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…

Creamy White Wine And Mushroom Pasta

Snow fall warning for tonight. It’ still Fall but the air certainly had a frosty bite as I walked to the Village for dinner ingredients this afternoon. I hope you’re all keeping healthy both physically and mentally. I was feeling a little off today; I could feel stress arising in my chest. Thoughts of fleeing…

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…

My (Vegan) Version Of Zuppa Toscana.

Flipping through my recipe books that I got for Christmas today, I came across this delicious soup.  A classic Tuscan Winter dish, it’s loaded with potatoes and hearty sausage. Just because I cook vegan doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy this seriously cozy meal. With a few small tweaks, I created a just-as-hearty Zuppa Toscana with…

France, Spain and Italy – Our Honeymoon In Photos

  Paris exists to remind you that dreams are real.. It’s Sunday. The last day of June.  The sun is high in a clear blue sky.  After the oppressive 35 degree heat in Italy 2 days ago,  21 degrees had me pulling out a light jacket to wear when we stepped out for lunch.  We’re…

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,…