This Month's theme in the Recipe Redux Challenge is Spring Clean the Kitchen! The challenge was to use at least 3 ingredients already in your kitchen, rather than going out and buying new ingredients to create a new recipe. I took it a step further and used ONLY ingredients I had on hand, which meant no trips to the grocery store and using up food in my kitchen. DOUBLE WIN!
The main ingredient I wanted to use up were my leeks. I had used them the week before for my husband's birthday dinner (fall of the bone lamb shank). I had always heard of Potato Leek soup so I turned to Pinterest for inspiration. After getting a basic understanding of the recipe process, I decided to add my own twist. I had roasted garlic in the refrigerator as well, so I added that, which gave an amazing flavour to the soup. To give a creamy flavour, I used 3.25% milk instead of heavy cream.
Overall, Potato Leek Soup is one of those things that seem kind of "meh" at first glance, but one bite and the way these simp...
I have a confession to make. I've never made tacos before and I've probably only had tacos a handful of times. So, when I found out that the Recipe Redux Challenge this month is to recreate tacos, I was drawing a blank for ideas.
The one time that I do remember eating tacos is about 2 years ago at a restaurant and they were fish tacos. I used that as inspiration and created these Tandoori Salmon Tacos.
I decided to take it to the next level by making the tortilla from scratch! To my surprise, they weren't that complicated and oh boy were they worth it. I followed the recipe for white tortillas by Mel's Kitchen Cafe. I wanted to perfect white tortillas before I moved on to whole wheat tortillas. I will be trying the whole wheat version soon!
This is a very basic taco recipe but you can always amp it up by adding more toppings. You can top it off with sour cream or even my Pickled Mango (YUM!).
When you think of healthy eating, you may think that it means you will have to spend more money at the grocery store. This is not necessarily true! One great way to save money is by using lentils to swap out meat and poultry for a cheaper plant-based protein that is just as filling!
For my budget-friendly eat, I made Spaghetti Squash Noodles with Lentil Bolognese, inspired by Minimalist Baker. A healthier, lower carb version of your classic spaghetti and beef bolognese.
Minimalist Baker made this fabulous recipe for lentil bolognese and topped it over zucchini noodles. If you didn't already know, Minimalist Baker is one of my favourite food bloggers. Everything she makes is magic. I absolutely loved how she replaced ground beef with lentils for a hearty,...