Dill Yogurt Dip

I love eating my veggies, but sometimes they can be a little boring on their own. That’s why it’s so fun to make yummy dips! They are also super easy to make in as little as 5 minutes. Using a base of 0% greek yogurt is a healthy way to get a creamy dip without…

Thai Slaw with Peanut Dressing

You know I love coleslaws. You can find many recipes on my blog – just search “coleslaw” in the box at the bottom of the page. The coleslaw I made today was from a website called Cooking Classy (link here). It had lots of Asian/Thai flavours so it was right up my alley. I also…

Southwestern Pasta Salad

It’s Monday so I have another Thug Kitchen 101 recipe to share! Today I have the Southwestern Pasta Salad. I love pasta salads because they are a great make ahead dish so they’re perfect for parties or weekly meal planning. Another reason to love them is that you can use up so many ingredients in…

Vegetable Couscous Fried “Rice”

I can’t believe it’s already the last week of October. These months are just flying by, I can’t wait for the new year to come. But before that, I have some yummy recipes coming up this week. I also have my next email newsletter going out November 2nd. If you have not yet subscribed, you…

Creamy Apple Slaw

As a finale to apple week, I wanted to go in a slightly different direction with a savoury recipe. The apple here is more of a support character rather than the main act, but it still has its time to shine. You may not think to use apples in things like salads and coleslaws but…

Veggie BLT Sandwich

You already know that I enjoy sandwiches. I posted the crispy tofu sandwich last week (link here) and I’m about to share another delicious one with you. Here I’ve made a BLT. Obviously I didn’t use real bacon because I don’t eat pork but I found these veggie bacon strips (brand: Yves Veggie Cuisine) at…

Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Here I am with another recipe from the Thug Kitchen cookbook! This one was a really easy one and I had no doubts that it would turn out well. This was a really simple preparation of sweet potatoes. They are coated with maple syrup, chili powder and smoked paprika, then get roasted in a pretty…

Cucumber Avocado Salad

To me, summer is the time to have great salads. I’m not just taking about boring lettuce with dressing. There are so many fresh vegetables in season and you can make a delicious side in minutes. The salad I’ve made today is a cucumber-based salad from Cookie & Kate (link here)*. There are lots of…

Green Salad w/ Dijon Dressing

Most of the time, when I cook, I follow the KISS principle – Keep It Super Simple. Great food doesn’t have to be complicated so I usually try to use as few ingredients as possible. Something I have been making for a while is salad dressing. I have never been a big fan of store-bought…

Curried Cauliflower Soup

Hot soup might not be the first food you think of to eat on a summer day, but I love it. I just really like making and eating soups so I enjoy them all year long. This was a creamy cauliflower soup with a little sweetness from apple and kick of flavour from curry powder….