Wild Flour Banff

Wild Flour Banff One thing I wasn’t prepared for in Banff was the Aussies. You’ll laugh at this, because I’m Australian. But they were everywhere. You’d think you were in Thredbo or the Snowies, not in Canada. And not only were they prolific, they were ocker as, mate. Accents are a funny thing. A lot of people in […]

Vegan Chocolate Mousse

Vegan Chocolate Mousse You may have heard me rant about vegan lies on this blog before. The biggest one I’ve encountered involves avocados. One challenge when cooking vegan food is replacing eggs in a recipe. Eggs are one of the foods I took the longest to remove from my diet, yet had the biggest ethical quandry eating. The […]

Tillie Gort’s Cafe Pacific Grove California

Tillie Gort’s Cafe Pacific Grove California “What can I do for you?” came the brusque question with a raised eyebrow when I walked in. Perhaps I looked a little vague and it disconcerted the owner. Or maybe it was my accent – I was asked to repeat myself several times. When the owner deciphered my […]

Baked Tofu and Baby Brussel Sprouts

Baked Tofu and Baby Brussel Sprouts If you told me over a decade ago that I would voluntarily eat tofu and brussell sprouts, I would have choked on the coffee and cigarette I was probably enjoying at the time. Not only that, but I would have been in sheer shock that tofu and brussel sprouts […]

Soul Groove Civic Center San Francisco

Soul Groove Civic Center San Francisco “Do you have any dietary requirements?” This is a question that can strike fear in the hearts of people with food allergies, vegetarians, and vegans. Or it does in mine, at least. I get awfully anxious about inconveniencing friends — or being interrogated by an angry person about why […]

Sweet Potato Ravioli with Brown Butter

“They look like little alien brains” My comment about these delicious, plump little parcels when I made them with purple yams instead of sweet potato. My poor friend Alex was equal parts shocked and disgusted when I showed him a photo. “I can’t un-see that,” he said. Sometimes the tastiest things do look a little […]