Whole Foods Knockoff Kale and Beet Salad (aka the Easiest Kale Salad You’ll Ever Make)

It’s kind of a cliché already; you’re probably familiar with “Whole Paycheck Market” (aka Whole Foods).  Or maybe you’ve heard it referred to as the grocery store where they accept “Yuppie Food Stamps” (aka twenty dollar bills). Where eco-conscious, health conscious, modern parents shop (aka rich folks. Or food bloggers).

Raw Pink Breakfast Bowl

[Many thanks to everyone for your kind wishes about the new book! I was blown away by the tremendous response to my call for recipe testers.  Thank you! I’m still happy to take names for the next few days before I begin to sort according to your locations–I am looking for people worldwide. So keep […]

Memories of Canadian Beef*

*Or, This Is Not a President’s Choice Product** *Or, See How Much I Want to Attend Eat, Write, Retreat  ? [Voilà–homemade, veggie-based “beef” jerky.  Well, it looks like beef. . . ] The other day, I was bemoaning the fact that there are a bunch of cool  blogger conferences coming up this spring—none of which I’m attending. […]

Raw Asian Slaw with Fennel, Beet and Carrot

So: I’m going to make an effort to try to attempt to give it my best shot and strive to endeavor to maybe have a crack at liking winter a little more.  I mean, I can’t complain about it right through until April, can I? (okay, don’t answer that).  Well, with inspiration from Alicia’s “Happy Thoughts” at the conclusion of each […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Brilliantly Beet Smoothie

[EL-LENd Me a Hand campaign update: Ellen listed my humble little self-published cookbook on her “Books Ellen Reads” page!  I couldn’t be more thrilled–and I know it only came about because of all of you–so thank you, thank you!  This quest also seems to have developed a life of its own. . . seems a […]

Beet Burgers

[Seen here on romaine leaves with a side of homemade cultured vegetables.] I can hardly believe it, but today is the HH and my thirteenth anniversary!  And to think they said it would never last!  Of course, when we met, we were just love-struck kids  a one-night stand  riding the subway two jaded divorcés who thought […]

Beet Pepperoni (Really!)

I heard there’s this thing calleed “Super Bowl Sunday” going on today.  Personally, I’ve never really seen the point.  I mean, seriously, what’s the big fuss?  A bunch of slightly overweight guys gripping a ball, then running and throwing it and then all that tumbling on the ground.  Gee, and all this time I thought bowling was […]