Vegan Mushroom Spinach Stroganoff (On Pappardelle)

We’ve been waiting for the rain to come for 3 days and every morning the Weather Network changes it’s story;  rain coming tomorrow.  Today is Sunday, 9:44pm.  The city sparkles in the dark night.  I’m sitting at our bedroom window atop a pile of pillows, laptop resting on the window sill and the wind coming…

Non Dairy Cream Of Mushroom Soup

“Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.” ―  Albert Einstein One of my favourite things about Wintertime is comfort food cooking.  The slow cooker takes centre stage on the counter and the crock pot gets to shine. It’s…

Twist On A Classic: Vegan Shepherds Pie

I’ve got Delia’s Classic Christmas special playing on T.V.  Christmas cooking is taken seriously in the U.K.  Hers and Nigella are my favourite Holiday cooking specials to watch.  It’s been grey and rainy all day.  Today is Saturday, my husband woke at 4:15 am and went fishing at a river 1 hour and 1/2 hours…

Cauliflower and Potato Curry (Vegan)

The house is swirling with the scent of exotic spices.  Curry, Garam Masala, Ginger, I imagine this is what it smells like walking through a spice market in India.  We turned our clocks back this weekend and as I write it’s been dark out for more than an hour. I started my Christmas shopping today….

Thai Peanut Curry Chicken

Tonight I thought I’d share an old recipe I found in a binder where I used to keep all of my menu plans and dishes. This was before Pinterest where, at the click of a mouse you have any recipe at your disposal. It’s been really windy and rainy yesterday and today. Remnants I’ve heard,…

Wild Mushroom Risotto

My little piece of the Pacific Northwest is cooooold tonight.  Minus 5 (celsius) and a cloudless sky.  We got a sprinkling of snow on Superbowl Sunday and the icy breeze nipped at my exposed ears and nose on my walk home from work. I’ve been cooking vegetarian a few times a week; curried lentil stews,…

Winter Braised Ribs with Mexican Mole

Christmas has come to an end. The shopping, the gifts, quality time with family and way too much chocolate.  It’s been mild as far as Winter goes. The rain incessant at times.  Dark grey clouds lay low hugging the tops of the coastal mountains; they feel almost close enough to reach out and touch.  There’s…

Boscaiola – Italian Woodsman Pasta

Sunday’s are comforting aren’t they?  Especially in the Fall.  The sun streamed through the windows most of the day flooding the apartment with light and warmth; the cats lounging in sun beams on the warm hardwood floor.  We walked along the seawall to Granville Island, the best market in the city.  Farm fresh veggies and…

Colombian Carne Desmechada (Shredded Beef) with Corn Arepas and Guacamole

We’ve been having some really beautiful warm weather on the coast.  I’ve been taking full advantage of it spending the afternoons yesterday and again today, laying out on the patio working on my tan.  All the sunshine and Carlos Vives music I was listening to  inspired me to make some yummy Colombian food today.  I…