Cabin Lentil Stew on Coconut Mash (Vegan)

*Note: I wrote this blog 2 days before heading up to the cabin thinking I’d finish photographing and editing it when we got home. Sadly the trip was cancelled. I thought of re-writing the entire blog but decided against it. I defrosted half of the stew for dinner tonight and made the mash so that…

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…

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…

Tumeric Roasted Cauliflower Soup

“To feel safe and warm on a cold wet night, all you really need is soup.” It seems the rain has subsided to a drizzle. Its 10:04 pm and the rain came down, fitfully, fiercely most of the day.  I was grateful to be in the dry warmth of my car after running from my…

Wild Mushrooms On Garlic Toast (With Crumbled Goat Cheese).

Every time we visit Forage Restaurant we order this amazing appetizer of wild mushrooms on toast.  Recently I’ve been loving mushroom everything and have added them in my meals 3 times this week.  Perhaps it’s because it’s a new acquired taste and I’m just excited or maybe I’m really deficient in vitamin B’s! which mushrooms…

Ajiaco – A Traditional Colombian Soup You Need To Try

  I lived in Colombia for 11 years.  The city I lived in (Cali) was hot and sunny all year. Mango, lemon and fragrant Ylang Ylang trees grew around my neighborhood. Bats swooped down overhead when we’d take walks at sunset and mornings brought the song of Cicadas and blue skies.  Every afternoon, close to…

Slow Cooker Irish Stew

I can hear the rain falling outside. The raindrops tap the dry leaves in the trees and on the ground making a crackling that sounds like a wood fire burning.  Salem and Merlin (our cats) have made themselves some cozy nests, sleeping on the thick feather duvet on the bed. I want to snuggle up…

Hearty Smoked Salmon Bisque

I love days off don’t you?  I slept in until 9:30, stretching out on the bed while the kittens pounced around me and soft sunbeams streamed through the sheer curtains. Later that afternoon, my boyfriend and I took a walk along the ocean.  Back home and chilled from the winter outside, we immediately lit the…