40+ Patriotic Eats for Canada Day and Independence Day

  [Chaser engaged in one of her favorite summer activities] One of the (many) things I love about summer is all the long weekends. (Seriously, shouldn’t there be at least one long weekend per month? It would make the calendar year SO much more appealing). This weekend here in Canada, it’s Canada Day (July 1st), […]

40+ Sugar-Free Sweets for Valetine’s Day (Vegan and Gluten-Free)

It’s almost time for Chocolate Day  Long-Stemmed Roses Day  Cheesy Greeting Card Day Valentine’s Day, which means eating way more sweet stuff than you may be used to. Ever since I started an anti-candida diet back in 2009, I’ve sought out healthy, low glycemic treats for the Day of Love each year. I mean, if […]

40+ Sugar-Free Sweets for Valentine’s Day (Vegan and Gluten-Free)

It’s almost time for Chocolate Day  Long-Stemmed Roses Day  Cheesy Greeting Card Day Valentine’s Day, which means eating way more sweet stuff than you may be used to. Ever since I started an anti-candida diet back in 2009, I’ve sought out healthy, low glycemic treats for the Day of Love each year. I mean, if […]

Breakfast Carrot Cake

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Superfood Raw Caramel Cupcakes with Banana-Cacao Nib Frosting

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Chocolate Chip Cheesecake-Filled Chocolate Cupcakes

So here’s a scenario from my an imaginary 20-something woman’s life: Let’s say this woman just got a job teaching as a sessional instructor at a large college in a large North American city.  She’s very keen to do well on the job and practice all she’s learned about pedagogy. Her office, as it turns […]

Some Patriotic Eats

[source] It’s another long July weekend for us here in Canada and all our American cousins in the US–yay! Happy “I Love My Country” Day to both of us! 😀 For those of you looking for summer/ buffet/ BBQ/ patriotic/ festive recipes for your long weekend, here are some of my favorites that would be […]

Why I Love Gluten-Free Baking* and How to Do It Right

* No, seriously.     [No Gluten, Get Happy: The easiest way to bake gluten-free is with no flour at all! How about  Happy Hemp Two-Bite Brownies?] Baking, gluten-free. Whew!  I think my hair just got a new ‘do after the breeze that whooshed by as hoards of you ran for the exits!  For those of you still here, […]

SOS Kitchen Challenge for April: Asparagus Recipe Roundup!

This past month, Kim and I chose Asparagus as our SOS Kitchen Challenge key ingredient, and set out a true “kitchen challenge”: could anyone actually come up with a (tasty) sweet asparagus-based recipe? Well, I’m thrilled to report that several of you rose to the challenge quite admirably! The asparagus recipes flowed in all month, […]

Review & Giveaway: Spunky Coconut Grain-Free Baked Goods and Desserts

THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED!   [Divine Vegan Fudge Cake (as cupckakes) from the book, topped with my own Sugar-Free, Soy-Free, Nut-Free Chocolate Buttercream Frosting] Here’s a chance to win a copy of Kelly V. Brozyna’s Spunky Coconut Grain-Free Baked Goods and Desserts–just click here to read my review and […]