“I’m just someone who likes cooking and for whom sharing food is a form of expression.” Dr. Maya Angelou
HELLO there! Welcome to my delicious blog! Let’s get inspired in the kitchen with food to make you feel HAPPY, motivated and full of energy! You see, being healthy is our decision to feed our happiness with good, fabulous-tasting food, it’s choosing to be active, it’s choosing to always look on the bright side of life. My name is Eartha (@earthacooks). My mission here is to create, educate, entertain and inspire through my love for food. “All you’ll need is a slightly expanded pantry, a good knife, the soul of a cook – and your appetite,” as stated in one of my favourite cookbooks “Whole World Vegetarian” by Marie Simmons.
Who’s your food hero? My niece Ayane is mine — and I’m hers! You might remember Ayane from our Cooking Green Goodness cartooned series where we made healthy green smoothies, zucchini pizza bites, and sushi. I’m making a donation on Ayane’s behalf to Community Food Centres Canada to support vibrant centres that build health and connection in low-income neighbourhoods. Join me! Read our story and share yours. Make a donation on behalf of your food hero at myfoodhero.ca.
To cook brilliant Jamaican food, you need to combine the best whole ingredients. The lure of “exotic” cuisine of the Caribbean and the explosion of ingredients available internationally, including healthy green choices, have brought us recipes – both traditional and contrived. Read the latest Cooks Corner: Jamaican Food Words & Phrases (Veggies & Fruits Edition).
So you want to be a vegetarian? NEW! on our Cooking Green Goodness Facebook Page for the week of March 5th, make sure to check out Veggie Fun Facts, ISSUE No.3. Upon reading the Vegetarian Society’s guide to “Going Veggie: What to Eat,” I’m reminded that an enjoyable part about making the transition to a vegetarian diet – or mostly #vegetarian diet – is learning how to make simple switches to my favourite dishes to make them veggie friendly, without giving up flavour. Click HERE to read more.
Also on our Cooking Green Goodness Facebook Page: Veggie Fun Facts, ISSUE NO.2. Let’s talk cooking with green beans! Although the term “green beans” is a very commonplace and familiar way to refer to this remarkable leguminous vegetable, green beans are actually known by a wide variety of names.
This week’s THROWBACK recipe is a beautiful, rich, vegan, chocolatey cake: Zucchini’s natural sweetness, mellow flavour, and high moisture content make it an ideal fruit to bake this majorly rich chocolate cake with.There are many great reasons for baking this cake, number one reason being the great taste. Dessert’s on! See: Vegan Chocolate Zucchini Cake.
Celebrations call for memorable treats. You’ll find flavourful inspiration and possibly a new family favourite with this recipe. Hint: you must love cheesecake – and chocolate! See: No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake Bites. Cheesecakes come in many forms, as do the rich crusts on which they stand. Create individual bites of cheesecake with delicious, wholesome crackers covered in rich, melted chocolate! See this latest blog post sponsored by Ozery Bakery.
More recent recipe posts: Creamy Jamaican Pumpkin (or Squash) and Carrot Soup and Avocado-Nut Truffles.
Soup-making may conjure up an image of huge pots containing hundreds of ingredients simmering all day long, but that need not be the case. A batch of soup can be made in the same amount of time it takes to make many other dinner dishes, and is among the most satisfying of kitchen tasks. See this latest vegan soup recipe inspired by fall’s bounty.
From @earthcooks on Instagram: 5 ingredients to delightful TRUFFLES! They’re balls of fun and a perfect Valentine’s treat! Click here to see how to make them.