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Leftover Pizza for Breakfast

I must be on a “dinner-for-breakfast” kick. This morning, I scarfed up the last 2 pieces of pizza from last night’s cooking class. Normally, the class participants take all the leftovers home with them, but due to intermittent snow squalls throughout the GTA, two people cancelled at the last minute and left me […]


Mediterranean Tofu Scramble

I have to admit, it took me a long time to warm up to tofu.

When I first revamped my diet in accordance with the NAG principles, I had never eaten tofu, let alone familiarized myself with the many varieties in which it’s available. My naturopath touted the truism you hear so often: […]


I’m Not Pregnant, Just Fat

For a long time when I was younger, my weight would fluctuate fairly regularly, sometimes quite a lot in a relatively short time. My basic pattern seemed to be this: I’d feel some kind of impetus to stay on a diet, get charged up to lose weight, and would begin eating to accomplish that goal […]


Eating Out of Both Sides of My Mouth

I remember vividly my first day in English class as an undergraduate student, so many decades ago. The professor was lecturing about Samuel Beckett, and remarked that Beckett was “an enigma.” With that comment, I felt a little faint: here I was, an upstart 17 year-old already in her second year of university (courtesy of […]


Sweet Ending

Today was an odd day, as I had to return to the old place to meet the cleaners for their final go-through. Standing around as they swept, wiped, polished and mopped made me feel nostalgic for the past, yet kind of weird at the same time, being in the near-empty (except for […]


Yet Another Chocolate Tofu Pudding

The snow here in the GTA this morning is relentless–curtains of white, ice pellets grazing your cheeks as you attempt, vainly, to walk the crunchy path to the local park to appease The Girls. It was Chaser’s first experience with snow, and apparently (so my H.H. tells me), she loved it, bouncing and prancing and […]


Blog Magnet

Does this happen to all new bloggers? I come up here to my (still chaotic, after the move) office, intending to do work, and end up sitting for over an hour reading other blogs. If I’m not reading other blogs, I’m reading about blogs, looking for answers to my (many) questions on WordPress’s FAQ.



Back to Baking: Orange-Oatmeal Muffins

After a rollicking time last evening (it was my Human Honey’s birthday, so we splurged ridiculously at one of our very favorite restaurants), I woke up, late, this morning and decided that it was time to return to the pleasures of baking. After all, I haven’t baked anything in seven whole days! […]


How to Lose Weight Without Even Trying

It’s simple, really:

Decide to move house four months in advance; ask honey to begin packing that day. Draw up a list of all the tasks that need to be completed, and review list with sweetie so you can each pick key tasks and assign due dates. Smile with self-satisfaction when the list is done. […]


Hello, My Name is Ric and I’m an Addict

I’m beginning to think this blog should be called “Chocolate, Chocolate and Chocolate.” I was truly not aware that one person could consume so much Lindt in a 4-day period and still survive. I think they should give me danger pay, or something.

So: what to do about my chocolate addiction? I’ve maintained for years […]