Classic Pasta Arrabiata

[Warning:  Extra, extra, extra-long post.  Feel free to portion it out in smaller doses. . . or simply take your time and revel in the sunshine.] [Nope, no alligators in this Florida body of water. (And no, that’s not the HH at the pool!)] Um, so, yes, I have been rather MIA the past week […]

Cauliflower “Meaty Crumbles” and Spinach Pesto Lasagna

[This Spinach Pesto Lasagna with Cauliflower “Meat” is vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg free, (optionally) soy-free and yeast-free. Suitable for Stage 2 and beyond on an anti-candida diet.]   One of the cardinal rules when throwing a dinner party is “don’t serve your guests a recipe you’ve never made before.”  (Also, “don’t wear white when […]

Raw Linguine with Bolognese Sauce and Hemp Parmesan

[Zucchini Pasta Bolognese–hearty and delicious] Dealing with all the exigencies of the anti candida diet (ACD) can really be a challenge.  After more than a year without sugars (sniff, boo hoo), most fruits (miss ya, mangoes!), gluten (you were overrated anyway), yeasts (nooch!  nooch!), fungi (bye, bye, portobello steaks) or anything else fermented (thank God you […]

New Age Vegan Pasta Carbonara

The past couple of weeks have been beyond hectic here at the DDD household, what with a surprise party (at my place) for my office mate; a wedding shower (no, not mine–okay, breathe normally now); two new courses to prepare for my return to teaching next week (what?? Seriously, is my vacation over already?); and some […]

Vegan Celeri Remoulade

[Dig that romantic lighting in this photo!] I have a new love, and it’s not the HH. (“What?  Mum, you’re not getting a divorce, are you?  Because who’s going to walk us in the morning if Dad is gone??“).  Now, before I go and scare The Girls, I should specify that I’m not referring to […]

First Date Pasta

[Whether it’s a first date or a 10th anniversary dinner, you’ll love this savory, flavorful pasta dish. It’s vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free, optionally nut-free, optionally yeast-free, and low glycemic. Suitable for Stage 2 and beyond on an anti-candida diet.]   It’s been a whirlwind weekend, first, with a birthday dinner (THANKS for all […]

Kale and Potato Lasagna*

*Or, Mastering the Legacy of Mush and Goo When I was a kid, my mother was a fairly conventional 1960s housewife (well, except for the Valium) whose cooking style, too, adhered to convention; she’d cook pretty much the same seven dinners every week, according to the day: Mondays were hamburgers and mashed potatoes.  Tuesdays were veal chops and green beans.  Wednesdays were franks and beans. […]

Spicy Red Pepper Pasta

Sometimes it’s best not to complicate matters. Even though I am well aware of this principle, I’ve never been the kind of gal who naturally embraces “simple”: no scoop of vanilla ice cream for me when double-fudge-cookie-cream-caramel-swirl exists in the world; no blue wooly socks if I can wear my favorite pair emblazoned with frolicking brown and green puppies; no simple […]

Spiced Carrot Gnocchi in Creamy Sauce

  Knock, knock. Who’s there? Gnocchi. Gnocchi Who? Gnocchi your socks off. What? Gnocchi three times. Excuse me? “Gnocchi Three Times on the Ceiling if You Wa-ant Me. . . Twice on the Pipes. . .” Okay, I think that’s quite enough. You shouldn’t gnocchi a guy when he’s down.  I said that’s it!  That’s […]

Soba Noodles with Ginger, Chard and Walnuts

The other day, I got to thinking: some ostensibly odd couplings do actually work well together.  Sonny and Cher, purple and mustard yellow walls (but only for the previous tenant, not us), Elsie and Chaser, paisley and–hmmn.  Well, Sonny and Cher, anyway. This pasta dish, a favorite in our house, is one of those weird couplings: rhyme […]