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 Blessings friends.  The First Harvest is here.  We picked blackberries yesterday late in the afternoon under the warm August sun.  Aren’t berry stained…

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…

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…

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…

Make Ahead Vegan Breakfast Burritos

  All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast My husband likes to walk to the coffee shop in the morning to get some fresh air and buy a vegan breakfast wrap and tea.  With the majority of businesses now closed in the city I made up a batch of filling for him this afternoon so that…