Updates: Diet and Dessert*

*  Or, Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad (sorry, Girls) [Soy-Free, Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free Chocolate Buttercream Frosting from Sweet Freedom] Okay, let’s get to the dessert first (really, we should all eat a meal that way at least once):  I received my cookbook’s (paper) proof in the mail today (the sample that I must approve before […]

A Bowl Lotta Love

[Thanks to everyone who left such sweet comments and encouragement for the hellish week of marking!  (And I know I still owe some of you emails. . . coming soon!) Some of you who are students noted that you’d be doing as much work on the other side of the red pen. Whether students, parents, […]

The Wait is Over/The Weight is Under

I know, that title sounds like something straight out of my Post-Modern Literary Criticism class (oooh, I shudder just re-thinking it!).  But both bits of news cheered me so much that I wanted to share them in the same post! The Wait is Over: Just when I thought I could wait no longer, I received my […]

Kitchen Sink Kitchari (an Anti-Candida Stew)

[UPDATE, JUNE 2010:  In March, 2009, I began a much more serious (and much more restrictive) candida diet after suffering from myriad candida symptoms for more than 6 months.  Finally, with a raging rash taking over my torso, I had to succumb and begin the diet afresh.  After 15 months (so far) I’m 90% better, […]

Sweet Potato and Ginger Salad

[Sweet Potato and Ginger Salad–recipe below.] Ah, yes, life is sweet.  Not so much in the “I’m a celebrity, I haven’t a care in the world, I’m revoltingly rich, beautiful and vacuous” kind of way; but more in the “every which way I turn I see or think ‘sweet,’ most recently the chocolate chip blondies I devoured last week” kind […]

Looking Ahead: Five-Year Plan

Well, I hope everyone out there had a Happy New Year.  Ours would have been very pleasant and laid back–after all, we were guests at my friend’s 8000 square foot “cottage” (you read that right–were we lucky, or what??), we were in a pastoral wonderland of snow, lake, birch trees, rare birds and other wildlife prancing past the […]

Intuition and Chocolate Brownies

Well, I’ve got it bad. It’s exam time at the college, and there are something like 204 papers to be marked by the end of the week. Yet, as I sit here at my desk, wind vaulting stray flakes of snow across my window, what do I do? Do I even glance in the direction […]

Hey, Weight Up!

  It’s my obstreperous streak, probably.  Today, barely the second day of Holidailies–during which I’ve pledged to write in this blog with unwavering regularity–and already I’ve decided I don’t want to adhere to my self-imposed schedule of writing topics.  Well, that’s not entirely true.  It’s not the topic, so much, that I don’t like, as the […]