25+ Nibbles and Dips for Your New Year’s Eve

Can you feel the excitement? It’s almost the New Year!! Although it wasn’t quite a “white Christmas” here in the Toronto area this year, it’s been great taking some much-needed time to chillax with the HH and Girls, and really enjoy the holidays. And I’m really looking forward to the new year! As is my habit this […]

Should You Avoid All Sweet Things on a Sugar-Free Diet?

It seems there are two camps when it comes to cutting sugar entirely out of your diet: those who think it’s prudent to satisfy sweet cravings with sugar-free options (such as stevia or xylitol) and those who think you should cut out sweeteners entirely, since they may end up increasing your sugar cravings even more. […]

Ricki’s Raves: Holiday Edition (2016)

I’ve decided to start a little series called Ricki’s Raves, in which I share some of my favorite items (both food and non-food alike) that I truly love and use all the time. Today, I rave about the products I’ve discovered that work well during the holiday season. But of course you can use them […]

Marbled Pumpkin Chocolate Cheesecake

[Here’s a visually impressive and truly decadent-tasting dessert to wow your guests. Marbled Pumpkin-Chocolate Cheesecake is also vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg free and yeast-free. Suitable for Stage 3 and beyond on an anti-candida diet.] As I’ve mentioned before, my mom was a prodigious baker, and I pretty much learned how to bake at her elbow […]

A Sweet Life Thanksgiving–and More!

One of the HH‘s favorite holidays is Thanksgiving (which is this coming Monday here in Canada!). Although his family did celebrate Christmas, too, when he was a kid, for some reason that holiday didn’t make its mark on his psyche in quite the same way as T-Day (I know, he was a strange kid. . […]

Summer Sippers to Keep Your Cool!

[Clockwise from large photo: Watermelon-Basil Cooler, Four Sustainable Seasonal Smoothies, Spectacular Summer Smoothie, Frozen Matcha Latte.] Hot town, summer in the city. Back of my neck getting dirty and gritty. . . Ah, remember that one? When that song was blaring from every convertible cruising the city or wailing through every back-yard transistor radio, I […]

Grain Free Waffles with Fresh Strawberries and Strawberry Cream for Mother’s Day

[A treat on Mother’s Day or any day, these Grain Free Waffles with Fresh Strawberries and Strawberry Cream are vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free, yeast-free, and low glycemic. Suitable for Stage 2 and beyond on an anti-candida diet.] Mother’s Day is one of those holidays that seems to command some kind of ritual […]

How to Enjoy Fruit-Free Smoothies (that are Candida Diet Friendly!)

We all love smoothies! Smoothies are sweet, thick, creamy–and also quick and easy to make. They’re great when you have 10 minutes in the morning before you have to rush out of the house to make it to work. But sadly, most typical smoothies aren’t as healthy as you might think they are. When I […]

Strawberry Crème Easter Eggs (Sugar-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan, Candida-Friendly with Nut-Free Option)

[A perfect confection for adults AND kids! A vegan sweet treat, Strawberry Creme Easter Eggs are also sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free, yeast-free, and low glycemic. Suitable for Stage 2 and beyond on an anti-candida diet.] Like most kids, I adored sweet treats; holidays; and all manner of baby animals (well, except reptilian ones, […]

Upside Down Pear Protein Pancakes for Two (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free, Candida Diet)

[A lovely treat for a mid-week breakfast, or save these Upside Down Pear Protein Pancakes for the weekend. They’re vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free,  nut-free (without the almond butter topping), yeast-free, and low glycemic. Suitable for Stage 2 and beyond on an anti-candida diet.] I know I should be posting something green this […]

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