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…

The perfect meal plan (part 2)

In my previous post on this topic, The perfect meal plan (part1), we explored why it’s so hard for a Spoonie like me to make a meal plan and then stick with it. Summarising, these are the complicating factors medical need to eat a gluten free diet energy levels often low pain levels might be…

Corona Muffins

As of today, Corona Muffins are a thing. My thing. I was going to make biscuits but didn’t have the right ingredients. So I decided to make muffins instead. Didn’t have the right ingredients for them either, so I improvised. And the muffins magically turned into something more resembling scones. Pity I don’t have clotted…

The perfect meal plan (part 1)

I’ll be honest. I suck at meal planning. It’s a right pain in the arse. All those wonderful meal plans and recipes you find online… I want that too. I love cooking and am good at it, so why can’t I do that? It shouldn’t be hard. And yet it is. It’s incredibly hard. No…

New home

There was a reason for my long absence. There always is, of course, but this time the reason was rather special. I’d been offered a new home. A fully wheelchair adapted home. And so I rode this roller coaster of getting all my stuff packed, getting a new home ready to move into, and if…

Matzah Lasagna

Mah nishtana halaila hazeh mikol halelot? Why is this night different from all other nights? This year Pesach is going to be different. We’ll be celebrating alone. It may be hard, but maybe more meaningful than ever. As we remember being passed over by the Angel of Death, we are asking to be passed over…

Carrot Ginger Soup

The gorgeous orange colour and sweet taste of carrots, the spicy kick of fresh ginger, this soup is just what the doctor called for. OK, I don’t know that for sure, but how could any doctor possibly object to a healthy, vitamin-laden warm soup? Especially during this time of Pandemic. Ingredients 600 g carrots, cubed…

Oven Roasted Veggies

I love oven roasted veggies and almost always make them during a meal prep session as they are easy, tasty and versatile. They’re so easy, I don’t even have a real recipe for them. I also won’t be giving you exact amounts, because that really depends on what you want and how much you’ll be…