Meal-in-a-Bowl: Pesto-Bean Topped Salad

Some people are born controversial, some achieve controversy, and others have controversy thrust upon them. I assume that by now most of you have heard the rumors about Toronto’s illustrious mayor Rob Ford.  It seems, allegedly, that there is an alleged video of the alleged mayor smoking some alleged crack cocaine with two alleged drug […]

Grain-Free, Bean-Free, Oil Free Vegan Pizza Crust

[A quick and easy pizza crust that’s grain-free, bean-free, oil-free and totally delicious! Vegan, gluten-free and anti-candida friendly, too. Make two smaller or one large–either way, you’ll love this.] Hard to believe, but today is the HH‘s and my 16th anniversary! (Wait, how is that possible? I still feel as if I AM sixteen–well, internally, […]

Oxymoronic Pasta Salad

  Y’all are familiar with oxymorons, right? (no, I’m not referring to your  neighbor who fires up that buzz saw at 6:30 AM all summer; or your coworker who spilled coffee all over your crucial report; or your Aunt Edna who practically yodelled the news that you were pregnant even before you told your best friend–those are all […]

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 […]

Flash in the Pan/Gastronomic Gift: Brazil-Nut Cilantro Pesto

[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).] For some […]

Potato Bruschetta

Well,  you know what they say. . . the best laid plans sometimes go AWOL (or something like that).  In my case, plans for the Labor Day weekend–well, Sunday, actually–were waylaid by an impromptu visit. . . to the emergency room. No, not for me.  The HH, however, is still recovering (and he’ll be fine, […]

Holiday Brunch-Worthy: Tofu Omelet with Pesto, Caramelized Onions and Mushrooms

Now, I realize I promised a light and not-too-filling recipe today, but before we get to that, I must share something very rich and decadent and–because I ate most of it in one sitting–rather filling: the Peppermint Ritter Sport bar I won (a while ago, now) in Amey’s contest! I received the bar in the mail a […]

Roasted Garlic and Pumpkinseed Pesto

This past weekend, I took the train to Montreal to visit with the CFO (unfortunately, the HH stayed at home on dog duty, as our regular doggie daycare was closed and it was too late to find an alternative).  Just before I left, though, I was delighted to learn that I’d been awarded the “E […]

Pizza with Pizzaz: Jalapeno Pesto Pizza*

* The HH loved this so much, he thought it needed a more jazzy name.  So he came up with “Pesto Fiesta Pizza.” Olé! One of the things I decided to do this summer was grow a garden, for the very first time.  Maybe it was the influence of the previous tenants, who had one of […]

Could This Be Love? Post V-Day Dinner

Even though this morning was the first day of my chocolate detox, that didn’t stop me from having a whale of a time at our (slightly postponed) Valentine’s Day Dinner last evening.  With the weather being as inclement as ever, the HH and I began prepping our meal around 3:30 PM, and just kept at it till […]