Jalapeno Poppers

Happy Cinco de Mayo! If you received my email newsletter on Monday, I shared a couple of my favourite Mexican recipes there. But there was no way I couldn’t post more Cinco content on my blog! I made such a classic snack today. I guess these are more of a pub food but the main…

Maple & Sriracha Cauliflower

Sweet and spicy might be my favourite flavour combinations. I mean, sweet and salty is up there too but the spice has the slight edge to put it at the top of my list. I love cooking with sweet and spicy, it’s very common in many Asian cuisines. A great vehicle for these flavours is…

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Buffalo cauliflower is one of my go-to appetizer/side dishes to make. I love everything about them – tender cauliflower, crispy batter and spicy buffalo sauce. I’ve made them several times and I always use the same recipe from Tasty (link here). I make a couple adjustments to the process: Reduce the oven temperature to 425˚…

Recipe #80: Spicy Breakfast Fajitas with Fried Eggs & Guacamole

Many of the past 20ish recipes that I’ve made have been Mexican inspired. Even though they’ve had some of the same flavour profiles and ingredients, they are all still unique and delicious in their own ways. These fajitas were no exception. Adding regular fried eggs to fajitas is a great way to step up the…

Recipe #55: Black Bean Tortilla Soup with Sweet Potatoes

I’ve never had tortilla soup but it sounded pretty good just reading through the recipe. It’s a tomato based soup with beans and tons of veggies, as well as yummy toppings, including homemade crispy tortilla strips. I couldn’t wait to make and eat it. It did take a bit of time to chop all the…

Sweet & Spicy Carrots

As you may already know, I love to roast veggies. I made a post a little while ago about my simple roasted vegetables (link here). In that post, I keep things super easy with technique and flavours. But once in a while, it’s fun to switch things up a bit. I made this recipe for…

Sesame-Soy Tofu Bowl

I’m always looking for ways to make tofu taste good and I think I did it with this meal. Tofu is basically a sponge so it will soak up whatever flavours you put on it, but giving it nice texture will take it up a notch. When buying tofu for a stirfry or noodle bowl,…

Homemade Kimchi

You know when you see something online and you get this boost of motivation to make it? That’s what happened to me with kimchi. I love eating it but I’ve never tried making it before. I know it takes days and some hands on time but I thought it would be fun to do. So…

Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

Since the Superbowl is this weekend (not saying I’m going to be watching it), I wanted to get in the spirit with some typical football foods. My fave might be wings. But not just any wings – healthy ones made with cauliflower. I mean, yes they are coated in a light batter and yes they…

Recipe #66: Indian Spiced Chicken Drumsticks

Yes, I used chicken thighs instead of drumsticks. I just like them better. She says in the book that both can be used so I did. I also used skinless to make it a little healthier. I let the thighs sit in that awesome marinade of lemon, garlic, ginger, curry and other good stuff for…