Chocolate Hazelnut Breakfast Smoothie

I know I promised a final installment to the Dole Summit recaps (and I’ll be posting that one next), but I just had to share this amazing smoothie that I guzzled created this morning! After spending the past three days with a miserable cold (damn you, recirculated airline air), I woke up today feeling marginally better […]

Autumn Fruit Crumble

I grew up in a home where my two sisters and I learned to bake before our birthdays hit the double digits. Before we learned to read, before we wore a training bra, before we could drive a car, we were baking. As young as four or five, we’d be enlisted to help stir a […]

Chocolate Covered Fudgesicles (Sugar free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free, Vegan)

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you likely know a few things about me already:  I adore my Girls (and you’re not too shabby, either, HH);  I abhor winter and all its accoutrements (and–*sob*–it is just around the corner!);  though it’s been many years, I still harbor resentment toward Rocker Guy (he […]

Chocolate Malted Shake

Do you drink greens drinks? Made from dehydrated, powdered green vegetables (and sometimes other high-antioxidant foods like sea algae or healthy grasses), they offer an intensive punch of nutrients in a small scoop of powder that can be added to smoothies or other beverages. I’ve been taking spirulina (another type of green algae) with my […]

Chocolate Malted Shake, iHerb Shopping Spree & Madre Labs Review

The wonderful folks at iHerb have, once again, offered a $50 shopping spree to one lucky DDD winner! (iHerb is an online shop for all of your supplement and health-food needs. They carry an extensive array of products that you can order for delivery to your home).  Read all the details about the giveaway at […]

SOS Stevia: Dairy Free, Sugar Free Coconut Ice Cream (No Ice Cream Maker Required)

I suppose anyone who devotes one third of their blog’s name to “dessert” must really love the sweet stuff. (Uh, yeah).  A quick glance at my blog’s recipe index will reveal that, ACD be damned, I’m not willing to give up my sweet treats. You’ll also notice that stevia has been my savior ever since […]

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 […]

Protein-Rich Cranberry-Oat Smoothie

[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, […]

Celebration Pear and Cranberry Cornmeal Cake

I hope you’re all having a great long weekend! I am thoroughly enjoying the last vestiges of the summer holiday. (What?? Summer is over?  Back to school and sweaters and crinkly leaves on the ground and pelting rain and mud and paw prints all over the carpet and frigid mornings and seeing your breath as you […]

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 […]