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Archive for December 2010

A Vegetarian’s Christmas in Wales: Luxury Cauliflower Cheese

Hello, friends- how are the dwindling days of 2010 treating you? Myself they’re treating fine, though not exactly as planned. Perhaps you heard of the snow that blanketed Britain pre-Christmas, sending airports and train stations into disarray and scuppering the holiday plans of many? Well, I was among that many. My parents, due to fly into London for a family Christmas, Landmark-style, were forced to abandon their travel plans and remain in Canada instead. Read more…

Guts and guile: Brussels Sprout Slaw

If you follow me on Twitter, you might have seen this a few hours ago. And if you did, you’d be forgiven for thinking that I’d finally lost the plot. It’s rare that I make something that day and immediately want to blog about it, but this is fresh off the presses: people, sprout slaw is awesome. Read more…

Christmas day Veg

Notice I said Christmas day, not Christmas Day; we’re not that far ahead on this side of the pond! No, this arrangement is so named because the past two days have been “Christmas days” around here. Meaning that we’ve bought our tree, decorated it, caught a holiday concert and even spent a bit of time wrapping presents. Also, this is likely to be my last veg post of the year; a week tomorrow Andrew and I are off up north for our holidays, so it’s unlikely that I’ll find much need to visit the market next Sunday. Plus, if you squint- that sprout stalk looks a little like a Christmas tree, no? Read more…

Restorative Rice: Tofu Rice Bowl with Italian Greens

I have eaten a lot of rice in my life. Growing up, it formed part of our dinner almost every night- not an exaggeration. Sure, we had noodles some of the time and potatoes more rarely, but more often than not, rice was the starch on our table. It wasn’t until much later that I realised this wasn’t everybody’s experience, that many of my friends thought of rice as something you ate in a Chinese restaurant, or that came inside your California roll. But my parents have always liked cooking from a range of world cuisines, so my youthful palate was as used to Chinese and Indian flavours as it was to Italian and North American. Read more…

Re-emerging: Almond Biscotti

Yes, it’s really me. I’ve been ignoring this space due to those twin drains on my time, work and school, but I’m still kicking. Unfortunately, my “foodie life” has been suffering somewhat. Meals over the last couple weeks have tended toward quick and easy, and baking has been thin on the ground. Thankfully, my end-of-term project was due yesterday, so hopefully the coming weeks will offer a little more blogging fodder. Read more…