Chickpea and Kale Sandwich Spread & Review of Plant Power by Nava Atlas

Candida diet, low glycemic, grainfree chickpea & kale spread on rickiheller.com

As I sat down to begin this review, I took a quick survey on the blog and realized that this is my 9th blog post either reviewing one of Nava Atlas’s books or posting one of her recipes. Obviously, I love this woman’s work.

But now I think it’s only fair to disclose that, over the past few years, I’ve actually become friends with Nava, too, and so I may not be the most biased reviewer. But given my previous effusive posts about each of the other books I reviewed in the past, it’s clear that Nava’s cookbooks have been an inspiration to me for a very long time.

Plant Power is much more than a cookbook, however. The first part of the book is devoted to an inclusive look at what it means to become “plant-based,” and how to accomplish that goal. There’s nothing prescriptive in this book; just straightforward, engaging, and well-written information. Whether you’ve been an avowed vegan for decades or you’re just plant-curious, there’s plenty for you to love in this book.

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Grain-Free Pumpkin Pie (Vegan, Sugar-Free, Candida-friendly, Paleo)

[Pumpkin Pie is 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.]

Vegan, candida diet, paleo pumpkin pie recipe on rickiheller.com

Despite possessing the usual female litany of insecurities, one skill set I’ve always felt confident about is baking. Growing up with a baker mom and an aunt who was a caterer, I learned to bake at a really young age. It wasn’t long before I felt totally at ease wielding a wooden spoon or creating my own recipes from scratch.

On the other hand, ask me to mix up traditional pie crust and you’ll see me quaking in my Doc Martens. You see, my mom never really taught me or my sisters how to make pie pastry–and for some reason, I never pursued that skill on my own, either.

That’s how I ended up at age 44 enrolled in the Baking Arts program at our local culinary college in Toronto. Although the program was traditional (read: no vegan or even vegetarian options; formal; very Cordon Bleu style methods), I knew that it devoted a segment to pies and pie crust, and I was keen to learn the basic techniques so I could then apply them to my own baking.¬† On the day that we focused on pie pastry, I was a mess. I’d attempted pie crust perhaps half a dozen times in my entire life up until then, with, shall we say, less than stellar results (it did make a good doorstop, though).
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Is There One “Right” Anti-Candida Diet?

Healthy vegan pumpkin fudge recipe on rickiheller.com

[Can you eat this delicious Pumpkin Fudge on an anti-candida diet? (Why, yes. Yes you can.).] Are you thinking of starting an anti-candida diet, or wonder if it’s right for you? Do you feel lost about where to start? Look at the different anti-candida diets out there, and you’ll find almost as many diets as […]

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Quinoa Lentil Soup from Super Seeds

Vegan, gluten-free, allergy-friendly Quinoa Lentil Soup on rickiheller.com

[Quinoa Lentil Soup is vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free, nut-free, yeast-free, and low glycemic. Suitable for all stages¬† on an anti-candida diet.] With holiday season almost upon us, it seems as if signs of the festive season are everywhere: the air is crisper; flyers for gift baskets appear with each morning’s newspaper; […]

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Creamy Blueberry Protein Pudding

Blendtec blueberry pudding recipe on rickiheller.com

[Creamy Blueberry Protein Pudding is 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.] So you know how guys love their “tech toys,” right? Cars, computers, stereos. . . basically anything that’s made from non-organic materials qualifies. (Well, except appliances. Don’t […]

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Classic Soda Bread Made Vegan and Gluten-Free!

candida diet, vegan, gluten-free soda bread recipe

[Classic soda bread is vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free, nut-free and yeast-free. Suitable for Stage 2 and beyond on an anti-candida diet.] When I was a kid, it wasn’t unusual for my sisters and me to come home after school to find three or four different homemade baked goods lined up on our […]

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Perfect Bread-Free Stuffing

Sugar-free, candida diet, vegan bread-free stuffing recipe on rickiheller.com

[Perfect Bread-Free Stuffing is vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free, yeast-free, and low glycemic. Suitable for all stages on an anti-candida diet.] Remember this (extra points if you identify the author)? In my beginning is my end. In succession Houses rise and fall, crumble, are extended, Are removed, destroyed, restored, or in their place […]

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Green Mojito Smoothie from The Blender Girl App

Sugar-free, vegan, grainfree Mojito Smoothie on rickiheller.com

[This Green Mojito Smoothie is vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free, nut-free and yeast-free. Suitable for Stage 2 and beyond on an anti-candida diet.] After yesterday’s inaugural “Encore Edibles” post, here’s another kind of encore–a second glimpse of my dear friend Tess Masters’ amazing blender-based recipes! You may remember Tess from my previous […]

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Encore Edibles: Squash and Stuffing Burgers

Cute dogs Elsie and Chaser on rickiheller.com

[Savory Squash and Stuffing Burgers are vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free, nut-free amd yeast-free. Suitable for Stage 2 and beyond on an anti-candida diet.] Well, it’s officially “holiday season” here in Canada, now that our Thanksgiving has passed. Today’s burger recipe is the first in a new ongoing series I’m calling “Encore Edibles”–in […]

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Roasted Winter Squash with Caramelized Onions and Olives

vegan, sugar-free, grainfree, candida roasted squash recipe on rickiheller.com

[Roasted Winter Squash with Caramelized Onions and Olives is vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free, nut-free and yeast-free. Suitable for all stages on an anti-candida diet.] It’s almost Canadian Thanksgiving! Happy day of thanks to all you fellow Canadians out there. Whenever I mention our Thanksgiving on Facebook or other social media, I […]

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