Category Archives: test kitchen

Cheesy Broccoli Soup

As the gorgeous fall we’ve been having begins giving in to the onslaught of Winter we turn to warming soups to beat the cold back just a bit longer. This cheesy broccoli soup’s a good-un, superstar team of  broccoli and cheese are joined by hipster and veg-friendly quinoa for some added heartiness. Meanwhile, upstart nutritional yeast brings a bunch of cheesy flavor so you can use less of your precious cheese. What I’m saying here is this soup will warm you up and make you feel like you’re eating healthy. Is it actually healthy? I have no idea! I’m just a comedy wife, but things like quinoa, broccoli, and nutritional yeast are good for you. So why not? If there’s one thing comedy wives do know about though, it’s cheese. Continue reading

That Kale Salad

It’s that time of year again! It’s kale season. You might think from the way the stuff is everywhere that all year is Kale season, but it’s actually now. The magic of Kale is that it actually tastes better after the first frost. It’s a hardy bastard that laughs in the face of our harsh Canadian winters. For that I like it, but I still prefer other leafy greens like swiss chard and and beet greens for every other use, aside from this salad. Continue reading

Vegetarian Cooking with Mike: The Recipes! Episode 1

Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Roasted Fennel

Of all the questions people ask my comedy husband, one of the most frequent has got to be, “Mike Paterson, according to your stand up set, you are a vegetarian; how on earth do you maintain your svelte physique and keep in prime physical shape on such a ridiculous diet?” And usually his answer will run along the lines of, “Well madam, beer is not meat.”  Five weeks ago, we came up with a more complete answer, when we released the first episode of our new vegetarian cooking show: Vegetarian Cooking with Mike.  We wanted to offer people a glimpse of what goes into the making of the delicious vegetarian meals that we enjoy in our beautiful home: Continue reading

Backstage Bites

(Basically a cheese biscuit crossed with a jalapeno popper. )

This summer’s Just for Laughs festival was amazing! My comedy husband, Mike Paterson, got to host a typically gonzo show on the outdoor stage: Mike Paterson’s Playhouse. Complete with heavy metal comedy music, care of Iron Ladel, and featuring a ridiculous tiger eagle costume, it was basically everything we could have wanted from our summer. Continue reading