health – The Bohemian Kitchen

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I put together this recipe one night while trying to use up the asparagus and cherry tomatoes in the fridge. The basil pesto adds healthy fat and protein from the olive oil and nuts, making it more filling than sugar-laden salad dressings. If using store-bought pesto, aim for a high-quality brand that contains pine nuts […]

Today I’m posting a review of kefir grains along with instructions for making your very own kefir at home. The people at Kefir Kitchen have generously sent me a free sample of their grains (the starter bacteria), all the way from Turkey to Canada, in exchange for a written review of the product. In case […]

Do you ever feel bad when you throw away veggie scraps, even if they are going into the compost? I know I do. It’s not as if there is anything wrong with the leftover bits of parsley and thyme, or with that one dinky carrot sitting alone in the crisper bin. It would be nice to […]

I keep hearing about fermented foods and how great they are supposed to be for our gut health. A good deal of this talk (from where I’m sitting anyway) comes from yogurt commercials. In these commercials, health-conscious women walk around their kitchens talking excitedly about the health benefits of their favourite yogurt brand. Live cultures! […]

Since the dawn of time, potato chips have ruled the snack aisle. They come in flavours of BBQ, dill, sour cream & onion. They come in thick cut and thin, baked not fried, smooth or rippled. Classic popcorn drenched in butter tries to compete and fails. Peanuts, with their alluring naked saltiness, send out their siren call to the masses – […]

Hello everyone, The 30 day vegan challenge is now complete! I did really well with day 29. We made vegan hotpot with mushrooms, baby bok choy, firm tofu, these fluffy tofu ball things, and rice noodles. That jar is filled with shallots in oil, which can be used as a topping.   We made two […]

Something unexpected has happened since I started the 30 day vegan challenge. I don’t drink coffee anymore. At first, I stopped drinking it at coffee shops because they only have soy milk, not soy or coconut creamers, and soy milk in coffee doesn’t do it for me. Then, as I drank coffee at home or at work with the […]

Hi everyone, I’m still going strong with the vegan challenge. I find it’s much easier to follow the diet than it is to post regularly. I’m not used to keeping track of my food like this or even to using the camera so much. However, it has been good for me. In the past 25 […]

Hello all, The past few days have been uneventful. I didn’t feel like cooking much this week. A fellow vegan told me once that the pizza from Pizza Pizza is vegan so long as you order without cheese, so on Thursday night we ordered some. I know that to many people, cheeseless pizza is unspeakable. […]

Hello again, I am now halfway through the 30 day vegan challenge! These past two days have gone really well. The weekend gives me more time for cooking, so that makes it easier to eat and prepare proper meals. Starting with Saturday . . . Day 15 – Saturday I had my usual coffee with […]