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The Parable of the Steak* by Ricki H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking *Or, Raising the Steaks. Or, A Steak in My History.  [ No, that is NOT a real steak in the photo! Seriously, it's a mushroom.  No, really.] Before the days of ... Read on »
The Wait is Over/The Weight is Under by Ricki H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I know, that title sounds like something straight out of my Post-Modern Literary Criticism class (oooh, I shudder just re-thinking it!).  But both bits of news cheered m ... Read on »
Raspberry Coconut Coffee Cake by Ricki H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking [I thought it would be fun to run a little series over here at DDD: I'll profile one one of my favorite foods, or a food that I've recently discovered and enjoyed, over ... Read on »
Lucky Comestible 4 (3): Savory Veggies with Coconut and Rice by Ricki H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Honestly, I can’t even remember the last time I had fried rice before I made this dish.  My mother used to cook a toned-down version of it when we were kids (basical ... Read on »
Lucky Comestible 4 (2): Cuckoo for Coconut (GF Mini Loaves or Cupcakes) by Ricki H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking [I thought it would be fun to run a little series over here at DDD: I'll profile one one of my favorite foods, or a food that I've recently discovered and enjoyed, over ... Read on »
“DDD” = Double Dog Disaster!–and Lucky Comestible 4(1): Coconut, Begins by Ricki H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Well, folks, it’s been quite the day here at the DDD household.  This post may be a tad longer than usual, so relax, don those fuzzy slippers, curl up by the firewal ... Read on »
The Universe is Random by Ricki H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I’d planned to begin posting the next Lucky Comestible (coconut) today, but as it turned out I was completely wiped out after participating in the local (and first annua ... Read on »
Other People’s Munchies. . . and Please Share Your Own by Ricki H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Odd. . . my Google Reader seemed to be filling up at an alarming rate, sort of like the rising waterline in The Poseidon Adventure.  Then I remembered:  Not only is Octo ... Read on »
Blast from the Past: Barley-Hazelnut Salad by Ricki H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking As someone who considers herself an unabashed fan (and follower) of popular culture, I love trend-watching (and also soap opera -watching, and celebrity -watching, a ... Read on »
Dog Day: Sibling Rituals/Sibling Revelry by Ricki H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Some people say that having a dog is like taking care of a three year old–forever.  Sometimes, when The Girls engage in their morning play rituals, I think those people ... Read on »
Holiday Bundt Apple Cake by Ricki H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking One of the shared quirks of most Canadians is our propensity to focus on the weather (well, that, and our internationally-recognized, world-renowned politeness. Oh,  ... Read on »
Pear and Parsnip Soup by Ricki H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking It seems like another lifetime now, but the year after my starter marriage ended, I lived in a townhouse with my dear friend Gemini I.  Shortly after the furniture w ... Read on »
Banana-Berry Breakfast Cakes by Ricki H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking (Quick–try saying that title out loud ten times!).  After staying up too late watching Tina Fey’s masterwork on Saturday evening, the HH and I woke up late Sunday ... Read on »
Sweet Freedom: Quick Cookbook Update by Ricki H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I’ve been plugging away at the cookbook and just wanted to post a quick update for those who are interested. A few things: 1. I’ve started a Facebook group for any ... Read on »
Don’t Mock (Tuna) Me: When "From Scratch" Disappoints by Ricki H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, you know I’m a ”from scratch” kind of gal. I mean, when you’ve been told you can’t eat anything processed, ... Read on »
Flash in the Pan: Ginger-Mint Iced Tea by Ricki H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking [I've decided to offer a mini-post every once in a while, for a dish that comes together incredibly quickly, or else is so easy to make that no recipe is required. Here ... Read on »
Pizza with Pizzaz: Jalapeno Pesto Pizza* by Ricki H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking * The HH loved this so much, he thought it needed a more jazzy name. So he came up with ”Pesto Fiesta Pizza.” Olé! One of the things I decided to do this summer ... Read on »
So Long, Summer: Chilled Avocado Soup by Ricki H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Who could have ever guessed that our summer would FINALLY arrive on Labor Day Weekend? The weather this past weekend was glorious: brilliant sunshine, sky entirely ... Read on »
Quinoa, Roasted Beet and Walnut Salad by Ricki H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking [ Little aside that has nothing to do with the rest of this entry: while glancing at WordPress stats before writing this post, I just realized that my previous entry wa ... Read on »
A Nice Chianti and Fava Beans? No. Muhammara? Thumbs Off–er, Up by Ricki H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I’ll never forget the phrase that haunted me for months when I was about 16: delivered in a low, undulating murmur heard through the telephone receiver, a deep, thro ... Read on »