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…

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…

Roasted Rainbow Root Veggies

Rainfall Warning Issued at 08:25 Saturday 27 January 2018 Rain, at times heavy, continues. A moisture-laden frontal system will continue to move across the south coast today. Heavy rain expected. Approximate rainfall amounts since Saturday morning: 70 mm over Metro Vancouver. Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Localized flooding in…

Swedish Meatballs

The first real storm of Autumn hit our coast today with gusts of wind that finished off the leaves that were still clinging stubbornly to the trees.  I walked over a carpet of hundreds of them on my way to work, all yellow and soaked with the rain.  Aside from the wind, the city was…

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…