Mint Chip Ice Cream–No Ice Cream Maker Required!

After reading through the comments on yesterday’s SOS Challenge reveal post (this month’s ingredient is MINT and Kim and I can’t wait to see what y’all cook up with it!), I realized I may have sounded perhaps a wee bit whiney about everything that’s going on in my life right now.  I certainly didn’t mean […]

Grilled Vegetable Salad with Fresh Tarragon Dressing

Remember that first blush of new love, those early days when you were still keen to learn every little thing about your sweetheart?  A casual glance around the back yard revealed the emerald hue of the grass, the red of the tomato plants, the coral of the peonies all mysteriously so much sharper and more intense, as if your world […]

Flash in the Pan: Freshly Dressed and Saucy

[Sometimes, you just want to eat something now.  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 easy to make that no recipe is required. Here’s today’s “Flash in the Pan.” (For other FitP recipes, see “Categories” at right).] [Uber creamy–with […]

Gena’s Raw (Bean Free) Broccoli Hummus

In case you haven’t noticed, we Canadians are pretty obsessed with the weather.  It rules our schedules, our wardrobes and our moods.  Wake up to sunny skies and 26C (79 F), as we did a couple of weeks ago, and it’s going to be a good day.  Wake up to glum, sodden skies, and that […]

SOS Kitchen Challenge: BEETS–The Roundup!

It’s time for the very first SOS (Sweet or Savory) Kitchen Challenge Roundup!  When Kim and I first introduced the first SOS Kitchen Challenge last month, we decided to choose an ingredient that we both liked and that would suit both our specialized diets.  But we had no idea so many of you also adored the ruby […]

So Many Questions: Cheese Filled, Gluten-Free Olive and Onion Bread

[The final recipe, here with olives, green onion and almond feta] I’ve seen it mentioned on twitter.  I’ve noticed it in passing on other blogs.  I’ve gone to their pages and read them.  But sorry, folks, I still don’t get it. Question One: What’s the Big Deal with Formspring Me?  Personally, I’d rather springform (pan) […]

It’s the Berries: Stevia-Sweetened, Gluten Free Blueberry-Lemon Muffins

I know; who says things like, “It’s the berries” any more? Okay, well, I admit that I do.  I also say “take umbrage” (and said it even before I knew the Harry Potter connection), “just chillaxin’” and, sometimes, “the cat’s pyjamas” (but only when I feel like teasing The Girls). But honestly, this recent revision in my […]

Déjà Vu Blondies

Look!  It’s Ricki at the Vegetarian Food Fair again! Nope, I didn’t take a spin in the Time Tunnel.  Nope, I don’t have a twin sister who demonstrated a recipe at another Veg Food Fair this weekend. Nope, I haven’t figured out how to implement Einstein’s theory of relativity and traveled back in time.  And nope, […]

Chinese Scallion Pancakes

[Quick reminder: Don’t forget to go here and enter my contest to win chocolate or treats from my upcoming cookbook! You’ve got until January 30th to enter.] Over the past couple of years, the HH and I have developed a fairly steadfast routine: every Tuesday at mid day, we connect for a hefty serving of afternoon delight. (No, no debauchery, silly! Forget […]

Two-Toned Latkes

[Latkes are great for Hanukkah, but this version is so yummy, you’ll want to eat them all year round. These Two Toned Potato Pancakes are vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free, nut-free and yeast-free. Suitable for Stage 2 and beyond on an anti-candida diet.] The weekend began like most other mornings:  a wet, cold nose against […]