SOS Adzuki Beans: Asian-Inspired Red Bean Pastry Cookies

When I was growing up, “Chinese Food” meant gelatinous, hot pink chicken and pineapple balls, chop suey (bean sprouts, frozen peas and carrots and some white rice in soy sauce), and egg rolls as greasy as Elvis’s pompadour.  It wasn’t until my undergraduate years at the University of Windsor that I first tasted authentic Chinese food. […]

March SOS Kitchen Challenge: Ingredient Reveal!

Merry March to you! A new month brings a new SOS Kitchen Challenge, the monthly recipe event hosted by Kim and me celebrating vegan, sugar-free, natural recipes using a featured ingredient. Rather than focus on something obvious like oats, cabbage, or potatoes this month (the blogosphere loves St. Patrick’s Day!),  we’ve gone in a different direction entirely. This […]

SOS Stevia: The Roundup

Thanks to everyone who submitted a stevia-based recipe for February’s SOS Kitchen Challenge! As always, we received a stellar collection of recipes. Here’s the “Sweet”: Kim and I were blown away by the creativity in the “sweet” section of the event this past month.  While I have added every single recipe to my “to try” […]

SOS Coconut Oil: Roundup and a Winner!

Like the new logo? Kim designed it and I just love it!  We thought it was time for an update, something a little more playful and fun to fit the spirit of the challenge. January’s Sweet or Savory Kitchen Challenge was an exciting one, featuring none other than coconut oil. Health promoting and versatile, coconut oil […]

SOS October Roundup: Sesame Seeds–and the Winners!

We couldn’t be more pleased with the incredible array of entries we received for this month’s SOS Kitchen Challenge on sesame seeds!  As always, your creativity and versatility in the kitchen are awe-inspiring. We received 35 entries–all of them inventive, delicious and sesame-packed! From noodles to omelets to salads, the savory side of the challenge was well […]

SOS Kitchen Challenge for August

[Mint Chip Ice Cream–smooth, creamy, minty–and no ice cream maker required!] How did it get to be August 4th already?? To coin a cliché, the summer has flown by.  It’s three quarters over and I’ve only had about three days off.  What the–?? Some days, I feel like I’m living in that old Calgon commerical.  Well, […]

SOS Kitchen Challenge for May and Another Eggy Vegan Recipe

Now that May has arrived, it’s time for the second SOS Kitchen Challenge from Kim at Affairs of Living and me!  Thanks, again, to everyone who participated last time.  You helped to make the inaugural event a huge success! This month, Kim and I decided to go with another versatile vegetable that can be used in a […]

SOS Kitchen Challenge: BEETS–The Roundup!

It’s time for the very first SOS (Sweet or Savory) Kitchen Challenge Roundup!  When Kim and I first introduced the first SOS Kitchen Challenge last month, we decided to choose an ingredient that we both liked and that would suit both our specialized diets.  But we had no idea so many of you also adored the ruby […]