~ The little Town of Ymir ~

I started out the morning with a walk to Sheep Creek with the dogs, Denny and Donner. Another gorgeous hot day, 27 C, and not so smokey from the nearby fires. British Columbia is having a bad time with fires this year, worse than any other!! Even in Whistler, we had so much smoke, you couldn’t see the mountains … only a very, very faint … Continue reading ~ The little Town of Ymir ~

~ A Crispy, Juicy, Crunchy, Raw Black Bean, Vegy, Fruit Salad ~

So as I was stretching, and doing my Ab work-out at the Gym, I was envisioning a crispy, juicy, crunchy, raw salad for dinner. We dropped by Nesters again to buy a few more groceries, even though we were just there yesterday! No matter…. here we go…. (I try to always buy organic)….. So I just threw together…. quick and simple…. 1 can of black … Continue reading ~ A Crispy, Juicy, Crunchy, Raw Black Bean, Vegy, Fruit Salad ~

~ A Simple Vegan Spaghetti Sauce and the Value of Potassium ~

I realize I have already posted a Spaghetti Dinner but I like this one better, so I had to share …. plus I’ve learned, in the meantime, how important Potassium is! Start by dicing up an onion, and 4 cloves of garlic, then saute them in a big pot with a little water. Maybe 5 minutes. Then add 2 stalks of celery diced up, 2 … Continue reading ~ A Simple Vegan Spaghetti Sauce and the Value of Potassium ~

~ Delicious Vegan Scalloped Potatoes for Bernard’s Birthday Party ~

I’ve made this recipe twice now, once without the mushrooms, onions and garlic, and last night, with the mushrooms, onions and garlic. I like the addition of these ingredients. This wasn’t in the recipe, but I thought I’d add it just because. I brought this dish along to a 55th Birthday Party Potluck Celebration, but unfortunately, did not know that the birthday boy doesn’t like … Continue reading ~ Delicious Vegan Scalloped Potatoes for Bernard’s Birthday Party ~

~ Creamy Vegetable Curry with Rice ~

This has quickly become a favourite of mine, and my 16 year old son even likes it! So awesome!!  I was given this book, “Oh She Glows“, last Christmas and I have been slowly going through the delicious recipes of Angela’s. It’s a beautiful book and the recipes are so yummy!  Per usual, I have made some changes….. Soak 1/2 cup of raw cashews for … Continue reading ~ Creamy Vegetable Curry with Rice ~

~ Pineapple Mango Gazpacho ~

gaz·pa·cho a Spanish-style soup made from tomatoes and other vegetables and spices, served cold. I forgot what Gazpacho meant, so checked it out… the following recipe isn’t a soup, but it is a mélange (mixture) of vegys and fruit and it is served cold. Found this Recipe “Pineapple Mango Gazpacho” on “FullyRawKristina” and man, am I glad I found it!! This is seriously so scrumptious, I … Continue reading ~ Pineapple Mango Gazpacho ~

~ Vegan Creamy Curried Cauliflower Soup ~

Ok, So Good!!! Made some delicious Vegan Creamy Curried Cauliflower Soup tonight!! Thanks to “the kitchn“!!  So creamy, so tastey!  I’ve made it three times now, and I have to be honest, I thought it was a bit plain initially, but then I decided to add Butternut Squash and Carrots. I liked it much more with these extra vegetables added to the pot. Ingredients:  (Serves 6 to … Continue reading ~ Vegan Creamy Curried Cauliflower Soup ~

~ Simply Spaghetti ~

After a long day, it’s easy to get some spaghetti together…. cook some noodles, open a jar of tomatoe sauce, Ragu or whatever you may have…. steam up some broccoli and carrots (for my son), cook peas, and then sauté up some onions, garlic, basil and pepper, and zucchini (with water, not oil)….. just add whatever you like…. celery, mushrooms……. I also cut up some … Continue reading ~ Simply Spaghetti ~

~ Black Beans and Rice ~

Eating this right now, 9:21 p.m…….so good, so fast and easy and so nutritious!! INGREDIENTS: kosher salt 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cups long-grain rice 1 medium onion, chopped (1 cup) 1 large green or red pepper, chopped (1 1/2 cups) 2 medium cloves garlic, finely chopped (1 tablespoon) 215-ounce cans black beans, undrained (I drained mine, and rinsed) 1 cup vegetable or chicken broth 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 2 bay … Continue reading ~ Black Beans and Rice ~

~ The Salmo Golf Club ~

Another ritual that has transpired while in the Kootenays, Salmo, British Columbia (Canada) is having lunch at the Salmo Golf Club. On the Friday, the last day of the Annual Memorial Soccer Camp, approximately 10-15 of us, gather here for our last Lunch …. to recount the past week, the success of the soccer camp, ideas and thoughts, and simply to relax together.   This … Continue reading ~ The Salmo Golf Club ~