Mock Tuna Salad from Main Street Vegan

Every year, I spend pretty much the entire fall and winter whining, grumbling and griping about the weather (Oh, how I hate the cold! How I wish this season would just whiz by with no snow! How come we can’t have summer all year–boo hoo? And how are you supposed to wear those hats with the […]

Raw Pink Breakfast Bowl

[Many thanks to everyone for your kind wishes about the new book! I was blown away by the tremendous response to my call for recipe testers.  Thank you! I’m still happy to take names for the next few days before I begin to sort according to your locations–I am looking for people worldwide. So keep […]

Meaty Eggplant Burgers

Summer was made for Bar-B-Q’s!  Even those of us who don’t eat meat still love the idea of outdoor cooking, far from the heat of a kitchen stove, the UV rays tickling our skin as we inhale sun-soaked breezes. Firing up the barbie is one of the simplest ways to prepare a meal, and it’s […]

“It’s a Keeper” Butterscotch-Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

[Note: this recipe is now available in my cookbook, Naturally Sweet and Gluten-Free, along with over 100 more refined sugar-free, gluten-free, egg-free and dairy-free treats!] [photo: Celine Saki] When I first met the HH way back in 1997, he was dabbling in astrology. I don’t mean the kind of  horoscopes you read in the daily newspaper or […]

Low Fat Cinnamon Walnut Loaf (Xanthan-free) for New Year, New You!

Pretty much anyone who knows me from this blog (or anywhere else) knows that I don’t consume refined sugar. In fact, since I started the anti-candida diet in March, 2009, I’ve abstained from almost all sweeteners, refined or otherwise.  (I’ve also abstained from about 1,182 other foods that are verboten on the ACD, but that’s a whole other kettle […]

Crumb Coffee Cake (Gluten Free, Sugar Free, Vegan, Anti-Candida)

The quaint old notion of friends “dropping in” for a visit seems to have disappeared somewhere around the same time as shoulder pads, Eight Tracks, or Electric Light Orchestra. When I was a child, my mother and her friends would pop over to each other’s homes at a moment’s notice, stopping by without any embellishment (never […]

Mock Chopped Liver plus Recipes for Easter and Passover

Today marks only a few days before the start of Passover, and Easter is right around the next corner–it’s time to cook for the holidays!  Since the HH and I are invited to a friend’s house for a seder this year (and since her niece is a vegetarian), I decided to bring a dish that normally […]

This Bark is Worth its Bite

Okay, I have a feeling I know what you’re about to say.  But just in case, let me clarify.  I have heard all of these before: “You just need to get some specially designed clothing.” “You should take up some outdoor sports, like skating or snowshoeing.” “But you get to wear all those plush, stylish sweaters!” “It makes you […]

Protein-Rich Cranberry-Oat Smoothie

[This protein-rich cranberry-oat smoothie is quick and easy to make. It’s also vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free,  nut-free, yeast-free, and low glycemic. Suitable for Stage 2 and beyond on an anti-candida diet.]   I was feeling like oatmeal when I first got up today [groaner alert]–funny, I don’t look like oatmeal. . . well, actually, […]

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, […]