Chocolate Potato Cake Donuts

Yes, you read that right. Potato–in a chocolate cake! Well, if potato starch can add binding power and lighten up a cake batter, why not just use the actual potato? (Why not, indeed?). Plus, y’all know how much I love potatoes. And how much I believe they can be part of a healthful diet (even […]

Grain-Free Peppermint Nanaimo Bars (vegan and sugar-free)

Chocolate + mint. Could there be a more divine combination? I’m kinda partial to chocolate + caramel as well, come to think of it. And chocolate + cherry rocks pretty well, too. Oh, and chocolate + pumpkin. And what the heck–chocolate and chocolate is always a winner, isn’t it?) But yeah, chocolate + mint is way […]

Chocolate Granola from Sweet Eats for All

Today I’m thrilled to share a recipe from my friend Allyson Kramer’s new book, Sweet Eats for All. Anyone who knows Allyson knows that she’s a spectacular vegan and gluten-free baker (and cook in general!) with three bestselling cookbooks under her belt. And anyone who knows me knows that books full of delicious sweet treats suit me […]

Grain-Free, Vegan + Sugar-Free Chocolate Berry Swirl Cheesecake

Are you a romantic? I’m pretty sure I’m what you’d call a “hopeless romantic.” Did I cry at Titanic? Let’s just say I felt responsible for at least 50% of all that gushing water that swept Jack away from Rose while I was watching that movie. Do I hoard  save mementos from my former beaux? […]

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

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 […]

20 Fabulous Recipes for Your 2014 New Year’s Eve Party!

If you’re looking for my roundup of best New Year’s Eve recipes, it’s been updated and republished here.  Happy New Year!  

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

[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 […]

Grain-Free Chocolate Protein Bites (Vegan, Sugar-Free, Paleo & Candida-Friendly)

[Grain-Free Chocolate Protein Bites are vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free,  yeast-free, and low glycemic. With a Stage 1 variation for the anti-candida diet.] [Protein bites, two ways: ACD Stage 1 (no fruit) on the left; with fruit on the right.] Like so many teenaged girls, my idol growing up was my older […]

Blissful Raw Cacao-Coconut Spread (vegan, grain-free, sugar-free, nut-free, dairy-free, soy-free, paleo)

This Homemade “Cacao Bliss™”-like spread is vegan, grain-free, sugar-free, raw and suitable for Stage 1 and beyond on an anti-candida diet. Friends often remark about how well-behaved The Girls are, mostly because they always lie quietly beyond the kitchen/family room boundary whenever we eat, patiently waiting for us to finish the meal. In that way, […]

Raw Vegan Nutty-Roons from Amber of The Tasty Alternative

Today please welcome Amber of The Tasty Alternative! I’m delighted to welcome Amber to the blog today! Amber is yet another blogger whom I’ve met online and can’t wait to meet “IRL” (in real life) one day. Amber’s health journey began with some unusual symptoms that ended with a diagnosis of Crohn’s disease (you can […]

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