Tuna and Sweet Potato Cakes

Hey guys! I’m like REALLY excited about this recipe- it’s a good one. I had the idea to make these Tuna and Sweet Potato Cakes a while ago and got all psyched up about it, but then I realized we didn’t have tuna! But now we have some so it’s all good, and I was able to whip up these super tasty cakes.

This recipe takes a little while to make, but I promise you it’s worth it. You’ve got the sweetness from the sweet potato and red onion, some garlic powder, and fresh herbs, which all totally transform that canned tuna into an AMAZING fish cake. I used an egg as a binder which I don’t normally do, but it helped these beauties bake up and get some nice colour on the outside.

I served up these cakes in a nice salad bowl, but they’re honestly SO versatile. Throw them in a wrap or sandwich, or just eat them by themselves for a quick protein-filled snack. That’s another great thing about these tuna cakes; they have lots of protein from both the tuna and the egg, plus some good complex carbs from the sweet potato. Healthy and delicious all in one! Hope you enjoy;))

Tuna and Sweet Potato Cakes

Serves: Makes about 9 cakes

Total Time: 60 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 a large sweet potato, peeled and diced into small cubes
  • 1 can of light chunk tuna, well drained
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley
  • 1/4 of a red onion, diced
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp oats
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 egg

Directions:

  1. In a medium sized pot, bring a little bit of water to a simmer and place a veggie steamer inside. Dump the chopped up sweet potatoes in there, cover, and steam for about 20-25 minutes, until they’re very soft and mashable.
  2. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Mash the cooked sweet potatoes in a large bowl. Add in the tuna, parsley, red onion, garlic powder, and oats, and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Add the egg to the sweet potato and tuna mixture and mix until combined. Scoop out heaping tablespoons, form into about 9 patties, and place them on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  5. Bake the cakes for 10 minutes, then remove from the oven and use a spatula to flip them over. Proceed to bake for another 10 minutes.
  6. Remove the cakes from the oven and use the spatula to flatten them even further. This will help to cook the insides. Place back into the oven to cook for 5 minutes, then remove, flip, and cook for a final five minutes. (total baking time: 30 minutes)
  7. Take the cakes out of the oven (finally) and let them cool before enjoying in bowls, salads, wraps, sandwiches, or just by themselves!

I love this recipe so much and I hope you love it too! These cakes have such a beautiful flavour, colour and texture. See you Wednesday!

Yours Truly,

Olivia:))

Marinated Mushrooms with Tomatoes

Mushrooms are the best man! They’re so meaty and full of deliciousness. Which also means that they stand up great to AWESOME MARINADES like this one! Honestly, I feel like marinating a mushroom is the only way to eat it after eating these mushrooms. Say that ten times fast. Seriously though, this marinade is full of herbs and garlic and all of the good stuff that you want in your mouth.

After a good hour or so of marinating, everything goes into the pan with some tomatoes to get cooked down and delicious. At this point you can try to resist the urge to eat them all right there and eat them in a wrap, on some avocado toast, or as a little side salad. All of these options are amazing! If you’re not a mushroom fan, I definitely think that this recipe will convert you. Give it a try!

Marinated Mushrooms with Tomatoes

Serves: 2

Total Time: 90 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 8 cremini mushrooms, halved
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1/4 cup packed fresh parsley
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 stalk of green onion, chopped
  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, mix together the parsley, garlic, green onion, vinegar, oil and salt and pepper. Dump the marinade into a ziploc bag with the mushrooms, seal it, and give it a good toss to make sure the mushrooms are coated. Place the bag and the fridge and leave to marinate for about an hour.
  2. Heat a pan over medium heat, and add in the marinated mushrooms and the diced tomatoes. Cook for about 10 minutes, until the mushrooms and tomatoes are soft and most of the excess liquid has evaporated.
  3. Serve as a side, in a wrap, or on some avo toast!

