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Potato Boats with “Sour Cream” and Herbs

The expression, “it’s complicated” is often enough to make the blood drain from my face and my forehead break out in a cold sweat.

For example:

Scene One: Ricki and her then-boyfriend, Rocker Guy (he of the black leather pants) at Rocker Guy’s apartment, shortly after Ricki stumbles upon RG […]


Three Meals plus Snacks: Breakfast Ebook, Lunch Meetup, Dinner(time) TV Gig, and DDD in Your Kitchen

[Whole Grain Waffles from Good Morning!: Breakfasts without Gluten, Sugar, Eggs or Dairy]

With all the chaos over my dad’s heart attack earlier this month, I’ve been a little distracted and just yesterday, I realized that I’d forgotten to mention a few things I wanted to tell you all […]


Kitchen Classics: Chickpea, Tomato and Potato Stew for Winter’s Reprise

What?? It’s winter?


Okay, Mother Nature, this is really getting old. I mean, we’ve been tortured by suffering with enduring tolerating winter since October 21, 2010 (should I feel guilty that that’s my birthday?). Time for some warmer temps, dry streets, green buds poking their happy noses out of […]


Happy Hemp Two-Bite Brownies (Grain-Free, Sugar-Free, Vegan)*

* Or, You Put WHAT in Those Brownies?

*Or, Cheech and Chong’s Favorite Dessert

FIRST THINGS FIRST–A BIG “THANK YOU”: Before I get to all the “hemp in brownies” jokes (and you know that I will), I wanted to post a quick update about my absence this past week and express […]


Unplanned Blog Break

[Mum, it can be hard waiting when you don’t know what’s going to happen. . .trust me, I know.]

I wanted to let you all know that I’ll be away from the blog for a while. My dad (who is almost 90) had a heart attack and […]


SOS Adzuki Beans: Adzuki Spread

If you are (or were) an English major in university–or even if you know someone who studied English–you are probably familiar with one of the most common themes in literature, “appearance versus reality.” You know the one: it’s the notion that things are not always what they seem to be on the […]


SOS Adzuki Beans: Asian-Inspired Red Bean Pastry Cookies

When I was growing up, “Chinese Food” meant gelatinous, hot pink chicken and pineapple balls, chop suey (bean sprouts, frozen peas and carrots and some white rice in soy sauce), and egg rolls as greasy as Elvis’s pompadour. It wasn’t until my undergraduate years at the University of Windsor […]


March SOS Kitchen Challenge: Ingredient Reveal!

Merry March to you! A new month brings a new SOS Kitchen Challenge, the monthly recipe event hosted by Kim and me celebrating vegan, sugar-free, natural recipes using a featured ingredient.

Rather than focus on something obvious like oats, cabbage, or potatoes this month (the blogosphere loves St. Patrick’s Day!), we’ve gone in […]


SOS Stevia: The Roundup

Thanks to everyone who submitted a stevia-based recipe for February’s SOS Kitchen Challenge! As always, we received a stellar collection of recipes.

Here’s the “Sweet”:

Kim and I were blown away by the creativity in the “sweet” section of the event this past month. While I have added every single […]