Sticky Lemon Tofu

Are you looking for a nice mid-week vegetarian dinner idea? I’ve made quite a few tofu recipes over the years, so today I was on the hunt for something different. I came across a tasty sounding lemon tofu recipe online and I thought it would be delicious. I will never say no to citrus flavoured…

Beef Barley Soup

I know I just posted this week about the beautiful summer weather and eating summery foods, but for today’s recipe, I went quite the opposite direction. I made this beef barley soup – perfect for a cold winter’s day. I love my fresh and bright summer recipes (and I have many more coming), but I…

Argentinian Chicken Thighs

I eat a lot of chicken. It’s probably my most consumed protein source and I’ve eaten it so many different ways. Because of that, I’m always looking for new ways to cook/flavour it. I was at the store and I was looking at the seasoning mixes – down the Ethnic/Mexican aisle – and I happened…

Leek & Barley Fried Rice

Happy May! If you’ve subscribed to my email newsletters, you should have received the May edition this morning. I hope you enjoyed the content and recipes I included in this one! I can’t believe it’s already May though – the year is seriously flying! It’s Monday so I am back with another Thug Kitchen 101…

Viral Tiktok Ramen

It’s the last day of April and I thought it would be fun to finish the month with a viral recipe. Before I get into this post though, I want to remind you that my next newsletter is going out on Monday (May 3rd). It’s all about food and has lots of good kitchen tricks/tips….

Coconut Crusted Sole w/ Mango Salsa

Two things I really enjoy: fish and coconut. I’ve heard of coconut crusted proteins (most commonly fish or chicken) before but I’ve never tried it. I saw this recipe for coconut crusted fish from Spruce Eats (link here) and I knew it was time. The recipe calls for any firm white fish. I used sole…

Chicken Romanesque

For those days when you want a warm and comforting meal, this is a dish you have to make. It is called Chicken Romanesque and the recipe is from the cookbook 365 Ways to Cook Chicken. This is a delicious meal of chicken and pasta, baked in a rich tomato sauce. It makes enough to…

Traditional Osso Buco

I am always looking for new and exciting dinner ideas. I saw beef shanks at the store and immediately I thought to make ossobuco. This is a dish I have never made (or eaten) before but was excited to try! If you like beef stew, you will like ossobuco. It has the same rich and…

Mexican Poutine

Canada may not have too many national dishes, but poutine is definitely one of the most iconic. It is a great combination of crispy fries, cheese curds and a rich gravy. That is the basic level of poutine, but you can add other toppings like veggies or meats. Whenever I go to Montreal, Quebec, I…

Ramen w/ Homemade Broth

Is there anything more comforting than a bowl of chicken noodle soup? To me, this is just the ultimate food to warm me up. Today, I decided to take its classic comfort and add some Japanese flare to make ramen. I have made ramen before (post here) and it was delicious. That time, I used…