Recipes · stephnotchef

This Week in Green Shit: Vegan magic

This week was not without its clusterfucks challenges, but luckily I eat my feelings because it means I have some great recipes for This Week in Green Shit. We spent Christmas with Bogart’s family, and it was lovely (I made a loaf version of Oh She Glows lentil walnut balls without cranberries and a mushroom…… Continue reading This Week in Green Shit: Vegan magic

Life · stephnotchef

Buy the peeled garlic

As I’ve been feeling better, I’ve started to get back into the swing of things in the kitchen. I missed it, but I’m still being cautious with my energy. Instead of making elaborate meals from my collection of awesome cookbooks, I decided to do a mini vegan reset where all my shopping lists and recipes were…… Continue reading Buy the peeled garlic

Career · Life · Relationship · stephnotchef

A year in the life

It feels like I’ve hit some pretty big milestones in a few key areas lately. I get all nostalgic in the fall, and I can’t help but compare where I am now with where I was a year ago—and luckily I’ve got the receipts in handy blog form. For one, I was everyone’s favourite single storyteller. Still going…… Continue reading A year in the life

Life · stephnotchef

#StephNotChef

Since I left my second job at the orchard, I’ve found myself with some free time. I still manage to plan my way into filling some of it, but I’ve also been doing a lot more cooking. I’ve detailed my long journey from a girl who didn’t know what a clove of garlic was to someone reasonably…… Continue reading #StephNotChef

Life · Relationship · stephnotchef

Too many cooks

Now that everyone has fallen in love with my boyfriend, I’m going to complain about him. That’s what girlfriends do, right? I had this conversation with a friend yesterday: Today another friend said I must save a ton on eating out since Bogart’s a chef. I may have overused caps in my response, but only…… Continue reading Too many cooks

Life

If you can’t take the heat

I’m going a little off topic here, so bear with me. Or don’t and go read Buzzfeed. You’ve already counted as traffic, so thanks for visiting! I’m somewhere around my three-year anniversary as a vegetarian, a thought that struck me as bonkers all of a sudden. I messaged a friend, who thought I had lost my…… Continue reading If you can’t take the heat

Dating · Life

Out of the frying pan

If the key to a man’s heart is through his stomach, I might be completely fucked. The Tindude™ has made a reappearance, and last night I taught him how to cook something. No, you have not fallen into an alternate dimension where I’m a kitchen goddess; it was just pan-fried tofu.  I’ve been making strides in…… Continue reading Out of the frying pan

Friends · Life

Cottage country

While some people spent their long weekend huddling together for warmth in sleeping bags (which gives me serious May 2-4 flashbacks to high school: watching my friend puke out the fire or crying after my boyfriend puked all over our tent/me), I chose to escape my life the city by running away to the suburbs for a while. I’ve written about my time…… Continue reading Cottage country

Life

If you can’t take the heat …

I’ve been plodding along in my adventures in cooking and veganism, to mixed results. The food has turned out shockingly well, but the rest of it has been a bit of a shitshow challenge at times. The first seemingly simple task that proved otherwise was sharpening my knives. I’ve had the same knife block for…… Continue reading If you can’t take the heat …

Life · stephnotchef

Life skills 101: cooking

I’ve never been what one might call ‘gifted’ in the kitchen. I think a more accurate statement might be ‘fucking disaster.’ A couple of years ago, I decided to learn how to cook. I bought the most basic cookbook I could find: Apparently not basic enough. I bought all my groceries for the week’s meals,…… Continue reading Life skills 101: cooking