Everything-Free Chocolate “Buttercream” Frosting (Sugar-free, Dairy-free, Nut-free, Grain-free, Egg-free, Soy-free, Corn-free)

[Whipped “buttercream” variation. Go ahead. . . lick the beaters.] When we were kids, my sisters and I used to crowd round my mother every time she baked something (coffee cake, chocolate chip cookies, cheesecake, or her legendary chiffon cake) just so we could vie for who’d get to lick the beaters, or bowl, or spoon (this […]

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! […]

Biscuits in Need of Therapy

[This little Biscuit hates its mother.] I’ve been spoiled rotten the past week with my friend Sterlin in town visiting from England. We’ve seen each other several times and it’s been great getting together, gabbing on the phone, laughing and commiserating, just as if we were back in high school (oh, except that three decades have […]

SOS: Sweet or Savory Sweet Potato Spread

[Fantastically versatile, high fiber and low(er) fat. . . savory spread, here on a raw veggie cracker.] It was while lunching with a friend in New York last weekend that I first had the inspiration for collard rolls with sweet potato spread. Okay, maybe it wasn’t exactly while we were lunching, but more like a day […]

Review, Giveaway–and Brownies!

[It’s okay.  You can have more than one.] After many gruelling trials (So many brownies! So much chocolate! All that taste-testing! Ah, the sacrifices I make in the name of food blogging), I’ve finally developed a recipe for fudgy, dense and delectable brownies that are grain-free, gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free, egg-free, vegan, stevia-sweetened and ACD-friendly. Decadence […]

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 […]

Three Shindigs and a Mid-Term (Break)

[Okay, so the post title is a bit obscure (I was alluding to Four Weddings and a Funeral)–but with the Oscars coming up in a couple of days, and with my having seen, hmmn, let’s see–a total of “zero” of the movies, I wanted to make reference to that grand little Golden Guy in some way or other in this post. ] [Slice […]

Sweet Potato for My Sweetheart: Spiked Sweet Potato Truffles or Truffle Cups

Are you looking forward to V-Day next week?  Seems most people either love it or hate it.  Being from the “never too much schmaltz” school of romance, I love Valentine’s Day.  Even during all those years before I met the HH, I’d always endeavor to celebrate somehow.  I’d send cards to my friends or my sisters.  […]

The Simple Life* (and Smoothie)

* [Absolutely no relation to the reality show of the same name] ## [That is one MoFo huge smoothie!] Now that the holidays are over and a new, fervently hopeful year has begun, I’ve decided to simplify my life. It might have been the post-apocalyptic array of file folders, sticky notes, to-do lists (to-do lists ON sticky […]

Two-Toned Latkes

[Latkes are great for Hanukkah, but this version is so yummy, you’ll want to eat them all year round. These Two Toned Potato Pancakes are vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free, nut-free and yeast-free. Suitable for Stage 2 and beyond on an anti-candida diet.] The weekend began like most other mornings:  a wet, cold nose against […]