Pasta Piselli

It’s Monday, who’s ready for this week?! I feel like some Mondays (but really any day), I just have no energy to make an “exciting” or “interesting” dish for dinner. But since doing this cookbook challenge, I no longer have to worry about what to make. I can just flip through the book and pick…

Sheet-pan Salmon Dinner

Looking for an easy sheet-pan dinner? Here’s a delicious salmon and vegetable meal you can make on any weeknight. I used salmon for this meal but you could use chicken thighs or legs instead. (Note: if using bone in chicken, you will need to increase cooking time. I would suggest cooking the chicken alone on…

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…

Chicken Romanesque

For those days when you want a warm and comforting meal, this is a dish you have to make. It is called Chicken Romanesque and the recipe is from the cookbook 365 Ways to Cook Chicken. This is a delicious meal of chicken and pasta, baked in a rich tomato sauce. It makes enough to…

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…

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…

Sweet Potato Al Pastor

I love when you can make a recipe and then use that prepared food in another recipe. That’s what happened for me. I made the delicious Pineapple Salsa last week (link here) and used the leffovers as a toppings for these veggie tacos. It was great double duty and nothing went to waste! So just…

Creamy Squash Mac and Cheese

Wow it’s already the last week of January! This Monday’s Thug Kitchen recipe was a creamy one. This is the Creamy Squash Mac and Cheese with Hot Sauce Bread Crumbs. As you know, this cookbook is vegan, so there was no cheese or milk in the pasta dish. The sauce was made by blending up…

Lemon Butter Tilapia

Since my blackened tilapia from a couple weeks ago was such a success, and I had lots of fish leftover in my freezer, it was time to make another fish dish! This time, I made lemon butter tilapia from Food.com (link here). This was such a simple recipe with so few ingredients. You just coat…

Sticky Garlic Chicken

I love takeout chinese food. One of my favourite dishes is honey-garlic chicken because it’s a little crispy but soft inside and it’s coated in delicious sweet and sticky sauce. I just adore it. One thing I don’t like as much though, is that most of the dishes are battered and fried, making them a…