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…

Bubble Tea (Attempt #2)

A little while back, I attempted to make my own bubble tea. The milk tea portion was obviously delicious but the actual tapioca pearls were another story. They weren’t horrible but they just were not the texture they are supposed to be and the dough was not fully cooperating. I still had leftover tapioca starch…

Cheesecake Parfaits

Some of the best desserts don’t require any cooking. This is one of them. These are adorable little cheesecake parfaits. It is layers of graham crumbs, a creamy yogurt filling and fresh strawberries. It is a lighter, but equally delicious, version of a classic cheesecake. And since these are no-bake, it is much quicker to…

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…

Sweet Potato Fritters

Turning vegetables into crispy pancakes* has been one of my new favourite things recently. I mean, yes it is fried in a little oil, but it’s still healthy right? They aren’t heavily processed and it is just shredded vegetables, so I’m going to say it is definitely more healthy than not. *I will refer to…

Summer Berry Smoothie

I LOVE summer drinks. When you’re sitting outside, it’s so nice to have a cold drink in hand. There are many directions you can go, and smoothies are definitely one of the healthier ones. Smoothies are perfect for any day and you can pack them with any combination of your favourite fruits (or even some…

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…

Passion Tea Lemonade

A hot summer calls for ice cold drinks! It’s important to stay hydrated so why not do that with a delicious iced tea lemonade. This would be great to make a big batch and serve to guests – simply multiply recipe measurements accordingly. Both items are good on their own but I love the combination…

Sticky Lemon Tofu

Are you looking for a nice mid-week vegetarian dinner idea? I’ve made quite a few tofu recipes over the years, so today I was on the hunt for something different. I came across a tasty sounding lemon tofu recipe online and I thought it would be delicious. I will never say no to citrus flavoured…

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…