Thursday, November 25, 2010

New Blog!

I have moved my blog to tumblr!
Please come visit me there!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Packing up summer.

I did some canning with the abundance of 
banana peppers in my garden.
Using my amazing new Ball Home Canning Discovery Kit
I tossed in some tomatoes (red, yellow, and green) 
and a few green beans, to make them look a little more colourful.
I also have way too many zucchini...
... so I vacuum sealed them. 
I figure they'll be a delicious treat in the winter. 
 A vacuum sealer is every cook's best friend. 

Monday, September 13, 2010

Non-food related post

I'm in love with this wallpaper from ferm LIVING.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Comfort Foods!

Crustless Lemon Meringue Pie!

Just meringue and lemony goodness! And incredibly easy!
(the photo is a bit dark, but you get the delicious idea.)

TVP Sloppy Joe's! 

Sloppy Joe mix, on a gluten free bun, with carrot sticks, and homemade Reisling. Watch a little tube, have a little Joe - it's a perfect night in!

My all time fave movie snack - (vegan) buttered popcorn with garlic salt, nutritional yeast, and dill.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


For our anniversary, my gentleman friend and I made dinner. Nothing fancy, but it was extremely delicious.
Perfectly grilled veg.
Paprika spiced potatoes
And rice with tomatoes, olives, cucumbers, red onions, and jalapeno's.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

My favourite easy meal

My favourite "I have nothing in the fridge" meal to make is rice. I usually add spices and beans to my rice, while it's cooking, to enhance the flavour. You can add anything to rice, and make it ever so delicious. 

Today's lunch - rice and beans, spiced with cumin, chili powder and garlic salt (1 tsp of each, which I add to the water), topped with roasted zucchini and red onion (both of which I found looking slightly sad in the bottom of the fridge).

It's topped with a little bit of Valentina hot sauce. Pretty much the best tasting hot sauce I've ever put in my mouth.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Cooking for family.

Herb de Provence rubbed beer can chicken, stuffed with whole lemons.
Roasted cherry tomatoes.

Slow-fried onions.

Add some french fries, a Caesar salad with homemade dressing, and you've got yourself a nice Sunday night dinner.

Caesar salad dressing recipe: 1 egg yolk, some Anchovy paste, a tablespoon or so of capers, 2 cloves of garlic, juice of one lemon, a spoonful of dijon mustard, salt and pepper to taste, all blended together, then slowly add olive oil until it looks good. I added lots of bacon bits to the final creation.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Great food day!



It's been a delicious day!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins

Somehow mine look entirely different from hers, but they're still absolutely delicious! I love baking with strawberries! 

I've been trying so many new flours! Hurray!
Bob's Red Mill Buckwheat Flour, 22-Ounce (Pack of 4)Bob's Red Mill Sorghum Flour, 22-Ounce (Pack of 4)Bob's Red Mill Tapioca Flour, 20-Ounce (Pack of 4)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Mind. Being. Blown.

veg boyfriend says to meat eating girlfriend: "If I was to break veg, what would you make me?"

to be continued...

Monday, June 7, 2010

Banana muffins

They are super delicious!

Blog love.

All of her recipes are both gluten free, and dairy free,
and taste absolutely amazing.

Exhibit A: Sexy Spring Pasta

Exhibit B: Double Chocolate Blueberry Brownies
How these are gluten free and dairy free, AND taste so incredibly delicious blows my mind.
And blew the mind of anyone who tried one.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tofu Parmigiana

My sister emailed me asking how to make tofu parmigiana, so here's a quick crash course.

Get a package of firm or extra-firm tofu, and cut the
tofu into 1/4" slices.

Bread the tofu. Fill a small bowl with as many breadcrumbs as you think you'll need, and add your favourite spices - I used garlic salt, dried oregano, dried basil, black pepper, and a few shakes of paprika. Keep tasting it until you feel you have a delicious combination.

Fry the tofu until both sides are nice and crispy. Then, in a Pyrex dish, evenly spread out a layer of sauce, then a layer of spinach, and place your tofu pieces on top.

Cover with another layer of tomato sauce, and finish with shredded cheese. I used goat gouda, but mozzarella will work just fine. (you can also add another layer of spinach between the tofu and the tomato sauce if you're feeling you need the extra greens!)

Bake on 400 for 20 minutes, or until the cheese is nice and melty and the sauce is bubbly.

Dinner parties!

Last week found me cooking for friends, which is something I've been wanting to do more of.

Herb-roasted chicken with roasted asparagus and tomatoes.

Deliciously refreshing cucumber-gin slush drink!
(muddled cucumber and mint, with lemon juice,
simple syrup, and gin!)

Tofu parmigiana with gluten-free pasta, a cucumber salad with dill and black olives, and a cheese plate with sheep's milk blue cheese.

Oh, and those cheese plate crackers are homemade.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Just grinding my own meat,

and then stuffing it into casings,

to make delicious delicious sausages.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

new stove!

I got a new stove today, so I tested its awesomeness with gluten free vanilla cupcakes, courtesy of Bob's Red Mill .

They turned out perfectly!

And finished them with a lemon frosting (that was a little bit too drippy)
and strawberries. yum yum!

Monday, May 17, 2010

I love hot dogs.

Because I can't eat like everybody else, I've come to realize that I'm really aware of how other people eat. I'm fascinated by what's in other people's fridges (i look in there, instead of the medicine cabinet). The other day I haphazardly made a list of my favourite foods, and ended up with a pretty accurate top ten. (in no order)

1. strawberries
2. meringues (and lemon meringue pie!)
3. lemonade (the tarter, the better)
4. rare steak
5. jumbo grilled shrimp
6. Better Pecan ice cream by Tofutti
7. sweet potatoes... done every which way
8. hot dogs on a gluten free bun
(either with mustard, relish, pickles, onions, and a few hot peppers OR just onions and chopped tomatoes with a tiny line of mustard under the hot dog, as posted above)
9. gluten-free onion rings
10 spaghetti with big meatballs

I got the second Diner's, Drive-Ins and Dives cookbook from Winner's for super cheap. I'm pretty stoked about my purchase.

I also got Bobby's Flays Burgers, Fries & Shakes.
(I've got a major crush on him.)
I can already tell it's going to be a delicious summer.