Grain-Free Hazelnut Biscotti with Cinnamon Glaze

[Hazelnut Biscotti with Cinnamon Glaze are vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free,  yeast-free, and low glycemic. Suitable for Stage 2 and beyond on an anti-candida diet.] Okay, a mini-survey. Please answer the following: Q. When was the last time you were able to sit and relax with nothing to do except daydream and […]

Granola-Topped Blueberry Pie Bars

  I’ve never really understood the expression, “easy as pie.” In the home of my childhood, it was more like “almost-unheard-of-plus-totally frustrating-and-usually-botched-results” as pie.  Although my mom was a superlative baker, the one thing she almost never made (and when she did, it wasn’t very good) was pie. Give her a cookie dough, and she […]

Chocolate Hazelnut Breakfast Smoothie

I know I promised a final installment to the Dole Summit recaps (and I’ll be posting that one next), but I just had to share this amazing smoothie that I guzzled created this morning! After spending the past three days with a miserable cold (damn you, recirculated airline air), I woke up today feeling marginally better […]

Marry Me Brownies*

*Just in case there’s any doubt, I meant that in the sense of, “These brownies will make him/her/you declare, “Marry Me!” and not in the sense of, “You will want to marry these brownies”–though weirder things have happened. [What’s that I see beside these squares of bliss? Could it be–?!!] Now, I know it may seem a […]

Sugar-free, Dairy-free, Candida-friendly “Notella” (Chocolate Hazelnut Spread)

[Just look at that icy, smooth surface. . . dig in!] The Nutty Part: Ever since I created that Walnut-Cacao Nib Butter a while back, I’ve gone all-out nutty.  Seems a day cannot go by without my consuming some form of nut butter.  I had already been enjoying nuts on this ACD (one of the […]

Hazelnut Melting Moments

Whew!  Well, it took me a little longer to get to this post than anticipated.  But I’m happy to report that my stack of exams has all been marked, the final grades submitted, and all that remains of this semester are a few meetings next week.  And then: par-tay! Come to think of it, I already hosted my […]

Lucky Comestible 5 (4): Grain Free Hazelnut-Cilantro* Crackers

* Or use another favorite herb. [I thought it would be fun to run a little series over here at DDD: I’ll profile one one of my favorite foods, or a food that I’ve recently discovered and enjoyed, over several days.  For this fifth edition, I’m focusing on cilantro. The series is presented on an occasional (and entirely arbitrary) basis, before […]

Blast from the Past: Barley-Hazelnut Salad

As someone who considers herself an unabashed fan (and follower) of popular culture, I love trend-watching (and also soap opera-watching, and celebrity-watching, and style-watching. . . plus reading trashy magazines at the supermarket checkout line. . . I could go on, but really, haven’t I embarassed myself enough for one day?) Over the years, I’ve […]

Hazelnut Mocha Cookies

I seem to be running into hazelnuts and coffee a lot these days. A couple of weeks ago, when we were visiting him and his family at their cottage up north, my friend Mark offered me Frangelico with coffee (he forgot I haven’t drunk coffee in 7 years). Then I bought the latest issue of Everyday […]