“Famous” Brown Bread (Cheesecake Factory copycat)

Is there anything better than freshly baked bread? Few things. Okay, well maybe there are lots of things. But freshly baked bread is definitely up there on the list. I bought a whole pound of yeast at the store (it was a good price) so there is a high chance you will see more breads/other…

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…

Green Zucchini Pancakes

I’ve never been a big celebrator of St Patrick’s Day, but here I sit, currently writing this second post. My first post was that delicious Irish Coffee with homemade Irish Cream (click here to see that). You should definitely check that out and make it because it was DELICIOUS and a fun way to give…

Irish Cream Iced Espresso

Happy St Patty’s Day everyone! Today is the day to celebrate the Irish and eat green foods and drink green beer. I wanted to commemorate the occasion with a special drink. At first I thought of making Irish coffee, which is coffee with whisky, but I wasn’t feeling like having something so bold. So, I…

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…

Traditional Osso Buco

I am always looking for new and exciting dinner ideas. I saw beef shanks at the store and immediately I thought to make ossobuco. This is a dish I have never made (or eaten) before but was excited to try! If you like beef stew, you will like ossobuco. It has the same rich and…

Mexican Poutine

Canada may not have too many national dishes, but poutine is definitely one of the most iconic. It is a great combination of crispy fries, cheese curds and a rich gravy. That is the basic level of poutine, but you can add other toppings like veggies or meats. Whenever I go to Montreal, Quebec, I…

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…

General Tso Cauliflower

I don’t have to tell you, but I love battered and baked cauliflower (aka cauliflower wings). I have made them so many times with so many different flavours. I just can’t get enough. My obsession originally began with the buffalo sauce (franks hot sauce + butter/oil) but I have expanded to many other flavour profiles…

Ramen w/ Homemade Broth

Is there anything more comforting than a bowl of chicken noodle soup? To me, this is just the ultimate food to warm me up. Today, I decided to take its classic comfort and add some Japanese flare to make ramen. I have made ramen before (post here) and it was delicious. That time, I used…