Raw Sweet Potato and Greens Slaw

[As I mentioned last time, I’m thrilled beyond words that my cookbook, Sweet Freedom, is one of only three cookbooks recommended on Ellen DeGeneres’s new “Going Vegan with Ellen” page!  If you’ve had success with the recipes or if you have the book and like it, please hop over and leave a comment to let […]

Food with a Great Personality (and Tuscan Bean and Chard Soup)

[Dinner Bowl with millet, sesame chard, grated carrot, avocado, grape tomatoes, and almond sauce.] When I was about four and the Nurse was eight, my parents decided to have our portraits taken.  Now, in those days (we’re talking Dark Ages of technology, folks) no one had heard of digital photography, let alone Photoshop; you had […]

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, […]

Flash in the Pan: Baked Beans Nested on Greens

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.”] [Oh, and before I continue:  notice the photo?  Notice anything different?  Um, like, actual detail on the food?  Well, […]

Soba Noodles with Ginger, Chard and Walnuts

The other day, I got to thinking: some ostensibly odd couplings do actually work well together.  Sonny and Cher, purple and mustard yellow walls (but only for the previous tenant, not us), Elsie and Chaser, paisley and–hmmn.  Well, Sonny and Cher, anyway. This pasta dish, a favorite in our house, is one of those weird couplings: rhyme […]

Spelt Pizza with Caramelized Onion, Artichokes and Chard

 Those of you who live in the GTA will be familiar with Il Fornello: the hip, alt-chic series of restaurants that seem to be able to satisfy all palates.  Besides fabulous pizza baked in wood-burning ovens, this contemporary Italian resto also provides a wide variety of dishes for those of us sensitive to wheat, gluten, […]