Category Vegetables

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 […]

Easy Potato Soup

This is one of my stick-to-the-ribs favorites that I return to, partly because the basic soup can have so much added to it. Another reason I like this one so much is that it begins with basic staples in my pantry: potatoes and onions. Add a few things that I’m in the mood for, or […]

Kale-Potato Soup with Kick

I was in the mood for comfort food, so I checked out what I had in the kitchen. Happily, I had enough ingredients for a stick-to-your-ribs soup! True, the pepperoni sticks were leftovers from the weekend, but I have listed a few ideas for substitution below the recipe. I was going to list this one […]

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 […]