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Wellness Weekend September 29-October 3, 2011

There are two things that always make me smile: the arrival of the weekend, and the arrival of Wellness Weekends! The former because, well, hey–it’s the weekend, silly!! And the latter because you folks never cease to amaze me with your healthy, sugar free, whole foods recipes–every one of […]


Green Eggs and Ham (or My New Favorite Breakfast)

Before I get to today’s recipe, let me wish a Happy Rosh Hashanah to everyone who’s celebrating the Jewish New Year today! I hope you all have a very sweet and healthy New Year. 😀

Another anniversary date last week, while less lofty, involved an iconic children’s book and its famous […]


Grain-Free Pizza Crust

[Breakfast pizza: topped with sweet potato-almond spread, chopped chard, and cinnamon-coated apple slices]

Although the anti-candida diet doesn’t require its victims suckers followers to eat a grain-free diet, I’ve found more and more that I tend to find it easier to adhere to the torment misery regimen when I […]


Wellness Weekend September 22-26, 2011

I’m so grateful to all of you who’ve jumped on the Wellness Weekend wagon and have been submitting recipes–thank you all!

Last week, for some reason, I had to remove more than a few entries that didn’t meet the guidelines. I wanted to clarify just in case there’s some confusion about […]


Kitchen Classics: Curried Red Lentil (or Split Pea) Soup

I well remember the unbridled glee we all felt in grade school when, first thing in the morning, the Principal walked in to announce that we’d have a substitute teacher that day. We kids practically roared with excitement at the prospect of (a) getting a reprieve from homework (because the substitute, of course, […]


Separated at Birth: Apricot-Swirl Cheesecake Bars (Baked)

Have you seen those magazine and website series called “Separated at Birth”? They usually feature two celebs (sometimes, a celeb and an animal or even a celeb and inanimate object) that–in that one particular photo, at least–eerily resemble each other.

The phrase, of course, refers to the phenomenon popularized by certain […]


Wellness Weekend September 15-19, 2011

I hope everyone has been having a great week! After my excitement last weekend, the rest of the week seems to have zipped by. . . and now it’s time for another Wellness Weekend! I loved all the entries from last week–your creativity in the kitchen is always so impressive! From […]


Giveaway Winner Announced: Unprocessed

Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway for Chef AJ’s cookbook, Unprocessed! I’m so glad to know that so many of you are interested in cooking with whole foods and no added fats or sugars.

I’ve done the Random Generator thing, and the winner is. . .

Number 15, Suzanne! Suzanne […]


Fresh Blueberry-Pineapple Crumble at The Blissful Chef

Happy Monday! Hope you all had a fabulous weekend. Mine was filled with some surprise excitement followed by a lovely visit to the Toronto Vegetarian Food Festival, where I watched an amazing demo for Raw “Blizzards” put on by Lisa and Nicole. What I wouldn’t give to have the energy of […]


Baking for George, Brad, Angelina, Ryan and the Gang*

*Or, And Let’s Not Forget Jon, Carrie, Rachel, Keira, Philip Seymour, Seth, and Kirsten (Among Others)

*Or, Why I Need this Peachy Protein-Packed Smoothie Today

[“Mr. De Mille, I’m ready for my close up. . . .”]

So, where have I been the last couple of days? […]