{Ginger Mint} Lemonade

Mmmm Lemonade the perfect summer treat! You’ll need: 3 lemons 3 cups of water 1 cup sugar Ice cubes  Mint-Ginger Simple Syrup (optional) Directions: Cut peels off lemons and halve each lemon: Add cut lemons, water, sugar, and ice cubes into a blender. Blend thoroughly and pour over a sieve and into a large bowl…

Coconut Fried Rice with Okra and Tofu

I’m pretty enamored with coconut. I pretty much try to get it into everything I cook, and luckily my roommates feel the same way. We all love coconuts. Are we nuts? You’ll Need: 1 cup brown rice (plus 2 1/4 cup water) cilantro, diced 1 tomato, diced 1/2 a medium sized onion, diced a handful…

White Wine and Turmeric Mussels

Ohhhh Mussels, so delicious. They’re so easy and fast to make. Did you know? Mussels have more iron than red meat. If you are cutting red meat out of your diet, this is a great option to maintain your iron. Also, at $2 a lb (at least, here in Toronto) they are a relatively inexpensive…

Baked Cajun Sweet Potato Fries

You’ll need: 1 large sweet potato large bowl ice cubes cold water olive oil salt pepper cajun seasoning For THE SAUCE: Jamie’s Avacado-Lime Aoili sauce Directions: Preheat your oven to 375*F Cut the tip of your sweet potatoes so that it will stand up straight; I do this to make slicing sweet potatoes easier. This…

Coconut, Lime, Cilantro and White Bean Soup

This soup is quick, refreshing, and versitile! It’s a summer soup served cold, or you can prepare it another way and make it a comfy winter soup. Store it in a mason jar and throw it your bag for lunch.

Bronze-Medalist Curried Pumpkin and Tomato Soup

So I bet you’re wondering why this recipe gets a fun name. About 2 weeks ago, a local business called for entries for a cooking competition, under the parameters of something simple, student friends, and under $10. Like any day, I looked at what we had leftover in our fridge. We had half a can…