Quinoa Pizza Balls

It was my first visit to this holistic practitioner, and I knew from the outset it was the place for me. Shutting out the mid-day hubbub of Toronto’s Yonge Street behind me, I swung open the heavy oak door; inside, there was a comfortable hush in the air, like padding through a field of snow.  […]

Olive-Quinoa Salad with Olive Shortbreads (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan)

Some decisions in life are just no-brainers.  Did I wish to get a second dog after Elsie?  Uh-huh. Should I move in with the HH? Duh. Do I present at Nourished when asked? Uh, yeah. Will I accept when Ellen finally invites me onto her show? OF COURSE I WILL!!  And when Casey of KitchenPLAY […]

Festive Recipes for Easter

[Today is the last day to enter two cookbook giveaways!  Enter to win 500 Vegan Recipes right here on DDD–check this post.  And if you’d like a free copy of my cookbook, Sweet Freedom, hop over to Sally’s blog and enter before midnight tonight!] I’ll be back with a new recipe over the weekend, but […]

Feeling Snacky: Crunchy Stalks and Branches

[Before I delve into today’s snack post, I want to send out a heartfelt “thank you” to each and every one of you who responded to my last post. I was bowled over by the outpouring of kindness and support that you folks displayed.  And thanks to all of you who shared your own story or struggles with […]

Lucky Comestible 5 (3): Confetti Quinoa and Wild Rice Salad with Cilantro (or Parsley)

[I thought it would be fun to run a little series over here at DDD: I’ll profile one one of my favorite foods, or a food that I’ve recently discovered and enjoyed, over several days.  For this fifth edition, I’m focusing on cilantro. The series is presented on an occasional (and entirely arbitrary) basis, before I move on to the next lucky […]

The Nerd Makes Good: A Double Ode to Okra*

* Or, Give Pods a Chance! [Okra pods, in the raw] I have a confession to make.  I haven’t told you all about this yet because, quite frankly, I was afraid you’d reject me.  Move that cursor elsewhere, and click.  At best, roll your eyes.  Maybe snort in disgust.  Maybe gag, even. But I’ve decided it’s […]

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 […]

Quinoa, Roasted Beet and Walnut Salad

[Little aside that has nothing to do with the rest of this entry:  while glancing at WordPress stats before writing this post, I just realized that my previous entry was number 200 on this blog!  Where has the time gone?? I’m really amazed that I’ve written 200 whole blog entries–seems like just yesterday I started […]

Wait No Longer: Sweet Potato, Quinoa and Black Bean Bites

[Ooh, look at those widdy bits of black bean and sweet potato in there!  Who could resist?] Even as I slog through my pile of assignments and tests, I’ve been sneaking in here to read everyone’s comments, with much gratitude.  Thanks so much for the “ooomph” I need to complete all this work, and your […]

Apple-Quinoa Cake

[Apple Quinoa Cake is a moist, not-too-sweet snack cake for everyone. Plus, it’s vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free, nut-free and yeast-free. Suitable for Stage 3 and beyond on an anti-candida diet.]   The moment I decided to present a series about quinoa, I simultaneously decided I’d have to include at least one baked goodie.  […]