a tasty mixture of creations from my cucina & inspiration for my creations

Category: Snacks

megs cucina mango salsa

Homemade Mango Salsa

Not sure how I only recently found out how much I love mangoes but DAMN better later than never! I recently was home to visit my parents and my mom was snacking on the most delicious combo – freshly chopped mango & crushed almonds. So easy but so delicious and a healthy snack might I add. This has become one of my go to snacks (thanks mom!) and my other is mango salsa. It absolutely screams summer: bright colors, zesty lime juice and refreshing fruit. YUM YUM YUM. Scroll down to get the recipe! You’ll be making it in no time.

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megscucina shishito peppers

Shishito Peppers on the Grill

I think I may of found my favorite snack of the summer. Shishito peppers! They are quickly becoming the new cauliflower – making there way onto menus all over restaurants in Toronto. I made them for the first time this weekend for a girls getaway up north. Food is always a major priority for our girls weekends (as it should be). Usually our menu combines our go-to favorites (aka cheese ball) and trying out new recipes. This weekend we were eager to try shishito peppers on the BBQ. The recipe was super simple – and they were a huge hit. Find out how to make them below!

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How to Make Guacamole

megs cucina how to make guacamole

If you are an avocado lover like me than I’m sure guacamole is something you are a big fan of as well! There is nothing like a fresh batch of guac to go with chips, add to a salad or enjoy with tacos on the most enjoyable day of the week…Taco Tuesday of course!

I’ve been perfecting my guacamole recipe for years but think I finally found the perfect combination of ingredients. Get it below so you can enjoy it on your next Taco Tuesday!

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Why Try Vegan?

why try vegan

I’ve always thought that having a Vegan diet would be impossible. Growing up, meat was always a huge part of my everyday meals. And up until last week I really thought Vegans were limited to boring old salads. BUT little did I know with some spunk, creativity and a whole lot of fresh (local) produce – Vegan is something I could try! Likely not full time but I think I could pull off some #MeatlessMondays that I always see on social media.

I recently had the chance to make some Vegan recipes at a cooking class – below I share my recipes + an AWESOME GIVEAWAY just for you!

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Homemade Protein Bars

homemade protein bars

This recipe for protein bars was totally new for me as I generally don’t consider myself a baker or treat maker. Mostly because it seems to be more of a science (you need exact amounts of ingredients) whereas I like to experiment and throw together flavours I think will work! BUT I have great news for you – these are healthy, full of protein, require NO BAKING and there is room to play around with ingredients. OH and the best part they taste like sweet treat! I’m in 🙂

I was inspired to come up with a recipe for protein bars because a) I love snacks and b) if I am looking for one I usually opt to buy one from a coffee shop, grocery store or where ever else I can get something quick easy and hopefully healthy. The problem is…

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