Mujaddara

Happy meatless Monday! This week’s Thug Kitchen 101 recipe is a new one for me. The dish is called Mujaddara which is made with rice, lentils and caramelized onions. Those are the big components and they are seasoned with lots of fragrant Middle Eastern spices. It was quite an interesting recipe to read through because…

Sun Dried Tomato Carbonara

Happy April! Also Happy Easter and belated Passover to all those who celebrate/celebrated! There are so many celebrations today. I took last week off to enjoy Passover with my family and give myself a chance to relax a bit. But I am back and I have lots of good content that I will be posting…

Instant Oatmeal Smoothie

You know I love oatmeal. You can find a lot of oatmeal posts on my blog (a mix of my own recipes, as well as ones from online and cookbooks). Also, it doesn’t matter whether it’s hot or cold, I can’t get enough of it. One thing that is newer to me though, is adding…

Winter Veggie Slaw

Happy Monday! I can’t believe March is already half over. I’m here with another recipe from the Thug Kitchen 101 cookbook. This is the Winter Veggie Slaw with Caramelized Shallot Dressing. The coleslaw mix was supposed to be a combination of green and red cabbages, fennel and carrot. I made a few changes. I omitted…

Swiss Chard & Tomato Linguine

Welcome back for another “Bad Manners Monday”, where I cook a recipe from the Thug Kitchen 101 cookbook. This week I made this Swiss Chard & Tomato Linguine with Balsamic Glazed Chickpeas. It’s quite the long title, I know. This was a tasty pasta dish though. Like the title implies, this recipe had linguine, swiss…

Hot Chocolate

It’s March which means winter is technically coming to an end very soon. But until the weather gets warmer, I will still drink lots of hot beverages. In the winter, when I want a hot drink, I will usually make myself some tea. So that’s what I will choose about 90% of the time. But…

Greek Orzo Salad

Here we are, it’s Monday once again which means I am sharing another Thug Kitchen 101 recipe. Today, I have made the Greek Orzo Salad. I knew, even before making this, that I was going to love this salad. Everything about this recipe is totally something I would make on my own, and the only…

Sweet Potato Al Pastor

I love when you can make a recipe and then use that prepared food in another recipe. That’s what happened for me. I made the delicious Pineapple Salsa last week (link here) and used the leffovers as a toppings for these veggie tacos. It was great double duty and nothing went to waste! So just…

Pineapple Salsa

Looking for ways to bring a taste of summer to the middle of winter? Make something fresh! An easy salsa made with fresh ingredients is a great way to brighten up your meals and might even help fight the winter blues. This is the Pineapple Salsa from Thug Kitchen 101 cookbook. It is a very…

Broccoli & Potato Soup

Happy February! If you’ve subscribed to my newsletter, you should have received that this morning. It was full of good announcements, including that I am selling home-baked cookies! If you live in the Richmond Hill, Ontario area, you can order some fresh cookies. I currently have 5 flavours available, so check out my Facebook or…