Viral Salmon & Rice

I know you’ve probably seen that viral salmon and rice recipe online. It all started from a girl named Emily Mariko, who posted it on Tiktok and since then, it seems that everyone has been making it. And now it was my turn! I had to put my own twist on the recipe though. I…

Mexican Cauliflower Rice

I am a big fan of cauliflower. It is such a versatile vegetable and I have many blog posts that feature it! Probably my favourite preparation is making CAULIFLOWER WINGS. Check out these posts: Maple & Sriracha Cauliflower or Buffalo Cauliflower Bites. My cauliflower now was starting to go bad so I had to cut…

Pasta Alfredo with Squash & Broccoli

So last week I posted those delicious Zoodles with Chicken and Tomatoes (link here) which was a nice, light dinner (check it out if you didn’t see it). And today, I am sharing a pasta recipe that is equally delicious but definitely not on the lighter side. This is a rich pasta dish with roasted…

Ground Orange Chicken

Orange chicken is such a great Chinese takeout dish. You have pieces of battered and fried chicken that are coated in a sweet and sticky orange sauce. It’s so delicious but I always feel a little guilty eating it because I know how unhealthy it is. However, today’s recipe is a lightened up spin on…

Fish Piccata

Have you ever had chicken piccata? It’s a classic Italian dish made with sliced chicken breast in a lemon, butter and caper sauce. It is so delicious. It’s a nice light meal because there is no heavy tomato sauce like many other Italian dishes and there is so much lemon juice which brightens everything up….

Homemade Pizza

Apparently it is National Cheese Pizza Day on Sunday (September 5). I don’t need much of a reason to eat pizza, but obviously I had to celebrate this special day. I thought about making cheese pizza but I didn’t want plain cheese pizza. I like having toppings, so that’s what I did. I definitely had…

Shredded Apple Polenta with Dill

If you have never tried cooking through a cookbook, I would highly recommend it! Thug Kitchen 101 is now my 3rd cookbook that I’m going through and it’s just so much fun. One big reason why I love doing this is because it gets me to try new things – whether that’s a new recipe…

Chicken Parmesan

Chicken parmesan is such a comporting Italian dish. You have the crispy breaded chicken, rich tomato sauce and then beautifully melted cheese. It’s so delicious. With that being said, I’ve never made it myself because of religious dietary restrictions. I eat chicken and cheese but not supposed to eat them together. However, over the past…

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…