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 […]

Quinoa Pizza Balls

It was my first visit to this holistic practitioner, and I knew from the outset it was the place for me. Shutting out the mid-day hubbub of Toronto’s Yonge Street behind me, I swung open the heavy oak door; inside, there was a comfortable hush in the air, like padding through a field of snow.  […]

[Flash in the Pan] Summer Refresher: Watermelon-Basil Cooler

[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 right).]‘ […]

Oxymoronic Pasta Salad

  Y’all are familiar with oxymorons, right? (no, I’m not referring to your  neighbor who fires up that buzz saw at 6:30 AM all summer; or your coworker who spilled coffee all over your crucial report; or your Aunt Edna who practically yodelled the news that you were pregnant even before you told your best friend–those are all […]

Cauliflower “Meaty Crumbles” and Spinach Pesto Lasagna

[This Spinach Pesto Lasagna with Cauliflower “Meat” is vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg free, (optionally) soy-free and yeast-free. Suitable for Stage 2 and beyond on an anti-candida diet.]   One of the cardinal rules when throwing a dinner party is “don’t serve your guests a recipe you’ve never made before.”  (Also, “don’t wear white when […]

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.  […]

Potato Bruschetta

Well,  you know what they say. . . the best laid plans sometimes go AWOL (or something like that).  In my case, plans for the Labor Day weekend–well, Sunday, actually–were waylaid by an impromptu visit. . . to the emergency room. No, not for me.  The HH, however, is still recovering (and he’ll be fine, […]

Lucky Comestible III(6) Meets Flash in the Pan: Avocado Mayonnaise

[I thought it would be fun to run a little series over here at RH: I’ll profile one one of my favorite foods, or a food that I’ve recently discovered and enjoyed, over several days.  For this third entry, I’m focusing on Avocados. The series is presented on an occasional (and entirely arbitrary) basis, before I move on to the next lucky […]