Quinoa Pasta Salad

Have you ever tried quinoa pasta? I hadn’t before I made this pasta salad. I won a contest from a brand called GoGo Quinoa and they sent me a big box of some of their products, including quinoa pastas. I thought a nice use of the pasta would be in a pasta salad. I love…

Quinoa & Cauliflower Salad

I was looking for some new salad/side ideas and came across this recipe from Budget Bytes (link here). It’s a delicious salad made with quinoa and roasted cauliflower, and seasoned with some warm spices. There were a few parts to this salad but they come together quite well. This was so yummy and I was…

Cucumber Avocado Salad

To me, summer is the time to have great salads. I’m not just taking about boring lettuce with dressing. There are so many fresh vegetables in season and you can make a delicious side in minutes. The salad I’ve made today is a cucumber-based salad from Cookie & Kate (link here)*. There are lots of…

Green Salad w/ Dijon Dressing

Most of the time, when I cook, I follow the KISS principle – Keep It Super Simple. Great food doesn’t have to be complicated so I usually try to use as few ingredients as possible. Something I have been making for a while is salad dressing. I have never been a big fan of store-bought…

Curried Cauliflower Soup

Hot soup might not be the first food you think of to eat on a summer day, but I love it. I just really like making and eating soups so I enjoy them all year long. This was a creamy cauliflower soup with a little sweetness from apple and kick of flavour from curry powder….

Broccoli Salad

How does everyone feel about raw broccoli? I feel like most people (including me) aren’t big fans because it’s just so dry and boring on its own. However, when it’s mixed with yummy ingredients and a zippy dressing, it’s way more enjoyable. I mean, I was a little skeptical about the idea at first, my…

Sweet Potato Fries (w/ Spicy Mayo)

Before I get into this post, I wanted to explain why I didn’t post anything last week. I had my posts for the week all drafted and ready to go because I don’t like to do anything last minute. But over the weekend (end of May), with all the protests and violence happening in the…

Creamy Coleslaw

If you are looking for a break from traditional lettuce salads, coleslaw is a great alternative. I’ve made several coleslaw recipes on my blog, you can make it as simple or complex as you like. The recipe I made today was on the simpler side, funnily enough, from a website called Simply Recipes (link here)….

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Buffalo cauliflower is one of my go-to appetizer/side dishes to make. I love everything about them – tender cauliflower, crispy batter and spicy buffalo sauce. I’ve made them several times and I always use the same recipe from Tasty (link here). I make a couple adjustments to the process: Reduce the oven temperature to 425˚…

Corny Corn Muffins

Is there a difference between cornbread and corn muffins? According to the internet, corn muffins are usually sweeter and cornbread more savoury. I’m not that much of a connoisseur on the matter, so they’re pretty much one in the same for me. I usually make cornbread/ muffins as a side for chili or soups, it’s…