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vegetarian  // Posts tagged as "vegetarian"

27 Apr Posted by in Ramble | Comments

Smoked Garlic

Smoked Garlic

Smoked Garlic While browsing the isles of Aldi for some good deals, I came across smoked garlic which was brought in from the Orkney Islands - not too far from Aberdeen. A very exciting find as I've never seen smoked garlic before. I purchased it and was quite excited to bring it home to try. More...

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23 Apr Posted by in Ramble | Comments

How poached eggs made my day

How poached eggs made my day

Poached eggs aren’t something I have tried to make very often. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever tried to make them before. I only had them for the first time I can remember last year, when I had my first (vegetarian) Eggs Benedict at a diner in Vancouver. I did enjoy them, but they don’t often cross my mind in the mornings as a perfect breakfast food – until now. Yesterday, I decided to give it a try. I had the general gist of it, I knew keeping them together was a challenge, and somewhere along the way learned there should be some vinegar in the water. Likely on a cooking TV show, I watched someone swirl the water to keep the egg whites together. More...

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19 Apr Posted by in Recipes | 1 comment

Roasted butternut squash and shallot lasagne

Roasted butternut squash and shallot lasagne

Butternut squash lasagne This is not a quick recipe, however compared to some other lasagne recipes, it is rather low maintenance. The bulk of the work is in preparing the squash for roasting. I remember one lasagne I made with some friends, when we grilled all the vegetables, including onion, on a small George Forman grill. Then we made the sauce, grated the cheese, and compiled it all into one fabulous lasagne. It was a great way to spend the day with friends, but not necessarily always feasible. I also wanted a change from the typical tomato sauce based lasagne. So I decided on a butternut squash lasagne. More...

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05 Feb Posted by in Recipes | Comments

Creamy corn soup

Creamy corn soup

After a previous successful attempt at corn chowder, I decided to give it another go. This attempt wasn’t quite as thick as the last, so I don’t quite feel it deserves the ‘chowder’ title, however it was still quite nice. For my meat appreciating half, I fried some sliced ham and cut it into pieces […]

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