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Carrot Cake

This worked wonderfully as an appetizer. Endive topped with goat feta, drizzled with maple syrup. For those with more of a tolerance for bitter, the endive could be cut lengthwise into thicker wedges. To get ahead of myself, smoked tofu, lightly cooked asparagus, mushrooms and spinach set on top of spinach vermicelli. And behind the […]

Mushroom Dumplings

( Recipes andSoups andVegan )

cook with a little olive oil: 500 g mushroom 1/2 yellow onion add water to fill the pot 1 mushroom bouillon cube a few grams cubed firm tofu minced fresh rosemary when almost cooked, make up dumplings: whisk together: 1 cup whole wheat flour 1/2 tsp chopped chives, or other herb 2 tsp baking powder […]

Raisin Vegan Tapioca

( Desserts andFruit andRecipes )

I always thought rice pudding and tapioca should hybridize well. Food Network’s tapioca recipe is without coconut. Hm. 1 cup tapioca pearls 6 cups hot water boil 5 minutes, stirring. leave on low for 20 minutes or until transparent. I followed the instructions on package so it’s 6 cups instead of 2. add: 3 c […]

Quick as a Spinach Vermicelli

A new store is a new ingredient is a new idea. 2 Servings (125g dry) of spinach-coloured vermicelli takes 2 minutes in boiling water. Then I did roughly Taste of Home Spinach Vermicelli 1/2 tbsp olive oil, or less 1 large garlic cloves, minced 200 g fresh spinach 1/2 lemon of juice 1 tbsp dried […]

Lentil Roll-Ups

First, on the side carrots with some finely grated ginger and orange juice added at the end. Trocolour couscous stirred with crumbles of goat feta, capers, fresh chopped parsley, chives, green onion and radishes. Lively bite. And a beet-lentil roll-up. 1 recipe of whole wheat pastry with an inch of green onion chopped in with […]

Last of the Season Gazpacho?

( Bread andRecipes andSoups andVegetarian )

Some gazpachos say add canned tomato juice. Salty. A lot seem to take an hour or two but it can be a simpler faster soup than all that. This Food Network recipe has some adaptable ideas. My version: puree: 4 tomatoes, seeded 1 large cucumber, peeled, seeded 1 hot pepper, seeded mix and soak: 1 […]

Oh my dhaalin’

I have news. I have a monthly cooking column at Centretown Buzz. Here’s the first column of Planet of the Scapes. broth: 1 cup split peas 2 cups broth (in this case a cube of onion bouillon) 1 tsp turmeric 1/2 tsp cayenne pinch annatto Cook that to a boil then simmer 45 minutes while […]