My Muse is back!

If you’ve recently visited my profile, you’ll have seen that it says: “Fantasy writer, Food Blogger, Cat Lover, Spoonie”, and you’ll see that I have two blogs. This one, and “The Elven Curse“, which is a recent addition. It has only two posts yet. The Prologue and Chapter one, but that will change soon enough….

Instant Pot Dump Dinner

It’s been a busy day and I hadn’t even thought about supper yet. I also had not done a lot of meal prepping last weekend, because it was simply too hot. I don’t tolerate heat well. So now it was half seven, and I had yet to figure out what to eat for supper. I…

Apple Pie Filling

I bought apples the other day. Lots and lots of them. Many more than I could eat in a short time, but they were cheap. And they looked good. And of course there are ways to make sure your apples won’t go to pot. So I made applesauce. And apple pie filling. That took care…

Sweet Chili Sauce

I love sweet chili sauce, but don’t love that my favourite brand comes in plastic bottles and has some unpronounceable ingredients. I also don’t like its price tag. So I decided to make my own. How hard could it be? You don’t need any special or expensive ingredients. Just vinegar, sugar, water and sambal oelek….

Hummus

Of course I don’t need to share my hummus recipe. There’s oodles of them out there on the web already. But surely, one more recipe can’t hurt, eh? Besides, I’ll add my favourite variations as well. That’s got to be worth something. Fast and easy to make, cheap, creamy, tasty and healthy. You need only…

Ableism sucks

Ableism. It’s not a made-up word. It’s not just internet slang either. It’s a valid word, found in the dictionary. “discrimination or prejudice against individuals with disabilities” Merriam Webster Dictionary “unfair treatment of people because they have a disability (= an illness, injury, or condition that makes it difficult for them to do things that…

The trouble with soy

Though many vegans and vegetarians include soy in their diets, you may have noticed that all my recipes are soy-free. I’m not – as far as I know – allergic to soy. So why would I avoid a food that’s cheap, versatile, protein rich and is said to have many health benefits? It seems silly….

How to: Instant Pot Beans

When you’re eating a (mostly) plant based diet, beans are probably one of your staples. They’re very affordable and generally considered a good source of protein – though plant proteins are incomplete and harder for the human body to process than animal proteins. This need not be a problem however, as long as you make…

Raw Applesauce

I love homemade applesauce. It’s sweet, smells great, has a lovely colour and is versatile. You can just eat it plain, use it in a smoothie, or – as I did today – use it in your baking. Here’s the story. I wanted to make brownies. The recipe I was using included jam, which I…

Gluten Free Flour Blend

It’s easy and convenient to make your own gluten free flour blend. That, and it gives you total control over what goes into it. It might be cheaper too, though I can’t be sure of that. I never bought a gluten free flour blend, just a ton of different gluten free flours. They’re still all…