All hail the yummy Kale chips (no oil, low salt, vegan, soy free)

I know Kale chips are overdone–EVERYBODY has a recipe and EVERYONE is selling them at the low, low cost of just $6/Tbsp. Many of you might be over kale and kale chips, because they’ve been everywhere. I get it, but I have have to tell you: I am not over kale chips. Specifically, I am not…

Seriously easy breakfast Pumpkin custard (vegan, gluten free)

So, last night I was looking at a can of pumpkin that I had purchased some weeks ago with the idea of making bread, but that never happened and then WOOSH I thought of actually not the recipe that I ended up making at all. Sometimes things change mid-stream. Anyway, this is an easy pumpkin…

The LAST whole wheat bread loaf you’ll ever need (vegan)

100% whole wheat bread has been the bane of my baking life for years. The whole grain can be dry, or gummy, or dense. Many of the conventional ways to offset this is to add oil, sugar, and refined white flour. I have been working tirelessly for weeks on end slaving in the kitchen trying out recipes…

Jack Monroe’s Mushroom Rogan Josh (VEGAN)

Making this right now… Ooooh the house is filled with delicious smells. We have mushroom allergies in the house, so substituted the mushroom with eggplant, then threw in some beans and potatoes. Yum Jack Monroe Last night I fancied a curry, a nice hot curry to warm the very cockles of my draughty flat, but…

Ployes aka Buckwheat pancakes (vegan, soy free, gluten free)

Buckwheat pancakes, known as Ployes, are a beloved staples of the Maine French-Canadian breakfast. My recipe is less traditional, and for that I am sure a Grand-Memere of the past is cursing me from the grave. But Ployes traditionally take planning to prepare, though they are simple enough. You basically take your buckwheat with a little…

In praise of Jacques Pepin’s Leftover Soup

I am a HUGE fan of Jacques Pepin. His show “Fast Food My Way” is my favorite way to unwind after a long day of baby-toddler rodeos. I get some great ideas for healthy meals from his shows. One such recipe is Pepin’s very easy and famous “Leftover Soup“. It is my go-to post workout lunch…