October 29, 2014

Honey Walnut Green Beans (& rabbit watching)

This is one of my new favourite ways to prepare green beans. I grew a bit bored with the same old garlic recipe, so when I tried this subtly sweet and totally nutty variation I fell in love. It was a welcomed change and so, so yummy!

While I was prepping dinner, the neighborhood bunny decided to graze on the grass near the mudroom doors. I've been watching it grow from when it was a wee little thing. I snapped some photos.

October 18, 2014

Lola & The Incident

Lola on a leash, taking a stroll around the back yard. She's a puller!

October 14, 2014

Thanksgiving 2014

Last minute turkey fests are always fun. My family didn't decide to have Thanksgiving dinner until one and a half days before we actually wanted to have it. Since I'm the one who cooks the holiday meal, I thew together a menu and off we went to buy everything we needed, including our 79¢/lb bird.

October 11, 2014

Cat Sitting

Lola is Rich's brother's family's gorgeous year old cat who needed to be looked after while the rest of her human family vacationed. Tank chose a brand new toy squirrel and I stuffed it with cat nip as a welcome gift. Best friends, duh. There was a time last winter where they could have met, but Tank being the "shy" and fiercely territorial feline she is, probably would have hissed and howled and caused a scene. 

Oh, and we weren't even at my house.

October 04, 2014

Dining Out: India's Taste

Rich and I both love Indian food, so for our birthdays (back in July) we decided to dine out at the same place...twice! India's Taste is an all day buffet style restaurant and it's always busy- especially on weekends where large groups and lots of families go to eat. We both like to keep it fairly casual when it comes to birthday dinners and with it being a buffet, there always ends up being a few vegan varieties of dishes for Rich to choose from. I also like being able to try different curries and having the option of salads, unlimited naan bread, desserts and trying things I normally wouldn't ordering à la carte.

I'll try to remember what we had- all I know is that it was delicious and I wanted more.

October 01, 2014

Vegan Chocolate Almond Brownie Ice Cream

I've been putting my ice cream maker to good use, experimenting with dairy free frozen goodness. The most recent flavour I mixed up has a dark chocolate cashew & coconut cream base, hefty chunks of fudge brownie pieces and pieces of chopped toasted almonds. There are also subtle notes of vanilla, espresso and almond whirled in.

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Hi, I'm Janetta from Toronto. I cook, bake and often veganize recipes. I photograph nearly everything and those photos will most likely end up being posted here. I've got a little black cat named Tank, who's really cute and a little bit nosy. You'll see a lot of photos of her too!

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