Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Blog- she's a changing...

Because You're not blind I know you see this. I'll still be making pretty, yummy things. I just won't be using animal anything to do it with. I won't get into the whys of it all with you but let's just say morals and ethics got the better of me. And after a year of contemplating I finally watched Earthlings . There's a reason it's called "The Vegan Maker". Maybe just watch the trailer if you're curious. And if you really want to see where meat comes from and what happens to animals at the hands of henious humans for other reasons, watch the full length movie. Have tissue handy, and maybe a barf bag. And definately don't be eating. Or be eating... a steak.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Vegan Miso Cleaning out the Fridge Soup

Make your favourite Miso base.


Vegan Basil Vinaigrette

2 Cups of EVO, 1/2 Cup red wine vinegar, 3 TBS Dijon, 3 TBS Balsamic, 1/4 Cup Maple Syrup, 2 Cups Packed Fresh Basil and Salt and Pepper. Pop it all into a blender or process. Blend or process.

Makes about 4 cups, enough for sharing with someone you like. Or keeping all to yourself and eating with your finger.

Thursday, March 3, 2011


The cat was watching me in the kitchen yesterday so I thought I'd get a picture of her cute face. Until she CHARGED at me!! This is what was in the frame when I looked at it.


Vanilla Bean Paste

I finally found this in a store locally. I know I could have ordered it online but it just wasn't THAT important.
Until of course I tried it. Love it. Will spend the $20 for the bottle until I find something better. This is thick and rich and a little goes a long way. If you feel a splurge coming on or have something special to make give this a whirl. 

School District 61

... is getting these tomorrow for a fund raiser. I hope they make the grade (get it? School... grade... never mind. I'm tired :)

Salted Caramel

Vanilla Bean
Chocolate Ganache

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Lord Love a Duck!

Three months is way too long to be away from here! Where has the time gone? I'll tell you, Christmas sucked the life right out of me and I needed 3 months to recover!! Then my office decided to move and who was tasked with that? That's correct- Moi. And I was just tired and needed lounging. Apparently a lot of lounging.

I'm back. I'm blogging. I'll do something this weekend, I promise. Something pretty and St. Patrick's Day like. And ass friendly because I'm also doing Weight Watchers (which frigging works by the way), or not ass friendly and I'll get everyone around me to eat it and I'll just laugh and laugh and laugh...

Not me, but not far from what I've been doing.