Sweet Potato Soup

With the recent hit of super cold weather, what’s better than a hot bowl of soup! Honestly any kind of soup is good but I really like thick and creamy soups – those just hit a different spot. The star of today’s soup is the humble sweet potato. This is one of my favourite ingredients…

Jicama-Corn Salsa

I know it’s December but there’s nothing wrong with having a little taste of summer! Fresh salsas are such a great way to pack a lot of bright ingredients! This was the jicama corn salsa from Thug Kitchen 101 cookbook. It was such a simple recipe with only a few items. The main ingredient –…

Cauliflower Alfredo

I love pasta alfredo. It usually isn’t the healthiest choice because the sauce classically contains a lot of heavy cream and butter. There are many healthier alternatives out there that are equally delicious. Two varieties that I have made are Cream Cheese Alfredo and Pasta Alfredo with Squash & Broccoli. Today I made a different…

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…

Chicken Fajitas

I know I just made tacos last week (check them out – Buffalo Broccoli Tacos) but today is National Fajita Day and I had to celebrate! I just love Mexican food so I will use any excuse to cook some up. I decided to make a relatively traditional fajita with some chicken breast. There was…

Pasta Piselli

It’s Monday, who’s ready for this week?! I feel like some Mondays (but really any day), I just have no energy to make an “exciting” or “interesting” dish for dinner. But since doing this cookbook challenge, I no longer have to worry about what to make. I can just flip through the book and pick…

Sheet-pan Salmon Dinner

Looking for an easy sheet-pan dinner? Here’s a delicious salmon and vegetable meal you can make on any weeknight. I used salmon for this meal but you could use chicken thighs or legs instead. (Note: if using bone in chicken, you will need to increase cooking time. I would suggest cooking the chicken alone on…

Cold Peanut Noodle Salad

I love pasta salad, I’ve posted quite a few on my blog over the years. It’s just such a great dish to make for any occasion really – BBQ, picnic, birthday. Part of why it’s so great is that it can be made ahead of time and can be served cold or at room temperature….

Tortilla Pinwheels

Hope everyone is doing well! This week has been super hot and humid where I live and I know people on the West Coast of Canada/USA have been experiencing crazy heat waves. I hope you’re finding ways to stay cool. In a previous post, I mentioned one strategy to dealing with hot temperatures is by…

Greek Chickpea Salad

Since this summer has been pretty hot and sticky so far, I have been trying to make as many “cooling” recipes as I can. This has been mostly a variety of salads and sandwiches, using many fresh ingredients and bright flavours. Some of the recent cool summer recipes I’ve made include Strawberry Crostini & Fruity…