Roasted Potato Salad with Avocado Pesto

I often wonder how many brilliant culinary creations are the result of neglected ingredients for which someone had no other use.  You know what I’m talking about: those Thursday afternoons when you start rummaging through the fridge to make dinner and all you can find are tofu, pumpkin and salad dressing. Or olives, prunes and […]

Chocolate Covered Fudgesicles (Sugar free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free, Vegan)

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you likely know a few things about me already:  I adore my Girls (and you’re not too shabby, either, HH);  I abhor winter and all its accoutrements (and–*sob*–it is just around the corner!);  though it’s been many years, I still harbor resentment toward Rocker Guy (he […]

Muddy Caesar (Salad, that Is)

Ah, summer.  How I remember the long, languid, carefree days infused with sunshine.  The kind of brightness that shimmers in mid-afternoon air, making the trees, the leaves, even the parked cars look as if they’re trembling with sheer joy. Easy living, with no boots or jackets or scarves or sweaters. Being able to think, “oh, I forgot to buy lemons,” […]

Mint Chip Ice Cream–No Ice Cream Maker Required!

After reading through the comments on yesterday’s SOS Challenge reveal post (this month’s ingredient is MINT and Kim and I can’t wait to see what y’all cook up with it!), I realized I may have sounded perhaps a wee bit whiney about everything that’s going on in my life right now.  I certainly didn’t mean […]

Apple Pie Smoothie

Thanks, everyone, for your great comments on yesterday’s post!  Honestly, I hadn’t thought that the “beeteroni” (thanks, Leah) was as far “out there” as it turned out to be, but am glad you liked the idea.  This ACD really does spark some unusual culinary adventures! [Quick housekeeping note before today’s post: I’ve been working on updating the blog and […]

Swamp Thing Smoothie*

* Or, Oddly Alluring Blend of Mudlike Green Vegetables to Clear Your Sinuses [Don’t you expect a giant, hairy, muddy hand to suddenly lurch from under the surface of that liquid, and grab you?] I’ve enjoyed green smoothies for several years now, and they’ve always been a staple when I need a quick and nutrient-rich breakfast.  […]

Beet the Heat and Mint Salad

[With baked beets and avocado over mesclun greens] For those of you who’ve decided, as I have, to really appreciate the home front this Labor Day weekend (read: can’t afford to go away), hope you’re enjoying some wonderful weather!  If you’re in the Toronto area, drop by to see me and say “hi” at Ambrosia […]

Flash in the Pan: Grilled Avocado on “Toast”

[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).] I must […]

Anti-Candida Desserts: What Do You Eat?

[For even more desserts, check out my digital cookbooks (all recipes free of sugar, gluten, eggs and dairy)!  To learn about the recipes or to purchase, click here.] [Raw key lime tarts–NOT an ACD-inspired recipe (yippee!) See below.] [IMPORTANT EDIT, 2019: Since I began an anti-candida diet in 2009, some of the “accepted” sweeteners have […]

So Long, Summer: Chilled Avocado Soup

Who could have ever guessed that our summer would FINALLY arrive on Labor Day Weekend?  The weather this past weekend was glorious: brilliant sunshine, sky entirely unsullied by even a speck of cloud, so blue even the dogs seemed able to perceive its piercing azure, colorblind or no.  The temperature’s been hovering at around 28C (that’s […]