Cherry-Oat Pancakes for Father’s Day

Really, what tells Dad “I love you” more than cooking a special meal just for him? When I was growing up, the only meal we could all count on as a family (since my dad worked crazy-long hours during the week, and we had all scraped the last bits of food off our plates long […]

High Protein Mocha Sunbutter Spread (Nut-free, Dairy-free, Grain-free, Gluten-free, Sugar-free)

[This decadent-tasting spread is not only good for you, it’s high protein and allergy-friendly, too! Plus it’s vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free, nut-free, yeast-free, and low glycemic. Suitable for all stages on an anti-candida diet.]   What’s the most dreaded question ever asked of a vegan? Go ahead and guess. Here are some to […]

Grain-Free Pizza Crust

Some of you may recall that a while back, I was working on perfecting a grain-free, bean-based pizza crust.  When I finally got the recipe just right, I was thrilled and posted a photo on Facebook.  Today, I’m delighted to present the recipe in a guest post for Susan, blogger over at The Well-Seasoned Cook. Susan originated […]

Flash in the Pan: Supremely Summery Raw Zucchini “Bruschetta”

[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).] […]

Cocoa Camino Chocolate Bar Winners!

Well, it seems you folks love chocolate as much as I do! Thanks to everyone who entered my spontaneous little giveaway over the weekend. 🙂 While most of the entries for the Cocoa Camino bars requested coconut, there was enough variation that every flavor got some love. So without further ado, here are the four […]

Spread the Love Around: Pâté Campagne*

* Or, “Nutroast, Nutroast, Wherefore Art Thou, Nutroast?” They say that everyone remembers their first time, and I am no exception.  As I’ve mentioned before, I was a late bloomer, so the event is indelibly etched in my memory. N.R was rich, deeply tan, warm and beckoning. One glance, and I couldn’t resist–I leapt right in, with […]

Let’s Make Some Whoopee (Pies)*–without Refined Sugar, Gluten, Eggs, Dairy, Soy or Nuts

*Or, It’s almost Valentine’s Day–time for bad puns! When I was a teenager, I believed Valentine’s Day was all about romance–and the fact that I didn’t have a sweetheart with whom to be romantic.  I’d sit at home listening to (Rod Stewart’s version of)  The First Cut is the Deepest on my parents’ console stereo in […]

Country Pâté: Guest Post on Go Dairy Free

Today I’m a guest poster at Go Dairy Free, with the recipe for this tantalizing pâté.  It’s both soy-free and nut-free, too! Hope you’ll head over for a visit to check out the recipe (and I’d love to know what you think!) 🙂 [Disclaimer: this post may contain affiliate links. If you buy using these links, at […]

Celebration Pear and Cranberry Cornmeal Cake

I hope you’re all having a great long weekend! I am thoroughly enjoying the last vestiges of the summer holiday. (What?? Summer is over?  Back to school and sweaters and crinkly leaves on the ground and pelting rain and mud and paw prints all over the carpet and frigid mornings and seeing your breath as you […]

Sweet Freedom’s Chocolate Chip Cookies–Gluten Free

When my sisters and I were kids, my parents used to play Poker every Saturday evening with their group of friends. They’d play from around 7:00 to 9:00 PM, stop for coffee, snacks, and a gabfest, then continue with the cards for another hour or so before everyone headed home. The group would rotate hosts, […]