SOS Apples: Greens with Roasted Beet, Apple and Almond Feta

After the excesses** of the recent long weekend here in Toronto, I felt the need for something more ascetic. I was craving something light, clean and (yes) green: a salad! And I knew that my salad had to contain apple. I got this recipe from a cookbook I’ve had for years–a decade, almost–and from which I have never […]

Cabbage (or Broccoli) Delight

[Ah, if only I were truly still enjoying my salad days . . . in reality, I am firmly ensconced smack-dab in the middle of my “main course” days.  But you can enjoy this salad at any age!] Now that summer is undeniably underway in these parts (nothing spells “summer” quite like a week of temperatures soaring beyond 33C/92F),  heavy duty […]

Flash in the Pan: Sautéed Greens with Onions and Apples

[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).] [With Collards, […]

Family and Festive Feasting

[Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Warm Caramel Sauce] As I mentioned in a previous post, the CFO came to visit over the holidays, and we had a truly lovely time together, chillaxing (I can’t understand why that word has evaporated from the lexicon.  I mean, it just seems to capture so perfectly the concept its meant to convey), laughing, […]

Holiday Bundt Apple Cake

[Looking for the revamped gluten-free, refined sugar-free, dairy-free, egg-free version? It’s here.] One of the shared quirks of most Canadians is our propensity to focus on the weather (well, that, and our internationally-recognized, world-renowned politeness. Oh, but please do excuse me for interrupting that train of thought with a parenthesis–how very rude! I do apologize). We […]

Mock Green Papaya Salad

  As you may have noticed, I love blogging. When something prevents me from engaging in my (almost) daily trio of cooking, eating, and writing about it, I feel a bit deprived. The strangest triggers will spark a barrage of blogging ideas, and then I’m off.  One of the greatest side effects of blogging is that it […]

Tofu Omelet with Sauteed Apples and Sweet Curry Sauce

Love never ceases to amaze me.    In the halcyon days of our relationship, when my HH and I were still in early stages of romantic life, I was sideswiped with a doozy of a diagnosis that caused me to change my diet drastically for what turned out to be quite a long time.     […]