Enjoy these amazing mushrooms!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))

Beet and Parsley Salad

Hi there! I wanted to start by letting you know that this is my 200th post!! Crazy how time flies! I’ve loved every minute of working on this site, and I want to thank you guys for all of your support. Your likes and comments mean so much! To celebrate, I’ll be posting my top ten favourite recipes sometime this weekend, so be sure to check that out;)

Today I have a very colourful and fresh recipe to share- Beet and Parsley Salad! Other than roasting the beets, this recipes calls for very little prep and is a perfect lunch or side dish. I even used pre -roasted beets to cut down on prep time. Fresh herbs are great to work with and bring so much flavour. Paired with the earthy beets they really get a chance to sing! This salad is even better when it sits overnight in the fridge because it allows it to marinate in the dressing (which is a delicious combo of fresh lemon juice, red wine vinegar, and olive oil), but feel free to enjoy it right after you whip it up. Honestly, I wouldn’t blame you.

Beet and Parsley Salad

Serves: 4

Total Time: 10 minutes (using pre-roasted beets), 30 minutes (roasting the beets included)

Ingredients:

  • 1 beet
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1/4 of a red onion, diced
  • 1/2 a red bell pepper, diced
  • 3/4 cup packed parsley leaves (I used the flat-leafed Italian variety, but the curly leafed kind would work too)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. If roasting the beet, peel it and dice it into small cubes. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, toss the beets in some olive oil on a parchment lined baking sheet, and roast for about 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool completely before tossing with the salad.
  2. If you’re using a pre-roasted beet, make sure that it’s diced into small cubes. Toss the beet chunks in a bowl with the tomato, parsley, onion, bell pepper, lemon juice, olive oil and red wine vinegar.
  3. Season to taste with salt and pepper and enjoy!

**optional: let the salad sit in the fridge overnight in the fridge to marinate in the dressing**

Thank you so much for reading! Stay safe and I’ll see you again this weekend with my top ten favourite recipes;))

Yours Truly,

Olivia;))

Roasted Beet Soup

Hi there people👋 This is my first savoury recipe in a little while, and it’s a really good one;) It’s super easy to make and is delicious both hot and cold, plus I’m sure that it would freeze well in a resealable bag to be heated up later for a school lunch. The colour of this soup is AMAZING, because beets are great at staining pretty much everything that they come in contact with. Pro tip: wear plastic gloves while cutting your beets so that your fingers don’t get too purple😂😂. Here’s the recipe for the soup;)

Roasted Beet Soup

Serves: 2

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 large beets, cut into small cubes
  • 1/2 a red onion, sliced
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup parsley
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, mix together the cubed beets, sliced red onion, olive oil, and a pinch of salt. Place the vegetables onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and roast until the beets are soft, about 25-30 minutes.
  3. Spoon the roasted veggies into a blender. Add in the garlic, parsley, veggie broth, salt and pepper.
  4. Blend all of the soup ingredients until smooth.
  5. Serve the soup cold, or heat on the stove if preferred.
  6. Enjoy!

Hope you like this tasty summer soup! Keep your eyes peeled for my next post on Friday;)

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))

Parsley Week: Vegetable Soup

Hi! I’m a bit late in posting this, but I’m going to post Cilantro recipes tomorrow and Wednesday to make up for it. So, Vegetable Soup; a classic, simple dish that is easy to make and totally customizable. I used carrots, cauliflower and kale in my soup, but you can use broccoli, peas, corn, beans, the list goes on and on. When the zucchini in my garden is ready I’m for sure using it in this recipe! Parsley works really well in this soup as a flavour enhancer. I also used some chives just to brighten things up;) Here’s the recipe for my vegetable soup!

Vegetable Soup

Serves: 3-4

Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients:

  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 a white onion, diced
  • Water
  • 1/2 tsp ground thyme
  • 2 cups chopped kale (I used Dino)
  • 2 cups cauliflower florets
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 L vegetable broth (or 938ml to be exact)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • A few chives, chopped
  • Pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Grab a large pot and put enough water in it so that it just covers the bottom. Place over medium heat.
  2. Once the water is hot, put the garlic and onion in the pot and cook until translucent, about 6-8 minutes. If the water evaporates, add a little bit more.
  3. Add the thyme and stir, cooking for a couple more minutes.
  4. Dump the kale, cauliflower, carrots, broth and salt into the pot and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer, cover and cook for about 25-30 minutes, until the kale is wilted and carrots and cauliflower are soft.
  5. At this point, you can add in the parsley and chives, then simmer for another 5 minutes.
  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Enjoy!

So yeah, tomorrow is that start of cilantro week! Hope you liked using parsley;)

Yours Truly,

MuDayIsBooked;)