A Weekend Affair

This is a collection of recipes for when you've got time to roll up your sleeves and make some magic happen in the kitchen! The recipes are a bit more involved than those you'll find in Quick and Easy, but the results are worth the wait! Try making your own Veggie Burgers from scratch, roll up a batch of Salad Rolls, or try some Homemade Granola.

Mung Bean and Coconut Curry

Mung Bean and Coconut Curry! This easy vegan curry is packed with Indian flavours, coconut milk, cilantro, and lime. It’s incredibly easy and can be made in the Instant Pot or on the stove top. If you’re looking for a simple moong dal recipe, this is the one! Grab the recipe and let’s get started!

beautiful beet burgers {vegan}

A beautiful vegan burger patty made from beets, beans, and quinoa. Great in sandwiches, or crumbled into salads. Make a big batch and freeze them for future meals. The perfect veggie burger is, I think, an elusive thing. Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of good veggie burgers out there, but it’s a trick… 

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better than nutella

Yesterday I did my one and only day of Christmas shopping, for the one and only item I’m going to buy this year. It’s already wrapped and stashed away for our annual expats holiday family dinner, which includes an increasingly ruthless game of White Elephant. I daresay the little gift I got this year will pale… 

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whole wheat dutch baby with maple roasted apples

Paul and I are off to Amsterdam tomorrow for a weekend of marathon running (him) wandering the canals (me) and general good times (that’d be both of us). He very often chooses somewhere in the Netherlands for his fall marathon (nice, flat courses) so we’ve also passed through Rotterdam and Eindhoven, but it always means… 

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roasted butternut squash soup with coconut, miso, and lime

This roasted butternut squash soup is silky smooth, with a trio of delicate flavours that come together in the most incredible way. And it’s vegan to boot!   Just like that, we’re into October. October is one of my favourite months. Canadian Thanksgiving is in a couple of weeks, so this is the month of… 

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kale and walnut pesto

The season is changing. This was clear as we slipped past the equinox over the weekend; a sunny Saturday gave way to a stormy Sunday, complete with flashes of lightening and thunder so loud and close it shook the windows of our apartment. On Saturday, while it was still nice out, I did a fly-by… 

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coconut bacon – the real maple kind

Happy Canada Day to all of my fellow Canadians all around the world! I thought we should have something Canadian today, and what’s more Canadian than bacon? Maple bacon! You know, the real maple kind…   So, coconut bacon. Does it taste like bacon bacon? To be honest, I have no idea. I haven’t had… 

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how to make your own almond milk

When I first moved to Sweden I had a list of foodstuffs I needed to source out in order to ensure my happiness. Among other things, tofu, nutritional yeast, and soy milk were must haves. I’ve always been a soy milk girl when it comes to non-dairy milks, though I know that these days it… 

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kale and butternut squash salad

Yesterday morning I was enjoying a champion breakfast of tea, cold pizza, and a backlog of low-quality advent calendar chocolates, when it occurred to me how unbelievably close to Christmas we are. Between a run of epic thanksgiving dinners thrown by my American expat friends, the company Christmas party, festive drinks happenings, and holiday potlucks,… 

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kale and black bean breakfast tacos

I read today that all any good, nutritious, and budget friendly meal needs is a grain, a bean, and a green. I couldn’t agree more. There are few things I find as comforting as having a big ol’ pot of beans cooked up and on standby in the fridge. Except maybe a big ol’ pot… 

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poached eggs on crispy polenta

Well, hello December. Did anyone else blink and practically miss November fly by, quick and cold? November was interesting in Sweden; I’ve found the darkness really disorienting – as did I the nearly endless light in the summer months, but that was disorienting in a much more enchanting way than the wall of darkness now… 

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curried potato chickpea patties

Personally, I think November can be a real jerk of a month. I do love early autumn, with the crispness in the air and the leaves turning colour, even the leaves falling and the slightly bittersweet melancholy atmosphere. But there’s not all that much I like about November. The weather is bleak and cold, the… 

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