chickpea salad sandwich

Last year this time I talked about the sandwich system, so I thought now I’d help soften the back-to-school and back-to-work blues with a tasty vegetarian sandwich filling. I find that vegetarian sandwich options can be repetitive and I get tired of simple bread, veg, cheese combinations. I’m doing a lot of running around these… 

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baked eggplant parmesan caprese sandwiches

Back in April when Paul popped through Vancouver for a few days en route to a conference we had dinner with his parents one evening. Because it was Easter weekend, there was a ham. And pierogies. Because I am vegetarian and my in-laws always make sure there is enough for me to eat, there was… 

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baked ricotta

On this recent post I wrote for Foodists I shared a recipe for grilled polenta. There was a comment was that grilled polenta seemed like a wonderful way to include vegetarians at a barbecue, and, reading it I thought, well yes, and no. Grilled polenta, while fun to make and eat and absolutely delicious, isn’t… 

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sweet potato lentil quinoa baby cakes

May has always been a month that has brought change to my life. Twelve years ago this May, a 20 year old me dropped out of a creative writing program at the University of Victoria, crammed some essentials into a suitcase, and left Canada alone for the first time, flying to New Zealand to work… 

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brown rice broccoli tart

We’re well into the final push with school; there are four weeks of classes remaining in the term, and then exams. As luck would have it, my last exam for my last semester is scheduled on the last day of the exam period. Typical. My sister-in-law, Cammy, is also finishing up her degree this term,… 

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savoy slaw

Last weekend I had my first day off since I arrived back in Vancouver. The course I was supposed to be teaching on Saturday’s didn’t end up running, which, happily, freed me up to head over to the Vancouver Farmer’s Market Winter Market. It was the first time I’d seen the market running in their… 

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roasted pumpkin and kale frittata

I secretly challenged myself to posting only pumpkin recipes for the entire month of October. Pretty cliche,  I know, but I’ve had fun with it and I hope you have too. For those of you who now have (or plan to soon have) a freezer full of pumpkin puree, fear not, I’ll continue to post recipes that will… 

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roasted pumpkin lasagna

Autumn is definitely descending, and here in Stockholm it’s happening more rapidly than I’m accustomed to. There is definitely none of the lingering Indian Summer that can happen on the West Coast of BC. We’re losing daylight quickly, and I know the payback for all of those long summer days is just around the corner…. 

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the sandwich system

It’s back to school or back to work for may of you. For me it’s nearly the end of the blitz of work I’ve been doing, and September 7th brings the beginning of a new semester; the fourth of five without a break, and six new distance education courses. Here we go! Work or school,… 

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