Recipe #66: Indian Spiced Chicken Drumsticks

Yes, I used chicken thighs instead of drumsticks. I just like them better. She says in the book that both can be used so I did. I also used skinless to make it a little healthier. I let the thighs sit in that awesome marinade of lemon, garlic, ginger, curry and other good stuff for…

Recipe #65: Crunchy Asian Slaw

Been making a lot of salads recently, but that was just luck of the draw. I’m not mad about it though, they’ve all been so tasty. This asian coleslaw was delicious. Before I get into this, I realize mine looks a little different from the picture in the book. That’s because my coleslaw mix only…

Recipe #64: Blueberry Muffin Breakfast Smoothie

Smoothies are such a simple meal replacement, especially when they’re packed with so much goodness. It takes 5 minutes to prepare and you get a delicious drink. There are a few different smoothie recipes in the book, but I made the blueberry muffin one. It was really good. The blueberries and banana gave a nice…

Quinoa with Spinach and Almonds

This is a very spontaneous post. I made my lunch – by throwing things into a pot – and it turned out pretty well so I decided to share it here. I had leftover cooked plain quinoa in the fridge and wanted to make it more exciting. So I put about 2 cups of spinach…

Recipe #63: Wonton Taco Cups

All the recipes this week (and from the whole book) were super good, but I think this one has taken the cake.. until this point at least. There was nothing complicated or super fancy about this dish, but it just tasted so good and my family couldn’t stop saying how much they were enjoying it….

Recipe #62: Grilled Corn Salsa

I know the corn for this salsa is supposed to be grilled but it snowed last night and there was no way I was going outside to grill (and unfortunately I do not have an indoor grill). So instead, I thought roasting the corn would give it a nice flavour – and it did! I…

Recipe #61: Sensational Spinach Salad

Before I get to this post, I just wanted to quickly say happy new year! Welcome to 2019! I’m hoping this is going to be a great year and I can’t wait to see what’s in store. I am now into month 6 of this cookbook challenge which is crazy to think because it feels…

Recipe #60: California Quinoa Salad

I wish I was in california right now.. or anywhere hot really. But where I live, it was 10 degrees celcius today which is unusually high for this time of year. You take what you can get, I guess. Anyways, this was a quinoa salad with so many yummy ingredients. It was so fresh and…

Recipe #59: Carrot Cake Pancakes

All the delicious flavours of a carrot cake but in a form that is acceptable to eat at breakfast time. But I mean, it’s the holidays, if you want to eat cake for breakfast, I think you should! With that being said, I did enjoy the essence of carrot cake in pancakes. It is a…

Recipe #58: 15 Minute Mediterranean Fish Dish

If you need dinner in a pinch, this one is perfect. It’s just pan fried fish with an awesome tomato bruschetta. It works really well together and couldn’t be easier to make. The fish was super tender and well-seasoned, and it went perfectly with the tomatoes and feta. The fresh basil was a nice touch…

Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Here’s another good holiday post. I had seen this recipe for sugar cookies dipped in white chocolate and crushed candy cane pieces which looked good but I wanted to change it up slightly (Original recipe: Sugar¬†Cookie¬†Recipe). I decided to sub out some of the flour (1/2 cup) for that same amount of cocoa powder, to…

Christmas Eggrolls (Using Up Leftovers)

‘Tis the season for turkey with all the sides. Happy holidays everyone! I do not celebrate christmas but we coincidenteally had a christmas style meal the other night. We had roasted turkey breast and some stuffing made with cauliflower which was delicious (Riced Cauliflower Stuffing Recipe) and there were quite a bit of leftovers. Instead…