Vegetable Stock and Curry Sweet Potato Soup

We have now come out the other end of ‘tag you’re it’ stomach flu.  I always think I have somehow managed to avoid what ever the kids have brought home but oh how the mighty do fall. Auto-immune diseases and all I actually fared pretty well.  Everyone else in the family spent at least 12 […]

Roasted Curry Vegetable Soup

It has been bone chillingly cold here.  Even with the furnace blasting away, I am cold.  Like shivering cold.  I know I am suffering more than most because of a mismanaged thyroid disease but holy moly it would be nice to feel my toes again!! Not only am I craving warming spices, like cumin, cinnamon […]

How to make Chicken Stock

 “Why is chicken soup superior to all things we have, even more relaxing than ‘Tylenol?’  It is because chicken soup has a natural ingredient which feeds, repairs and calms the mucous lining in the small intestine.  The inner lining is the beginning or ending of the nervous system.  It is easily pulled away from the […]

Pad Thai

My life is getting in the way of my life again.  I know I say this every couple of months, like I am surprised, and like I should’ve gotten it all under-control since the last time I felt it but the fact of the matter is……..it isn’t a matter of control but a matter of […]

Creamy Zucchini Soup

The weather is getting cold, the seasonal vegetables have changed and the budget is thin.  After beautiful summer weather all through September, Fall rolled in with a vengeance.  It got cool fast and everyone got sick.  The last week has been cool rainy days that are overcast and dark.  My least favourite kind of weather.  […]

Chili con Carne

The weather has just started to change here. The evenings are getting cooler and some days aren’t that hot.  Even when I was a student, and this weather meant the impending doom of school starting, I liked it.  I like that the hot days end with a reprieve of cool open window sleep weather.  I […]

An Attempt at Aging Gracefully

Getting completely off topic – Turning 40 last month hit me pretty hard. I wasn’t ready for 40….I’m still not ready. Getting older is fucked up. The changes to my perspective – my attitude toward many things, has relaxed and is a nice reprieve after years of drama and emotional roller coasters.  Things that at […]

Toasted Sesame Carrot and Goat Cheese Salad

Tonight’s dinner was decidedly orange.  It wasn’t planned that way but more ended up that way out of necessity.  We are tee minus 10 days from leaving for holiday so I am trying to buy as little groceries as possible and use up as many perishables as I can invent into a meal. Last weekends […]

Experimenting with Shrimp Curry

I am thankful every day that my kids will eat spicy food….not too spicy but they will eat a good curry…and life just isn’t worth living without curry. We have had some record breaking heat.  With the humidity it has been more like late July.  When it is hot like this no one wants to […]

Healthy Dinner in 20 Minutes

Dear Me, I usually get mad at me for cutting it so close.  I shake my fist at the sky and curse (or feel cursed) for having days with ‘to do lists’ this long (I wanted to get all the outside gardening etc done today because tomorrow is suppose to be a ‘frog strangler’) ….today […]