A Visit To The French Pharmacy

  Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity – Coco Chanel When I was in Paris last Summer I noticed something you don’t see here in North America; On almost every street corner there is a Pharmacie or French Pharmacy. French women are loyal…

High (Vegan) Protein Lettuce Wraps

Most of today was overcast and cool. I shopped in the village happy there were no line-ups at the grocery store;  in and out in 20 minutes.  It rained lightly through the afternoon then the sun appeared while I prepped dinner and enjoyed a Pineapple Moscow Mule my husband made me.  It’s always cocktail hour somewhere…

Barley Mushroom Salad Topped With Crispy Shallots

My poor bamboo plant is looking ragged.  Salem, my cat, has quite the palette for it. I move it around the house constantly thinking he’ll either forget about it or not find it but he always does and  chomps away at it happily.  It’s a perfectly safe plant for kitties, as are all the plants…

Spicy Asian Carrot Salad

  “This is my invariable advice to people: Learn how to cook- try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun!” – Julia Child It is pouring rain in Vancouver!  a reprieve from the sun we’ve had all week.  The mercury rose to 26+ degrees (celsius) this past Mother’s Day weekend.  I did…

The Many Masks I Wear – My Face Mask Collection.

May has arrived in Vancouver and with it some beautiful days of sunshine.  What a blessing! We’re still pretty much confined to our homes but I have a big patio to enjoy a little bit of the outdoors.  4:30pm has been outdoor Yoga for the past month and a half.  Our place faces NorthWest so…

20 Minute (Vegan) Sloppy Joes

Saturday night at home. After a day of rain and grey skies a cozy movie night was in order.  We decided on the movie Yesterday and enjoyed some comfort food to go with it.  This vegan version of sloppy joes will not disappoint.  I didn’t really remember what the original ones are supposed to taste…

Moroccan Lentil “Lamb Pops” With Couscous Salad (Vegan)

  “We travel not to escape life but for life not to escape us.”  I’m in the kitchen when the 7pm cheering starts.  We honour and thank our healthcare and front line workers everyday.  First the horns sound off from Canada Place and then the city echoes with the sound of pots and pans, whistles, claps and…

Things I’ve Been Loving

The Chateau Diaries The Chateau De Lelande, a home built in the 16th century is located in the heart of France.  Owned today by a woman named Stephanie it has been lovingly restored and brought back to life over the 15 years she has owned it.  Having spent her life in London Stephanie dreamed of…

Miso Ramen With Shitake Mushrooms and Kale

We’ve been missing walking up to our favourite Ramen place so I made us some Miso Ramen tonight.  This recipe is super quick and easy and fills you with all of the warmth a good bowl of noodles should. You Will Need: 1 tsp sesame oil + 1 tsp cooking oil (I use coconut) 1 clove garlic finely chopped…