Red Bean Rundown

When my skin is hungry for sunshine and my ears are craving that island lilt and sing and my bones long for home, only certain things satisfy.  Some of those things can be purchased at inflated cost…(yes, $2.99/lb guavas, I’m looking at you).  Others are a little more accessible.  This Red Bean Rundown fits into…

Herbed Summer Patties

Today is Bahamian Independence Day! Living abroad, I miss the hustle and whir of the weeks before Independence Day.  Storefronts transformed by reams of fabric, aquamarine, gold, and black.  Heads adorned with patriotic weaves.  Foodstore cashiers attempting to ring up groceries with fingernails rivalling any bird of prey’s majestic talons, each tip bearing the image…

Gluten-free Blueberry Lemon Scones

Let’s face it.  Sometimes a girl just needs one.  A biscuit.  A scone.  A little chunk of sweet, lemony, blueberry baked pleasure. Irritated by some of the grainy, undesirably granola-flavoured organic flours I wound up with recently, I decided to give gluten free flour a try.  I went for old Bob’s Red Mill’s mix, and got…

Oven-Fried Tofu

Every once in a while, I hear someone making an adorable comment as they enjoy or remember a tasty vegan dish or meal.  “It’s so good, you wouldn’t even think it’s vegan” or “I don’t know how they make it taste so good.” Um.  Really?  It’s not hard.  The ‘secret’ to tasty vegan food is…

Roasted Red Pepper Pizza

I’m an excited girl.  Here’s why: Yup.  I made pizza.  100% from scratch. Well, I didn’t mill the flour myself, and I used Daiya, not a homemade ‘cheese’ or similar topping, but the dough and that tasty bright red sauce?  All me, baby. Breadbaking hasn’t been my strong suit since moving to the cold, distant…

Chickpea Fava Tofu

One of the humbling things about Google is its ability to remind you that there is truly nothing new under the sun.  Take me and my mind-blowing musings on tofu. Backtrack a little bit to a reflection on the magical world of legumes.  Along with your run of the mill kidney, navy, black, and garbanzo…

Maple-Balsam Barbecue Sauce

Barbecued chickpeas have long been a fond favourite of mine.  It’s a tasty, simple dish involving the obvious two ingredients, plus a drizzle of oil, then baking at 375 to 400 for about 20 minutes.  Finding an appropriate barbecue sauce, often leaves me barreling down the foodstore aisles shouting profanities in opposition of the needlessly…

Classic Vegan Quiche

I’m supremely eager to post about Johnny Cake, Red Bean Stew, Mise en Place versus mess, and consumer responsibility with a somewhat thin wallet.  But I promised to post about quiche quickly, so here I go. I’ve always loved a breakfast or dinner pie.  Hearty, savoury, and heavy on the pastry.  Vegan quiche, much like…