Grown Up Superfood Cookies

It doesn’t happen often, but still, there are some days when I think, “Man, getting older sucks.” (And then I quickly remember, “but it beats the alternative.”). Still, I find it’s a common occurrence lately to wake up the morning after a workout and feel my muscles aching as I climb the stairs (I keep […]

Chillin’ and Grillin’ Backyard BBQ Event (and Meaty Eggplant Burgers)!

Summer was made for Bar-B-Q’s!  Even those of us who don’t eat meat still love the idea of outdoor cooking, far from the heat of a kitchen stove, the UV rays tickling our skin as we inhale sun-soaked breezes. Firing up the barbie is one of the simplest ways to prepare a meal, and it’s […]

A Gluten-Free Holiday V: Oatmeal Poppyseed Scones for Breakfast or Brunch

[On the menu today. . . recipe below!] Welcome to Week V of A Gluten-Free Holiday, the event conceived by Amy of Simply Sugar and Gluten Free, designed to bring you lots of GF holiday food ideas every Thursday right through to Christmas! This week’s topic is Breakfasts and Brunch–so of course, I just *had* […]

Festive Freebie IV: Who Doesn’t Love Cookies? New Giveaway, Cookbook Winner & Quick Smoothie Recipe

[This protein-rich cranberry-oat smoothie is quick and easy to make. It’s also vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free,  nut-free, yeast-free, and low glycemic. Suitable for Stage 2 and beyond on an anti-candida diet.]   I was feeling like oatmeal when I first got up today [groaner alert]–funny, I don’t look like oatmeal. . . well, actually, […]

Pan-Seared Oatmeal Wedges with Warm Plum Sauce and Sweet Potato Spread

[A small request. . . The Canadian Food Blog Awards are accepting nominations for everything from best blog to “best recipe blog” to “best writing” to “best niche blog” and more.  If you enjoy reading DDD and my recipes, please consider heading over to Beer and Butter Tarts to nominate my blog! Nominations are open […]

A Glowing Recommendation: Angela’s Vegan Overnight Oats (Anti Candida Incarnation)

[Just look at that peachy color! ] Don’t you just hate it when your regular routine is disrupted? Well, maybe it’s just me.  As a Libra, I tend to be perhaps a little too attached to routine consistency boredom equilibrium in my life (Libra is represented by the scales, after all).  When the calm of a […]

Audacious Celebrity Stalking, Free Cookbooks, and Truffles

One night when I was sixteen, I watched Marvin Hamlisch (composer of A Chorus Line, etc.) on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.  The previous guest was Adrienne Barbeau, the buxom actress who played Bea Arthur’s daughter on the sitcom Maude. I was appalled as I witnessed Hamlisch, seated on the couch beside her, stammer and fidget (eyes flitting […]

Baked Blueberry Oatmeal Breakfast Pudding

Although I consider myself a late bloomer in most areas of my life, there’s one event I experienced long before anyone else in my circle of family and friends:  the mid-life crisis.  In fact, I got mine over with in my early 20s. I can remember many hours of  beer-addled conversation with my beloved mentor in […]

Flash in the Pan: Zucchini Bread Oatmeal

[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).] Over the […]

A Bowl Lotta Love

[Thanks to everyone who left such sweet comments and encouragement for the hellish week of marking!  (And I know I still owe some of you emails. . . coming soon!) Some of you who are students noted that you’d be doing as much work on the other side of the red pen. Whether students, parents, […]

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