Category Vegetarian

Cheesy Veg’n’Rice

This is in 3 layers: rice, vegetables of your choice, cheese of your choice. It only looks complicated! Prepare the rice. Short grain brown rice will make a stickier rice; if you make extra, you can add milk to it next morning for breakfast. Long grain brown rice is more usual. Measure out 125 ml […]

Latkes – Potato Pancakes

Potatoes are a foundation of my childhood, of my life, yet I see those sturdy, unassuming potatoes shoved and molded into some outrageous concoctions. On the other hand, if I don’t have them steamed or baked or boiled… I like latkes, otherwise known as potato pancakes. Again, relatively simple and easy to make. You will […]

Noodle Goodness

Pasta comes in so many variations that it’s hard to choose… unless you make your own. Fresh noodles can be made with few ingredients, maybe 30 minutes of time but only 10 minutes of labour, even without fancy equipment; it took longer to write this up than it does to make. There are other recipes […]

Easy Basic Muffins

Sometimes I just want a simple muffin, not too sweet, without a lot of bells and whistles, and a teeny bit healthier than what is commercially sold. This is based on an old recipe that has been my favorite for decades, and I keep coming back to it. Standard Muffins makes 12 medium muffins pre-heat […]

Easy Traditional Soda Bread

Bread is best when fresh, and making your own means you get to choose the very best of ingredients. Quick breads (that is, non-yeast breads) are best eaten the same day, though I have been content with this version the next day. I love this with soups and stews and oven-hot snacking. The basic recipe […]

Easy Sliced Summer Salad

It’s so easy that I had to give it a long name! Perfect for late summer as all those beefsteak tomatoes start ripening and big-leafed basil is available. The dressing? So very simple, too! Eating it is the height of decadence, aromatic and luscious… Sliced Summer Salad tomato or two, fragrantly ripe, sliced about a […]

Pasta or… Not!

Age has crept up on me, making every ounce of pasta show up somewhere on my body. Luckily, I’ve discovered a couple of veggies that can stand in brilliantly! There’s this thing called a spaghetti squash, a golden cream-colored football-like squash that can store a few months in a cool dry spot (not the fridge!). […]

Beans, and then Hummus

Hummus makes a wonderful snack, and delicious contribution to a potluck meal. My friend, Lizzie Cook, sent me her favorite tip on cooking beans (good for most beans) and a great hummus recipe. Here they are: Dried Beans – Quick Soaking Method If you wish to use dried rather than canned beans in a recipe […]

Easy Kale Chips

The original of this was first published last year in my other blog… I don’t consider myself much of a cook. I find little joy in the daily chore of ensuring my body has sufficient fuel to function and function properly. On the other hand… I do like to try out recipes that are easy […]

Easy Roasted Veggies

After last night’s fantastic dinner, an organized potluck sort of thing, I had more requests for the roasted veggies recipe. It’s not actually a recipe, but more of a guideline so you can vary it to your tastes, and even surprise yourself with what actually tastes delish! I usually accidently make too much, but the […]