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…

Italian Sandwiches With Fresh Ricotta, Salami and Vine Tomatoes

Wind Warning Issued at 04:37 Sunday 28 March 2021 Northwest winds of 70 km/h gusting to 90 expected near the water late today. An intense Pacific cold front will move across the south coast this afternoon. Strong southerly winds this morning will shift to strong northwest this afternoon in the wake of the front. Northwest…

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…