Recipe Wednesday: Chickpea Sandwiches

My Canadian friends and family are always amused (and a little bemused) by Australian sayings. What they call Bungee Cords in Canada, we call Occy Straps in Australia. Sweatpants are tracky-dacks. Sandals are thongs. And if you call your sandals thongs in Canada, you’ll make someone blush. A sandwich to an Aussie is a sanger (to […]

Recipe Wednesday: North Nomad’s Pepperoni Pizza Scrolls

  One of North Nomad’s daily conversations with me is about the stuff he reads on Reddit. From what I understand from my girlfriends, Reddit is also a popular discussion piece with their male companions. The only difference between the males seems to be their hobbies – some discuss cycling on Reddit, some discuss Bitcoin on Reddit […]

Recipe Wednesday: Scrambled tofu, spinach, and cherry tomatoes

I used to have a strange aversion to tofu scramble. Even though I loved tofu, the thought of scramble made me feel a bit unwell. I think I can blame this on my dislike of watery scrambled eggs, and carrying this fear over to vegan breakfast replacements.While I was in Santa Monica with my sister […]

Recipe Wednesday: Chickpea and Beetroot Salad

I like fast salads for lunch that are packed with protein and bright colours. Like the warm lentil, spinach and tomato salad, this chickpea and beetroot salad is another 10 to 15 minute job that you can make from scratch if you use canned chickpeas and beetroot. If you want to soak dry chickpeas overnight […]

Recipe Wednesday: Caramelised Onions

This recipe is so simple, but a little time intensive. It makes any sandwich, wrap or burger tastier, so it’s worth the effort. Ingredients 2-3 onions. It seems like a lot, but they cook down to next to nothing. 2 tbsps of olive oil, canola oil, or Earth Balance Butter. 1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar. […]

Recipe Wednesday: Roasted Cornish Hen, Cheesy Mashed Potato & Grilled Spicy Corn

  A meat recipe, finally! you say. Yes, North Nomad is as much an avid omnivore/carnivore as I am the exact opposite. And being a nice wife, I still cook meat for him every day. Many vegetarians and vegans don’t understand why I do this. His health is important to me and if I didn’t cook […]

Recipe Wednesday: Home Made Vegetable Stock

Two things I am obsessed with when it comes to food and cooking are: i) preventing waste, and ii) making things from scratch to prevent unhealthy additives and preservatives sneaking into your food. This recipe appeals to both of my cooking obsessions. When you buy things even as simple as cubed vegetable stock, you notice […]