One-pot Vegetable (curry-like) Stew

Curry has become synonymous with Caribbean cooking ever since the 19th century when East Indians were brought to the region to work as indentured labourers. And while I grew up with mainly meats being curried (usually with potatoes and carrots), I have developed a love for vegetable curry over the last few years. In fact,…

Horribly-healthy Spinach Soup

There is no getting around it. I love soup. I can eat it every day. From purees to the everything-but-the-kitchen-sink varieties, I enjoy experimenting and eating (drinking?) soup. Last week, I decided to make a spinach soup. It was so quick and easy that I did not remember to record the different phases. 1. I…

How to Build a Salad

I’ve always loved a hearty salad. I don’t want to feel hungry an hour or two after eating one or my food choices will be less than nutritious, shall we say. Prepping in advance works for me. But only do this if you’re reasonably sure you will be eating salad multiple times during the week….

Tofu Two Ways

I must admit that tofu and I have a love-hate relationship. I love to eat it, but I hate to cook it. The honest truth is, I am not confident in my ability to prepare it and it not come out an unmitigated disaster. Nevertheless, I haven’t given up. I will tame tofu one day!…

Leek and Potato Soup – Jan. 2019

My family and I may disagree on a lot of things foodwise, but one thing we’re in wholehearted agreement on is the yummy goodness of leek and potato soup. My husband and I fell I love with this soup when we lived in England. And as much as I loved potatoes, I never dreamed of…

Twice-cooked Potato and Kale Garlic Mash

This dish began as an entirely different item in my head. Roasted red potatoes were on my mind, but my daughter had been asking for mash for a while so I thought why not. Kale was already on the menu, but a lemon-garlic saute was the original plan. That too went by the wayside when…

“Spicy” Cream of Wheat Porridge

I decided to revisit my childhood today and give myself a break from the smoothies. I chose one of the two types of porridge that I didn’t mind eating as a child. (Aside: If only my child-self could see how many oats my adult-self is willingly consuming, she would shake her head in shocked dismay….

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This site is meant to chronicle the highs and lows of my adventure with almost vegan cooking. Longing for a more permanent change in my family’s eating habits, I began the Daniel Fast this year and what a journey it has been. I have always loved cooking (except when I must), and I particularly enjoy…

Coconut-curry Tofu & Vegetables

Dinner was almost a disaster. I was so tired that I was drawing a blank. What do I cook? My weekend leftovers had been consumed for lunch so it had to be something fresh. I grabbed tofu which I’d put in the refrigerator to defrost that morning. Still half frozen, it was a breeze to…

Coconut flour Pannawhat?

So after making coconut flour pancakes twice last weekend, with much unexpected success, I attempted it this morning when to my surprise it was a BIG FLOP. I made 2 boo-boos which I felt contributed. 1. I mixed it with water instead of a plant-based milk. 2. I forgot the baking powder. But I’m not…