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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).]


On (Not) Eating in Restaurants, Videos and Virtual Friendships

[My cookbook, Sweet Freedom, will be on sale until mid-August! For more information or to order, click here. :)]

[A sweet treat to celebrate the firsts: sunflower butter cups–recipe below]

I hope everyone here in Canada had a great Victoria Day weekend!

It […]


SOS Kitchen Challenge: Spinach Roundup

This month’s SOS (Sweet or Savory) Kitchen Challenge asked readers to whip up dishes with spinach, and wow, did you ever take on this challenge with gusto! We received a dozen fantastic, creative recipes to try that all highlight the super-healthy leafy green. And yes, a few desserts are included as well!


Cookbook Giveaway Winner!

Thanks to everyone who entered the cookbook giveaway last week. I was blown away by how many of you said you’d like to have my book–thanks so much! (And on that topic, you might like to know that I scored a fantastic discount with my publisher for my latest order of books–so I’ve put the […]


Getting Those Five to Ten a Day: Green Monster Muffins

[Totally unrelated note: ever wonder how people find your blog? Well, ever since I wrote my post about our holiday in Florida, the number one search term that leads people to my blog is. . . “Alligators.” Yes, indeedy: folks looking for reptilian, steel trap-jawed people-eaters are sent to. . . […]


Giveaway: Win a Baking Book of Your Choice!

[One of my baking exploits from the past week]

I’ve been spending inordinate amounts of time in the kitchen over the past week, baking up a storm (more on that in my next post). I’ve just about perfected my next recipe, which I’ll share as soon as it’s ready. […]


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, […]


Dog Day: Who’s Your Mama?

For all the moms out there. . .

Whether a Mom by birth,

[My mother on her wedding day, aged 22]

a Mom by choice,

[Elsie, you’re a pretty good pillow.”]

or a Mom you hold close in your heart,


Pick-Your-Own Gluten Free Pancakes*

*Or, Thanks, Michael Ruhlman (for the rule, man).

[Quick note: Diet, Dessert and Dogs finally has its own Facebook Page! If you like the DDD blog, come on over and “like” the page!]

[Millet, buckwheat, oat and bean flour with chopped pears and cranberry compote]

I’m all about freedom of choice.

While my […]


SOS Kitchen Challenge for May and Another Eggy Vegan Recipe

Now that May has arrived, it’s time for the second SOS Kitchen Challenge from Kim at Affairs of Living and me! Thanks, again, to everyone who participated last time. You helped to make the inaugural event a huge success!

This month, Kim and I decided to go with another versatile vegetable […]