Flash in the Pan: Quick and Easy Grain-Free Squash-Based Porridge

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[Sometimes, you just want a dish that's quick and easy--no fuss.  I've decided to offer a mini-post every once in a while, for a dish that comes together incredibly quickly or else is so simple to make that no recipe is required. Here's today's "Flash in the Pan." (For other FitP recipes, see "Categories" at right).] […]

Cara’s Caramelized Onion, Shaved Butternut and “Goat Cheese” Pizza (Grain Free, Vegan)

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When I was in grade school, there was exactly one boy (let’s call him Jerome) in our school who had a food allergy (to peanuts).  Jerome was already a bit too large (he towered over the rest of us; even in grade three, he was already level with our teacher, Mrs. B’s shoulders); a bit too […]

Go Ahead, Indulge: Baked Millet-Squash Porridge

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[How to indulge on a Sunday morning.] Recently, a friend emailed me a link to this interview with Bel Kaufman (author of the legendary novel Up the Down Staircase). What struck me most about Kaufman (apart from the fact that she’s still vibrant and joking  at 100), was her comment about growing up in Russia during […]

Moroccan Millet & Butternut Squash Pilaf from The Pure Kitchen

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One of the things I admire about my dad is that he speaks something like eight languages.  Having been born in Poland, he grew up in a milieu that encouraged multilingualism simply because of its promximity to so many other countries.  Later, he lived in Russia and adopted their tongue; then he moved to Canada […]

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 […]

How I Spent My Florida Vacation, Part II: Sarasota. A Copycat Recipe. And Alligators!

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After that harrowing ordeal in the airport and the relentless carnival atmosphere of Miami Beach in the first half of our trip, the HH and I were more than ready to head north to Sarasota, where my cousin Marketing Guru (MG) had promised a more serene lifestyle.  So let’s hit the road, shall we? I. […]

Flash in the Pan: Spicy Roasted Seeds

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[Sometimes, you just want to eat something now.  I've decided to offer a mini-post every once in a while, for a dish that comes together incredibly quickly or else is so easy to make that no recipe is required. Here's today's "Flash in the Pan." (For other FitP recipes, see "Categories" at right).]  the pan […]

Warm Butternut Salad with Chickpeas and Tahini Dressing

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[Have you entered the Cookbook giveaway yet?  Choose any cookbook you like and you could win it as my Christmas present to you this year! Click here to enter--only one day left!] I meant to post about this recipe yesterday, but somehow, I’m, er, running a tad behind schedule.  How did I get so woefully tardy on […]

Gastronomic Gifts VI: It’s the Great Pumpkin, Butter*

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*Or, Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown. Now Eat Some Delicious Spread. [There's just nothing like a homemade gift for the holidays.  This year, with the purse strings a little tighter than usual, I'm determined to make at least a few in my kitchen--and thought I'd share my ideas in case you'd like to partake, too.  ] I know that […]

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