{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…

Ginger-Mint Simple Syrup

THE SAUCE: You’ll need: 1 1/2 cup sugar 3/4 cup water 1 bunch of mint leaves, minced 1 inch of ginger, minced Directions: First, take your mint and lay it out to mince. Then place in a heavy pot with minced ginger Then, add water and sugar and simmer. Remove from heat once sugar is…

Chocolate Stout Cupcakes

I made these for my lovely friend Brett’s Birthday. They were a hit. The recipe it only for about 6 cupcakes. It was more of a lack of ingredients at the time, but it worked out. We didn’t stuff our faces silly as a result. You’ll Need: For the Cupcakes: 3/4 cup of flour 3…

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…

Honey-Hollandaise Sauce

I don’t know about all of you guys… but I sure have an affinity for breakfast foods. I love eggs. I decided recently I would make Hollandaise sauce to go with asparagus and for some eggs Benedict latter on. For THE {Honey-Hollandaise} SAUCE you’ll need: 4 egg yolks 1/3 cup of butter, melted and slightly…

Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies!

I love bananas. My dad loves bananas too. He used to sing this song to me about loving bananas when I was a kid that’s called “I love bananas because they have no bones”. Whenever I’ve sang the song to others, they’ve responded that they’ve never heard the song. It turns out, its an older…

Green Eggs and Ham

Everyone loves Dr. Seuss. Everyone loves green eggs and ham. If you’ve tried them at least. This recipe necessitates pesto. That’s how my eggs are green. It’s a fun surprise for kids, and a good laugh for anyone else. Finally, its delicious. I made this recipe like a breakfast sandwich, but you can make just…

White Bean & Sun-dried Tomato “Mac and Cheese”

I was on a role making sun dried tomato pesto and putting sun dried tomato in just about everything when I realized, it could taste phenomenal with mashed beans. Beans are great, they can adapt tastes pretty nicely, they’re cheap (yay!) and they have lots of protein and are quite filling when buying meat isn’t…

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…

Jamie’s Avacado-Lime Aoili Sauce

This is the making of a joint effort between Jamie and I. We’re roommates. We love making food together. I got the sweet potato fries, she got the sauce. She knows what’s up. For THE SAUCE You’ll need: 1/2 cup Mayonnaise (reduced fat) 1 clove Garlic, minced 1 lime, squeezed 1 ripe avocado, mushed salt…