Cooking Delights

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Christmast for a Foodie

As a vegetarian, Christmas eating can be a bit of a challenge. We start every Christmas at our house with a brunch. This year I kept it simple with an egg casserole, beans, a chelsea roll, fresh fruit and cheese. The casserole is really easy, mash some potatoes, make wells in the potatoes and crack an egg in each one, sprinkle with cheese. We were fortunate enough to have cherries and raspberries with our breakfast. Of course we toasted breakfast with some mamosas.

Foodies get goot presents for Christmas. I got 3 of Nava Atlas's cook books. I can't wait to start cooking up some of these recipes. My sister gave me some really nice flavoured olive oils - roasted garlic and sundried tomatoe and lemon. I can't wait to use these.

I think the best present was given to my Dad. Check out Molson, isn't he adorable?


  • At Thursday, 28 December, 2006, Blogger laura jesser said…

    Melissa, the brunch spread looks and sounds fantastic. What a lovely tradition!

    And that is an exciting array of cokbooks! I have the soups and stews cookbook, and I am confident that you will love it. Can't wait to see how it goes!

  • At Thursday, 28 December, 2006, Blogger laura jesser said…

    Oh yes--and Molson is such a cutie!

  • At Thursday, 28 December, 2006, Blogger Melissa West said…

    Hi Laura! Yes, I had been watching all the wonderful stews and soups being made by my fellow bloggers, plus vegan lunchbox uses the family one all the time. You are right Molson is ADORABLE!

  • At Thursday, 28 December, 2006, Blogger Judy said…

    I am not an animal person, but that is the cutest dog I have ever seen! And the food sounds great, especially the mimosas!

  • At Thursday, 28 December, 2006, Blogger Urban Vegan said…

    Wow--you hit the Nava jackpot. Molson is adorable and will be so well loved.

  • At Thursday, 28 December, 2006, Blogger Emmy said…

    What great cookbooks you got for Christmas. Awwww, that puppy is precious. And the gingerbread house you made with your daughter is so cute!!! Hope you have a lovely New Years :)

  • At Thursday, 28 December, 2006, Blogger Carrieā„¢ said…

    OMG!! That puppy is so friggin' cute. I'm a nut about puppies.
    Your brunch looks delicious! And th cookbooks are fab. Can't wait to see what you make from them.

  • At Thursday, 28 December, 2006, Anonymous Nancy said…

    Lucky girl..all those great cookbooks!

    Hmmm...remember that conversation we had about a labrador entering your life?? Obviously that prediction came true!

  • At Thursday, 28 December, 2006, Anonymous nancy said…

    Ooops..that is a lab, right?

  • At Thursday, 28 December, 2006, Blogger Melissa West said…

    Hi judy, I'm not one to run out and get a dog either, but Molson is irresistable.

    Hi urban vegan - yes, and I will be able to cook quite a few of the recipes over the next couple of days on the cleanse even!

    Hi emmy! Thanks for stopping by, happy new year to you too.

    Hi carrie, thought you would like the puppy. I'm looking forward to the cook books too!

    Yup, that's a labrador retriever, the psychic said a labrador or a retriever - now if this is the way it comes I can handle it!

  • At Friday, 29 December, 2006, Blogger fusion boutique said…

    Hey Melissa
    The puppy is very cute! I am sorry I missed Boxing day. I hope you will enjoy the cooking oils after the cleanse!

  • At Saturday, 30 December, 2006, Blogger Catherine said…

    lucky you! I look forward to recipes from these!


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