Roasted Bell Pepper & Rosemary Dip

Making dips is something I have gotten more into since the first time I made my own hummus. It is so fun to make and they can be flavoured with any variety of ingredients. Also, you can use any bean as the base – I have used chickpeas, black beans and white beans. Today’s dip…

Hatch Chile Salsa

Before I get into this post I just wanted to say that this is actually going to be my last recipe that I cook from the cookbook called Thug Kitchen 101. I’ve had a new cookbook from the same company for a few months now and I’m finally starting it. So my next post is…

Fall Baked Brie

Want a delicious appetizer, perfect to serve to family or friends? Baked brie is a great way to go. Brie cheese on its own is fantastic but after baking, it becomes so soft and gooey. Today’s recipe, from Damn Delicious, was fall-inspired. It has brown sugar and a caramel-like topping with nuts (I used walnuts),…

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…

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…

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…