Flash in the Pan: Roasted Green Bean Salad with Citrus Balsamic Reduction (Plus Candida Diet Variation)

Roasted Green Bean Salad with Citrus-Balsamic Reduction on RickiHeller.com

[Stay tuned for some big changes on the blog! A new design is in the works and will be up and running very soon. . . in the meantime, you might like to take a peek at part of the new look, here. Can't wait to share with you all!] When I was in nutrition […]

Green and Yellow Split Pea Salad

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When you think of summer, what comes to mind? Along with a blessed relief from winter, the sun’s rays on my forearms, hair getting incrementally lighter between June and August, skin getting incrementally darker between June and August, reading the paper and sipping my morning matcha on the patio, The Girls enjoying their beloved swims […]

Eight Tips for Cooking Whole Foods from Scratch–Quickly and Easily (Part 1)

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Way back in this post, I asked you all if you’d be interested in tips on speeding up the process of cooking whole foods from scratch. Today, I’ll begin to answer that question. I realized there is so much to say on this topic that I’d need to split it up into two smaller posts. […]

High Protein Mocha Sunbutter Spread (Nut-free, Dairy-free, Grain-free, Gluten-free, Sugar-free)

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Special Note! There’s a giveaway on now of Growing Naturals Protein Powder–the very powder I use in this recipe! Once you’ve seen the recipe, head over here to enter the giveaway! What’s the most dreaded question ever asked of a vegan? Go ahead and guess. Here are some to get you started: “Wow, I guess […]

Tex-Mex Black Bean Burgers for Attune Foods

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Can you all believe it’s SNOWING here in Toronto today? Anyone who knows me (or even anyone who’s met me for more than 30 seconds, at any point between October and April) knows how much I hate winter. As soon as the tiniest hint of spring arrives, I’m ready to throw out the old and […]

Six Degrees of Nava Atlas

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[This post is part of an ongoing series of interviews with cookbook 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 dietdessertdogsATgmailDOTcom, or leave a comment here and let me know! […]

Flash in the Pan: Serendipitous Black Bean Spread (or Dip)

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[Sometimes, you just want a dish that's quick and easy--no fuss.  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 simple to make that no recipe is required. Here's today's "Flash in the Pan." (For other FitP recipes, see "Categories" at right).] […]

Oh Sweet (Chick) Pea!

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What if you could snack on raw cookie dough that was full of protein, lower on the glycemic index, gluten free. . . AND designed specifically as a snack rather than a baked good (though I bet this would bake up just fine–)? There’s also a filling, delicious breakfast tart and perfectly portable nutrient-dense muffins […]

Anti Candida Diet Update and Nacho Supreme Recipe

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Are you ready to start an anti-candida diet? The Candida Kick-Start is almost here! Kickstart your diet and pave the way for success on your anti-candida journey! Find more information and nab your spot here. [No, you're not in a time warp or losing your mind. . . this is, indeed, a repeat of an […]

The Original Slow-Cooker Recipe: My Dad’s Vegetable Soup*

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*Or, Enough Vegetable Soup for an Army *Or, My Dad Actually Cooked this Vegetable Soup for an Army Well, howdy! I hope all of you in the US had an enjoyable President’s Day on Monday, while we here in Ontario enjoyed a statutory holiday with Family Day (translation: “Sit-on-your-butt-and-relax-inside-while-the-frigid-snow-and-wind-whip-around-the-house-outside-creating-snowdrifts-taller-than-the-HH-Day).  Before I get to today’s stupendous […]

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