Mum’s Original Review and Giveaway

[Yes, these Raw Caramel Cupcakes with Banana-Cacao Frosting are bursting with superfoods ingredients!] As many of you know, I spend some quite a bit a crazy amount of time every day on twitter. I love that I’ve been able to strike up acquaintances with other bloggers, writers, nutritionists and companies that way. Well, several months […]

Low Fat Cinnamon Walnut Loaf (Xanthan-free) for New Year, New You!

Pretty much anyone who knows me from this blog (or anywhere else) knows that I don’t consume refined sugar. In fact, since I started the anti-candida diet in March, 2009, I’ve abstained from almost all sweeteners, refined or otherwise.  (I’ve also abstained from about 1,182 other foods that are verboten on the ACD, but that’s a whole other kettle […]

Looking Back on 2011: It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Not-So-Best of Times*

*Or, a Tale of Two Rickis *Or, How About a Dickens Reference Other Than A Christmas Carol for a Change? [“Happy New Year, Mum!  A saner approach to 2012 sounds good to me, too.  Oh, and kudos on that atypical Dickens reference!”] Happy 2012, everyone! Hope you all had a great time ringing in the new year.  […]

Black-Bottomed Almond Mousse Pie with Chocolate Ganache Drizzle

I actually first made this pie quite a while ago (some of you may remember that I posted about it on Facebook), but I’ve been holding on to the recipe, clinging to it like Scrooge gripping his last penny so that I could save it for this very post. Seriously, this is one is a show-stopper, a […]

A Gluten-Free Holiday V: Oatmeal Poppyseed Scones for Breakfast or Brunch

[On the menu today. . . recipe below!] Welcome to Week V of A Gluten-Free Holiday, the event conceived by Amy of Simply Sugar and Gluten Free, designed to bring you lots of GF holiday food ideas every Thursday right through to Christmas! This week’s topic is Breakfasts and Brunch–so of course, I just *had* […]

Two Announcements, an Update, and a Question (for You)

  [Carob Chai Latte] Happy Monday, everyone! It’s also the beginning of the final month of the year–a perfect time for some announcements and updates (plus a request for your help–see last item in this post!).  With so much going on here at DDD these days, I thought I’d take the opportunity to collate some items in […]

Restaurant-Worthy Creamy Potato-Leek Soup

Before I met the HH, he was a culinary vagabond, a peripatetic bon vivant who spent his evenings wandering from one acclaimed restaurant to the next.  The HH, you see, ate almost all of his meals in restaurants in the days before  our romance blossomed in the late 1990s (and I’ve written before how he once lived […]

Home for the Holidays. . .Gluten-Free Style!

The holiday spirit is definitely in the air. . . and today, I’m excited to tell you about a blog event in which I’m participating, called the Home for the Holidays. . . Gluten Free Style! It’s hosted by Shirley of Gluten Free Easily and will continue from now until December 23rd. Please join me, Shirley, and 23 other gluten-free bloggers […]

The Original Slow Cooker: Review of 150 Best Tagine Recipes

[Hearty, slurpy, stick-to-your-ribs Lentil and Almond Tagine] Up until last month, the only tagine I had ever eaten were this one ** or one at a small Middle Eastern restaurant that the HH and I went to in the early days of our relationship. But then I was contacted by the lovely Martine from Robert […]

Homemade Edible Gifts

I thought this would be a perfect week to share some of my favorite recipes on the blog that would also make fantastic homemade–and edible–gifts. In my younger years, I made almost all of my gifts myself (edible or otherwise).  Of course, the fact that I was a student living in penury (I won’t say I […]