Smoky Zucchini Dip

  [Kim’s Buckwheat Crackerbread with my own Sweet Potato Spread] When I found out that my friend Kim was creating a recipe calendar, I squealed with joy.  You may know Kim as my partner in crime  sunworship  hoarding colorful earrings  the SOS Kitchen Challenge, as we alternate choosing ingredients and writing the kickoff post each […]

Last Minute Recipe Suggestions

Who’s ready to celebrate?  With all of my 175 students’ assignments, exams and final marks finally submitted–I am now officially on holidays until 2011–whoo hoo! That makes me one very celebratory gal.  Par-tay, I say!  And how about having everything all ready to start cooking my big holiday meal? Um, no. (Insert sheepish expression here).   “Mum, did […]

Borscht to Beet Stress*

*Okay, it’s a horrible pun. But I”m an English teacher.  We’re genetically programmed to come up with groaners like that.    [Sorry about the bad lighting. . . by the time I got this photo, the sun–and the HH’s car–were long gone.] Hope those of you who celebrated had a great Thanksgiving yesterday.  And for the rest […]

Roasted Chestnut and Parsnip Soup

[Looking for a lavish, indulgent-tasting, and easy to prepare soup for the season? Roasted Chestnut and Parsnip Soup is gorgeous and silky, all while being vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free, nut-free, yeast-free, and low glycemic. Suitable for Stage 2 and beyond on an anti-candida diet.] For several years after I graduated university, I’d return […]

Some Thanksgiving Ideas. . .

“I know I’m sure looking forward to some play time this weekend. . . ball, anyone?” Happy Canadian Thanksgiving! (And Happy Weekend to everyone else!) 😀 Even if you’re not in Canada, you can still join in the festive spirit this weekend!  We’re going to have enviable weather (21C/70F and sunny on Sunday) and I’m […]

September SOS Kitchen Roundup: Apples

[image courtesy of Affairs of Living] September’s Sweet or Savory (SOS) Kitchen Challenge, featuring the apple, was an absolute hit! Kim from Affairs of Living (my challenge co-host) and I received almost 40 recipe submissions from readers all over the globe, a wide variety of sweet and savory dishes that tempted our tastebuds and got […]

Roasted Squash and Apple Bisque

Remember how, last week, I mentioned that I seem to be adopting some of the HH’s less-than-enviable habits? Well, this past week, it got even worse: our anniversary came and went*, and neither one of us remembered! (Such behavior would not be unusual for the HH, who would likely never acknowledge anniversaries, birthdays, or holidays if […]

Is This Too Corny for You? Fresh Corn Soup with Smoky Garnish

  A hydrogen atom walks into a bar.  He turns to the bartender and says, “I think I’ve lost an electron!”.  The bartender replies, “Are you positive?” [source: my Biochemistry prof at CSNN] Ba-DUM-pa!  Yes, indeedy, I am a lover of corny jokes.  I giggle uncontrollably when I hear a good one, I hoard them for […]

SOS Kitchen Challenge: Spinach Roundup

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 […]

SOS Kitchen Challenge: BEETS–The Roundup!

It’s time for the very first SOS (Sweet or Savory) Kitchen Challenge Roundup!  When Kim and I first introduced the first SOS Kitchen Challenge last month, we decided to choose an ingredient that we both liked and that would suit both our specialized diets.  But we had no idea so many of you also adored the ruby […]