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…

Recipe #5: Tahini Kale Caesar Salad with Whole-Grain Croutons

Caesar salad. It’s the salad that makes you think you’re being healthy when you order it at a restaurant. It’s lettuce slathered with creamy dressing, plus cheese and croutons. There’s nothing really healthy about it. However, THIS caesar salad recipe is a whole different story. This salad has romaine lettuce and kale for tons of…

Recipe #4: Simple Honey Scones

I’ve made scones many times on this blog (see the collection here). They are such a great breakfast and so simple to make. These honey scones though, really deserve the word simple in their title. The recipe has 8 ingredients and only requires one mixing bowl. Aside from being quick to make, these scones are…

Recipe #2: Olive Oil & Black Pepper Popcorn

Mmm popcorn. It’s one of my favourite snacks. I love kettle corn, white cheddar flavour, chicago mix. I even like it with just some salt. Plain popped corn is such a great base, you can add almost any flavours you want. It has such a satisfying crunch and it’s a healthy snack (depending on what…

New Cookbook Challenge + Recipe #1: West African Peanut Soup

When I finished my first cookbook challenge for the Yum & Yummer book by Greta Podleski (all recipes here), I told myself that I probably wouldn’t cook through another book. It was just a lot of work to organize all the recipes and be on such a consistent schedule of cooking, drafting and posting. It…