Archive of November2010

gluten-freerawsugar-free Raw Gingerbread and a Vegan MoFo roundup.

Gingerbread with Lemon Glaze

No one is perfect.

Rawlicious in Toronto

Holiday traditions

With Christmas carols infusing any retail excursion and holiday movies on every evening it is beginning to feel a lot like post-American-Thanksgiving-late-November. I’m not a fan of the uncomfortable mistletoe mix-ups or the consumer commotions over the last Dance Mickey that sometimes take over the winter festivities. But, there are some traditions that I adore. […]

Oh – Orange

Many years of babysitting has ingrained a connection between knock-knock jokes and oranges in my mind. Perhaps all the children in my life are stricken with Witzzelsucht (you definitely want to click that link). The result is an unconscious sense that orange foods will make me happy. When the world is cold and grey – […]

Stop Cursing the Darkness – Find the Light.

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends. I hope you are having a wonderful day full of gratitude and celebration. I spent the morning cursing the darkness. I did delight in the sunshine when it finally showed up – after I had left my house, without capturing the perfect shot for this @$%*& post. For […]

The surprise inside

When you receive a box of chocolates do you check the guide or bite in to be surprised? One of the best things about giving presents is watching the expressions of delight appear in that moment of recognition – that moment of “how did they know?” or simply “wow”. Chocolate truffles are the perfect vehicle […]

Getting going on the gifting.

With just one week left in this amazing Vegan Month of Food, I thought I would start stockpiling deliciousness for when December arrives and vegan bloggers are no longer filling my free-time with reading their drool-worthy posts. I know December is a great month – full of festive activities, holiday parties and more opportunities to […]

gluten-free 5 Nights of Bliss

Nut-date Crumble, Chocolate Sauce & Luna and Larry’s Coconut Bliss

Sweet Potato nostalgia

Sweet Potato Power Cookies

gluten-freesugar-free Sweet Potato Pasta

Sweet Potato Paste with a Lemon Caper Sauce

A blessed life

Ulimana Truffles

Changing cuisine one celery root at a time

I’m going to keep this quick because – it has been a very long day. But even when life is busy there are some things that are too important to let go. Tonight, along with the Toronto Vegetarian Association, I had the wonderful opportunity to host a talk by Tal Ronnen. Tal told us all […]

Terrific Titles in 2010

Viva Vegan, Ripe from Around Here, Ani’s Raw Food Essentials, & Everyday Raw Desserts

Twelve steps to avocado adoration

There was a time when I didn’t understand the affection others had for avocados. I stared awkwardly when I saw people eating the ripe fresh by the spoonful. Their blissful smiles could not be ignored. Since then, I have courted this versatile fruit. I started inviting it to all the salsa parties and soon no […]

Five Tricks Learned When Leaving Tips

I love a good list. A ‘good’ list is not a task list, although, I will admit that I love crossing off items on my to-do list (is there anything more satisfying then a completed list?). To me, a ‘good’ list is more about aspirations, or delightful finds or a critical compilation of important items […]