Orange Peel Cauliflower

I was very excited about this recipe. You know I love battered and baked cauliflower. I’ve made different variations countless times (Buffalo Cauliflower, Maple & Sriracha Cauliflower, General Tso Cauliflower). All of those recipes were so delicious and you should definitely check those out! But today’s cauliflower is coated in a sweet and sticky orange…

Baked Leeks and Parsnips

Today’s recipe is quite a simple side dish. These are easy, baked leeks and parsnips. I have never really eaten leeks much, aside from in soups (like potato & leek) but I have never thought to roast them. And I love parsnips so I knew they would be good here. They are flavoured with garlic,…

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…

Wine Braised Artichokes with Fresh Herbs

Artichokes are one of those foods that can seem very intimidating if you don’t know how to clean them up. I had cooked with them a while ago but they are not something I cook with frequently because they are so much work. But this recipe came up in the Brave New Meal cookbook and…

Swiss Chard Puttanesca

I am moving right along in this cookbook and I was very excited for this recipe today. This was the Swiss Chard Puttanesca. I remember in the Thug Kitchen 101 cookbook there was also a puttanesca recipe with polenta as a base for it. Here is the link for that if you wanted to check…

Chile Roasted Broccoli

Happy April fool’s! I don’t have any jokes for you but I do have another good recipe from the Brave New Meal cookbook. This is also the first recipe I’m making from the Snacks & Sides section of the book. I’m closing off the week with a very simple side. Roasted vegetables in general are…

Sweet Potato Coconut Soup with Ginger

Here we are, the last post of the month and the last recipe of this section in the Brave New Meal cookbook. Unlike the last soup which was creamy and blended (Creamy Curried Parsnip Soup), this one is nice and chunky. It has sweet potato, onion, bell pepper, black beans and greens (calls for kale…

Creamy Curried Parsnip Soup

This month is quickly coming to an end and so is the soup and salad section of this cookbook. I have the last two soups this week and then we move on to Snacks and Sides. (NOTE: There actually are a couple other recipes in this Soups & Salads section but I’m pushing them to…

Shredded Daikon Salad

Happy Monday everyone! Just starting the week similar to how I ended last week – with a nice simple salad. Check out my last post if you haven’t seen it already – Smashed Cucumber Salad. Just like the cucumber salad of my last post, this is a very simple, quick pickled vegetable salad, but this…

Southwestern Slaw

The next recipe in this cookbook is this delicious and colourful coleslaw. It is southwestern themed and it is very bright and fresh! This reminds me of a recipe from Thug Kitchen 101 called Southwestern Pasta Salad – the dressing and some of the salad ingredients were similar. Also a very good recipe! There are…