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Vegetarian Pan Stuffing

This weekend is Canadian Thanksgiving, so I thought I’d share one of the recipes that has been a hit with our family. Being a vegetarian, I kinda throw things for a loop, so I found this amazing vegan stuffing that’s… Continue Reading →

Poached Salmon Pâté with Dill :: Recipe

My boyfriend’s brother really loves to cook, but the only person in his family who likes salmon is their mom. As she doesn’t live here yet, I got to be the taste tester and sous chef when PO decided to… Continue Reading →

Garlicky Seafood Stew with Crusty Bread

I honestly can’t recall why I initially wanted to make this recipe, but I am so glad I did. Maybe it was inspired by a menu, or a discussion of what we wanted to eat (garlicy seafood). So no entertaining… Continue Reading →

Scone Success with Homemade Clotted Cream :: Recipe

Don’t you hate it when you buy a bunch of obscure (or at least not typical to your household) ingredients for a recipe, and then plans change? This is how I ended up with buttermilk, mascarpone cheese, whipping cream, and… Continue Reading →

Hazelnut Truffles = Homemade Ferrero Rocher

Every Christmas, my boyfriend and his brothers make chocolates. They make rum balls and Nanaimo Bars, and then Tiramisu and Chocolate Cake with a Rum/Brandy/Coffee-soaked sponge base. This year, I asked to add a new chocolate to the mix: hazelnut… Continue Reading →

Spice Market Packets with Quinoa :: Recipe

I’ve made this great, easy recipe twice now, and I can definitely see myself making these often. The recipe—Spice Market Sweet Potato and Lentil Packets—is from the Vegetarian Times website, which is an incredible resource with awesome search functions. I… Continue Reading →

Vegetarian Korma in the Slow Cooker :: Recipe

I love the flavours of Indian cooking, but I cannot handle the heat of the spices. After researching different types of mild curry, I decided to try my hand at cooking a vegetarian korma. I combined a couple of different… Continue Reading →

Quick Update on Real Life

I cannot believe it’s already the second week of July! It feels like time is flying by fast. I’ve been up to nothing much, but at the same time a lot. Do you ever get the feeling you’re accomplishing nothing,… Continue Reading →

Carrot-Orange Bran Muffins :: Recipe

I’ve been craving carrot-orange muffins since I saw them at Tim Horton’s a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, everything at Tim Horton’s seems to be loaded with sugar, so I decided to make my own. These carrot-orange muffins are made with… Continue Reading →

Book Review :: The Vegetarian Collection from Canadian Living

The thing that makes this cookbook, Canadian Living: The Vegetarian Collection, so accessible for non-vegetarians, is that (I believe) these are all recipes originally published in Canadian Living magazine, which is not a strictly vegetarian audience. I am no master… Continue Reading →

Crafty Mojo

I’ve made substantial progress on my shawl! I am quite impressed with Argante and may even knit Gaenor. It would look quite gorgeous with my new Unwind Yarns. Unfortunately, today I have totally lost my crafty mojo. It’s not the… Continue Reading →

Carrot Ginger Soup :: Recipe

This fat-free vegan-friendly recipe will make any soup lover’s tummy smile. I combined a couple recipes to create this bad boy: a carrot-coriander soup that called for milk to make it creamy, and a butternut squash soup with ginger that… Continue Reading →

The Call of the Crock Pot

I bought a crock pot. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a while but wasn’t sure if I could find enough vegetarian recipes for it. Turns out there are lots of options. Last week when I got it ($20… Continue Reading →

Fall Festival Recipe Exchange

My Friend Amy recently came up with this idea to celebrate autumn and all the great foods that go with it. I have to say that Autumn and Spring are my favourite seasons (I can never decide which I like… Continue Reading →

Blackberries Gone Wild

That got your attention didn’t it? On Monday, we partook in the 3rd annual picking of wild blackberries. CW and I grab some buckets, put on long pants and sleeves, and trek out into the wild. Okay, so it’s not… Continue Reading →

Book Review :: Everyday Raw by Matthew Kenney

This is a unique cookbook, and although I’m not quite sure if it’s my style, but there are a lot of good ideas for a vegetarian/vegan in here. While I may not use this cookbook, it certainly opens my eyes… Continue Reading →

Valentines

I baked cookies a few days ago to bring to the office and share with friends. Icing and decorating them was oddly relaxing! Hope everyone has a lovely Valentines Day!

On the plate of a Vegetarian

Some of you may or may not know that I’m a vegetarian. Well I recently was sent some books from a publishers that are a little more extreme than my current dietary habits; however, I’ve flipped through them and flagged… Continue Reading →

Tea Talk: Snacks

Please share a favorite tea snack, especially if it is a treasured recipe! To be honest, I drink tea all day, every day… so there isn’t one particular thing that I have to have with my tea. However, there are… Continue Reading →

Blackberries

A few weeks ago when I joined Julia at the Steveston Knitting Meetup, one of the gals (Petra, psophia17 on Ravelry) brought these delicious blueberry crumble bars. They are to die for. She posted the recipe link on the Terminal… Continue Reading →

Fleet Street, London

Here’s a little homage to Sweeney Todd I found at the present day Fleet Street. Street sign to prove I was actually ON Fleet Street This sign was above some design store. I couldn’t actually see a Barber Shop, unless… Continue Reading →

Dinner anyone?

Doesn’t this dinner look gorgeous? I made Oven-Roasted Vegetables and pies for dinner tonight. Before I left home, I borrowed all of my mom’s cookbooks & clips that I liked and photocopied all the recipes I wanted to make my… Continue Reading →

Fresh Blackberry Pie

On Sunday, before CW and I came back to Vancouver, we went blackberry picking in the back fields at camp. We nearly filled two peanut butter jars full of fresh berries and when we got home, I made pie! I… Continue Reading →

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