Mousaka – Greek Eggplant Lasagna (Vegetarian)

We had a big thunderstorm last night. Lightning and pouring rain. I sat in bed with Merlin (my cat) with the windows open. He didn’t even flinch with each lightning strike as the storm got closer then washed over us. Today? sunny, clear and cool. Spring on the coast means unpredictable weather. I had a…

Cozy Autumn Vegetarian Pot Pie

“There is nothing better on a cold wintry day than a properly made pot pie.” It’s been very grey and rainy for the past two days. I find it hard to wake up in the morning when it’s so dark. Don’t get me wrong, I love this time of year on the coast; the mist carried…

Cabin Lentil Stew on Coconut Mash (Vegan)

*Note: I wrote this blog 2 days before heading up to the cabin thinking I’d finish photographing and editing it when we got home. Sadly the trip was cancelled. I thought of re-writing the entire blog but decided against it. I defrosted half of the stew for dinner tonight and made the mash so that…

Barley Mushroom Salad Topped With Crispy Shallots

My poor bamboo plant is looking ragged.  Salem, my cat, has quite the palette for it. I move it around the house constantly thinking he’ll either forget about it or not find it but he always does and  chomps away at it happily.  It’s a perfectly safe plant for kitties, as are all the plants…

Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup (Vegan).

The greatest dishes are very simple   Cooking has been keeping me occupied while we hunker down at home. Today’s a sunny day although there are some big clouds sweeping over the mountains.  The ground is damp outside, I must have slept through the rain over night. My husband says he wasn’t a fan of…

Potato Gnocchi In White Wine With Mushrooms And Feta (Vegetarian)

Things are getting a little spooky.   There’s a silence in the city.  We grocery shopped this afternoon, empty shelves and people hidden behind masks.  The Coronavirus panic has set in.  All sporting events have been cancelled.  I literally got a pot of water on the stove for dinner tonight and our water shut off suddenly. …

Non Dairy Cream Of Mushroom Soup

“Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.” ―  Albert Einstein One of my favourite things about Wintertime is comfort food cooking.  The slow cooker takes centre stage on the counter and the crock pot gets to shine. It’s…

Twist On A Classic: Vegan Shepherds Pie

I’ve got Delia’s Classic Christmas special playing on T.V.  Christmas cooking is taken seriously in the U.K.  Hers and Nigella are my favourite Holiday cooking specials to watch.  It’s been grey and rainy all day.  Today is Saturday, my husband woke at 4:15 am and went fishing at a river 1 hour and 1/2 hours…