Vegan Chickpea Brownies (Gluten & Dairy Free)

Once in a while you just need a sweet treat. For me that means anything with chocolate. These brownies are a healthier version yet don’t compromise the chewiness and rich flavour brownies should have. There’s only 2 of us at home so eating an entire tray is out of the question. Good thing these brownies…

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Enchiladas (Vegetarian)

“The best restaurant food can NEVER compare to Sunday dinner at home” I opened the curtains this morning and was greeted by a very grey rainy scene. We took advantage of a window with no rain to go on a power walk and pick up a few extras for dinner. When I got home the…

Making Sauerkraut – A Healthy Probiotic

I love using Cabbage raw in salads and stirfries but did you know that fermented Cabbage a.k.a Sauerkraut has many probiotics benefits as well as containing high doses of Vitamins, Cancer killing and immune boosting properties?. Sauerkraut is super easy to make and can be eaten alone or as a topping with other meals. I…

Empanada Gallega de Atun: Galician Tuna Empanada

My mother was born in Uruguay but her family is originally from Northern Spain, specifically Galicia. Did you know that Empanadas are originally from Spain? I remember my mother making Pascualina (Spanish Spinach pie) when I was a child. Pascualina, spaghetti, lasagna, Many of the recipes in Uruguay come from Spain and Italy because of…

Tea & Tarot Time : A Recipe for Thumbprint Jam Cookies

On Wednesday there was a Full Blood Moon with an Eclipse said to bring changes (including the weather). A storm came in from the Pacific drenching the coast; I never complain about the rain as it’s what keeps our temperate forests lush and green. I invited my sister over for Tea & Tarot. We hung…

Thai Coconut Peanut Curry with Tofu (Vegan)

I like cooking based on the weather. Last night the air cooled and the rain came. This rich curry is perfect for a rainy evening. I love how the scent of exotic spices fills the home with the anticipation of delicious food. Join me in the Kitchen for the recipe. Ingredients Marinated Tofu 1 Block…

Mousaka – Greek Eggplant Lasagna (Vegetarian)

We had a big thunderstorm last night. Lightning and pouring rain. I sat in bed with Merlin (my cat) with the windows open. He didn’t even flinch with each lightning strike as the storm got closer then washed over us. Today? sunny, clear and cool. Spring on the coast means unpredictable weather. I had a…

Alubias de Cantabria – A Spanish Peasant Stew (Vegan)

It’s 3pm and I’m preparing a quick dinner so that I can eat before my meeting this evening at 6pm. This stew is a very simple dish from the region of Cantabria in Spain. A lot of Spanish home cooking is very simple, using ingredients found in your everyday pantry. *** Ingredient list at bottom…

I Tried Out Nigella’s Ramen Recipe

Ramen (Rah-Muhn)n. A Japanese dish made up of broth and thin noodles ; usually served with toppings such as roasted seaweed, egg and pork Ramen has been made in Japan as far back as the 1800’s when it was adapted from Chinese Wheat noodles that made their way over to the island. Ramen is so…