Delicious salad?

by Carol Browne on April 8, 2014 · 0 comments

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Time for a salad

While one of my favourite topics is Faturday and all that entails – pancakes, croissants, chocolate, chips – all the good things, there are 6 days a week I’ve got eat unprocessed foods. Those regular days we eat beans, protein, veggies, nuts and seeds. And coconut milk. Love coconut milk. Tonight I got home late (as per usual on Mondays for me) and I started putting together a late night salad dinner. I found a recipe for Asian Chicken Salad (in lettuce boats. I just put the chicken on a bed of lettuce, parsley and grated carrots.) and felt compelled to go all out on this salad for some reason. Late night second wind? I guess so.

I think this is what you called “adapted”. I loosely followed this recipe:


  • I mixed some roasted sesame oil and some olive oil together along with fresh grated ginger. I found a bottle of ginger and sesame salad dressing in my travels. However, second ingredient? Sugar. So I just made my own “salad dressing”.
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter (give or take)
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • roasted chicken all cut up in bite sized pieces
  • chopped up cucumber
  • 3 chopped green onions
  • ¼ cup grated carrot

That’s it. It’s all waiting in the fridge for Mike to come home from his late night shift and we’ll have a salad before we go to bed. I know. Not exactly normal, but this is what our schedule looks like from time to time.

Meanwhile, this Smashy Brother…

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Almond pizza

by Carol Browne on March 19, 2014 · 0 comments

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I was STARVING tonight after work. Really, really hungry. So hungry that a piece of cheese and a pickle was not going to cut it for dinner. Someone on instagram had posted a photo of their almond pizza crust the other day. It sounded pretty great and I dug up this recipe on the pinterest. There were very few ingredients, just almond flour (I used almond meal I made in the coffee grinder), chia seeds (I used black seeds), baking soda, salt, some basil and some olive oil. I didn’t think the dough was wet enough so I added an egg.

It rolled out nicely between 2 pieces of parchment. I baked it on parchment paper on a pizza stone for 20 minutes. You’re supposed to bake it first and then add the toppings and then put it back in the oven to melt the cheese. When I pulled it out of the oven the first time, the crust was very, very, very cracker-y. That was some crunchy crust. But I soldiered on, added some tomato paste, spinach, some nitrate-free salami and some mozzarella. I put it back in the oven and hoped for the best.

Once all the cheese was melty, I pulled it out of the oven. Smelled great! Looked great!

It tasted pretty great, but man, that was FILLING. Having a crust made 80% of nuts sure makes it heavy, dense and rich. OOF. I had two pieces and that was plenty. I saved some for Mike, and I think I’ll keep a mall piece for breakfast.

I’d better keep looking for another recipe with some kind of combination of nuts and maybe veggies for the crust. Something a little on the lighter side.

On second thought, I may not need breakfast after this.


Pea bread

by Carol Browne on March 5, 2014 · 1 comment

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Another haircut

It was a dark and stormy night, alright.

Please note: the whole reason why I asked Mike to take my picture was to show off my new haircut. But you can’t really see it at all. But trust me, I had more than an inch chopped off my hair. It feels much lighter.

Once home, I tried out a recipe for “bread” made from pea flour. I picked this flour up at a local fruit & veggie market. I assumed it was chickpea flour, but I may have been incorrect. This flour had a very beany smell and flavour. I added the ingredients together (just water and olive oil, salt and pepper – very simple and super easy) and baked it up in a cast iron skillet.

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So much soup

by Carol Browne on February 26, 2014 · 1 comment

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Fridge Kitty

While I made some pretty great tomato soup - all that was missing was some fresh dill – that would have been perfect – the Fridge Kitty watched intently.

This is Donner’s new hangout. He loves to perch up here and gaze down at his domain. I cut up veggies while he looked on.

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Faturday success

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Although we didn’t do much at all today, for some reason I felt the urge to take photos of just about everything we did. From the fussy and totally worth the trouble, dark chocolate pancakes I made for breakfast, which really were delicious, if I do say so, myself,

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Well. I didn’t expect that.

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I’m nearly done this table runner. It’s all hand sewn. Every. Last. Piece. I’ve got a few more hexies to sew on to the back as I had some extras and I don’t think I’ll use them for any other projects. I just wanted to use them up. I had no idea that I would […]

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Waiting with pie

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While waiting on the front steps of the He-Man-Way’s house with the pie, we took some some photos as we waited for them to answer the door. And waited and waited. Mike sent them texts of us with the pie out front of heir house to hurry up the process, but it turned out that […]

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I’ll think about Thanksgiving instead

October 2, 2013

Rather than thinking about how my sewing machine many not be fixed until October 10th…yah. Nearly two more weeks until I get my machine back. I’m not going to troll the company at all. Just know that when I asked the guy why he only received the machine today, he didn’t have an answer. When […]

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It smelled and looked way better than…

October 2, 2013

it tasted. Unfortunately. All day long I was looking forward to grilling up some veggies. That’s weird, I know. I selected this grilled kale recipe. I’m not sure where I went wrong, except that: 1) it was 10:30 at night by the time I was finished making dinner. 2) it said it, “makes one healthy […]

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Evening stroll

October 1, 2013

I had a few minutes after work before meeting some friends to take a few photos. This part of Vancouver is very quiet in the evenings – you can’t even get a coffee after 7 pm. It’s the financial-ish part of town. If you want to get food or some kind of beverage, it’s probably […]

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