Instant Pot ish

The one thing I’ve made in my Instant Pot regularly is oatmeal. It’s the only thing that I can make without having to pull out an instruction manual. Kinda pathetic. I will admit that it makes amazing oatmeal. Still, I should be doing more. Is it worth it that I know I CAN make things…

So I Got an Instant Pot

The craziest thing happened in my halfveghousehold life…I learned how to cook meat. Tender, scrumptious, flavorful meat. It has happened 3 times now, since Christmas. I’ve opened up the Instant Pot, stuck a fork in a piece of meat and have watched it fall apart. Shock and awe! So far so great, this Instant Pot….

Is a Half Vegetarian Household hard?

As soon as I let out that my husband is vegetarian and I’m not, I am asked the same questions: How do you cook? How do you make it work? Will he ever eat meat? The questions make me laugh while tilting my head in wonder. Vegetarians are often questioned about their choices and results…

2016

A quick note before I jet off to a New Years brunch…Hi! My wordpress bill is going through my credit card this week, so I think 2016 needs some renewed focus. One day at a time! Janine

Absentee Blogger…

In July I started a new role at my current company. It has drained me. Well, I guess I should say that I have allowed it to drain me. I resolved to make time for creativity and work on detaching my emotions from my job. Not off to a good start, as I got sick…

Living Below the Poverty Line – 2 days in

I am participating in a one week long experiment/challenge to live below the poverty line. This challenge involves spending $1.75/day for food and drink. My kind husband joined in, and we are on Day 2. What a way to shake up ones’ routine. On Friday, I bought some produce at Safeway to get us through…

Vegetarian Moussaka – Easter Dinner

One of my favourite things to do is endeavour on new things in the kitchen on rainy Saturdays. Especially when they work out. This is definitely a HUGE winner, so I am so happy to share it with you. As I mentioned in my previous post, I have never eaten moussaka before – so, I…

Prelude to a post – Easter Dinner in a Half Veg Household

I was stumped. I wanted this year’s Easter Dinner to be special…but with dinner for two, there was no way I was going to make something that wasn’t 100% vegetarian; too complicated. I searched through instagram #easterdinner. Lots of ham. LOTS of lamb. I think of lamb, I think…Greek. Maybe i could make souvlaki? Lemon…

Roasted Carrot Hummus – whoa this is good

LOOOOOOOVE. I love surprises. We were having a rainy blaah Saturday. I had a fairly full bag of organic carrots that I had to do something with. My thought was to make a small carrot ginger soup, so I halved and seasoned 7 carrots with ginger powder, curry powder and olive oil and roasted them…

Vegan Soba Noodle Salad

Awww, Instagram, I heart you. Instagram is a place for food love. I posted a pic of a recent dinner and have received such positive feedback that I figured I must share the recipe. On occasion, I will list the items in my fridge on Facebook and ask for meal ideas. Facebook Post: Need dinner inspiration. Carrots, cauliflower,…

Mulligatawny Soup – courtesy of Jennifer’s Jiffies

Sorry for the lack of recipes lately. 3 drafted posts, but then when it came down to cooking, I just didn’t keep measuring tools at my side. I have been posting photos on Instagram, if you’re interested in what I’ve been up to in my kitchen. (@baileydander) One thing that I did over the weekend…

My friend rocks popcorn

Short post, no photos. But I had to share to give you inspiration and as a mental note to make this. We had a dinner and movie date with a good friend last night and she made this rock-your-socks popcorn. She is all about popping corn in a pot; and I agree. The ending result…