Desserts

Coconut Kissed Pumpkin-Persimmon Pie with Millet Carob Crust

November 20, 2014

  (Or, “My, My, Me Oh My, I Love Pie”) Does anyone remember the John Travolta movie Michael about an angel who behaves most unlike an angel? Nora Ephron wrote the screen play. Pie is very important to the plot of that movie and its off-beat treatment of disillusion and faith. So if you’ve never seen […]

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A Tale of Two Ingredient Cookies (And “Exceptional” Carob Fudge Fingerprint Cookie Recipe)

November 12, 2014

When I was in Catholic grammar school back at the dawn of time, the nuns taught us Phonics. Phonics was full of rules to help us remember how to spell and pronounce words correctly. The rules always had exceptions. It was no good learning the rules unless you knew when the exceptions applied. The one […]

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Instant Vegan Carob Banana Ginger Dipping Sauce (or Pudding)

August 18, 2014

I’ve never had any hesitation that moving to the little house on Van Buren Street was anything but the absolutely right thing for me to do. I just knew it from the very beginning. But if you’d asked me why I’d have a hard time telling you. I could have said “time for a change.” […]

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Crazy-Easy Low Fat Vegan Candy Bar Innards Dessert (or Heavenly Bites)

June 11, 2014

A dear friend of mine in grad school always insisted that people need comfort food during a move to help ease the craziness. And she said, neither one of us knowing she was echoing Dr. McDougall, that comfort food meant starch. Potato salad. Potato chips. Pasta. Oatmeal cookies. Tortillas. Burritos. Bread. Pretzels. You get the […]

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Vegan Versions: Living Oatmeal

May 19, 2014

A few years ago when i first read somewhere online that in addition to his morning big bowl, Rip Esselstyn often eats a bowl of oats before bed, I felt like I had been given permission to eat more oats. Then I read in a thread on the McDougall discussion board that for some people […]

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Sure Things

March 30, 2014

I love it when someone answers me in a way that sends me back to the literal application of what I’ve just said, even if it was couched in an expression or figure of speech no one usually takes literally. It’s especially rich when it’s someone who’s known me over a long span of time. […]

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Broccoli Bars

March 13, 2014

I have a dear friend who rearranges her furniture as a way of paving a new way for herself when she needs a change. In my small house it seems to me there’s only one way things can go, but in her small house I like to tease her that the combinations are infinite. While […]

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White Sweet Potato Lime Pie with Cranberry Topping

December 22, 2013

When I was small, and my mother would talk about things that happened before I was born, I would always ask, “Where was I then?” And she would always answer “you were in the mind of God.” I never tired of the mystery of what that might possibly mean, and how people and things in […]

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Itsy Bitsy (Flour-Free Sugar-Free Gluten-Free Fat-Free) Fruit Cobbler

October 2, 2013

Strict as I may be about indulging, like Winnie the Pooh, I love “a little something” that’s sweet. Especially after dinner as the nights get longer and more chilly and I have pears and blackberries ripening at every turn. I’ve learned that sugar as a primary sweetener every night is just not good for me. […]

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Fat Free Vegan Melting Drumstick Dessert

February 10, 2013

It’s February, but I’ve got Summer on the brain. The very first February I was eating low fat vegan, I spent a lot of time contemplating what desserts I could make because I was so thrilled to learn I could make them all fat free. Among my first favorites were Susan’s Skinny Figgy Bars. During one […]

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