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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
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. 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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May 25, 2010 8:18 am 
Updated: May 25, 2010 5:22 pm
Well, with the resounding success of last week’s menu, I have to top it somehow this week. It’s a short week since Victoria Day was yesterday, and on Wednesday the BF will be out of town for dinner again. So here goes! We borrowed a car from my parents yesterday and did a huge (and… MORE
May 21, 2010 8:38 am 
Updated: May 24, 2010 9:08 am
I had huge success with my menu planning this week! We had a couple of curveballs thrown at us (like my boyfriend was suddenly sent to Winnipeg for work for 3 days) but I managed to make most of the recipes I had eyed last week. The best one of the week was the Rosemary Ranch Chicken… MORE
Rosemary Ranch Kabobs - chicken, cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, and onion.
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May 14, 2010 12:29 pm 
Updated: May 15, 2010 12:00 am
Seeing all these menus lately (actually it was MK’s in particular that inspired me – we seem to have the same obsession with organization!) I have decided that by planning my meals out on a weekly basis, I can start eating healthier and maybe more cheaply as well! My friends make fun of my… MORE
May 11, 2010 8:18 am 
Updated: May 11, 2010 8:43 am
It’s been a loooooong time since I wrote a blog post! I’ve missed you, AR! I’ve been so busy at school, and this semester I also started volunteering as well as working 22 hours a week... it’s been hectic. Anyways, I’m back for the summer and am hoping to be able to write more often! I’ve… MORE
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Dec. 21, 2009 10:46 am 
Updated: Dec. 22, 2009 8:22 am
I haven’t written in a while because I’ve been so busy with school and family life. It’s been a particularly rough few weeks with stress from my term papers and my personal life, but Christmas is coming and that’s definitely cheering me up. Last week was lasagna day and it went so well! The… 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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