Kale Salad with Fennel and Radicchio in a Creamy “Buttermilk” Dressing

Kale Salad with Fennel and Radicchio in a Creamy “Buttermilk” Dressing is vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free,  yeast-free, low glycemic and suitable for all stages on an anti-candida diet (use cranberry variation for Stage one). If you follow me on Instagram, you have may noticed that in recent weeks (since I returned […]

Blissful Raw Cacao-Coconut Spread (vegan, grain-free, sugar-free, nut-free, dairy-free, soy-free, paleo)

This Homemade “Cacao Bliss™”-like spread is vegan, grain-free, sugar-free, raw and suitable for Stage 1 and beyond on an anti-candida diet. Friends often remark about how well-behaved The Girls are, mostly because they always lie quietly beyond the kitchen/family room boundary whenever we eat, patiently waiting for us to finish the meal. In that way, […]

Gluten-Free, Vegan Festive Roast

[My plate from our impromptu Christmas dinner last week: simple arugula salad, Festive Roast with brown gravy (still working on that recipe), homemade cranberry sauce, roasted potatoes, roasted carrots.] Have I got a treat for you today! I had intended to cook up–and post about–this incredible Festive Vegan Roast last week, as it was slated […]

Impromptu Meaty Veggie Burgers

As an ex-Montrealer living in Toronto for the past 30 years, I’ve discovered over time that other ex-Montrealers think I’m, well, weird (okay, fine—so it’s not just ex-Montrealers).

Remembering Mom Today

For someone who’s been without her mother for quite a long time (my mum died in 1991), I tend to think about her rather a lot. Maybe it’s the little photo of her perched on my bedside table that I see every morning and evening. Maybe it’s the increasing resemblance to her face I spy […]

Flash in the Pan: Divine Onion Crisps

[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 […]

Dog Day: Merry Merry Happy Happy

Merry Christmas to all of you who are celebrating today! I hope that Santa brought you something magical. And to all DDD readers, I wanted to take a moment to thank you all for being such an integral part of Diet, Dessert and Dogs.  Your wonderful comments and emails, your suggestions, opinions, questions–and, of course, […]

Flash in the Pan: Red And Green Festive Cocktail*

* AKA Cranberry, Pomegranate and Kale Detox Juice (but don’t tell anyone about the detox part) [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 […]

Halloween Whoopie Pies*

*Or, Why We No Longer Celebrate Halloween in the RH Household [Don’t be scared. It’s really tasty!] When the HH and I first lived together, our home in an older, mostly run-down neighborhood wasn’t exactly child-friendly. I vividly recall one sweltering summer’s evening as we lay sprawled in our bed, windows wide open (no A/C […]

African-Inspired Spicy Squash and Fava Beans on Raw Collard “Tortillas”

Okay, everyone, please take up your positions. The Squash-a-thon is about to begin! On the one hand, fall is the season for marathons and runs.  On the other hand, it’s also the season for squashes–anything from pumpkin (the first place frontrunner right now) to kabocha (my own pick for a winner) to acorn (cute curves) […]