New York: An Oasis of Calm, plus Homemade Superfood Chocolate

Intercontinental Barclay review on RickiHeller.com

[Warning: this is a looooong recap post.  If you like New York and want to know what we did there, read on! If you just want to get straight to the chocolate recipe, skip on down.] [Homemade superfood chocolate (stevia-sweetened on left, coconut sugar-sweetened on right. Skip on down for the recipe.] You wouldn’t normally […]

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!)

Whom I’ve Been Cooking Lately*

Raw Brownie on RickiHeller.com

* Obviously, not literally. I mean, I’m vegan, after all! [Raw Chocolate Walnut Brownies from Eat Raw, Eat Well by Douglas McNish.] I’ve been so busy with my own book tour the past couple of weeks that you might suppose all I do is eat Naturally Sweet & Gluten-Free treats all day. Nothing could be […]

40+ Quick and Easy, Whole Foods, Vegan Breakfasts for Back to School!

Gluten Free, Sugar Free, Vegan Breakfast Recipes on RickiHeller.com

[Clockwise from large photo: Baked Blueberry Breakfast Pudding, Apple Pie Smoothie, Low-Fat Cinnamon Walnut Loaf, Quick & Easy High Protein Single-Serve Pancakes,  High Protein Cranberry-oat Smoothie, Avocado on "Toast."] Are you back at the books this week? Classes at the college where I teach started today, and I have to admit I’ve been scrambling (sshhh, […]

Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream (No Ice Cream Maker Required!)

Vegan, candida diet, sugar-free chocolate cherry ice cream recipe on rickiheller.com

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while (well, at least a few months’ time), you likely know how much I loathe the cold weather. In particular, I detest snow and ice. Oh, and frost. Also rime. And let’s not forget slush. Plus, boots and hats and mitts and gloves and scarves and big, […]

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 […]

Coconut Crusted Tofu Appetizer Bites with Creamy Green Curry Dipping Sauce

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Summer really is the perfect time to throw a party, isn’t it? The weather welcomes outdoor events, quick preparation, colorful foods to adorn backyard tabletops, and people are just generally. . . . happier (okay, so I’m talking about me. In summer, I am generally happier).

Celebrate Summer with Kale and Chard Salad with Toasted Pepitas–and Hanging Out with Allyson Kramer

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It’s almost Canada Day! For those of you in the land of Mounties, the maple leaf and May Wests, I hope you’re enjoying a fantastic long weekend. Weather here has been ideal, and the HH, the Girls and I have been wandering around local parks: For those of you in the U.S., I hope you’ve […]

Grown Up Superfood Cookies

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It doesn’t happen often, but still, there are some days when I think, “Man, getting older sucks.” (And then I quickly remember, “but it beats the alternative.”). Still, I find it’s a common occurrence lately to wake up the morning after a workout and feel my muscles aching as I climb the stairs (I keep […]

Soft Serve Healthy “Bluster” with Chocolate Crunch and Chocolate Drizzle for Attune Foods

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Though it sometimes seems like I’ve been on the anti-candida diet forever, it wasn’t that long ago that I first made the switch to sugar-free and gluten-free. And then, it wasn’t long before I started whipping up all the treats I could still enjoy, like cookies, brownies, cakes and more, all within the parameters of […]

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