Thai Red Curry Sweet Potato Dip

[If you love Thai spices, you’ll adore this dip. Thai Red Curry Sweet Potato Dip is sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg free and low glycemic. Suitable for all stages on an anti-candida diet.]

Candida diet, sugarfree, grainfree Thai Red Curry Sweet Potato Dip

Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Prop Stylist: Mindi Shapiro Levine; Food Stylist:Margaret Monroe Dickey

Although I love to travel, I tend not to do it so much. The HH and I do love a little junket, mind you, but haven’t really taken one of those epic “across-Europe” or “to Bali and back” or “let’s-explore-the-fjords-of-Iceland” kind of trips. (Our one big adventure happened way back when we were first together, when we spent 10 glorious days in Newfoundland, strolling through untouched forests, staying and rustic B&Bs, spotting moose wandering off the highways, or whale-watching on the ocean**).

These days, we’re more likely to take a few days here, a few days there, and chillax at a resort up north by the pool. It’s all good.

But back in the days BHH (“before the HH”), I did venture on a major trip by myself to England, to visit my dear friend Sterlin.

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Discouraged By Holiday Food Restrictions?

vegan, candida diet at the holidays

It’s a story I hear from my clients far too often: “Everything was going just great! I was eating foods that are 100% compliant with my restricted diet. I was planning my food, taking lunch to the office, cooking extra on weekends so that I wouldn’t have to worry about what to eat for breakfast. . . and I was feeling great. My husband was thrilled with how much better I looked and felt. And my kids were thrilled because I actually had the energy to spend time with them, and I wasn’t in a foul mood all the time. I was feeling better than I have in years, and I was really happy with the food I was eating. And then. . . “

It’s what follows “and then” that becomes the problem. For some of them, it’s a birthday celebration. For others, a trip abroad. And for many people right now, it’s the holiday season.

“Why is it I can be so perfect on my diet for weeks–even months–and as soon as the holidays hit, I begin to crack? I feel like I have no more willpower, and I just can’t resist all the amazing foods. What the heck is going on?”

In today’s video, I talk about the different factors that can contribute to our feeling helpless around foods, especially all the foods of the holidays. But you don’t have to succumb to the call of the pumpkin pie, chocolate truffles, eggnog or any other holiday foods.

Watch today’s video to find out what I think is at play here, and some of the ways to handle it. 

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Juice Pulp Crackers (no dehydrator required!)

candida diet, sugar-free, vegan veggie pulp crackers

[Got extra pulp after making veggie juice? These Juice Pulp Crackers are vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free, nut-free, yeast-free, and low glycemic. Suitable for all stages on an anti-candida diet.] As soon as I graduated from nutrition school, I ran out and bought myself a 9-tray Excalibur dehyrdator (and also a Vitamix, and also […]

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When Your Diet is Perfect. . . and You’re Still Not Better

Not getting better video

It can be incredibly frustrating. Your practitioner commands you to eliminate a whole list of foods from your diet so that you can improve your digestion, symptoms, and overall health. It sounds nearly impossible–you mean, you want me to take out gluten? But what about bread? Bagels? Cereal? Pasta? PIZZA???. Or it could be dairy […]

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Can You Love Food TOO Much?

Can you love food too much?

Is it harder to stick with your restricted diet if you happen to really (really, REALLY) love food?  Being told that you have to cut out most (or all) of your favorite foods because of a health condition can be truly devastating. Besides the fact that you might not know about other foods and new, […]

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Greek Pasta Salad from Go Dairy Free

Vegan candida diet Greek Pasta Salad recipe on rickiheller.com

If you’ve been reading my site for any length of time, you already know I’m a huge fan of Alisa Fleming from Go Dairy Free. I first met Alisa over 10 years ago (hard to believe, now!), when I was just starting out on the blogging scene and Alisa was already a seasoned professional. I […]

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The Most Important Thing You Need for Success on the Anti Candida Diet

candida diet one thing for success on rickiheller.com

I’ve heard it over and over from so many of my clients. They start out really well on an anti-candida diet and really stick with it. Over time, they begin to feel better (yay!). They’re determined to be clear of candida forever. Over time, their symptoms improve, or maybe disappear entirely. And they really do […]

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Glazed Tempeh (aka Tempeh Bacon)

sugarfree, vegan, grainfree tempeh bacon recipe on rickiheller.com

[Shown here with My Favorite Tofu Scramble and Grainfree Fluffy Pancakes from The Sweet Life.] When I was a kid, my dad (a butcher) would literally “bring home the bacon” every weekend. Because he worked 6 days a week, Sunday brunch was sacrosanct as family time.  Brunch was an occasion to share significant events from […]

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40+ Patriotic Eats for Canada Day and Independence Day

candida diet, sugarfree, glutenfree BBQ recipes

  [Chaser engaged in one of her favorite summer activities] One of the (many) things I love about summer is all the long weekends. (Seriously, shouldn’t there be at least one long weekend per month? It would make the calendar year SO much more appealing). This weekend here in Canada, it’s Canada Day (July 1st), […]

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My Lowest Point with Candida

candida diet struggles with Ricki Heller

Following an anti-candida diet can be challenging–no doubt about it. When I first started my diet, I was determined to make it work and stick with it, no matter what. But, despite my best efforts, I fell off the wagon. . . with disastrous results. For those of you who may not know my story, […]

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