Chestnut Pancakes

If you follow me on Instagram or even just take a quick look through this blog, you’ll quickly surmise that I must love pancakes. (You’d also surmise that my tablecloth is made of newsprint. . . but that’s another story). Indeed, I am a huge fan of pancakes. I likely eat them at least once […]

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 […]

Carob Buckwheat Pancakes with Almonds and Carob Chips (Sugar-Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Grain-Free, Xanthan-Free)

[Stacked high, topped with homemade apricot jam and plumberry sauce] Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?  When she was a puppy, I would have sworn that Elsie had no vocal chords. She never made a peep until she was about six months old. No barking, no whining, no howling, no growling–nothing.  (In retrospect, I’m […]

Chinese Scallion Pancakes: The Remake

The other evening, my friend Eternal Optimist and I went to see a movie (Friends with Benefits–surprisingly enjoyable, and I even liked Justin Timberlake in it!).  We both love watching the trailers before the film, but what struck us this time was how many of them were actually promoting remakes of old movies.  First was […]

It’s Here: Good Morning! Breakfasts without Gluten, Sugar, Eggs or Dairy

It’s been months in the making, but I’m thrilled to announce that my latest ebook, Good Morning! Breakfasts without Gluten, Sugar, Eggs or Dairy is finally here! The recipes are all great for anyone following an anti-candida diet (ACD); for vegans ; those on a gluten free, refined sugar free, egg free or kosher diet; or Type II […]

Flash in the Pan: Fresh Plum Sauce* or Topping

*no relation to that unctuous, ochre tinted, replete-with-chemical-ingredients-and-refined-sugar gel you get in little packets next to your egg rolls. [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 […]

Pick-Your-Own Gluten Free Pancakes*

*Or, Thanks, Michael Ruhlman (for the rule, man). [Millet, buckwheat, oat and bean flour with chopped pears and cranberry compote] I’m all about freedom of choice. While my dad eats the identical breakfast every day**, I feel the need to rotate among cereal (hot or cold), omelets, baked sweet potato and almond sauce, apple and almond […]

Grain Free Lemony Almond Pancakes

[Looking for more candida-diet recipe inspiration? Get 100+ recipes plus diet and lifestyle guidelines in Living Candida-Free!] These days, I try to be a little nutty every day. Of course I don’t mean “nutty” as in “I missed my plane so I’m going to become a minor celebrity on YouTube” nutty.  Or  “I think I’ll switch careers at […]

A Fresh Start. . . and 2008’s Last (Food-Related) Hurrah

[Potato-Kale Curry] First, and most importantly: Happy 2009, everyone!  Thank you all so much for your wonderful comments and good wishes for the new year.  I can’t even begin to express how much I appreciate them all and how much blogging has brought into my life.  But by far, the best part is you–readers and other […]

Corn Crêpes with Quick Tomato Tracklement*

* [or Concasse, if you prefer the more conventional term. . . but I just loved the word “tracklement” ever since I read it on Lucy’s blog, and besides, “Tomato Tracklement” is just so much more alliterative.] Last weekend was our Canada Day holiday, and this year I learned an important lesson.  No, it wasn’t “Canada […]