Mujaddara

Happy meatless Monday! This week’s Thug Kitchen 101 recipe is a new one for me. The dish is called Mujaddara which is made with rice, lentils and caramelized onions. Those are the big components and they are seasoned with lots of fragrant Middle Eastern spices. It was quite an interesting recipe to read through because…

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…

Recipe #21: Hearty Lentil Minestrone

I know I’ve mentioned that with the cold weather coming, I’m excited to be having more soups and stews. They are just so great because they warm you up nicely and it almost makes you forget how cold it it outside. Although it’s not quite winter yet, it’s definitely getting chilly here. I try to…

Salmon w/ Roasted Vegetables & Quinoa

I didn’t think I’d be able to squeeze in another non challenge post before the end of the month, but I guess I was wrong. I just wanted to make a post about my dinner last night because it was super delicious. I also feel like I do not share enough “full meals” on my…

Nutty Chickpea Pancakes

Welcome to another week of my 1 item, 3 ways series. You can see my entire collection of posts from this challenge here. Well we’ve made it to the last week of august which means that summer has just flown by. I love warm weather so I’m not looking forward to the cold canadian winter…

Black Bean Brownies

Yes, you read the title right. I made black bean brownies. It’s fun to use traditionally savoury ingredients in sweet recipes. This creation has been around for a little while and I’ve always wanted to make them. Mostly, I was just curious to see if you could fool people into thinking they were regular brownies….

Recipe #92: Quinoa & Sweet Potato Skillet Meal

The meat was not missed in this meal. This was a delicious vegetarian (well actually, vegan since I did not garnish with cheese) dinner that was so hearty and it was super protein packed from the beans and quinoa. It was also really easy to put together, aside from a little bit of chopping, and…

Recipe #89: Greek Lentil Salad

I really love greek salad. I love all the veggies and feta cheese and the dressing with lots of garlic and oregano. It’s just so good. So, it makes sense that I enjoyed this salad too. This salad had all the things I love about traditional greek salad but with the addition of lentils which…