40+ Sugar-Free Sweets for Valentine’s Day (Vegan and Gluten-Free)

Vegan Valentine's Day

It’s almost time for Chocolate Day  Long-Stemmed Roses Day  Cheesy Greeting Card Day Valentine’s Day, which means eating way more sweet stuff than you may be used to. Ever since I started an anti-candida diet back in 2009, I’ve sought out healthy, low glycemic treats for the Day of Love each year. I mean, if […]

Top Ten Delicious Ways to Use Leftover Sauerkraut Juice

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If you follow a whole-foods or traditional diet, you’ve probably eaten your fair share of lacto-fermented sauerkraut (in fact, it’s probably fair to guess that you’ve even made some from scratch, right?). Lacto-fermented sauerkraut–and other naturally fermented foods, like kimchi–are staples on most anti-candida diets, too. They’re bursting with healthy probiotics and taste great as […]

Roasted Garlic and Cauliflower Soup with Herbed Dumplings

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[photo: Nicole Axworthy] Okay, before I even begin today’s post, let me state unequivocally: I am not going to make any references whatsoever to the Super Bowl. (Oh, wait, I guess technically, I did just that. Harumph). As many of you long-time readers know, the HH and I have virtually no interest in football, or […]

Quick and Easy Curried Cabbage

Gluten-free, sugar-free, vegan Quick Curried Cabbage Recipe

It may have taken a while, but I’ve finally come to embrace my inner nerd and display her proudly (rather than try to quash her idiosyncracies, as I did when younger). Maybe it’s related to the success of The Big Bang Theory, which makes nerdiness cool; maybe it’s the effects of menopause (after which you […]

Cashew Bircher Muesli with Apples and Dried Cranberries for Dairy-Free Recipe Potluck Event

Vegan, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free Bircher Muesli recipe on rickiheller.com

You likely already know that my diet is 100% dairy-free (a vegan diet is, by default, free of dairy). Though I grew up with milk as the primary beverage in our house, had cottage cheese for breakfast, ate cheese-laden pizza for dinner and scooped ice cream for dessert, once I switched to a vegan diet, […]

Chestnut Pancakes

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If you follow me on Instagram or even just take a quick look through this blog, you’ll quickly surmise that I must love pancakes. (You’d also surmise that my tablecloth is made of newsprint. . . but that’s another story). Indeed, I am a huge fan of pancakes. I likely eat them at least once […]

Chestnut Spice Latte

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First of all: Happy New Year! I hope you all had a great celebration ringing in 2015. The HH, The Girls and I enjoyed some down time at home after a veritable whirlwind during the month of December:  Elsie’s health first deteriorated, then improved; my old achilles injury flared; and I marked 400 assignments and […]

20 Fabulous Recipes for Your 2015 New Year’s Eve Party!

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It’s almost 2015–wahoo! It’s kind of crazy how quickly 2014 seems to have sped by, isn’t it? As we ring out the old and ring in the new, I’ve been thinking about goals for the new year, different ways I can help more of you, and what kinds of recipes I can create to make […]

Flash in the Pan: Super Easy Chocolate-Peppermint Popcorn (with Corn-Free Option)

Vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free Chocolate peppermint popcorn recipe

[Chocolate-Peppermint Popcorn 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.] Some people think, “Santa Claus.” Some people think, “cranberries.” Some people think, “tofurkey.” Me? When I think of the holiday season, I think: “chocolate + peppermint.” Of course, there’s no doubt that […]

Winter Greens with Fennel, Grapefruit and Beet

Vegan, sugar-free, grainfree fennel, grapefruit and beet salad recipe

[Winter Greens with Fennel, Grapefruit and Beet 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.] There are just some things that get better with age. No, I don’t mean as they age (like a fine wine, or George Clooney); […]

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