Easy Vietnamese Pho With Homemade Broth (Vegan)

The theme of my menu for our meals this week was “quick and easy”: Importantly easy to make and quick to clean up afterward. I don’t mind having long cooking sessions at times especially in the Winter when the kitchen is the coziest, warmest place in the home. I’ve been immersed in my Tarot studies…

The Best Risotto You’ve Ever Tried

“You only live once and life is wonderful so eat that damn cupcake”! Tonight I made a to-die-for (yet surprisingly easy) risotto. Disclaimer: There is nothing healthy, low-cal or vegan about this recipe and it was delicious! **Leave out the bacon for a Vegetarian version.** You will need: 4 cups of Vegetable stock 1 Tblsp…

It’s About The Simple Things – A Journal On Gratitude

Listening to a musical piece that moves me. A bowl of Spaghetti. Watching a rainstorm out the window. It’s the simple things in life that bring the most joy, peace and contentment. I’ve been watching Headspace Guide to Meditation on Netflix. Narrated by a Buddhist Monk, the series takes you through a different type of…

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…

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…

No Yeast Focaccia Bread

4:30pm Tuesday.  We’ve been in isolation for 1 week now.  I’ve made it a point to have a list of things to do every day.  No sitting around all day although every evening has been movie night. Dinner will be the split pea soup I made yesterday.  Not being able to just run out to…

Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup (Vegan).

The greatest dishes are very simple   Cooking has been keeping me occupied while we hunker down at home. Today’s a sunny day although there are some big clouds sweeping over the mountains.  The ground is damp outside, I must have slept through the rain over night. My husband says he wasn’t a fan of…