Category Archives: Vegetarian

FIERY ROASTED TOMATO SOUP

We live out in the country wedged between the mighty Fraser River a few minutes walk  north of us and the Pacific Ocean a short drive to the west.   This enviable location does come with a problem.  A micro-climate with … Continue reading

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HOW TO MAKE SUPER QUICK, SUPER EASY PICKLED RED ONIONS

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How can anything that looks this good, tastes so delicious, be so easy to create.      It took me just ten minutes and a few ingredients to make these pickled red onions that last for several weeks in your refrigerator. Pickled … Continue reading

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LIGHT BASIL SAUCE (sauce legere au basilic)

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    There’s a small clay pot of basil growing by my front door.  It’s there so I can brush my hands over the leaves releasing its sweet fragrance each time I pass it by.  Out in the big vegetable … Continue reading

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PISTOU (basil pesto without nuts)

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  Leave your garden for a week and you return to a garden spilling over with the bounty of summer.  Grab a basket and capture the taste of summer. Fill your basket with basil. Grab some garlic. Put on the … Continue reading

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BLISTERED CAULIFLOWER

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  Poor, neglected and rejected cauliflower –    steamed or boiled into tasteless mush that no amount of cheese sauce can rescue.  Is it any wonder so many people are cauliflower haters.  This recipe is pure magic.  Roasted at a … Continue reading

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EASY TOMATO SOUP WITH CHEDDAR CHEESE CROUTONS

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  You can make this soul-satisfying soup in under thirty minutes.  It will fulfill your cravings for comfort food one those days when nothing seems to be going right.  It is elegant enough to serve for an impromptu supper  to … Continue reading

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FIERY TOFU AND COCONUT CURRY SOUP

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Thailand and Malaysia are the inspiration for this easy to make  outrageously delicious soup. This marvelous version of soup from the cuisines of Thailand and Malaysia balances fiery flavor with sweet and sour back notes.  The crisp tender carrots and … Continue reading

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