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Sep. 20, 2010 7:39 am 
Updated: Oct. 5, 2010 6:54 pm
In my ongoing attempt to eat healthier and reduce my grocery bill, I have accumulated a bunch of recipes that are vegetarian or easily made so. I thought I’d post this on a Monday in case you need ideas for your Meatless Monday dinner tonight! What I like about these recipes is that they are… MORE
Sep. 7, 2010 12:49 pm 
Updated: Sep. 9, 2010 8:08 am
“I hate the Farmer’s Market!” ... so says my boyfriend. I love the atmosphere there, and the prepared food you can get for lunch, and the handmade craft and jewellery booths, and the buskers everywhere. But I don’t love shopping for groceries there. I’m pretty spoiled in groceries. We… MORE
Jul. 28, 2010 7:20 am 
Updated: Aug. 2, 2010 9:11 am
The BF and I have been VERY successful in cutting meat out of our diet! We eat meat if we eat out, which has also been cut back, and we’ll have the occasional chicken or fish meal at home. We don’t buy red meat to prepare at home anymore, and all of our old favourites have been converted to… MORE
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Jul. 5, 2010 6:38 pm 
Updated: Jul. 7, 2010 11:37 pm
That title is a bit of a misnomer I’m afraid. Tonight’s dinner wasn’t vegetarian because I used chicken broth, and for lunch I brought leftover chicken curry to work – so Monday wasn’t entirely meatless, but last night I made the conscious decision not to get some meat out of the freezer for… MORE
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Jun. 26, 2010 6:21 pm 
Updated: Jun. 27, 2010 1:00 pm
Yesterday I made my first recipe from my Vegetarian Times Cookbook! I made Summer Rice Salad as our main dish, and we had pita with hummus dip and Green Onion Pancakes on the side – kind of a hodgepodge of strange things but we had just been grocery shopping and wanted to use some produce. I… MORE
Jun. 25, 2010 12:04 pm 
Updated: Jun. 25, 2010 6:11 pm
Every year my city has a huge used book sale, and this year I picked up some great cookbooks! My favourite one is the Vegetarian Times Cookbook – a great manual on eating vegetarian, cooking vegetarian, and converting to a vegetarian lifestyle. The first quarter of the book is all about… MORE
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Jun. 7, 2010 9:33 am 
Updated: Jun. 7, 2010 10:06 pm
My boyfriend and our friend Stefan spend most weekends wandering around the city. They are amateur photographers and I enjoy seeing the sights, so usually every Saturday afternoon we go flâneuring – wandering a city in order to experience it. They take photos (some are amazing – I change my… MORE
Jun. 1, 2010 9:38 am 
Updated: Jun. 2, 2010 12:50 am
Last night I took part in the Meatless Monday movement, kind of by accident. My boyfriend’s family is all either vegan or vegetarian, and as we are trying to save money and eat healthy we often have vegetarian meals at home as well. So while we don’t make a concerted effort to have meatless… MORE
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Nov. 17, 2009 10:30 am 
Updated: Nov. 19, 2009 12:07 pm
I'm Canadian so for me Thanksgiving has already passed, but I didn’t have a blog then and reading all these Thanksgiving menus have made want to write about it!This year, I had two Thanksgiving dinners. My own parents were out of town on Thanksgiving Monday, so they did their dinner a week… MORE
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About Me
I'm a 22 year old novice cook - I live with my boyfriend in a small apartment with a teeny kitchen. Right now I'm trying to eat healthier and cut some meat out of my diet - I'm writing a blog about cooking my way through a vegetarian cookbook! I love trying new recipes, and adjusting them to suit my tastes.
My favorite things to cook
I love BBQing, making casseroles, and putting together any kind of soup. I'm also trying to get into baking - my kitchen is tiny so I have to use simple recipes, but I love making muffins and cookies to share.
My favorite family cooking traditions
When I was little my mom taught me how to make brown sugar syrup for our homemade pancakes - everytime she made pancakes at home, I would make the sauce to go with them.
My cooking triumphs
Lasagna Day - My first ever dinner party in my apartment, I made spinach salad, stuffed mushrooms, lasagna from scratch, and apple crisp. It was a hit with my friends, I got so many compliments!
My cooking tragedies
When I was in high school I decided to make some cinnamon buns, but the only recipe I could find was a huge batch, so I cut it in half. However, when I went to mix the ingredients, I found myself adding the full amount of some but only half of others, and I couldn't remember how much of each I'd already done. I tried cooking them anyways, but they were terrible!
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