Kitchen Classics: Curried Red Lentil (or Split Pea) Soup

I well remember the unbridled glee we all felt in grade school when, first thing in the morning, the Principal walked in to announce that we’d have a substitute teacher that day. We kids practically roared with excitement at the prospect of (a) getting a reprieve from homework (because the substitute, of course, never knew […]

SOS Kitchen Challenge: Spinach Roundup

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This month’s SOS (Sweet or Savory) Kitchen Challenge asked readers to whip up dishes with spinach, and wow, did you ever take on this challenge with gusto! We received a dozen fantastic, creative recipes to try that all highlight the super-healthy leafy green.  And yes, a few desserts are included as well! Thanks to everyone […]

Feeling Snacky: Crunchy Stalks and Branches

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[Before I delve into today's snack post, I want to send out a heartfelt "thank you" to each and every one of you who responded to my last post. I was bowled over by the outpouring of kindness and support that you folks displayed.  And thanks to all of you who shared your own story or struggles with […]

Lucky Comestible 5 (5): “Ground” Tempeh in a Cilantro Curry Sauce

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[I thought it would be fun to run a little series over here at DDD: I'll profile one one of my favorite foods, or a food that I've recently discovered and enjoyed, over several days.  For this fifth edition, I'm focusing on cilantro. The series is presented on an occasional (and entirely arbitrary) basis, before I move on to the next lucky […]

Entirely Original Curried Pumpkin Hummus*

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* Or, Hummus in a World of Its Own As we often do, the HH and I made the trek to Montreal over the long weekend to spend the holidays with my family.  While I long ago became accustomed to toting along some sort of sustenance for these trips (my diet, even when I’m not on a candida cleanse, […]

The Nerd Makes Good: A Double Ode to Okra*

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* Or, Give Pods a Chance! [Okra pods, in the raw] I have a confession to make.  I haven’t told you all about this yet because, quite frankly, I was afraid you’d reject me.  Move that cursor elsewhere, and click.  At best, roll your eyes.  Maybe snort in disgust.  Maybe gag, even. But I’ve decided it’s […]

A Fresh Start. . . and 2008′s Last (Food-Related) Hurrah

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[Potato-Kale Curry] First, and most importantly: Happy 2009, everyone!  Thank you all so much for your wonderful comments and good wishes for the new year.  I can’t even begin to express how much I appreciate them all and how much blogging has brought into my life.  But by far, the best part is you–readers and other […]

“DDD” = Double Dog Disaster!–and Lucky Comestible 4(1): Coconut, Begins

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[I thought it would be fun to run a little series over here at DDD: I'll profile one one of my favorite foods, or a food that I've recently discovered and enjoyed, over several days.  For this fourth entry, I'm focusing on Coconut. The series is presented on an occasional (and entirely arbitrary) basis, before I move on to the next lucky comestible. ] […]

Tofu Omelet with Sauteed Apples and Sweet Curry Sauce

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Love never ceases to amaze me.    In the halcyon days of our relationship, when my HH and I were still in early stages of romantic life, I was sideswiped with a doozy of a diagnosis that caused me to change my diet drastically for what turned out to be quite a long time.     […]

Quick and Easy Tofu Masala

I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed today, what with an order for 56 frosted cupcakes due by noon, as well as an article on cooking with avocado expected by this afternoon.  Yikes.  Therefore, today’s Holidailies post will be short and sweet.  Or, in this case, short and spicy. This recipe for Tofu Masala is quick and easy, […]

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