Cheddar Cheese (dairy-free, vegan)

When we grew up, cheese was foreign to us. Our first introduction to “cheese” was the Kraft processed slices. We then upgraded to Cheddar, a generic Cheddar, which I am 100% sure wasn’t made in Cheddar. We’d often go with mild. As we grew up, our taste buds honed in on the maturer (sharper) Cheddar. I used to enjoy it as a snacking cheese, on toast, grated on a jacket potato slathered with butter and Heinz baked beans, and over chips (thick cut fries). Continue reading


Coconut Cream Cheese (dairy-free, vegan)

Cream cheese, oh, cream cheese… soo thick, so creamy, so cool, so perfect when spread thickly on a toasted bagel. Those were the days… I could easily use one package of cream cheese on one toasted bagel. However, if people were watching, I’d have half a bagel with half the package. I certainly didn’t dilly dally with a smearing of cream cheese on bagels. Continue reading

Oven-Baked Plantain Fries


I have a serious problem with plantain chips. I open a bag, and they’re gone. For me, the most addictive variety is made by Turbana. Plantain chips are a great alternative to potato chips (nightshade-free) and are incredibly addictive. A small handful is never enough. I think on my worst week (or best, depending how you see it), I ate six; yes six 200 g (7 oz) bags. If you’re into counting calories, that’s a total of 6300 calories, Continue reading