Quinoa Pizza Balls

It was my first visit to this holistic practitioner, and I knew from the outset it was the place for me. Shutting out the mid-day hubbub of Toronto’s Yonge Street behind me, I swung open the heavy oak door; inside, there was a comfortable hush in the air, like padding through a field of snow.  […]

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).] […]

Caramelized Onion, Shaved Butternut and “Goat Cheese” Pizza (Grain Free, Vegan)

When I was in grade school, there was exactly one boy (let’s call him Jerome) in our school who had a food allergy (to peanuts).  Jerome was already a bit too large (he towered over the rest of us; even in grade three, he was already level with our teacher, Mrs. B’s shoulders); a bit too […]

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.  […]

Our Holidays this Year: Chop, Slice, Stir, Sip, Nibble, Cook, Eat, Relax. Repeat.

[Some of the spoils of the 25th.] Hope you all had a fantastic holiday!  Over here in the DDD household, we’ve had a wonderful time the past few days, what with the HH on holidays between Christmas and New Year’s. (“Yes, Mum, we’ve loved it, too! It’s great to have those extra trail-walks. . . and play […]

Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup!

[Chocolate Pumpkin Pôts de Crèmel Have you been keeping up with Vegan MoFo?  Now that I’ve backed out  of the festivities because I knew I couldn’t keep up–well, here I am, posting virtually every day in October thus far!  With our Ontario elections today (go out and vote, people!) and our Thanksgiving coming up (stay […]

Separated at Birth: Apricot-Swirl Cheesecake Bars (Baked)

Have you seen those magazine and website series called “Separated at Birth”?  They usually feature two celebs (sometimes, a celeb and an animal or even a celeb and inanimate object) that–in that one particular photo, at least–eerily resemble each other. The phrase, of course, refers to the phenomenon popularized by certain nature-vs-nurture studies revealing that […]

Winners of Nutra-Vege Omega 3 Oils (and a Pancake Sneak Peek!)

Hope everyone had a great weekend! Mine was filled with about 200 exams to mark. . . luckily, there were also some wonderful eats (see below), including more salad dressing made with my Nutra-Vege entirely animal-free Omega 3 oil.  I’m so glad that you all seem as excited about it as I am (even those […]

Canada Day Festivities: We Didn’t Go Camping, but We Ate Some Great Food

[Our Canada Day Dinner. . . get a load of that patriotic Maple Leaf!] Hope everyone who celebrated this past weekend had a great one! Now, I know that Canada Day/Independence Day weekend means one thing–and one thing only–to many of you: camping.  Me, not so much.  I was reminded of my singular camping experience (back […]

Some Patriotic Eats

[source] It’s another long July weekend for us here in Canada and all our American cousins in the US–yay! Happy “I Love My Country” Day to both of us! 😀 For those of you looking for summer/ buffet/ BBQ/ patriotic/ festive recipes for your long weekend, here are some of my favorites that would be […]