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…

Colourful Veggie Tacos

This was one of those meals that I had no idea if it would work well. I sort of just pulled out random ingredients that I had in my fridge and ended up with some tacos. I started with a frozen Morning Star Spicy Black Bean Burger (I love this brand, they’re really nice veggie…

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 🙂 For those of you staying in, chips and salsa would be a great snack that doesn’t even take too long to make….

Recipe #6: Roasted Strawberry, Basil & Goat Cheese Crostini

I could almost dream about these crostini. I have no bad comments about them. They were so well-balanced – creamy, sweet, crunchy, fresh, spicy – all the textures and flavours worked well together. I want to start by talking about the roasted strawberries. It might sound weird to roast berries, but they get so soft…

Typical Breakfast: Eggs & Toast

Sorry I haven’t been very active in May so far. I just haven’t been cooking too many post-worthy things. But I thought that this might be a good post because breakfast meals vary so much around the world. I guess you could call my breakfast basic for a canadian/american – something you could get in…

Sushi & Fresh Rolls

Two posts in one day, that’s right! I know I post quite a bit for my cookbook challenge but I am also trying to make non-challenge posts. So I posted my homemade kimchi earlier today (click to see post) and now here is what I made on the weekend. Fresh spring rolls and sushi.. they…

Recipe #70: Honey, Lime & Sriracha Grilled Chicken

I just wanted to start by apologizing for not posting last week. I was spending time with family, which was much needed and enjoyed. It’s always nice to take a step back and relax. But I am here now and back for recipe 70! This was a really flavourful chicken dish and made for a…

Recipe #29: Lentil and Black Bean Salad

The salads in this book have not disappointed me yet! I’m so impressed with how tasty and fresh they all are. This lentil and bean salad was no exception! There were a few different components that went into this salad – peppers, celery, corn, beans, lentils, green onion and parsley – and they all work…