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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

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

Potato Waffles

This idea comes from a  Huffington Post food slide. Their slide looked much better than my final result but was a little skimpy on the details. This was probably because much of this recipe depends on your waffle maker. In any case, here’s what I did. Shred 4 medium-sized yellow potatoes (this made two large waffles) … Continue reading

Fried Plantain

If you read this blog, you’ll know that I do not usually cook with butter, but the boys wanted a treat and I wanted to try plantain. So, I went there. It’s a”once-a-year” sort of food, but it sure is delicious. The recipe comes from The Food and Cooking of Mexico by Jane Milton. To … Continue reading

Pickled Green Beans

The last few days have been pretty hot and so instead of cooking, I’m sticking to pickling! To make this crunchy, sweet and sour snack take about 3/4 of a pound of fresh green beans and remove the ends. Next, you need to make the brine. For this, put 1.5 cups of white vinegar into … Continue reading

Eggplant Confetti

I love the look of eggplants. I love how purple and plump they are. I love how they look in my plastic basket as I walk around the grocery store. “WOW!” they scream at anyone who happens to be walking near me, “this lady is a cooking goddess who can take this purple jewel and … Continue reading

Oven Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

This side dish is inspired by a recipe for roasted tomatoes in Heidi Swanson’s Super Natural Every Day. To begin, preheat your oven to 350 °F. You’ll need one pint of cherry tomatoes – any colours you like. Wash them and cut them in half, placing them cut side up on a baking dish. Ms. … Continue reading

Kid-Approved Potato and Kale Cakes

Yes, that’s right I said “kid-approved,” so it’s good times over here. It did not, however, start off so nicely. It began when I decided to make the “potato and kale cakes” recipe from Everyday Food (a Martha Stewart magazine.) I have used recipes from this magazine before, and have always found them to be … Continue reading

Turnip Chips

This recipe comes from Heidi Swanson’s Super Natural Every Day and in it she writes that “these are the least perfect chips you’ll ever make.”  She goes on to say that some will burn, while others won’t crisp up at all and that you will be left with far fewer chips than you thought. She … Continue reading