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…

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…

Zucchini Corn Fritters

It’s really been feeling like summer the past couple of weeks and I’m loving it. I’ve wanted to make more “summery” foods and I feel like these fritters are an awesome start. Zucchini and corn are two foods that I commonly associate with this time of the year. They are super fresh and bright. I…

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…

Oven Fried Pickles

Last week I made those delicious jalapeno poppers (link here). They were cheesy, crunchy and a little spicy. They were so tasty. Now I’m here to make another classic pub snack. Breaded pickles. I feel like this is quite the polarizing recipe because pickles themselves are either loved or hated by people. But I think…

Birthday Cake Oatmeal

If you’ve been here a while, you may have heard me mention that I started my own cookie business called Lindsay Bakes. I currently have 7 flavours available, one of them being Confetti, which is packed with colourful sprinkles. It is in my top 3 favourite flavours. That got me thinking, why are sprinkles only…

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…

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…

Jalapeno Poppers

Happy Cinco de Mayo! If you received my email newsletter on Monday, I shared a couple of my favourite Mexican recipes there. But there was no way I couldn’t post more Cinco content on my blog! I made such a classic snack today. I guess these are more of a pub food but the main…

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…