Greek Orzo Salad

Here we are, it’s Monday once again which means I am sharing another Thug Kitchen 101 recipe. Today, I have made the Greek Orzo Salad. I knew, even before making this, that I was going to love this salad. Everything about this recipe is totally something I would make on my own, and the only…

Zucchini Pesto Pasta

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you know that I love a really easy meal every so often. This pasta dish was definitely one of those occasions. There were only 3 main components to this dish: pasta, zucchini, pesto. Simple recipe is what lead to the straightforward recipe title. Let’s get one…

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…

Cream Cheese Alfredo

In keeping with the healthy-eating theme from my last post (Chipotle Caesar Salad), here is another lighter version of a classic. I made alfredo pasta, but you won’t find any heavy cream or butter here. You can happily eat a bowl of this alfredo without feeling heavy or weighed down. Scroll down to see the…

Southwestern Pasta Salad

It’s Monday so I have another Thug Kitchen 101 recipe to share! Today I have the Southwestern Pasta Salad. I love pasta salads because they are a great make ahead dish so they’re perfect for parties or weekly meal planning. Another reason to love them is that you can use up so many ingredients in…

Chickpea Bolognese

Today is a good day because I’m sharing another yummy meal with you! This is another recipe from the Thug Kitchen cookbook – see the whole collection here 🙂 . I’ve made all sorts of pasta sauces – using lentils, real ground beef, other vegetables – but I’ve never tried using chickpeas. I’m pleased to…

Pumpkin Meatballs with Cinnamon-Sage Tomato Sauce

Monday’s pumpkin spice latte (link here) was a great way to start pumpkin week. To continue on with pumpkin posts, I made the perfect fall dinner. I saw this recipe for pumpkin turkey meatballs with a cinnamon-sage tomato sauce and it looked incredible. I knew it would be a wonderful meal and great for this…

Pasta with Tomato-Cream Sauce

A simple pasta dish is my idea of a great weeknight meal. This one is so quick to put together and pretty much uses all pantry items (except for cream) so you can make this even if you haven’t gone grocery shopping in a little while. Don’t have the cream, not to worry! You can…

Spaghetti with Veggie Bolognese

There is something so comforting about a big bowl of pasta. Spaghetti with bolognese sauce is a meal that I would have all the time growing up. It is traditionally made with ground beef, like what I’ve done in a prior post (link here), but today I am sharing a recipe for a vegetarian (actually…

Recipe #59: Roasted Eggplant Lasagna

As you probably know from other recipes I’ve made, I do not like eggplant. Any recipe that calls for it, I would typically substitute with zucchini. I just don’t like the texture and flavour of it, so I’ve stayed away. Upon seeing this recipe, I was going to make the same substitution, but I had…