Category Archives: Food & Recipes

Spring Radish Craving

red-radishesTowards the end of winter, I get a craving for red radishes. White ones and daikon will do in a pinch, but not the pink. As soon as they show up in the Farmers Market I’ll start buying 4 bunches for the week and munch them throughout the day as a snack.… Read more

Delicious Sugar-Free Chocolate Bars


Lily's chocolate
I just read Bubby Sadie’s post on Willpower Cookies. Great idea. It’s a brilliant way to eat sweets without going overboard. Coincidentally, I’ve been thinking about treats, too. I’m in the mood for chocolate right now.

I have my family’s sensitivity to sugar, so I limit how much of it I eat, so I use Stevia in my tea and coffee.… Read more

Chicken Salad with Olives and Citrus Balsamic Dressing

I made my favorite Chicken Salad for lunch today. The market had beautiful organic romaine lettuces yesterday, so I picked one up along with a lemon, an orange and some Kalamata olives. This is a satisfying, whole meal salad with a flavorful, citrusy dressing.… Read more

The MOST Decadent Camping Treat Ever

Move over s’mores, there’s a newer, more decadent, more fattening, more delicious version ready to take over the camping treat throne.

I’ve just returned from a camping vacation with (mostly) young men. You know the ones: hike all day, burn up thousands (if not millions) of calories, and then return to camp not only ravenous, but actually in caloric deficit enough to deserve a hugely sinful campfire treat.… Read more

Recipe: Thanksgiving Stars

One personal adjustment I had not anticipated having to make when I moved from the US to Canada was Thanksgiving. In Canada, we celebrate Thanksgiving in October. Somewhat ironically, considering the part Native Americans play in the American myth of Thanksgiving and the role Columbus had in the ultimate destruction of that culture, in Canada we celebrate the gratitude holiday on the same weekend that Columbus Day is observed in the US.… Read more