Christmas, 2010 Recap: Don’t Mess with Tradition (and African Sweet Potato Stew)

[What I should have made for our Christmas dinner this year. . . . ] What. . . is it December 27th, already??  Hope you’ve all had a wonderful holiday season so far! I must confess, the last few days have been among the laziest of my life.  And you know what?  It felt great! […]

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 […]

Rutabaga Gratin

  My recipe this week, surprisingly, involves rutabaga.  (It’s only a surprise, really, if you know my history with this gnarly root–but we’ve now gotten past our differences, the ‘Baga and I). It all started in the Garden of Eden.  Well, okay, not literally, but it began with the promise of a portrait. And before that, it had its […]

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 […]

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 […]