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In 2061 North Park on November 23, 2009 at 4:42 pm

My world is forever changed. Banana Rabanda owns my soul


Can you believe this? I put up an open invitation for free breakfast and s’nogged coffee at my house last night on my facebook status and sent out 12 enticing text messages this morning and NO ONE WAS AT MY HOUSE TO SHARE IT WITH ME FOR BREAKFAST. It’s okay, I’m not angry… just disappointed. Yeahhh, that makes the lack of Rabanda in your life sting, doesn’t it? Hah! Jerks.

FYI: Your second opportunity arises in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia on December 26th. Contact me for more details.

Banana Rabanda






In 2061 North Park on November 16, 2009 at 3:37 am


Comon people, say it with me:


Italian Daiya with chopped green peppers, onions, jalepeno, and Presidents Choice World’s Best Chicken Strips.

Inside Shot of Quesadilla

Inside Shot of the Quesadilla


Stringy Guesadilla

The first cut and spread


Full Plate of Quesadillas

Quesadilla Setup


Up close Quesadilla Wedge


I wish it was mid-day when i took these photos. Alas, it was dinnertime and my iPhone can only do so much, you know.

Doesn’t it look delicious, though? Can’t wait to order more !





In 2061 North Park on November 15, 2009 at 5:11 pm

These cookies were AWESOME. Sadly I ate about three of them and then I woke up and couldn’t taste anything. So I packaged them up and left them at my neighbours doors. Sigh. A few were saved for my friend Jordan who coined the name “The Everything Cookie”. My original plan was to make Oatmeal Raisin cookies because I thought my supply of *CC’s was down.  I found the recipe of choice from The Rabbit Food Cookbook and while compiling my dry ingredients it called for coconut! Coconut makes me go wild with love and excitement so naturally I remembered the vegan butterscotch chips that I have been sitting on. While digging those out I found about 1/4 cup of CC’s!

Annnd here they are:

The Everything Cookie Nov

The Everything Cookie


On that day I also fixed myself some Avocado Piit-zzas on Ezekiel bread. Normally these look more like pizzas as they are meant to be prepared on pitas, hence the “Piit-zza” title. However, they are also quite tasty on Sesame Ezekiel.

Avocado Pizzas on Ezekiel Nov

Avocado Piit-zzas on Ezekiel Bread

Mashed garlic avocado, thin slices of red onion, shredded carrot drizzled in Asian Wassabi Oil, and dashed with freshly dried cilantro, S&P. Toasted in the oven until browned. Some day you’ll all get the deetz when I make them look proper on pita!



*Chocolate Chips


In Not-my-street-eats on November 15, 2009 at 3:26 pm

So, this week I was really sick so I’m bombarding you with tacky, borderline pointless Chinese food. The only reason I’m posting this is because it was the BEST Chinese I have had in quite some time. Tofu included. Yes, that’s right… the tofu was good! Robie Foods may not look impressive, but let me tell you I won’t be ordering my Chinese food from anywhere else in Halifax ever again. Great service, great food quality, excellent taste, homemade sweet red sauce, reasonable prices, great tofu, and HUGE portions. I lived off my order for three days.*


Robie Foods Sechewan Nov

Szechuan Noodz w/ Fried Tofu, Veg & Beansprout Fried Rice, and Veggie Spring Roll

Robie Foods doesn’t have a website, but they do deliver and someone has scanned their menu and posted it online! Thanks, someone!



*Don’t judge me, I was siiiiiick.


In Not-my-street-eats on November 9, 2009 at 1:51 pm

Cafe Eyelevel

“Always vegan and gluten-free options”  – Eyelevel Cafe

After dancing the night away at the 12th Annual Witches Ball at The Seahorse Tavern*, my friend Jill and I slapped on some fresh eyeliner and hairspray and trotted down to Eyelevel Gallery for delicious vegan waffles. They were hearty, full of grains, and smothered in softened slithers of apple and COCONUT WHIPPED CREAM.

Cafe Eyelevel Waffles Nov 8

Eyelevel Waffles with Maple Syrup and Whipped Coconut Goodness

This Waffle House was complete with a swanky coffee-obsessed man working a compact espresso machine. Oh long shots, how you do me… how you do me.

Also: Check out our sweet gold table cloth !

Can’t wait for the Dessert Spectacular on Thursday. It will have live music, too!



*The Seahorse Tavern just won the Music Nova Scotia award for ‘Venue Of The Year’! Congrats, Seahorsie… you were always my favourite.


In 2061 North Park on November 9, 2009 at 1:11 pm

The other morning, flooded with a fridge of new groceries, I chose the simple and delicious option of Tofu Scramble ! I know I said it’s simple, and it is… but I gave it a new twist with hickory smoke flavour and edamame. I don’t know if I can ever go back. This mightbe on the menu for Christmas Brunch ’09. (Get excited!)

Edamame Tofu Scramble

Smoked Edamame Tofu Scramble


Normally I keep my personal recipes top-secret until I’m properly and genuinely sweet-talked… but today, I am full of glee and here it is:

Before you do your veggie prep, get a small bowl. Take 1/2 a block of vita-soy firm tofu (or your favourite firm tofu!), squeeeze it over the sink to get the excess water out, then crumble it into the bowl.



1 tsp tumeric
1 tsp oregano
3 tbsp nutritional yeast
1 tsp chopped cilantro, fresh or high quality dried.
1.5 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp cock sauce/chiligarlicsauce/sriacha
3 -4 tbsp braggs
1.5 tsp garlic powder
a couple shakes of paprika
1/2 tsp med ground pepper
3 drops of liquid hickory smoke


Dice up one medium onion about 1/4″ wide, and a carrot sliced down the center and then sliced across about 3mm thick. Sautée with oil and salt over medium heat until the onions are almost translucent. Quickly throw in 1/4 cup of frozen, shelled edamame and sautée on med-high until they don’t look frozen anymore.

Toss in your sexy tofu mix and reduce to a medmed high. Mix it all up and cook, tossing every few minutes until everything is brown (: pressing down with a big spachula every so often to infuse flavours.



In 2061 North Park on November 2, 2009 at 8:33 pm

Today I peeled and sliced up apples for a pie and ended up neglecting them for a sudden rush for RICE KRISPIE SQUARES!!!

Yeah, I’ve been sitting on a bag of Dandies from the Chicago Soy Dairy. Whateva, I do what I want.  Finally picked up some crisp rice when I was out and about this week, and I had just enough Earth Balance in the back of my fridge. Hiding, waiting, holding out for the Dandies.

Well, Earth Balance… you have met your new lova:



Proof! I owned them! I am eating them right NOW. Wrapped around strange puffed rice… Hello childhood memories.

RKS in the Pan

Rice Krispie Squares in the Pan

Here they are, fresh and warm, uncut. I know, it’s kinda hot.

Settle down.

Up-close of RKS

Dandies Rice Krispie Square

The real deal. Thar she blows, mateys!

I love the marshmallow chunks found throughout.

I only have noises of satisfaction for you all now.




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