Recipe #83: Strawberry & Watermelon Salad

I have not made a salad from this cookbook that I have not enjoyed. Seriously, every salad has been delicious and I am so impressed. There is always so much colour and freshness, and it really makes it easy to eat healthy. This strawberry and watermelon salad was so good. I loved the sweetness of…

Recipe #82: Maple Curry Chicken

I knew this chicken recipe was going to be a good one because that marinade was so tasty. There was such a nice balance of sweet and spicy with the curry powder, and it  so good. Plus, the actual marinade took about 5 minutes to make, so nothing is easier than that. I just let…

Recipe #81: Sweet Potato & Black Bean Chili

Another warm and hearty soup/chili on a cold winter day. I’m really loving how these recipes timed themselves out. I have nothing bad to say about this chili, I served it with homemade cornbread from Isabel Eats (Cornbread Recipe), and it was a great vegetarian dinner. My family gobbled it all up. As long as you…

Recipe #80: Maple Cinnamon Almond Butter

I will start by saying that I have never made any sort of nut butter before, and honestly, after making this one, I’m not sure I want to again. It tasted delicious, but it was just more work than I expected. There was nothing difficult about this almond butter, but it seems the food processor…

Recipe #79: Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Quinoa

If you eat oatmeal all the time, you’d probably get bored of it pretty fast. I never thought of eating quinoa for breakfast but it was a great alternative and I really enjoyed it. This was a good 10 minute breakfast if you’re in a rush in the morning (cook the quinoa the night before…

Recipe #78: Five P’s in a Pot

Simple pasta meals are the best. There are only a few ingredients but it tastes so good. This recipe reminded me of a dish I made a while ago called aglio e olio (garlic and oil), it’s just pasta with tons of garlic, oil and parmesan cheese. I loved that a lot, so I wasn’t…

Recipe #77: Double Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake

If you need a special dessert for valentine’s day, this cheesecake would be perfect. I mean, by the time you see this post, it’s gonna be too late to make this cheesecake but there’s always the weekend or next year? I actually made this last weekend for my brother’s birthday – this was a good…

Recipe #76: Stuffed Bell Pepper Soup

I’ve been making quite a few soups from this book lately and it’s been so great with all the cold weather. It’s nice to have something so warm and comforting. This one was particularly good because it’s called a soup but it had lots of meat and veggies, so it was almost a chili. I…

Recipe #75: Thai Red Curry Chicken

I love thai curry. There’s this thai restaurant I always go to and they have this amazing spicy thai red curry noodle soup with coconut milk and it’s so good. But I digress. Back to this curry chicken. The curry paste, along with the coconut milk, made a really nice sauce that coated the chicken…

Recipe #74: Sweet Potato Quinoa Cakes

I have made something similar to these before and I liked them very much. It’s a nice mixture of quinoa, sweet potato, black beans and all the spices. They tasted delicious and I would eat the patty mixture in a burrito or on a salad. The one issue I had before and I had again…