Archive | April, 2012

{vegan} meat and potatoes

30 Apr

now, it’s not what you think.  no soy products, no “fake meat” textures, no lackluster flavours.

i feed this meal to my roommate at least twice a month.  it is a standard in this home.  a healthier spin on the classic meat and potatoes dish. my roommate loves it, even requests it from time to time – a regular “meat and potatoes” kind of guy totally short of licks his plate dry, he likes this meal so much. Continue reading

soapbox diary – entry 1

29 Apr

so, i started to write this as a preface to a recipe blog, and as i started to type i couldn’t stop – so, this has now become a blog entry of its own.  nothing to do with a recipe.  no photos.  just a rant from your chef – as i stand on my soapbox, waving my spatula around and eating walnuts to help my brain – about food-related topics i get all worked up about… {i have a feeling this won’t be the last entry, either}

so, read on as you will – but you’ve been forewarned 🙂 Continue reading

product endorsement # 2 – super greens

28 Apr

organic girl super greens.

i mean, greens are good – and you know this, man.  🙂  i like these because it’s a good variety of greens {chard, arugula, and others}, it’s organic, you can eat them raw or saute them, and for $6.99 a container, you can eat a salad with every meal for a week!  think about that.   Continue reading

vegan thumbprint cookies

27 Apr

these are a favourite of mine.  so simple, so easy to make – even for someone who does NOT bake well {that would be me}…

easy ingredients and usually found around the pantry. Continue reading

fridge fritatta

26 Apr

frittatas are quickly becoming one of my favourite new ways to use up items in the fridge.  i had some bell peppers laying around from the flower power brunch i made and also some tomatillos that i needed to use so they wouldn’t spoil.  i had the onion on hand and the cheese is always around 😉 i call this a fridge frittata because really, you can just use whatever is in your fridge 😉 the key is to use flavours that won’t fight for the starring role, and keeping it simple. Continue reading

grilled tomato and cheese w/ baby leeks

25 Apr

whenever someone tells me they want to “hang out” or just be in my home in general, i always immediately start thinking about how i’m going to feed them.  i swear i was an italian mama chef in a previous life because i can’t let someone come over without giving them food. Continue reading

product endorsement #1 – sodastream

24 Apr

allow me to introduce you to the next investment you should make in your kitchen fun zone. Continue reading

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