Creamless Cream of Vegetable Soup

 We have been busy travelling, renovating, working and scheming.  New York City is always a rush, but it feels as if life whizzing by with even greater fervor in the last few months.  However, it is been all been the best kinds of busy. Our days have been brimming with birthday celebrations, weekend escapes, social events, holidays and long adventures. Tomorrow we set off with a few of our nearest and dearest for nine days in Costa Rica. We are living life and living it to the full. In the face of all the crazy, we are fulfilled and we are happy. That being said we have been mindful to take few moments to slow down and home cook some good, hearty fall meals. Which brings me to today’s newest recipe for a creamless creamed soup.  It is fast and it is tasty. Enjoy, and happy fall all! Continue reading “Creamless Cream of Vegetable Soup”

Paleo Shrimp and Sausage Stir-Fry with Kale, Broccolette & Homemade Peanut Sauce

I know I have mentioned the busyness of our everyday life recently, followed by sincere promises that we were still managing to cook all our meals from scratch and that it is merely lack of time that has kept me from sharing them with you.  However, we have been trying to intentionally slow our pace and carve out time for the things and people that matter. For me that has meant allocating ample time for concocting new recipes, as well as to photograph and pen them. It has also meant connecting with the friends we love most. Sometimes we combine the two. So last Friday our nearest and dearest, Jens, wasn’t feeling well, and I have also just been getting over a cold so we decided to pit in, cook dinner and watch the latest hunger games. I know, we get real wild and real crazy on Friday nights 🙂 It was a perfectly quiet time of good food with even greater friends.  Continue reading “Paleo Shrimp and Sausage Stir-Fry with Kale, Broccolette & Homemade Peanut Sauce”

Canadian Thanksgiving: Really Simple Pumpkin Cheesecake

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So first an aside: I am sitting here watching the new show on fox, Gracepoint.  It is a pretty good show if you’re into crime dramas, but my main motivation for watching is that seeing my city on the screen fills me with even more hometown pride (I know you didn’t think it was possible I could love Victoria even more but rest assured there are no limits on my affections).  But then right this very second the whole experience just got even better (and my homesickness got a touch worse) because the filming location for the house of the main characters is three doors down from our house in Victoria. Meaning I just glimpsed the corner our yard on television. I mean that makes us practically famous right?

Okay, I will stop my over-exuberant nostalgia and get down to business.  Pumpkin Cheesecake. Apparently, everyone loves pumpkin everything this fall.  So this recipe from our Canadian Thanksgiving Feast is right on trend.  This was one of the non-vegan, non-paleo and full gluten dishes.  Because really dessert should just be decadent. It also happens to be super simple and more or less fool proof, while appearing complex and labor intensive.  Enjoy!

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Quick and Easy Milk and Honey Drop Biscuits

 

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If you remember I enlightened a small but exceptional segment of the New York population to the awesomeness that are Naniamo Bars last weekend.  As a result I was left with ample cream base that I didn’t want to go to waste.  I decided to try my hand at a quick and simple batch of cream biscuits.  These sweet and savory baked goods are a lot less work than their butter laden counterparts, and make significantly less mess.  As such you don’t have to spend your time cutting in any butter which is a real win in my kitchen.  Extra bonus; everything can be accomplished in one bowl so your kitchen won’t look like a flour bomb went off.  So if you really want to wow your dinner guests with a batch of homemade biscuits these ones give the appearance of complexity when in fact they are quick, simple and painless.  Enjoy! Continue reading “Quick and Easy Milk and Honey Drop Biscuits”