Mezcal Meltdown

I finished last week with a drink and we are starting now with a drink too! This is actually the first cocktail I’m making from this cookbook. The drink is called a Mezcal Meltdown. It has pineapple juice, lime juice and jalapeno so it’s a mix of sweet, sour and spicy. From the name, the…

Agua Fresca

I am finishing off the week with a drink because who doesn’t want a nice refreshing beverage to celebrate the weekend! There were actually a couple other drink recipes before this one but I skipped them due to personal preferences. This is agua fresca which just means fresh water (or cool water). It is made…

Grapefruit Cake

We are moving along in the dessert section and today we have this grapefruit cake. I am one of those people who love grapefruit so I was very excited about this recipe. This cake seemed to promise a bunch of grapefruit flavour because there is juice and zest in the cake and then actual grapefruit…

Green Grape Pie

This, this was an interesting recipe. I’ll say it right now though, give it a chance. I love all kinds of pie but had never heard of grape pie before. When I first saw this recipe, I thought “there’s no way it could be good”. The idea of hot and cooked grapes doesn’t sound great…

Strawberry Rosewater Cheesecake

Mmm cheesecake. It’s one of my favourite desserts. But as we know, the Brave New Meal cookbook is a vegan one which means this cheesecake is not made with cream cheese. This is made with cashews! When soaked (and blended), cashews give such a nice creaminess to whatever you use them in – which was…

Banana Date Shake

So here we are at the final section of recipes in the book – drinks and desserts. This shake is a nice start here. This could be a dessert or even a morning beverage. I have had smoothies similar to this one before, it is just made with banana, nut butter, dates, cinnamon and non…

Simple Sesame Noodles

I have made it to the final main dish recipe of this cookbook!! That’s pretty wild to me that I only have one more section of recipes to go. This was quite a good ending though I’m so happy with how is cookbook has gone so far. So today’s recipe is these sesame noodles with…

Toulatos-Style Stuffed Bell Peppers

I have made it to almost the end of the main dishes section of this cookbook. This book is flying by and then I only have desserts and drinks remaining. But for now, let’s focus on today’s recipe: stuffed peppers. Well, the recipe says you can use large tomatoes or peppers but I much prefer…

Zucchini Blossom Pasta

My last post was a super summery tomato tart (check it out) and today’s recipe is another perfect summer dish. This was zucchini (blossom) pasta which was a great weeknight meal. I put blossom in brackets before because the recipe is supposed to have them, but unfortunately, I had to make do without them. Apparently,…

Summer Tomato Tart

Happy Friday! Today’s recipe is such a simple, yet tasty one. I love that the timing of all these summery recipes have come in the summer, it’s just so perfect. This is a delicious puff pastry tart with pesto and tomatoes. The recipe says you can also add cashew cheese sauce but it’s optional here….