Kick Off Your Christmas Cooking with Some Reggae and Black Cake (vegan and gluten-free)

I’m letting my sorrel soak so I can make the drink tomorrow and you may want to do the same if you haven’t already. In the meanwhile, I’ll re-post an oldie but a goodie — my vegan Christmas black “rum” cake. It can easy be made gluten-free by substituting the flour with an equal amount of gluten free flour (Bob’s Red Mill baking blend or Angelique flour are my go-to favs). Making black cake is a Jamaican Christmas tradition.

Food, Friends and Finals

Today, a friend from law school graciously invited myself and another law school companion over to her place for studying, essay writing and food to celebrate Easter Sunday.  We cooked a three course meal together in her lovely apartment.  The recipe for the zucchini ribbon pasta with marinara sauce can be found here.  The salad…

Birthday Dinner (aka Restaurant Hot-spot(light): Su Shian Yuang)

My “Montreal mommy” took me out for dinner for my birthday!  We went to Su Shian Yuang, which is a small restaurant on rue Rachel and rue St. Denis in the Plateau (Montreal).  The service is great and the owners are very friendly.  I just wish that more people knew about this place — a…