Mini Sweet Potato and Chocolate Chip Muffins

[Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite baking staples–they add sweetness, density, and fiber to your baked goods. And they taste amazing! These Mini Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Muffins are to die for–and all refined sugar-free, gluten-free,  dairy-free, egg free, soy-free, nut-free and yeast-free, too.  Suitable for Stage 3 and beyond on an anti-candida diet.] [photo credit: […]

Chocolate Mint Truffles for Home for the Holidays. . . Gluten-Free Style!

[You wanna piece of me?  Recipe at end of post.] I’m delighted to be taking part in the Home for the Holidays event, organized by Shirley over at Gluten Free Easily.  The event spans almost a month, with a new blogger each day (25 in all!) presenting to you the recipe that spells “home” to her […]

Chinese Scallion Pancakes: The Remake

The other evening, my friend Eternal Optimist and I went to see a movie (Friends with Benefits–surprisingly enjoyable, and I even liked Justin Timberlake in it!).  We both love watching the trailers before the film, but what struck us this time was how many of them were actually promoting remakes of old movies.  First was […]

Baked Granola “Haystack” Cookies

[A plate of detox-friendly cookies! In the background, the ailing azalea plant my cousin gave me. Any advice on how to keep it alive?] Are you a fan of granola?  For most of us, the mix of (usually) oats, nuts, seeds and raisins or dates is very alluring.  I must admit, however, that I first […]

Fine Cooking’s Strawberries and Cream Layer Cake, ACD-Friendly and Allergen-Free (for Iris’s Birthday)!

As a typical Libra, my baking proclivities tend to vacillate between “Almost-too-simple-to-require-a-recipe” (see LaRaw Bars, Quick Cranberry-Apple Compote, Almond-Crusted Root Vegetable “Fries“) or “So-elaborate-as-to-require-a-week’s-preparation” (see Meaty Spinach Pesto Lasagna, Raw “Linguine” with Bolognese Sauce and Hemp Parmesan, Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Warm Caramel Sauce)–we Libras tend to be “All or Nothing” that way. Somewhere in […]

SOS Stevia: Dairy Free, Sugar Free Coconut Ice Cream (No Ice Cream Maker Required)

I suppose anyone who devotes one third of their blog’s name to “dessert” must really love the sweet stuff. (Uh, yeah).  A quick glance at my blog’s recipe index will reveal that, ACD be damned, I’m not willing to give up my sweet treats. You’ll also notice that stevia has been my savior ever since […]

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 […]

Vegan MoFo Week One Recap: An Award, A Birthday and Three Giveaways

Vegan MoFo: Can you believe that the first week of Vegan MoFo is almost over?  And so much has happened this week: over 700 bloggers have joined in on the fun!  I’ve been scrambling to keep up with reading all the posts that magically appear in my Google Reader (I think it may take until […]

Celebration Pear and Cranberry Cornmeal Cake

I hope you’re all having a great long weekend! I am thoroughly enjoying the last vestiges of the summer holiday. (What?? Summer is over?  Back to school and sweaters and crinkly leaves on the ground and pelting rain and mud and paw prints all over the carpet and frigid mornings and seeing your breath as you […]

Sweet Freedom’s Chocolate Chip Cookies–Gluten Free

When my sisters and I were kids, my parents used to play Poker every Saturday evening with their group of friends. They’d play from around 7:00 to 9:00 PM, stop for coffee, snacks, and a gabfest, then continue with the cards for another hour or so before everyone headed home. The group would rotate hosts, […]