Creamsicles

Is there a better summer treat than a popsicle? I don’t think so. Sure you can go out and buy a pack from the store, but they are pretty easy to make yourself too. In addition to simplicity, they are also very customizable. You can make a popsicle out of almost anything. Basically if it…

Pineapple Cucumber Slushie

Who doesn’t love a cold beverage? They are perfect to keep cool in the summer, especially with the recent heat wave that has impacted many areas. This is the Pineapple-Cucumber Slushie from Thug Kitchen 101 cookbook. I haven’t had a slushie in so long, I used to get them at the gas station when I…

Fruity Spinach Salad

I’m loving the summer recipes I’ve been making recently. My last post was crostini with fresh strawberries (link here) and this post is also featuring the beautiful berry. This recipe is a delicious and very colourful spinach salad. I’ve used a base of spinach but you could use romaine lettuce or mixed greens instead. The…

Strawberry & Mint Crostini

I love summer for many reasons, but a big one is all the fresh produce that comes in season. Right now, strawberries are peaking so I had to take advantage. I made these super colourful (and a little Christmassy looking) crostini. They are quite simple to prepare and are the perfect little appetizer or snack….

Cheesecake Parfaits

Some of the best desserts don’t require any cooking. This is one of them. These are adorable little cheesecake parfaits. It is layers of graham crumbs, a creamy yogurt filling and fresh strawberries. It is a lighter, but equally delicious, version of a classic cheesecake. And since these are no-bake, it is much quicker to…

Passion Tea Lemonade

A hot summer calls for ice cold drinks! It’s important to stay hydrated so why not do that with a delicious iced tea lemonade. This would be great to make a big batch and serve to guests – simply multiply recipe measurements accordingly. Both items are good on their own but I love the combination…

Moscow Mules

I’m not a huge alcohol drinker, but I love a good cocktail once in a while. One of my favourite drinks (especially for the summer) is the moscow mule. If you don’t know, this is a pretty simple drink made with ginger beer*, vodka and lime juice – that’s it, only 3 ingredients. It is…

Recipe #83: Strawberry & Watermelon Salad

I have not made a salad from this cookbook that I have not enjoyed. Seriously, every salad has been delicious and I am so impressed. There is always so much colour and freshness, and it really makes it easy to eat healthy. This strawberry and watermelon salad was so good. I loved the sweetness of…