Tomato Rice

We’ve made it to Friday and today’s recipe was a super tasty and simple side dish! This is called Tomato Rice and it’s a side that can be paired with pretty much anything, though its flavours are somewhat Mexican inspired. Rice is one of those ingredients that is so versatile and works in a variety…

Fasolakia

I love trying new things, it’s part of the fun of cooking. If you’re not opening your mind to new foods and ways to eat them, mealtime can become a little boring. That’s what makes cookbook challenges so exciting to me. For instance, today’s recipe – Fasolakia (Greek green beans) – is a dish I…

Smashed Cucumber Salad

I’m ending the week with this super simple cucumber salad! This is a smashed cucumber salad which makes it very rustic and fun! I have seen recipes for this kind of salad online so I was very excited that this book had one. Aside from the cucumbers there really aren’t that many other ingredients that…

Curry Roasted Eggplant

Happy Monday! Just like every week, I’m starting mine with a recipe from the Thug Kitchen 101 cookbook. Today’s recipe is one that I did not think I would ever make because I do not typically like eggplant. And it’s funny too, because the little blurb above the recipe even calls out people who claim…

Roasted Delicata Squash

I’m eating all the squash that I can before the season is over! Last week I made Quinoa Stuffed Squash and today I’m cooking with delicata squash! I love this squash because they are relatively small in size which makes them easy to cut through. Also, unlike some other squashes, you can actually eat the…

Smashed Potatoes

Potatoes. One of the most versatile vegetables. I have used potatoes in countless ways before, but this is one I have never tried. Smashed potatoes are made by a two step cooking process: first boiling, then baking. After the potatoes are boiled, they get “smashed” which increases the surface area and allows for them to…

Sweet Potato Fritters

Turning vegetables into crispy pancakes* has been one of my new favourite things recently. I mean, yes it is fried in a little oil, but it’s still healthy right? They aren’t heavily processed and it is just shredded vegetables, so I’m going to say it is definitely more healthy than not. *I will refer to…

Coconut Lime Rice

Where has this month gone, I can’t believe it’s May 31. That means that this year is almost half over too! But with another month coming to an end, that means I will be sending out my next email newsletter soon! My June edition will be going out June 7th. You can still sign up…

Roasted Rutabaga Wedges

Most of the recent recipes that I’ve made from Thug Kitchen 101 have been full meals – Tomato Carbonara, Mujaddara, Red Curry Noodles, Barley Fried Rice. But today, I am switching things up. This week’s recipe is a simple side dish: roasted rutabagas. Now, you may be looking at the picture and thinking that those…

General Tso Cauliflower

I don’t have to tell you, but I love battered and baked cauliflower (aka cauliflower wings). I have made them so many times with so many different flavours. I just can’t get enough. My obsession originally began with the buffalo sauce (franks hot sauce + butter/oil) but I have expanded to many other flavour profiles…