The end of a blog……

So there it is. The  date counter on the side of my blog reads 0 days left. The mission is over and the post-mission performance review can begin! Well, a vegetable lover son #2 is not, but after half a year and more than 65 new recipes I can say that while he used to … Continue reading

Chickpea Fritters

This is a fun snack (adapted from the awesome cookbook “Big Vegan”) as long as you actually like chickpeas, ’cause that’s all it tastes like! To begin, you need to combine 1 cup chickpea flour, 1/2 tsp. of salt, 1/2 tsp of cumin, and 3/4 of a cup of hot water. Stir this for a … Continue reading

Stir-Fried Bean Sprouts

It’s Friday and it’s time for something fast and fun! It’s time for stir-fried bean sprouts. This super simple side dish begins with 3 cups of washed bean sprouts. I like to steam them first for about 3 minutes and then finish them off in the wok with 2 tbsp. of mirin, 2 tbsp. of … Continue reading

Cherry Tomato Tart

The secret to making this a doable “weekday” side dish is that the crust is store bought.  I’m sure it would be 100% better with a homemade pie crust, but I can’t muster the strength on an evening where I need to make dinner but then not eat it and leave to teach night school. … Continue reading

“Bring on the Tooth Fairy” Salad

Son #1 really wants to lose a tooth- any tooth. According to him, he’s the only kid in grade one who has yet to lose even one tooth! Unfortunately for Son #1 none of his teeth are even loose, but in an effort to be supportive and perhaps speed up the process, I made a … Continue reading

Spaghetti Squash

After the surprise success of “Dragon Scales” I decided to try a favorite of mine- spaghetti squash. To make this great side dish, preheat your oven to 375°F and pierce 1 medium -sized spaghetti squash in several places with a knife. This is to make sure that it can vent while it bakes. Bake the … Continue reading

Crispy Dragon Scales and Brains

It’s Halloween and time for some spooky fun! This recipe is adapted from dear old Martha Stewart. She, of course, did not call them dragon scales. To make these dragon scales you’ll need about 1 pound of Brussels sprouts. Trim the bottoms and separate the leaves to make your scales. This takes some time, but … Continue reading

Purple Kale with Cranberries and Pine Nuts

Our local fruit and vegetable store had the most glorious purple kale on sale this week. So I just had to use it. To make this dish, remove the leaves of 1 bunch of purple kale from the tough (inedible) stalks. Wash the leaves and then steam them in a steaming basket for 6-8 minutes. … Continue reading

Homemade Potato Chips

Well, since the onion rings didn’t cut it, the next obvious choice was to try potato chips. For this super simple snack just take 3 russets potatoes. Wash them and then slice them as thin as humanly possible. I didn’t peel them, but if you like your chips naked go ahead. Pat dry the slices … Continue reading

Onion Rings

This recipe comes from the amazing vegan blog Oh She Glows.  These onion rings turned out pretty yummy, which says something because I am not an onion lover. In fact, I never use onions in my cooking, but who can resist an onion ring? To begin preheat your oven to 425°c and line a baking … Continue reading