Let’s Make Some Whoopee (Pies)*–without Refined Sugar, Gluten, Eggs, Dairy, Soy or Nuts

*Or, It’s almost Valentine’s Day–time for bad puns! When I was a teenager, I believed Valentine’s Day was all about romance–and the fact that I didn’t have a sweetheart with whom to be romantic.  I’d sit at home listening to (Rod Stewart’s version of)  The First Cut is the Deepest on my parents’ console stereo in […]

Country Pâté: Guest Post on Go Dairy Free

Today I’m a guest poster at Go Dairy Free, with the recipe for this tantalizing pâté.  It’s both soy-free and nut-free, too! Hope you’ll head over for a visit to check out the recipe (and I’d love to know what you think!) 🙂 [Disclaimer: this post may contain affiliate links. If you buy using these links, at […]

Rhubarb Swirl Ice Cream

Ah, the crazy, lazy days of summer. Well, at least I got it half right. 😉 Ack!! I’m going nuts over here!  Bonkers!  Batty! Off the deep end! Loco!  Folle!  Verrückt! Whack! Or, as Susan Powter used to say, “STOP THE INSANITEEEEEEEE!!”.  Well, really, it’s my own fault.  I mean, it’s crunch time at my job, […]

Flash in the Pan: Freshly Dressed and Saucy

[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).] [Uber creamy–with […]

Gena’s Raw (Bean Free) Broccoli Hummus

In case you haven’t noticed, we Canadians are pretty obsessed with the weather.  It rules our schedules, our wardrobes and our moods.  Wake up to sunny skies and 26C (79 F), as we did a couple of weeks ago, and it’s going to be a good day.  Wake up to glum, sodden skies, and that […]

Flash in the Pan: Grown-up Fig and Walnut Baked Apples

[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).] It’s astonishing […]

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 […]

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 […]

Soya-Who? Soy-Free Vegan Whipped Cream

  True confession (of the culinary kind): Even though I stopped baking with refined sugar almost a decade ago and never keep it in the house, there are times when I cave.  On occasion I’ll purchase a sugar-laden product, either because (a) it’s something new and fabulous and I feel I MUST try it, or (b) it’s something not normally available […]