Sunday, September 26, 2010

tech- support.

my computer has been on the fritz.

however, i have been eating.

here is what..

failed potato rosti with pine nuts... it kind of fell apart.
baked tofu w lemon and rosemary
spinache risotto with feta

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

your bad day just got.... badder... (better)

 gnocchi = happy = full = yes.

green salad with grilled peppers, pistachio's and feta
butternut squash gnocchi w almond/pistachio/pine nut pesto (and little asparagus buddies)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

caffeine stomach/600 calories (unimpressed)/ thai.

we ate this tonight.

i needed beansprouts, so the pad thai was a little lacking.  but I forgot them.  as well as lime leaves for the coconut curry.  hm.

pad thai
chili coconut tofu with lime.

i want winter aka soups.

Monday, September 20, 2010

sporty spice.

spicey! / spicay! spiceeeee!

roasted cauliflower/red potatoes in cumin, coriander and crushed almonds (before and after picture)
spinach, pear, feta, walnut salad with grainy mustard vinaigrette
vegetarian sausage (or sort of) (onions, courgette, cheddar)

the cauliflower was super spicy.  this was good.

regarding the sausage... sometimes i think vegetarian food is a bit odd.  like this.  this was odd.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

subtle home.

this was fun to make.

butternut squash soup
vegetarian shepherds pie

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


butter buns (not homemade)
bean, lime, avocado salad
rosemary roasted potatoes

this was delecious and i was proud of myself!

Monday, September 13, 2010


i have been cooking a lot!

will post some recipes perhaps under the tab tomorrow... man.  i am lazy with the recipe sharing.  thats real dumb. i should change that.

cumin/roasted/salted almonds
eggplant dip
bean cake with avocado salsa
broccoli and sesame frittata

Friday, September 10, 2010

sexy sprouts.

we have begun business.  it is scary.  and busy.

last night i cooked my most favorite dish yet.  i took some sexy photos.

chili + parsley rice
brussel sprouts with macadamia nuts (oh yum)

i've been encouraged to include more of the recipes i use on this blog.  i will do this.  no more lazy.  see the recipe's below.


-5 oz can of mixed beans
-2 tbsp olive oil
-1 large onion
-1 red bell pepper
-1 yellow bell pepper
-1 orange bell pepper
-2-6 garlic cloves finely chopped or minced
-1 tsp cumin/cumin seeds
-1-2 tsp coriander
-3 tsp oregano
-2-4 tsp chili powder
-chili flakes (desired amount) (i use lots)
-3 tbsp tomato paste
-600 g canned chopped tomatoes
-1 tsp sugar
-1 tsp salt
-600 ml vegetable stock

1) heat the oil in a large pan over medium heat, add the onion, bell peppers and cook for around 5 minutes or until softened.

2) add the garlic, cumin, coriander, oregano, chili flakes and stir for 30 seconds until the garlic begins to color.  add the chili powder and tomato paste and cook for 1 minute (stir!)  add the tomatoes, sugar, salt, beans and stock.  bring to a boil, then reduce the heat, cover, and let simmer stirring occasionally for 45 mins.

3) put in bowl and eat eat eat.  mmm.

brussels sprouts with macadamia nuts! (or chestnuts!)
-1 lb brussels sprouts
-1/2 c unsalted butter
-1/4 c brown sugar
-1/2 c peeled chestnuts or macadamia nuts

1)  trim the brussels sprouts and remove any loose outer leaves.  add to a large pot of boiling salted water and boil 5-10 minutes until just tender, but not mushy.  drain well, rinse under cold water and set aside.

2) melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat.  add the sugar and stir til dissolved.  add the nuts and cook, stirring occasionally until fully coated and beginning to brown.

3) add the sprouts to the nuts and mix well, reduce the heat, cook gently, stirring occasionally to heat through  (3-4 mins)

4) eat!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

ah/yikes/eep/uh oh/sweet/oh ya...

back to schoooooool!

(and sort of excited.)

(which is weird, and good)

food science!



i feel like i'm finally pursuing something i am interested in, which feels nice.  real nice.  i am excited that it will take up a lot of time, and i've spent the past couple days preparing/organizing life in kind of a messy way. ha ha! oh dear!

we both had school today so we had a pasta bar last night. i never want to see another noodle again!

the market has amazing fresh pasta's.  i bought them there.  i am v. excited about my student loan as that money means.... a pasta machine.  YIP!

asiago/lemon/asparagus angel hair
zuchinni/brocolli/tomato fusilli with parmesan (jerry-style)
spinach tortellini with cream cheese/parsley sauce
a variety of cute baby grilled peppers

food science! how fun!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

okay cheese/natural light/overeating/hoo-rah.

i ate a lot of food yesterday, and it made me happy.

we bought this stuff at the granville island market.  it was so nice. the salads were kind of mediocre, but everything else was too good.

dussa's ham and cheese, duso's, armando's meats, stuart's bakery, and my mom (she makes the best jam.  i mean it.)

natural light makes food pretty.  i don't use natural light often, but i'm jealous of those who do!

food  hoooooorahhh! this was certainly a yummy day!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

in my belly, and in yours.

being busy is a horrible and wonderful thing.  i have been a bit more social lately, and have cooked less.  hmm.

this is what i made tonight.  it was yummy but i think my stomach shrunk. 

french onion soup
roasted garlic/thyme butternut squash
spiced cous-cous with eggplant and spinach.  served with lemon.

i will put the recipes for these items in the recipe tab.  okay.  goodnight.

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