Pineapple Salsa

Looking for ways to bring a taste of summer to the middle of winter? Make something fresh! An easy salsa made with fresh ingredients is a great way to brighten up your meals and might even help fight the winter blues. This is the Pineapple Salsa from Thug Kitchen 101 cookbook. It is a very…

Spanakopita Triangles

Cooking with pastry is great if you want a quick meal/snack idea. You can use it with savoury things but also sweet ones too. I’ve used puff pastry several times for different occasions – some examples are Cheese & Onion Pinwheels and Pigs in a Blanket. Another pastry that is also popular but I haven’t…

White Bean Hummus

I saw at my store that the dip section was a little lacking, so this was the perfect opportunity to make my own hummus. I know I’ve said this before but homemade hummus is so much better than store-bought anyways. I actually used all pantry items to make this dip – canned beans, dried spices,…

Recipe #71: Green Goddess Hummus

Between the yum & yummer book before and the love real food book now, I’ve made lots of bean-based dips. My fave from yum & yummer was the sweet potato and white bean dip (link here). It had some classic flavours but the sweet potato gave a nice twist. This hummus today also had some…

Recipe #68: Roasted Salsa Verde

I am always down for trying new things and I was excited for some salsa verde (green salsa). I’ve never had salsa verde or even had a tomatillo before, so this was going to be fun. The recipe was super easy. You just have to broil the tomatillos (and jalapeno, if using – I wanted…

Recipe #57: Roasted Cherry Tomato Crostini with White Bean Pesto

Do you have a party or get-together this weekend? No matter your answer, I think you should make these crostini. I made them for my family last night for dinner (with a side salad) and they were delicious. There’s nothing not to like about a crostini. You have crusty bread with some sort of toppings….

Recipe #32: Fresh Greek Nachos with Herbed Tahini Sauce

Nachos are my jam. What’s not to like about crispy chips and tons of gooey cheese? Nothing, that was a rhetorical question ๐Ÿ˜‰ . I don’t usually like to mess with a classic, but these greek nachos are truly something else. I guess I should make it clear that there is no melty cheese on…

Recipe #23: Roasted Summertime Salsa

Happy halloween! I was never big on going out on this day, I usually like to stay home and watch movies. But if you’re going out, just be safe and have fun ๐Ÿ™‚ For those of you staying in, chips and salsa would be a great snack that doesn’t even take too long to make….

Recipe #10: Everyday Red Salsa

Salsa, in spanish, just means sauce. You can make a salsa of anything really. I’d say a more common salsa, at least in western side of the world is tomato salsa. It pairs with many mexican dishes but it’s perfect good with some tortilla chips too. If I want a quick appetizer for a get-together,…