6d

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thecanaryfiles Marinated seaweed, quinoa, and pickled rainbow carrot & daikon: Experimenting with different flavors/techniques for an upcoming client. 1w

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thecanaryfiles Sauteed local vegetables over a roasted carrot-ginger puree, served with seared black eye pea tempeh & crisp quinoa: Enjoying a colorfully hearty dinner while listening to the rain & thunder outside. 1w

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thecanaryfiles Inspired by @hunter3141, today's breakfast featured #glutenfree #vegan granola pancakes over blueberry coconut yogurt. 1w

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thecanaryfiles Easy Sunday late lunch: Garam masala spiced chickpea vegetable stir-fry over sprouted millet. So much flavor harmony in each bite. 2w

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