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Back to University Lunch Ideas

Emily is headed back to her last year of university and this time is commuting over an hour to classes. This means she needs fast food that is lunchbox ready and above all cheap. Let's be honest, whether you are off to school/ work, working from home or a stay-at-home mother / house person you… Continue reading Back to University Lunch Ideas

Dinners

Country potatoes

Emily loves potatoes. She would live on potatoes alone if I let her....just mashed potatoes! Country potatoes are more of a cross between mashed potato and chips in my opinion. Em plans to put her potatoes in a wrap with sausagemeat, eggs and salsa as breakfast burritos like w had back in the US. Alan… Continue reading Country potatoes

Snacks

Roasted chickpeas

Snacks have been a frustration for us at times. I really love crunchy snacks and this has been a struggle. Popcorn is an option but plain is boring. Veggies and hummus is nice but doesn’t quite hit that chruchy snack craving for me. Roasted chickpeas have been a great option. You can do a slew… Continue reading Roasted chickpeas

Dinners

Chick’n Noodle Soup

Before going plant based this was a family favourite with chicken...in fact it is Emily's favourite meal. I have a bit of a twist on the traditional recipe though as I use paprika for flavour. Originally, this was a Chicken Brunswick Stew I found in a cookbook but I didn't like this bit and added… Continue reading Chick’n Noodle Soup

Dinners

Dhal

Indian food is so rich and full of flavour. I am sure I don't do it justice but I still have a whirl with the easier stuff. This is one of those easier recipes. It is a great starter recipe to build your confidence. The lentils are great for protein and fibre. The tomatoes, onion,… Continue reading Dhal

Desserts

Oreo Birthday Cake

This is NOT a healthy recipe! It is to die for though and it is plant based and there is no oil; however, the amount of sugar pretty much negates any health. So, why was this cake made? The hint is in the title...Emily’s 20th birthday. This is in fact her recipe and she made… Continue reading Oreo Birthday Cake

Bread

Tortillas

I love tortillas. I love most flatbreads I guess. I might, I dare say, have a bit of a bread issue in fact. I have provided you with a naan recipe before and I have a plethora of bread recipes yet to come. I have experimenting yet to do. But today it is a quick… Continue reading Tortillas

Lifestyle

What I Eat in a Day

I did one of these a few weeks ago and had someone comment to me that they found that helpful. I guess I do enjoy watching this sort of thing on YouTube so I guess others might find it helpful too. I am not a fancy cook at all. I am a home cook. A… Continue reading What I Eat in a Day

Sauces

Cheezy Sauces

Everyone and their dog have a faux cheese sauce these days. I am no different. I have tried one other and found it thin and bland. I modified it but still didn’t have the flavour I like. I have watched a few YouTube videos with various different takes on cheeze sauce and found some inspiration.… Continue reading Cheezy Sauces

Bread

Oil-Free Naan (vg)

As breads go naan is a favourite. I love dipping it in curry or if big enough filling it with curry and salad to eat as a wrap. The action of kneading the dough and the joy of watching it rise just feels good and if you are having a bad day can give you… Continue reading Oil-Free Naan (vg)