“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. This holiday season, 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.
From the web: NEW! on our Cooking Green Goodness Facebook Page: Roasted Eggplant Dip. Wonderful, smoky flavour. Dip enthusiastically! This dish can be served as a casual snack for family and friends, or can be set out as part of an assortment of finger foods for a larger party. To cook this dip, first char the eggplants over an open flame, or broil in the oven, until they are blackened. You’ll want to check out the recipe!
Also NEW! on our Cooking Green Goodness Facebook Page for the week of January 15: Veggie Fun Facts, ISSUE NO.1. I love crunchy hot peppers – the fire on your tongue and maybe a tear in our eye when you turn up the spice volume with some chili peppers in healthy sautéed vegetables. See tips to prepare and enjoy cooking with hot peppers including scotch bonnet, one of the world’s hottest varieties.
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 Vegan Zucchini Chocolate Cake.
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 our Cooking Green Goodness Facebook Page: Vegan Zucchini Chocolate Cake. Zucchini’s natural sweetness, mellow flavour, and high moisture content, makes it an ideal vegetable to bake this majorly rich chocolate cake with. Make sure to get this delicious recipe!