Recipe #3: Coconut Fried Rice with Edamame

I am closing this week with some delicious fried rice. I mean, the other recipes this week (peanut soup and popcorn) were good too, don’t get me wrong. I’m happy I had 3 successes. I mean, I really don’t think any recipe from this book will be bad, everything looks and sounds amazing so I’m…

Recipe #2: Olive Oil & Black Pepper Popcorn

Mmm popcorn. It’s one of my favourite snacks. I love kettle corn, white cheddar flavour, chicago mix. I even like it with just some salt. Plain popped corn is such a great base, you can add almost any flavours you want. It has such a satisfying crunch and it’s a healthy snack (depending on what…

New Cookbook Challenge + Recipe #1: West African Peanut Soup

When I finished my first cookbook challenge for the Yum & Yummer book by Greta Podleski (all recipes here), I told myself that I probably wouldn’t cook through another book. It was just a lot of work to organize all the recipes and be on such a consistent schedule of cooking, drafting and posting. It…

Montreal: Poutine

Another montreal/quebec staple is poutine, which you’re supposed to pronounce as poot-in and not poo-teen. There are so many places that sell poutine and you can get some wild toppings. I wanted the basic though – fries, cheese and gravy. I know it doesn’t sound like much but you can easily mess up poutine. You…

Montreal: Bagel

Hi there! I’m sorry I’m only making my first September post now. I’m currently taking a mini vacation before the summer is over and I wanted a little break from everything. As you can see from the title, I am in montreal, quebec. I am visiting a friend here. If you ever visit this city,…

Mini Lemon Meringue Tarts

A lot of people enjoyed my chickpea tuna salad from yesterday (link here) and I’m hoping you will like this post just as much 🙂 So today, I moved on to a dessert using chickpeas. Well, it sort of uses chickpeas – I used aquafaba, which is a chickpea by-product. Aquafaba (“bean water”) is the…

Salmon w/ Roasted Vegetables & Quinoa

I didn’t think I’d be able to squeeze in another non challenge post before the end of the month, but I guess I was wrong. I just wanted to make a post about my dinner last night because it was super delicious. I also feel like I do not share enough “full meals” on my…

Chickpea “Tuna” Salad

I hope you liked my chickpea pancakes from yesterday (link here) and today I’m moving on to a nice chickpea lunch/snack. I’ve known of this recipe for a while but never made it because I usually just pop open a can of tuna. I actually love tuna salad, I used to eat it all the…

Nutty Chickpea Pancakes

Welcome to another week of my 1 item, 3 ways series. You can see my entire collection of posts from this challenge here. Well we’ve made it to the last week of august which means that summer has just flown by. I love warm weather so I’m not looking forward to the cold canadian winter…

Creamy Peanut Curry

As opposed to my other coconut recipes that used coconut meat, this last recipe used the milk. I love coconut milk because it’s a nice dairy free option that adds so much creaminess to whatever you put it in. I also wanted to make something was a complete meal since I’ve been making lots of…

Coconut Lemon Blondies

So far, in every week this month, I have made a baked good with my secret ingredient. I am keeping that streak going during coconut week. I made blondies using this recipe (link here). I love the combination of lemon and coconut in desserts, it’s so fresh and I just love anything with citrus. These…

BLT Sandwich w/ Coconut Bacon

Hope you enjoyed strawberry week (click here to see those posts), and welcome to coconut week! Since coconut comes in so many forms – fresh, shredded, flakes, milk – I wanted to use a variety in my recipes. For this first recipe, I used coconut flakes. I got this big bag from a health food…