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 the week, announce important homework assignments, try to convince Dad that we really needed that new bicycle, or report on what we had done over at a friend’s house.

On Sunday mornings, we kids always let our parents sleep in as long as they wanted to. And then, the preparations began.

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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), and on July 4th it’s the US Independence Day–so I like to combine both in one major celebration in honor of all my friends and relatives in the States, too. People in both countries enjoy a day off,  bask in the sunshine and eat foods that are the colors of our respective flags. Could there be a better way to spend a summer’s day with people you love?

For those of you (like me) who leave these things far too late in the game, here’s a last minute assortment of holiday-worthy eats you can make and serve to friends and family.

Have a wonderful holiday weekend, everyone! 😀
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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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How I Squashed My Cravings and Learned to Eat Healthier

candida diet crush cravings tips

One scenario I hear from readers and clients all the time is what I call the story of the “recidivist eater.” If it sounds really familiar, it’s because so many of us (myself included) have been through this series of events: First, you’re either diagnosed with a condition that requires a change to your diet, […]

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Ricki’s Raves: Yes, This IS Healthy!

candida diet, sugar-free product reviews

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 provide healthier alternatives that still taste indulgent.    If you’re used to eating […]

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40+ Ideas for Mother’s Day Brunch

vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free brunch recipes

It’s almost Mother’s Day! Will you be celebrating this year? While the kitchen is no longer the sole domain of “Mother” nowadays, I bet she’d still love a break from cooking on her special day. Why not prepare one of these special recipes for your beloved Mama, and show her how much you care? Here […]

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Candida Diet Myths #3: Starchy Vegetables

Can you eat starchy veg on a candida diet?

Recently, while I was going through a 10-day detox (I’ll post about it here anon), I shared some of my meals on instagram. When I posted one of my meals that contained sweet potatoes, almost immediately, I was met with a comment: “You can’t eat sweet potatoes on an anti-candida diet. They’re too high in […]

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Candida Diet Myths #2: How Long Will It Take?

How long will an anti-candida diet last

One of the first things I’m asked when someone signs up for a program or coaching is, “How long will I have to stay on the diet?” What they’re really asking (I know this because it’s exactly what I asked, too) is, “How long will I have to stay on the diet before I’m completely […]

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Staying Healthy When Traveling (Even Last Minute!) on a Restricted Diet

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[image source: Pixabay] I recently took an impromptu trip to the US for a dear relative’s funeral. This wasn’t my typical kind of travel when I have my packing list out a week before departure, slowly purchasing all the ingredients so I can prepare dehydrated Alkalizing Kale and Seaweed Crackers or my favorite Breakfast Cookies […]

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Sushi Bowl with Toasted Sesame Miso Dressing

vegan, sugarfree, grainfree, dairyfree sushi bowl from plant based diet meal plan

[A super easy-to-prep meal that covers all the bases for amzing taste and texture. Sushi Bowl is vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, optionally grain-free, dairy-free, egg free, optionally soy-free, nut-free, yeast-free, and low glycemic. Suitable for all stages on an anti-candida diet.] I’ve known fellow nutritionist Heather Nicholds for almost a decade now, ever since she first interviewed me […]

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