Sundried Tomato and Garlic Super-Seed Crackers

[They work both as a cracker–or a snack! Angela’s elegant Sundried Tomato and Garlic Superseed Crackers are vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free, nut-free, yeast-free, and low glycemic. Suitable for Stage 2 and beyond on an anti-candida diet.]

Oh She Glows sundried tomato crackers

[photo: Ashley McGlaughlin]

It wasn’t until I moved to Toronto in my late 20s that the infinite possibilities of food really began to open up to me.  After all, Toronto is the most multi-cultural city in the world, and you can find cuisines of virtually every other country here. But for me, it was the Graduate Student Dinner Party that made the biggest difference.

While I was studying at University of Toronto, my friends and I used to throw dinner parties almost weekly as a venue to showcase our best new recipes. Sometimes we’d combine efforts and co-host, sharing the culinary duties.

At one such event, my bestie Gemini I had invited a colleague from her MBA program (let’s call him “Pierre”). Pierre was tall, suave, prematurely gray (which just gave him even more élan), a true gourmet, and–most engaging of all–he spoke with a French accent. So I was thrilled when he offered to create the hors d’oeuves for our party.

So, what did Monsieur Français Cheveux Gris Très Suave Pierre whip up, you may wonder? Was it soup à l’oignon? Escargots? Poutine?

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Little Known Candida Symptoms, 1: Hair Loss

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If you’re dealing with candida, it’s likely you’ve got at least some of the most common symptoms. Foggy thinking, food cravings, or any kind of yeast/fungal infection is considered typical.

But what about some of the lesser-known symptoms? Sometimes knowing about these can help diagnose and treat a candida infestation, too.

In today’s video, I talk about the little-known symptoms of hair loss as it relates to candida overgrowth. 

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Sustenance Stew from The Perfect Blend by Tess Masters

sugar free, gluten free vegan stew recipes

[You’ll adore this subtly spiced, nourishing Sustenance Stew from The Perfect Blend. With its cauliflower rice accompaniment, it’s vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free, yeast-free and low glycemic. Suitable for all stages on an anti-candida diet.] Apparently, Canadians like to complain about the weather. Well, if your town was the subject of a riddle that went […]

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How to Enjoy the Benefits of Collagen–without Bone Broth

Candida diet sources of collagen

It’s all the rage among holistic health professionals: bone broth. Seems bone broth is a panacea for pretty much every gut-related problem, from leaky gut to autoimmune disorders to indigestion. And the reason why? Its gelatin content (and the collagen yield that occurs as a result of gelatin). .  But what if you can’t, or won’t, […]

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Super Healthy Chocolate Shake from 40 Days of Green Smoothies

VEgan, gluten-free, sugar-free chocolate shake from 40 days of green smoothies

[Start the year with a focus on simplicity in food! This delightful, super healthy Chocolate Shake is vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free, nut-free and yeast-free–and it’s also super simple to make! Suitable for Stage 2 and beyond on an anti-candida diet.] As I’ve gotten older, one of the principles I’ve striven to adopt is […]

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25+ Nibbles and Dips for Your New Year’s Eve

VEgan New Year's recipes

Can you feel the excitement? It’s almost the New Year!! Although it wasn’t quite a “white Christmas” here in the Toronto area this year, it’s been great taking some much-needed time to chillax with the HH and Girls, and really enjoy the holidays. And I’m really looking forward to the new year! As is my habit this […]

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Should You Avoid All Sweet Things on a Sugar-Free Diet?

Should You avoid sweets on an anti-candida diet?

It seems there are two camps when it comes to cutting sugar entirely out of your diet: those who think it’s prudent to satisfy sweet cravings with sugar-free options (such as stevia or xylitol) and those who think you should cut out sweeteners entirely, since they may end up increasing your sugar cravings even more. […]

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Ricki’s Raves: Holiday Edition (2016)

Ricki's Raves

I’ve decided to start a little series called Ricki’s Raves, in which I share some of my favorite items (both food and non-food alike) that I truly love and use all the time. Today, I rave about the products I’ve discovered that work well during the holiday season. But of course you can use them […]

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Teff-Lentil Sloppy Joes from Ancient Grains by Kim Lutz

Vegan, sugar-free, glutenfree teff lentil sloppy joes recipe

[Teff-Lentil Sloppy Joes provide the perfect comfort food meal! Plus, the recipe is vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free, nut-free, yeast-free, and low glycemic. Suitable for all stages on an anti-candida diet.] I’ve been planning to write this post for ages, but somehow one thing or another always seemed to intervene. Before I knew it, […]

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How to Rebalance Your Blood Sugar If You Overdo it During the Holidays

There are times during the year when it’s almost expected that people will overdo it on rich, indulgent or sugary foods. If you subscribe to the “80/20” or “90/10” rules (eat well 80% or 90% of the time, then gorge on what the heck you feel like the other 20% or 10% of the time), […]

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