Spicy Root Vegetable Soup (One Base, Many Soups!)

My blender has a cozy spot on my space challenged kitchen counter. It gets me going in the morning by whipping up a quick breakfast smoothie. And in the evening, if I’m feeling a bit lazy (which are most evenings), my blender is quickest route to a solid dinner alla salad and bread. Here’s a base […]

Spicy Tomato Soup

Nothing beats a nice hot soup, especially on moist, gross Vancouver day. Here’s a easy soup that will warm up yer insides and remind you of the better weather to come. Goes great with a grilled cheese, cheeze, or sheeze (?) sandwich – a classic pair. You’ll need: 2 tablespoon olive oil 2 shallots or […]

Thai Pesto Pizza

Here’s a fresh take on the classic pizza pie. Bring in some spices from Southeast Asia, add some fragrant chopped up Thai basil, top it off with some cheese (in this casem, Daiya, the best dern non-dairy cheese) and you’ve got yourself a Thai Pesto Pizza. Who knew peanut butter would ever find itself on […]

Jamaican Jerk Tofu

Wake up your tired nostrils with shot of Caribbean sunshine (in spice form). This all-purp marinade goes well with any kind of squishy, absorbent protein, particularly tofu! Freeze your tofu (in its package) and let it thaw out completely the next day, gently squeeze out most of the water and you’ll have some nicely textured […]

Jamaican Rice and Peas

Spice up your rice with some fantastic Jamaican flavours. The dark red kidney beans or “peas” make this a hearty dish that can stand on it’s on own or paired with anything from a spicy Jerk Tofu to a hot Vegetable Rundown. If scotch bonnet peppers aren’t available in your area, a habenero works just […]