Pot of Collards

Have you ever eaten collard greens? Before this, I had not. I always like cooking with new ingredients, as long as I know what to do with them. I do like my greens like kale and spinach but I’ve just never tackled collards. I’ve watched cooking shows where they make collards, and it usually contains…

Skillet Beer Chili Mac

Happy Monday. If you haven’t been following for a while – every Monday, I make a recipe from a cookbook called Thug Kitchen 101. You can see the whole collection of recipes I’ve made so far by clicking here – Thug Kitchen posts. Today’s post is Skillet Beer Chili Mac. This is a one pot…

Coconut Lime Rice

Where has this month gone, I can’t believe it’s May 31. That means that this year is almost half over too! But with another month coming to an end, that means I will be sending out my next email newsletter soon! My June edition will be going out June 7th. You can still sign up…

Cucumber Salad with Peanuts & Cilantro

I love cucumber salad. When I make it, I usually keep it super simple with just a little vinegar, salt and sugar. It’s a perfect balance of sweet and sour. However, today’s recipe is the cucumber salad from Thug Kitchen 101. It has the same sweet and sour components of my basic recipe, but with…

Roasted Rutabaga Wedges

Most of the recent recipes that I’ve made from Thug Kitchen 101 have been full meals – Tomato Carbonara, Mujaddara, Red Curry Noodles, Barley Fried Rice. But today, I am switching things up. This week’s recipe is a simple side dish: roasted rutabagas. Now, you may be looking at the picture and thinking that those…

Chickpea Noodle Soup

I know it’s almost mid-May and the weather is getting a little warmer, but I still love a nice hot bowl of soup. It doesn’t matter if it’s summer or winter, I will always enjoy a steamy soup. Today’s recipe is such a classic recipe too which makes it better. This is Chickpea Noodle Soup…

Red Curry Noodles

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I love curries. I’ve made many before, both Indian and Thai and they are always delicious. Today’s curry is a Thai one with noodles, tofu and lots of veggies. This is my Monday recipe from Thug Kitchen 101 cookbook. I think I’m partial to Thai curry…

Puppy Chow

I know I’ve posted a few sweets in the past couple of weeks but I see nothing wrong with that. Who doesn’t like sweets! I’m loving how easy all the dessert recipes have been as well! This week’s Monday recipe from Thug Kitchen 101 is Puppy Chow. I’ve heard of this treat before but never…

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…