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A Toast to 2013–and to All of You

As we prepare to bid adieu to 2012, I can only marvel at how quickly the year has passed. . . and am ever so grateful for all of the wonderful things that have come my way this past year. And as always, all of you are right near […]


Our Holidays this Year: Great Food, Medical Clinics and Dogs in Tryptophan Comas

[How The Girls spent their holidays: waiting for Dad to share some of his turkey.]

Hope you have all been enjoying some down time during this week between Christmas and New Year’s! Can it really be only TWO DAYS until 2013? Our holidays this year didn’t go quite as […]


Wellness Weekend, December 27-31

Hi Everyone! Welcome back to Wellness Weekend! I hope all of you who celebrated had a great Christmas.

I’m still not feeling 100%, so today’s post will be short. But we do still have some news for y’all:

Newsy Tidbits:

The sale on Heather’s Online Cooking Classes will continue until midnight tomorrow! […]


Did You Win the Cooking Classes? And Chocolate Peppermint Bark with a Protein Boost!

[Mmmm. . . . a dessert-like treat that provides healthy carbs, fats and protein. . . great post-feast snacking!]

Hello everyone! Hope those of you who celebrated yesterday had a relaxing, stress-free holiday filled with the love of family, good friends, and fabulous food! We had a bit of […]


Dog Day: Merry Merry Happy Happy

Merry Christmas to all of you who are celebrating today! I hope that Santa brought you something magical.

And to all DDD readers, I wanted to take a moment to thank you all for being such an integral part of Diet, Dessert and Dogs. Your wonderful comments and emails, your suggestions, opinions, questions–and, […]


Individual Veggie-Lentil Loaves with Avocado-Tahini Sauce

You asked for it, you got it! A couple of days ago, I couldn’t decide which recipe to post here on the blog, so I polled readers on my Facebook page, and the votes were about two to one in favor of these savory veggie-lentil loaves! I must admit I was […]


Wellness Weekend, December 20-24

Hi Everyone! Welcome back to Wellness Weekend!

It’s less than a WEEK until Christmas–holy moly! With all that’s been going on this fall, I am probably less prepared than I’ve ever been. But that won’t stop Wellness Weekend! In fact, I will likely cook up some of YOUR dishes this year, as […]


Heather Nauta’s Spicy Black Bean Burgers

[Have you been over to yesterday’s post to enter the giveaway yet? Heather is giving away a full series of her online cooking classes–that’s 24 classes!! Plus bonus materials galore. Go ahead and enter–but then come back here for this fantastic recipe!]

[These burgers were so good, I actually […]


Six Degrees of Heather Nauta–and Cooking Classes Giveaway!

[This post is part of an ongoing series of interviews with cookbook authors, bloggers, women entrepreneurs and home chefs whose work I enjoy and admire. If you’ve got someone in mind you’d like me to approach for an interview, please shoot me an email at dietdessertdogsATgmailDOTcom, or leave a comment here and let me know! […]


A Gluten-Free Holiday Progressive Dinner: Cherry Tiramisu for Dessert–and GIVEAWAY!

Hi Everyone! Welcome to the last course of our gluten-free progressive holiday dinner party! So far, we’ve enjoyed Figgy Cocoa Wedges (an edible gift), Four-Ingredient Simple Holiday Appetizers, Garlic Roasted Mushrooms with Herbs (side dish) and a gorgeous Veggie Pot Pie (main dish)! Now, I hope you’re not too full to […]