Six Degrees of Nava Atlas

[This post is part of an ongoing series of interviews with cookbook authors, bloggers, women entrepreneurs and home chefs whose work I enjoy and admire. If you’ve got someone in mind you’d like me to approach for an interview, please shoot me an email at dietdessertdogsATgmailDOTcom, or leave a comment here and let me know! […]

Book Review: Vegan Holiday Kitchen

Before I begin this review–and in the spirit of full disclosure–I must confess to you all that my opinions in this blog post are biased. No, not because I was paid to do this review (which I wasn’t); not because I received a free copy of the book (which I did); and not because I […]

Giveaways Gone Wild IV: My New Favorite Source of Omega 3’s (and 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 […]

Nava’s Cool as a Cucumber Soup

Well, it appears that summer has finally arrived in Toronto (gee, only two months late!).  Under normal circumstances, July and August herald brilliantly sunny days with lush green lawns, a profusion of garden flowers and lazy swishing leaves on tree branches overhanging our suburban streets.  The temperatures hover around 30-32C (86-90F), more like 40C (104F) with […]