Some foods taste better when they are simple and unadorned – and sweet potatoes unquestionably fall within that category. I use sweet potatoes in all sorts of recipes: blended into dips, as the base for crusts, in chocolate pudding, and of course in soups. Sweet potatoes make everything taste better. But my favourite way to eat them is steamed […]
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I often feel baffled about what to bring to potlucks. What will be pleasing to most palates? What is easy to transport? What can I have as a satisfying main dish if there is nothing else at the potluck I can eat? Is my dish too weird or healthy? Not to mention the pressure I […]
With some recipes, you don’t need to reinvent the wheel. I’ve looked to others for allergen-friendly recipes for matzo balls, the classic Jewish dumpling. I’ve successfully made these delicious gluten-free and dairy-free matzo balls, as well as grain-free matzo balls. However, the gluten-free AND vegan matzo ball has eluded me for years. After many tries, […]
Need a good recipe for stuffing? This one’s gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free, egg-free and nut-free. Head on over to Food Bloggers of Canada to get the recipe, and for tips and tricks to make your fave stuffing dish allergy-free. For more holiday recipe ideas, revisit How to Enjoy Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free and Allergen-Friendly Holidays.
A few weeks ago, I posted a photo of my kimchi-making experiment on my personal and business Facebook pages. I wasn’t intending to write a blog post about kimchi, but there seemed to be enough interest in the process, so I thought I would share. Some of you might remember that fermentation is my nemesis. […]
My grandparents had a tiny apartment kitchen with only a couple of feet of counter space. How my grandmother managed to cook voluminous holiday dinners, including matzo ball soup, gefilte fish, brisket, kugel and honey cake, is beyond my comprehension. A thin drawer next to the fridge pulled out to reveal a worn, built-in […]
There was a time when I didn’t see the point of eating seasonally. Strawberries in January? Yes please! Of course, this was also the time when I continuously stuffed my face with refined sugars, empty carbs, factory-farmed dairy, toxic oils and a collection of chemicals I couldn’t pronounce. I wasn’t remotely in sync with my […]
This was my first foray into making fries using a root vegetable other than sweet potatoes. Truth is, I’ve known for a long time that you can whip up a batch of healthy fries using a multitude of options like carrots, parsnips, butternut squash and jicama. So I’m not sure why I’ve never tried it […]
Cabbage is not a vegetable known for its sex appeal. It may evoke memories of your Polish grandmother, or it may have a bothersome tendency of making you toot. Hear me out. Cabbage has a ton of anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and cholesterol-lowering properties. It’s an amazing source of the amino acid l-glutamine, which nourishes and heals […]
Barbecue season is here. And if you’re not into eating the carcinogens produced by char-grilled meat, I have another option for you. This pesto pasta salad is super easy and a crowd-pleaser. I used a store-bought pesto, as pesto-making isn’t my strong suit, but you can certainly make your own. This makes a lot of […]
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