Lebanese Inspiration

A few weeks ago I decided to use lentils instead of my usual bean legumes and came across a recipe for a simple, tasty side dish: mujadarrah. The ingredients are basic: (brown) rice, lentils, spices and carmelized onions. I poured mine over some shredded cheese in the bottom of a small bowl and had a…

Big Smoke Burger – Not So Veggie Friendly

I’ve been pretty lucky thus far. I’d avoided the dreaded dry, flavourless, and above all else, mysterious veggie burger on my vegetarian journey. Unfortunately, that avoidance was halted at South St. Burger last week, where I was served a vaguely-burger-like patty of a dark colour. Soy? Likely. Anything else? Not sure. What was included is…

Desk Snacking

I’ve got to apologize for the lateness of this week’s posts. A soccer injury meant time spent in and out of clinics and a lack of free-time/desire to post anything worth reading. Jack Johnson occupied my evening last night, so here I am, with the week almost done, publishing my first post. Better late than…

Vegetarian Problems

It’s been 8 months since I went cold turkey-less and cut meat completely out of my diet. It hasn’t been much of an adjustment for me, as I never really ate much meat, but the rest of the world seems truly perplexed. Top Questions I Receive as a Vegetarian: “Do you eat fish?” “So you…

Puck’s Veggie Burger

Sometimes you’re so hungry anything and everything tastes like it was made by a gourmet, Michelin-starred chef. And every so often, you’re starving and get to eat at a restaurant named after one. A few weeks ago in LA my friend and I were famished after our Warner Brothers Studio Tour and hit Universal City…

Home Made ‘Za

Few things are as good as pizza. A surefire crowd pleaser, this dish somehow (I didn’t think it was possible) gets even tastier by making it at home to your exact specifications. A little more cheese? A little extra sauce? Some chili oil? Say the word. We’re lucky to have a small Italian bakery in…