Summer Long Weekend Recipe Ideas

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It’s officially BBQ season! Maybe you’re having the family over for an outdoor picnic. Or maybe you’re heading north to open up the cottage. But what will you eat?

Here’s a list of some of my favorite anti-candida recipes for a summer long weekend from the blog. These will work when you’re grilling, setting out big bowls of salad, offering up a buffet on the picnic table, or just having an impromptu meal al fresco.  And they’ll ensure that you can eat well, still have fun and maintain your dietary restrictions all at the same time.

Whether it’s Victoria Day, Memorial Day or something else–Happy Long Weekend! Here’s to summer on the way!

Appetizers/Finger Foods

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Six Degrees of Susan Peirce Thompson

[This post is part of an ongoing series of interviews with authors, bloggers, women entrepreneurs and home chefs whose work I enjoy and admire. If you’ve got someone in mind you’d like me to approach for an interview, please shoot me an email at, or leave a comment here and let me know! And now, enjoy today’s installment!]

Susan Peirce Thompson

I don’t remember exactly where I  first learned about Susan Peirce Thompson and her New York Times bestselling book, Bright Line Eating, but I do remember that one day, she seemed to suddenly appear virtually everywhere. If you’ve seen Susan’s site or her videos, you know that she’s a trim, lively personality with a compelling, engaging and articulate speaking manner.

As most of you know, I don’t advocate an anti-candida diet for weight loss purposes (there are many easier ways to lose weight!). In general, my approach is to eat natural, organic whole foods that support an anti-candida lifestyle and good health, but I’m not into counting carbs, points, weighing your food or any of those kinds of approaches.

Nevertheless, I was fascinated by Susan’s information and approach to eating, particularly because of her background as a an Adjunct Associate Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Rochester and an expert in the psychology of eating. When it comes to food addiction and what to do about it–well, this woman knows her stuff!

I saw some key parallels between Susan’s approach to overcome food addiction and the principles we talk about both in the Candida Kick-Start program and The Sweet Life, where people adopt an anti-candida lifestyle for life. Beating candida often means overcoming addictive eating and learning to eat a new way as well.

In this interview, I asked Susan about addictive eating, cravings and dealing with social situations when you adopt a healthier diet. I hope you enjoy it!

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Cheating on an Anti-Candida Diet: Why It’s a Myth

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Quite often in my Living Candida Free Facebook group or The Sweet Life (my private members group for people living with candida), I see comments like these: “I’ve been perfect on the anti-candida diet for over a month. When can I start adding back all the old foods that I had to take out?” Or […]

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Quinoa Salad with Buckwheat and Goji Berries

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[This light and subtly spiced salad is a perfect side dish for any meal and is always a hit at potlucks and BBQs. It’s vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free and yeast-free. Suitable for Stage 2 and beyond on an anti-candida diet.]   I remember very clearly the first time I tasted quinoa:  there […]

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Beans-Free Hummus

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[If you’re looking for a different kind of dip, this Beans-Free Hummus is not only vegan,  sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free and dairy-free; it’s also free of eggs, soy, nuts and yeast. Low glycemic, Paleo, keto AND anti-candida, it’s perfect for all stages of an anti-candida diet.] Comprehensive. Informative. Droolworthy. Gorgeous. Engaging. High-Fat. My pal Leanne’s new book, […]

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Little Known Candida Symptoms, 4: Depression

Links between candida and depression

Depression and anxiety are two conditions that seem to be overtaking the modern world. In America alone, recent statistics estimated that 16 million people suffered at least one depressive episode, and that depression is the most prevalent psychological condition people face. But what if your depression isn’t connected to any obvious cause, such as the […]

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Grain-free Ginger Blondies + NuNaturals Giveaway!

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[The perfect guilt-free snack! Ginger Blondies are vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-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.] [Looking good! Sugar-free, grain-free, egg-free, dairy-free. Recipe here.] Do you remember what you were doing on April 22, 1970? I know, some of you weren’t even born […]

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Little Known Candida Symptoms 3: Food Allergies

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With up to 3 of every 4 people in the US and Canada affected by this symptom, it’s important to determine whether candida is a factor . In today’s video, I talk about the little-known symptoms of food allergies as it relates to candida overgrowth.  Tweet Pin It

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Pan-Glazed Pear and Arugula Salad with Cashew Goat Cheese and Walnuts

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[Beautiful and delicious, this Pan-Glazed Pear & Arugula Salad with Cashew Goat Cheese and Walnuts is vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free, yeast-free, and low glycemic. Suitable for Stage 2 and beyond on an anti-candida diet.] My dad, now well into his ninth decade on this planet, is ridiculously proud of his salads. If […]

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Little Known Candida Symptoms, 2: Sinus Problems

candida symptoms chronic sinus problems

Sinus problems can indicate any number of ailments, from the common cold to seasonal allergies. But did you know that sinus issues are also extremely common for people with candida? In fact, one expert suggests that up to 93% of ALL sinus infections are actually fungal in nature, rather than bacterial (which means antibiotics would […]

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