a year of cooking ‘everything’

a new year, a new plan

I hate meal planning. I like the meals being planned, and we love knowing what we’re eating without worrying about it the day of. And because we only shop on Tuesdays (it’s 10% off for students day!) we really do need a plan. But I hate doing it.

So for the new year, the non-plan is to work our way through Mark Bittman’s “How to Cook Everything Vegetarian”, the ‘vegetarian bible’ as it’s known around here. I’ve heard it contains over 2000 recipes, everything from how to fry an egg, to how to make your own cheese. So this year, we’re going to try them all. Because there are so many variations, cooking one of them will count as having tried the recipe. Even though I’ve owned this book for at least five years, I still only use the same ten go-to recipes over and over. This year is a chance to try all those interesting, slightly frightening dishes, to figure out how to make even more delicious veg food, and to discover just how hard you have to look to find vegetables in January in Newfoundland… (keep reading here).IMG_0169


 Cheese Shortbread, Doughnut Puffs & Za’atar

Couscous, Broccoli and Almonds & Lentil Samosas


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