Spectacular Summer Smoothie

[Spectacular Summer Smoothie is vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free,  nut-free, yeast-free, and low glycemic. Suitable for Stage 3 and beyond on an anti-candida diet.] My mom was the original Sun Worshipper. In fact, apart from her famous Chiffon Cake, when I think of my mom, the image that usually comes to mind […]

Anti-Inflammatory Latte

[Anti-inflammatory latte is a rich-tasting, comforting hot or cold beverage that’s vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free,  yeast-free, low glycemic and suitable for all stages on an anti-candida diet.] Those of you who’ve been reading this blog for a while know that the HH and I live with two dogs, Elsie and Chaser […]

Flash in the Pan: Hippie Dippy Hemp Milk

[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).] […]

[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).]‘ […]

Holiday Nog (Egg-free, Dairy-free, Sugar-free, Soy-free, Gluten-free, Vegan)

Sometimes with food, you experience the same coup de foudre as love at first sight.  You might spy a mille-feuille (aka Napoleon or custard slice) in the glass pastry case and know just by looking that you’d relish those myriad strata of light, flaky pastry, cool, smooth custard sandwiched between them.  Perhaps you were invited for dinner and noticed […]

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 […]

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.  […]

The Simple Life* (and Smoothie)

* [Absolutely no relation to the reality show of the same name] ## [That is one MoFo huge smoothie!] Now that the holidays are over and a new, fervently hopeful year has begun, I’ve decided to simplify my life. It might have been the post-apocalyptic array of file folders, sticky notes, to-do lists (to-do lists ON sticky […]

Flash in the Pan: Ginger-Mint Iced Tea

[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.”] [Thanks to everyone who hazarded guesses about what type of peppers I’ve got flourishing in my backyard. . . […]

Mint Smoothie

The home I grew up in could very well have been the original inspiration for the mantra, “Reuse, Repair, Recycle.” My dad, the quintessential progeny of The Great Depression, still saves everything from empty jam jars, to twine from UPS boxes, to old socks, to almost-moldy tomatoes, and puts them to use again in some […]