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In 2061 North Park on January 20, 2010 at 5:36 pm

Ahh yes, January’s backlog of tasty treasures created in the newly expanded (I pushed the fridge all the way back to the wall) kitchen of 2061. 

My computer just died this week so posts will really be sporadic. Unless someone out there has the urge to merge with my dead Ubuntu laptop and find the magic potion to bring it back to life. Any takers?

Anyways, onto the porn.


Kappa Sushi

A nice light dinner. Doesn’t it look great on my new sushi platter? Thanks Mom and Dad!


Up-close with the Kappa

Ain’t she purty?



Soyburger Helper


Mmm… spiral noodz, a package of mexican soy ground round, a can of sweet corn, a few tomatoes and a tonnnne of sauteed onions and mushrooms. Frig. 

OH YEAH. I also mixed in a bunch of cheddar DAIYA for cheezy, stringy, ooey-gooey-goodness.


So hot she’s steaming.

Damn, girl. Ya look good. 



Chocolate Mint Brownies


So, I was in a rush one morning and I reallllly wanted brownies. I wanted them so badly I did not wait until they cooled to pour on the chocolate mint icing. In doing this I learned how to make dense brownie fudge. The heat of the brownies re-liquified the icing and it seeped throughout the brownies and upon cooling I was perplexed as to why my brownies were not the moist delights I was expecting. Chantelle explained to to me and then the forks came out and this is what happened. Three of us attacked it and attack it we did !



Coconut Curry with Toasted Coconut on Jasmine Rice


 I toasted my own coconut and re-created the Janes On The Commons  Exotic  Madras Curry! Thanks for posting your ingredients on your to-go boxes. Muhuhaha.



so easy. need it always.

toasted coconut, you are my love.



Roasted Herbed Veggies over Jasmine Rice


I have a new obsession. It’s roasted root vegetables. ROAST MY HEART. Well, no, don’t. Roast every root vegetable you get your paws on. My heart is not a root vegetable.

These vegetables were done with sage, thyme, rosemary, summer savory, olive oil, salt, and maple syrup. As far as I am concerned it is pointless to live, let alone roast RV’s without MS.














In 2061 North Park on December 18, 2009 at 2:42 pm

That’s how many pounds of Daiya were shipped from Karmavore to ME.

Ten pounds of Cheddar

Five pounds of Italian.


All the Daiya in my world

I split it up in baggies with 6 cups in each of them. My amazing veggie boss and lactose intolerant Curling superstar co-worker and I went in on this masstown Daiya purchase.  The little baggie is for our receeptionist who is also super lactose intolerant.

Here’s the first thing I made:

Onion and mushroom mixed cheeze nachos

More to come, OBV.




In 2061 North Park on December 18, 2009 at 2:30 pm

A very good friend bought me TWO KILOS of Organic All Purpose Spelt Flour because it was in the clearance for 50% off and I had no skrilla. Shame. Good thing my friends love my baking so much they voluntairily buy me discounted flour. Mmhmm.

This is most of the goods I made with it as of late:

Pancake Breakfast with S'nog!

“Perfect Pancakes” simple and sweet with a side of Maple Syrup and some S’nogged coffee!


Dad’s secret no-fail basic biscuit recipe with added cheddar Daiya. Oh, the Daiya is alllll through the inside, too. You know it. Life is good.

Blueberry Pancakes

Wild, organic, nutritious, delicious, Nova Scotian blueberries!

Bakery Style CCC's

I made these for my best friend Sammy when she was having a bad day. She’s a slut for my CCC’s.

Next- DAIYA.




In 2061 North Park on December 1, 2009 at 12:53 pm

Goooood morning people.

This morning I woke up at 7:03 to Phenomenon by Yeah Yeah Yeahs, threw on some Girltalk, and had a dance party with my BFF Jill.  We got all pumped up for early morning baking, and well… here is the first baking conclusion of December 2009:


Gluten Free FAIL

I’m on a mission to create Gluten Free treats for a local cafe. I bought a variety of flours to make a custom mix as well, so that is what I will be trying today after work lets out. I should have known when it said the first ingredient was defatted soya flour. EW. No one wants the taste of dry soy in their cookies.

So, they look great:

Failboat Snickerdoodles

They’re in the compost.

Well, back to the dance party!




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 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.





In 2061 North Park on October 29, 2009 at 2:52 am

It’s dark out, so my pictures are not what they could be. Forgiveness is what I am asking for here, mere forgiveness.

On Monday I had a lot of time and apples on my hands so I made two crisps. My traditional apples only crisp sported organic kamut topping, maple sweetener,a nudge of fresh ginger, and exotic cinnamon from my upstairs neighbour, Siobhan. The non-traditional crisp starred Nova Scotian cranberries from the lovely vegan Josey, more fresh ginger, more maple syrup, the exotic cinnamon, and oat topping.  I’ll give this one away,cranberries and I were never really good friends.

Ginger-Cran-Apple Crisp

Maple Ginger Cran-Apple Crisp

Tonight comfort food was high on top of my dinner list .I discovered my casserole sized hole in my casserole loving food heart while watching the new Bullet Express infomercial with a few girls in the staffroom at work . Theirs was something lame with cheese all over it, and mine is my friend famous Tu-no Casserole ! Mashed chickpeas take the place of the missing fish, and kelp is added to enhance the flavours of the sea. Everything else is kept as traditional as possible. Nothing fancy here. This is my personal interpretation of my mothers Tuna Casserole that I loved as a child. Mine tastes just as good, if not better to be honest.

Tu-no Casserole

Tu-No Casserole

I really wish that picture of the casserole showed more textured detail… Alas, I’ve now eaten half of it so picture opportunities are kaput.

Oh, she’s coming together !



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