My Ratatouille (or Tian Provencal)

My Ratatouille (or Tian Provençal)

Ultra-healthy // Vegan // Vegetarian

I’ve been wanting to bake a ratatouille for a while now, and an opportunity presented itself last weekend. I’d decided to throw a small banquet on the occasion of my birthday, and had called a few friends over. Ratatouille was to be the first item on the menu— a super simple  vegetarian starter.

Plum souffle

Plum Jam, and a Soufflé

Desserts // Seasonal // Vegan

I bought the most average plums of the season the other day. They were lush and dark, and quite firm (most lush and dark plums that are purchase-worthy ought to be a little soft; I should have seen the signs), but were a little too tart to taste.

Spaghetti Arrabbiata

Frontier living: Spaghetti Arrabbiata

Fast & Easy // Ultra-healthy // Vegan // Vegetarian

This is a strange transition month. Circumstances have rendered me homeless for exactly the month of August, and I’ve been relegated to a sort of frontier living. I have at my disposal one knife, one skillet and once saucepan, so everything I cook for the days ahead have to be worked out with this limited set of implements and utensils.

Spaghetti aglio e olio

Spaghetti aglio e olio

Fast & Easy // Ultra-healthy // Vegan // Vegetarian

Spaghetti aglio e olio is one of my lazy day staples. If you’re quick and careful, you can easily put this together in just around 13 minutes. Traditionally, spaghetti aglio e olio is meant to be a celebration of the quality of the best olive oil money can buy, but when I make it (with my imported brand of olive oil of questionable repute), I also throw in some mushrooms to up the nutritive value of the dish.