Is It Expensive To Go Vegan?

Is it expensive to go vegan? No! Veganism is not expensive. It's a common misconception that in order to eat a plant based diet you have to spend a lot of money on groceries and only shop at places like Whole Foods and health food stores. While I do love these types of grocery stores… Continue reading Is It Expensive To Go Vegan?



I'm grateful for finishing work a half hour early on Fridays, and I'm grateful that it was still light out as I walked home. Spring is on its way! I'm grateful for an evening full of laughs, conversation, and delicious home cooked vegan food at Caroline's. I'm so lucky to made such a wonderful friend… Continue reading 10/02/2017


Massaman Curry 

For our main course we made our favourite dish from the cooking class, Massaman Curry. This recipe has everything I love: spice, coconut milk, sweet potato, tofu.. It's so good. The secret? We made our own chili paste.  Chili Paste  10 teaspoons oil  2 small handfuls chopped carrot and onion  2 teaspoons chopped garlic  4… Continue reading Massaman Curry 


Sweet Potato Hummus 

While in Bangkok Seán and I attended the May Kaidee vegetarian cooking class. It was amazing! We both love Thai food. We were given a recipe book with all the incredible dishes we made, and last night we decided to recreate two of them.  In Thailand we made this "hummus" with pumpkin, but since I… Continue reading Sweet Potato Hummus 


Courgette and Almond Soup

This is Seán's mom's recipe and it's one of my favourites. She made this soup many times during my visit last Christmas. It was so nice to have it again now that I'm back in Ireland. Today was my first attempt at her recipe! I think I did pretty well, but I'll let Seán be… Continue reading Courgette and Almond Soup


Grilled Portobello Burger with Kale Pesto

The area that I'm moving to in Dublin is called Portobello, so I figured it was only fitting I serve portobello mushroom burgers at my going away BBQ! This was my first time making portobello burgers. I used a recipe from Oh She Glows, and it did not disappoint! Grilled Portobello Burger with Kale Pesto Portobello… Continue reading Grilled Portobello Burger with Kale Pesto


Strawberry Balsamic Bruschetta

My friends and family absolutely loved this bruschetta! It was the perfect appetizer for a BBQ. Strawberry Balsamic Bruschetta 3 cups fresh strawberries, finely chopped 1/4 cup packed fresh basil leaves, minced 1/4 cup packed fresh mint leaves, minced 3 tablespoons red onion, finely chopped 5 teaspoons balsamic vinegar balsamic reduction  1 fresh baguette, sliced at an angle… Continue reading Strawberry Balsamic Bruschetta