[A favorite raw breakfast: chocolate almond spread on apple slices.] Remember the days when there was only one kind of nut butter–and nobody was allergic to it? I think I ate peanut butter almost every day until my late 30s. As a kid, I slathered it on saltines alongside chocolate milk during cartoon-drenched Saturday mornings; I ate […]
Carob Coconut Cups
I know that many of you are already fans of Amy, the blogger behind the wildly popular Simply Sugar and Gluten Free (which recently got a facelift–check out the new look!). A few months ago, Amy published her first cookbook, Simply Sugar and Gluten Free, and her publisher kindly sent me a copy for review. For someone […]
Strawberries and Cream Layer Cake, ACD-Friendly and Allergen-Free
As a typical Libra, my baking proclivities tend to vacillate between “Almost-too-simple-to-require-a-recipe” (see LaRaw Bars, Quick Cranberry-Apple Compote, Almond-Crusted Root Vegetable “Fries“) or “So-elaborate-as-to-require-a-week’s-preparation” (see Meaty Spinach Pesto Lasagna, Raw “Linguine” with Bolognese Sauce and Hemp Parmesan, Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Warm Caramel Sauce)–we Libras tend to be “All or Nothing” that way. Somewhere in […]
Four Books–and Four Winners!
Thanks to everyone who entered the first “Giveaways Gone Wild” this week! I’m giving away one of four fantastic books (three cookbooks and one literary). With the help of random.org, I chose names in order of the books listed. The first person to ask for each of the four titles won that book! And here are our […]
Summer’s Here: Time For Giveaways Gone Wild!
[This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered!] Summer has finally arrived, which means time for playing outdoors, fresh food, girls in bikinis. . . and giveaways! I’ve received several great products for review and giveaway the past few months, so I decided to use the warmer months to catch up by offering a […]
SOS Kitchen Challenge for May: Ingredient Reveal–and Anniversary Giveaway!
Welcome to another month and another round of the SOS Kitchen Challenge! After posting April’s roundup, Kim and I realized that the SOS Kitchen Challenge is now a year old. Our first challenge in April 2010 featured the beet, and we’ve been on a roll ever since. Many thanks to all of YOU for continuing to […]
Chocolate Malted Shake
Do you drink greens drinks? Made from dehydrated, powdered green vegetables (and sometimes other high-antioxidant foods like sea algae or healthy grasses), they offer an intensive punch of nutrients in a small scoop of powder that can be added to smoothies or other beverages. I’ve been taking spirulina (another type of green algae) with my […]
Chocolate Malted Shake, iHerb Shopping Spree & Madre Labs Review
The wonderful folks at iHerb have, once again, offered a $50 shopping spree to one lucky DDD winner! (iHerb is an online shop for all of your supplement and health-food needs. They carry an extensive array of products that you can order for delivery to your home). Read all the details about the giveaway at […]
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. […]
SOS Stevia: The Roundup
Thanks to everyone who submitted a stevia-based recipe for February’s SOS Kitchen Challenge! As always, we received a stellar collection of recipes. Here’s the “Sweet”: Kim and I were blown away by the creativity in the “sweet” section of the event this past month. While I have added every single recipe to my “to try” […]