Thai Quinoa Balls (or Bites) with Optional Peanut-Free Dipping Sauce

[These quick and easy Thai Quinoa Balls or Bites make a perfect snack or appetizer! They’re 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.] Do you feel as if you’re always pressed for time? Perpetually in a rush? Regularly feel as if the closest you get to […]

Is Chocolate Bad for You?

If you know me, you know I LOVE chocolate. So I had to think twice when I answered a recent email from a reader, in which she wrote that she’d just heard an expert mention that “cocoa is high in lead and cadmium and that we should be concerned about this.”

50+ Sugar-Free Chocolate Treats (+ A Few Carob!) for Your Sweetie

I was recently chatting with someone who is about to embark on an anti-candida diet, and she mentioned that one of the hurdles stopping her is the no-sugar rule when it comes to chocolate. “I’m not sure I could give up my chocolate,” she said. Because really, what’s better than chocolate? Well, SUGAR-FREE chocolate! I […]

Is it Okay to Cheat on Your Anti-Candida Diet?

The anti-candida diet is one of the most challenging special diets out there. When I first started the diet, I remember wondering how I’d manage to stay within the dietary boundaries and still find enough to eat. Or, how to avoid wandering outside those boundaries. These days, after having eaten this way for around 15 […]

Low Fat, Grain-Free, Egg-Free, Sugar-Free Waffle Apple Fritter Rings

[Perfect for brunch or an elegant dessert, Waffle Apple Fritter Rings are vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free, nut-free, yeast-free, and low glycemic. Suitable for Stage 3 and beyond on an anti-candida diet.] About twice a year when we were kids, my mother would treat us to homemade “chips” (that was the name we […]

25 Nibbles and Dips for your New Year’s Eve, 2015

Can you feel the excitement? It’s almost 2016! Despite the complete lack of snow here in the Toronto area this year, I’m more energized and primed for the new year than I have been in years (okay, maybe it has a little something to do with my loathing of snow. Yay for green Decembers!). I’ll be […]

Holiday Citrus Shortbread Cookies (Gluten-Free, Egg-Free, Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free)

[These delicious holiday Citrus Shortbreads are easy to make and perfect for the season! They’re vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free and yeast-free. Suitable for Stage 3 and beyond on an anti-candida diet.] You know how, whenever you learn a new word, you suddenly see it pop up everywhere you look? Or maybe it’s a […]

Four Tips to Stick with Your Special Diet Over the Holidays

Do you love the holidays? Most likely, like many of us, you love certain parts of it but not other parts. Getting together with loved ones, catching up with old friends, taking long walks in the (possibly very brisk!) outdoors, singing holiday tunes, watching sappy movies, giving and receiving presents, deepening spiritual connections, visualizing the […]

Flash in the Pan: Caramel Whip

[A perfect topper that can replace whipped cream, this easy, fluffy Caramel Whip is perfect for vegan, sugar-free, grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, coconut-free, corn-free, soy-free, yeast-free, low glycemic and anti-candida diets.] Sometimes life intervenes even when you’ve got something really important planned. No, I wasn’t arrested on the way to my own wedding, or stuck in […]

Savory Breakfast Oat Hash

[Savory Oat Hash is a super quick and easy breakfast option that’s vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free and yeast-free. Suitable for Stage 3 and beyond on an anti-candida diet.] [Savory Oat Hash. Photo credit: Richa Hingle.] Growing up with a dad who owned a neighborhood butcher shop meant that we never really experienced the […]

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