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I Put A Spell On You

31 Oct

Good God, I Wanna Kiss Myself

It’s Hallowe’en, I have just carved my pumpkin, and my original, childhood VHS copy of “Hocus Pocus” is playing in the VCR. What could possibly make this day more wonderful? If you’re thinking “baking with squash from the fall harvest”, you and I would be on the same page. (more…)

The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From The Tree

29 Oct

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There is an inexhaustible list of reasons why autumn in Nova Scotia kicks ass, but one of the tastiest is also one nearest to the top: It’s apple pickin’ time! Our big apple growing region is the Annapolis Valley (or just “the Valley”, if you’re from ’round these parts), and we enjoy the fruits of the Valley’s farmers’ labours each and every fall with great vigour. And one of our favourite ways to do so? Apple crisp, bitches. (more…)

The Captain’s Favourite Vegan Chicken Pot Pie

25 Oct

DONE!

Helllllloooooooooo Readers! My hectically busy year in London has drawn to a close and I’m back in glorious Nova Scotia again, just in time for endless delightful North American autumnal baked goods and comfort foods. First up to/on the plate: Vegan Chicken à la King and Pot Pies! (more…)

No Thyme Like The Present

15 May

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It has been raining in London for a month and a half straight. I’m not even kidding. They claim to be building the Olympic Stadium just over from my house in East London, but I’m convinced it’s actually an ark and I plan to be first in line when the truth comes out that this whole city is going down by the head and that we’re all going to die.

In the meantime, though, we all need something good and hearty to warm us from the inside out in this chilly, miserable weather. Enter my Mushroom & Tri-Onion Soup! (more…)

You’re Just a (Cauli)Flower from an Old Bouquet

28 Feb

I Simply Remember My Favourite Things

Since I moved to London in October I have lived in the predominately Pakistani East End neighbourhood of Upton Park, or, as my friends and I lovingly refer to it, Upton Parkistan. I live in a house share with Indian and Pakistani housemates and have learned a lot of new things since being here. I’m going to share one of those things with you now.

This is the rough recipe for Pakistani Cauliflower Curry, as taught to me by my lovely former housemate, Hana. (more…)

He’ll Always Be Puff Daddy to Me

13 Jan

Puff the Magic Pastry

Hello and happy new year! I know I’ve been horrendously slack as of late. I neither apologise nor ask for forgiveness. We shall accept the fact that I’ve been galavanting around London with reckless abandon and move on.

Here’s a post that you were supposed to get at the beginning of the holiday season. You didn’t, so I’ll give it to you now. I found this recipe in a Vegan Society leaflet and did my own thing with it. This is the easiest little hors d’oeurve to make, like, ever. But only if you’ve got pre-made vegan puff pastry at your disposal. (more…)

Guest Bloggin’ Like a Pro

18 Oct

Garnished to Shit

A few weeks ago I did a guest post on the food blog of a friend of my Winnipegger cousin. I am posting it on my site as well, because this has become my reference guide for my own recipes. If I don’t post it here I will undoubtedly lose track of it and then where will I be? Recipeless and sad. Are you ready? This is how I would have posted this post. Let’s get on it.

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My name is Tracy Butcher and I am vegan. On my website, my Twitter feed and my Facebook page I go by the moniker The Vegan Butcher, but you, my friends, can call me The Vegan. Welcome to my guest post on Mizz Laura’s Comfort Food blog! (more…)

Chelsea’d Pumpkin

7 Oct

Delicious

Back in the true north, strong and free (Canada, if you’re wondering), they are enjoying a long weekend. The occasion? Canadian Thanksgiving! In order to celebrate in spirit I will provide all o’ y’all with a recipe for what I am affectionately calling:

Chelsea’d Pumpkin (more…)

What is the Weather Like in Mexico?

1 Oct

Salsa & the Nurse

…Chili today and hot tamale. AHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHA. I’ll give you a moment to compose yourselves… Ready? On we go to another Tex-Mex post.

Before we start, I’d like to welcome you to another Vegan Month of Food! I am moving from Canada to the UK in two days. If you thought I was frazzled last year while doing MoFo and working two jobs and travelling to NYC, just wait until I do it during an international move! You’re in for a possible roller coaster ride, friends! Hop aboard!

Anyways, let’s do this!

I am a firm believer in learning new words as often as possible and using them whenever and wherever you can. I especially like discovering words that have long gone out of fashion. Grab them from the forgotten corners of linguistic history, brush them off, and begin to use them again! Today’s word, dear readers, is “slapdash”. (more…)

Into the Woods: The Witch’s Nectarine Salsa

28 Sep

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As I sit here writing the fifth post in our “Into the Woods” series, my dear readers, I am listening to the soundtrack of another wicked Stephen Sondheim musical, “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”. While it’s an amazing musical and I love it more than most people love cake, I cannot see it inspiring a blog series anytime soon (unless anyone has any ideas for finding a vegan substitute for human flesh). No, for now I think we’ll stick to the slightly happier and definitely more vegan-friendly Sondheim musical, “Into the Woods”.

So far in this series we have discovered Cinderella, Little Red, Jack, and Milky White. In this post we are going to learn more about the villain of this tale, the witch who lives next door to the baker and his wife. (more…)