Dublin Pub Grub

So this was our first real meal in Dublin. We went to this local pub called slattery’s and had fish and chips with a pint of guinness beer. Everything about the fish and chips meal was delicious – fish flakey and batter not too thick, fries crisp but fluffy, and it came with yummy tartar…

Mac and Cheese Veggie Casserole

We made mac and cheese for father’s day yesterday and there was some leftovers of that as well as extra cheesy bechamel sauce. To change it up a little bit, we chopped up some cauliflower and broccoli (which we boiled until tender), as well as celery and peppers, and mixed all that with the mac…

Curried Carrot Salad

Carrots are full of vitamin A and they are a great basis for a salad. This salad would definitely be bugs bunny approved! I tossed grated carrots into a lovely curry-sour cream dressing and it made a super yummy side dish. Dressing ingredients: sour cream, touch of mayo, curry powder, lemon juice, salt and pepper….

Aglio e Olio (Garlic and Oil Pasta)

This is a super easy pasta dish with only 6 ingredients! It’s only pasta (+ starchy pasta water), olive oil, garlic, chili flakes, parsley and parmesan cheese.  It was so easy to make but tasted so good. You really need quite a bit of garlic but when you cook it down, it gets super sweet…

Non-Traditional Chicken Salad

I’m not a fan of chicken salad with tons of mayonnaise, I much prefer vinegar or mustard based dressings. I threw so many veggies (cucumber, pepper, beets, onions, avocado) on to some lettuce, along with cooked chicken breast then topped with a super simple dressing – honey mustard, red wine vinegar, olive oil, honey, salt…

Potato Corn Pancakes

We had a bbq yesterday and there were lots of leftovers – mostly baked potatoes and corn. Instead of just eating them the same way, I decided to turn those things into pancakes/patties.  So I mashed the potato roughly and took the corn off the cob, and mixed them with an egg, some panko, paprika,…

Chickpea Soft Tacos

Dinner was a little random but turned out delicious. I had a couple of my chickpea veggie burgers (Chickpea Burgers Recipe) still in the freezer so I decided to make them into a filling for soft tacos. (Side note: I have to play around with the veggie burger recipe cause every time I made them,…

Greek-ish Pasta Salad

I know I’ve posted pasta salads before, probably even similar to this one, but I’m posting this anyways. I made this for dinner the other day and it was a great accompaniment. It has whole wheat rotini, cucumber, bell pepper, olives and chickpeas. The only thing it was missing to make it truly greek was…

Egg and Cheese Quesadilla

I love quesadillas and adding scrambled egg whites to mine this morning was a great idea. I had a little mozzarella cheese, some feta and chopped green olives. Everything was so good together but it was a little messy to eat – but that’s all part of the fun. I made a little sriracha sour…

Chickpea Carrot Veggie Burgers (Meal Prepping)

I got these veggie burgers from costco (dr praeger’s brand) a few years ago and they were so good. They’re made with all natural ingredients and have a really nice taste. The thing is, veggie burgers are so cheap to make so I figured I didn’t have to buy those ones again. I finally took the plunge…

Rotisserie Chicken and Stirfry

After a long day of work, dinner was a rotisserie chicken from the store with a super simple stirfry The stirfry just had bean sprouts, bokchoy, celery and onion. Seasoning was only soy sauce and sriracha. Nothing fancy about this meal but it was all I could handle after a long day like today. Definitely…

Double Chocolate Cookies

The weekend is a time to do baking – at least that’s how I feel. I found this recipe in the newspaper and I was so proud cause I followed it to a tee which is something I don’t usually do.. I like to improvise usually. So those are chocolate chocolate chip cookies (double chocolate)….