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…

Sweet Potato Fries (w/ Spicy Mayo)

Before I get into this post, I wanted to explain why I didn’t post anything last week. I had my posts for the week all drafted and ready to go because I don’t like to do anything last minute. But over the weekend (end of May), with all the protests and violence happening in the…

Creamy Coleslaw

If you are looking for a break from traditional lettuce salads, coleslaw is a great alternative. I’ve made several coleslaw recipes on my blog, you can make it as simple or complex as you like. The recipe I made today was on the simpler side, funnily enough, from a website called Simply Recipes (link here)….

Corny Corn Muffins

Is there a difference between cornbread and corn muffins? According to the internet, corn muffins are usually sweeter and cornbread more savoury. I’m not that much of a connoisseur on the matter, so they’re pretty much one in the same for me. I usually make cornbread/ muffins as a side for chili or soups, it’s…

Recipe #79: Pineapple Pico de Gallo

Pico de gallo is a fresh salsa, traditionally made with tomatoes. This pico, made with pineapple put a tropical twist on that classic. This was a very summery salsa which almost took my mind off the cold winter outside. Fresh salsa is just leaps better than jarred stuff. If you can, you should always try…