Watermelon Gazpacho & The Blender Girl Cookbook Review!

The Blender Girl's watermelon gazpacho on rickiheller.com

[Watermelon Gazpacho from The Blender Girl cookbook is vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free, nut-free, yeast-free and suitable for Stage 3 and beyond on an anti-candida diet.] There’s a new cookbook out that’s been causing all kinds of buzz. If you listen closely, you might hear it. . . it sounds like a […]

9 Common Herbs & Spices that Reduce Inflammation

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[You can fight inflammation with common ingredients from your own kitchen. Here's a list of the top nine anti-inflammatory herbs and spices, plus some of my favorite recipes using them.] You may think that “inflammation” only occurs after a bee sting, when you scald your hand on a hot pot, or when you unwittingly walk […]

Cream of Spinach Soup from Tess Masters, The Blender Girl

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Today please welcome Tess Masters, The Blender Girl! Today I’m thrilled to welcome my dear friend Tess Masters to the blog! You may know Tess through her blog, Healthy Blender Recipes, or by her alter ego, The Blender Girl. I first “met” Tess when she asked me to contribute to her month-long Gluten-Free Baking with […]

Gluten-Free, Vegan Festive Roast

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[My plate from our impromptu Christmas dinner last week: simple arugula salad, Festive Roast with brown gravy (still working on that recipe), homemade cranberry sauce, roasted potatoes, roasted carrots.] Have I got a treat for you today! I had intended to cook up–and post about–this incredible Festive Vegan Roast last week, as it was slated […]

75+ Whole Foods, Healthy Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes

Sugar Free, Vegan, Gluten Free Chocolate Pecan Pie from Naturally Sweet & Gluten-Free

[A favorite Thanksgiving dessert made healthier: Gluten-Free, Vegan, Lower Glycemic Chocolate Pecan Pie from Naturally Sweet & Gluten-Free. Photo: Celine Saki.] Spoiler alert: This is a post about Thanksgiving recipes (Americans, avert your eyes!)

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. […]

Roasted Red Pepper and Squash Soup

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Regular readers of this blog won’t be surprised to learn that I am averse to cold weather. In fact, I dread it. Ever year as the thermometer drops, so do my spirits. I can’t help it; I hate winter. I hate winter so much that I shiver just at the thought of impending snow and […]

Book Review: Vegan Holiday Kitchen

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Before I begin this review–and in the spirit of full disclosure–I must confess to you all that my opinions in this blog post are biased. No, not because I was paid to do this review (which I wasn’t); not because I received a free copy of the book (which I did); and not because I […]

A Gluten-Free Holiday IV: Restaurant-Worthy Creamy Potato-Leek Soup

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Welcome to Week 4 of A Gluten-Free Holiday, the blog event created by Amy to share gluten-free recipes throughout the holiday period this year!  After a little break for American Thanksgiving last week, we’re back today with Holiday Entrées and Sides (which I’m interpreting to include soups as well), hosted by Hallie at Daily Bites.  Before I get to today’s recipe, […]

(Canadian) Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup!

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[Chocolate Pumpkin Pôts de Crèmel Have you been keeping up with Vegan MoFo?  Now that I've backed out  of the festivities because I knew I couldn't keep up--well, here I am, posting virtually every day in October thus far!  With our Ontario elections today (go out and vote, people!) and our Thanksgiving coming up (stay […]

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