SOS Parsnips: Gena’s Raw Sushi “Rice”

I’m from the generation that was raised on soap operas.  In fact, I first learned to watch soaps at my mother’s knee (no, seriously: the TV was perched on her dresser at the foot of the bed; she sat on the bed, and I, on the floor. . . at her knee). When I was […]

SOS November Ingredient Reveal!

[No, my computer isn’t fixed yet.  But since this post was all ready to go anyway, I figured I’d let you all in on the SOS Ingredient reveal.  Enjoy!] Happy November!  It’s the beginning of the month, which means it’s also time for a new SOS Kitchen Challenge ingredient reveal! Your posts last month all […]

Last Minute Recipe Suggestions

Who’s ready to celebrate?  With all of my 175 students’ assignments, exams and final marks finally submitted–I am now officially on holidays until 2011–whoo hoo! That makes me one very celebratory gal.  Par-tay, I say!  And how about having everything all ready to start cooking my big holiday meal? Um, no. (Insert sheepish expression here).   “Mum, did […]

Roasted Chestnut and Parsnip Soup

Before I get to today’s recipe, it’s time to announce the winner of the Lucini Cinque e’ Cinque giveaway!  Thanks to everyone who entered, and for your enthusiastic response to the product (and your enthusiasm for this week’s giveaway as well for a Cocoa Camino baking kit, running until next Monday)!  The winner of the Cinque […]

Parsnip Mini Loaves or Muffins (with GF option)

Well, I suppose it had to happen eventually. . . winter has finally arrived in Toronto.  *Sigh*.  I really, really would love to live somewhere that I don’t have to don at least 4 layers of clothing (that would include torso, head, hands, and feet) in order just to walk out the door without permanently […]

Flash in the Pan: Almond-Crusted Root Vegetable “Fries”

[Good news! This recipe, along with more than 100 others, is now available in my cookbook, Living Candida-Free. Everything in the book is free of gluten, eggs, dairy and sugar–and all suitable for an anti-candida diet!] [Rutabaga “fries”–who’d have ever thought?] [Sometimes, you just want to eat something now.  I’ve decided to offer a mini-post […]

Last Minute Thanksgiving Ideas

I had intended a lovely post today, in honor of the upcoming Thanksgiving long weekend to the south of us.  But time constraints (read: massive, unwieldly pile of essays and assignments to mark) have prevented me from following through. So I’ll just have to wait till the next batch of holidays in December to post […]

Curried Root Vegetable Chowder with Dumplings

Years ago (oops, make that a decade), during the tumultuous year after my starter marriage dissolved, I lived with my friend Gemini I.  As two single thirty-somethings interested in social events or activities that might bring us into contact with eligible men, we decided to try out some cooking classes (what were we thinking?  We might as well […]

Pear and Parsnip Soup

It seems like another lifetime now, but the year after my starter marriage ended, I lived in a townhouse with my dear friend Gemini I.  Shortly after the furniture was placed and the boxes unpacked, we began to negotiate the rules of housework, grocery shopping, and TV usage when we got to chatting about food.  I remember […]

Flash in the Pan: Spurious Spuds (Cauliflower, Parsnip and Bean Mash)

[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.”] I was seduced by Mark Bittman last week. Now, hold on a minute–before you go and call the authorities, […]

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