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MY THOUGHTS THURSDAY

Spicy Shrimp Salad

Spicy Shrimp Salad

Tonight, I felt like making something flavourful and unique, using up some almost-bad ingredients in my fridge. Which led me to this: a delicious, creamy shrimp salad. I highly recommend this as a first course😍 Spicy Shrimp Salad Ingredients (for one starter salad) 3 oz […]

Peanut Butter Apple Pie (For Breakfast or Dessert)

I am all about taking a traditional, classic, not-to-be-messed-with recipe, and playing with it a bit. One of my favourite ways to do that is subbing butter in a baked good for nut butter. It changes the recipe for sure, but as long as it’s […]

Homemade Brown Sauce (Easy)

Chefs know how to make “brown sauce.” It is a delicious sauce used in a variety of dishes, but I personally love it with a snack plate of crisp breads, fruit, and cheese. Snack plates like this are a go-to for me😍 And this homemade […]

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Cupcakes

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Cupcakes

So. If you’re asking ME, this is the best dessert recipe I’ve ever created. But that’s if you’re asking me. Similar to how, if you were a customer at the cafe I work at and asked me which smoothie I most recommend, Id say our […]

Refreshing Berry Smoothie

Refreshing Berry Smoothie

Since starting my new job at Pure Juice Bar and Kitchen, I have dreamed up lots of smoothie combos, including one that will be featured on our menu, called Childhood Memories– it tastes like a drinkable pb&j. I’m also excited to now be helping with […]

Sweet n Salty Peanut Butter Cinnamon Buns

Sweet n Salty Peanut Butter Cinnamon Buns

If it’s a recipe by me FOR me, it involves peanut butter. If it doesn’t involve peanut butter, I didn’t make it the way I would truly want it. 😉 These cinnamon buns can easily be modified to be vegan. They’re not too sweet, though […]

Red Wine Braised Pork Chops

Red Wine Braised Pork Chops

Johnny home means delicious, carnivorous creations. I got some inspiration from one of my new cookbooks for this meal, but the sauce is my own! Pretty simple, and it would go wonderfully with chicken, or even tofu, too. Cooking for my boyfriend is honestly probably […]

Tomato-Mushroom Basil Chicken Pasta

Tomato-Mushroom Basil Chicken Pasta

This is the perfect pasta for those allergic to dairy, like myself, who also dine with people that aren’t allergic to dairy! No “normal eater” would think this is lacking on taste or flavour. This pasta makes for the perfect lunch or dinner. Tomato-Mushroom Basil […]

Deconstructed White Fish Souvlaki

Deconstructed White Fish Souvlaki

Ever crave seafood? I don’t know if I’m maybe nutrient deficient in omegas or something– possibly because I don’t eat fish very often at all– but when I was grocery shopping last week, the seafood aisle was just calling my name. I was suddenly so […]

"Sick Day" Homemade Tomato Soup

"Sick Day" Homemade Tomato Soup

Whenever I was home sick from my school, if my dad was home from work, he made Kraft Dinner or soup. Every time. I was such a picky eater as a kid, and never liked tomato soup. Now, I love experimenting with different flavours, and […]