Udon Noodles in Home Made Broth (Vegan)

We love noodles at home especially when it’s cold outside. Savoury broth and soft noodles to slurp up is what this dish is about. Cooking from scratch is a norm in my kitchen and this broth is easy and filled with flavour. You Will Need: 2 teaspoons Coconut Oil 4 teaspoons Sesame Oil 1 medium onion , chopped…

Kitchen Witchery: Making Immune Boosting Fire Cider Tonic

“Every Home Should Have An Herbalist” Fire Cider is a tonic made with Apple Cider Vinegar and various roots, herbs and spices. It’s used in Herbology as a digestive aid but at this time of the year as the day’s get shorter and colder, I like to keep it handy for it’s potent immune boosting…

Cabin Lentil Stew on Coconut Mash (Vegan)

*Note: I wrote this blog 2 days before heading up to the cabin thinking I’d finish photographing and editing it when we got home. Sadly the trip was cancelled. I thought of re-writing the entire blog but decided against it. I defrosted half of the stew for dinner tonight and made the mash so that…

Teriyaki Eggplant On Steamed Japanese Rice (Vegan)

“Veganism is not a sacrifice. It is a joy.” Today I ventured far from my comfort zone with this recipe.  I’ve been wanting to incorporate new veggies into my vegan kitchen and Eggplant is one of those things I usually just pass in the produce isle. It’s not easy to find a lot of interesting…

Blackberry Harvest Cordial With Brandy

O híu Noshàh O hí Lúghnásádh Feed the flames and set them dancing Hail the Sun and Hail to Life Spear of fire Burn so brightly As the sunwheel in the sky *Note:  My recipe yielded 5 + bottles so after tasting the final product, another 3 3/4 cups of brandy were added and it…

Pasta Pomodoro With Summer Vegetables

“Everything you see I owe to Spaghetti” Sophia Loren Summer came late this year but it’s now here with a vengeance.  Long hot days and nights and more than 27 degrees predicted for the next week.  We’ll be at the house at Cultus Lake this weekend with my husbands family, a yearly tradition. Tonight I…

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…

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…