Caramel Apple Crumble Torte

When I was a kid growing up, our holiday traditions were always a bit different from those of my friends. Holiday staples on other people’s table (such as that caramel apple crumble torte above) never seemed to make an appearance at our house for some reason. While my friends feasted on things like roast turkey, ham, […]

Almost Instant Pumpkin Porridge

[Almost instant Pumpkin Porridge 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.] Isn’t it funny how, as soon as autumn rolls around, everyone starts thinking about pumpkin? And while pumpkin on its own is a low-fat, high-fiber, nutrient-packed whole food, most of the pumpkin-related […]

Creamy and Comforting Chickpea Pasta Casserole

These days my cooking ventures are entirely vegan and gluten-free, based on whole foods and as healthy as I can make them. Even though my desserts taste decadent, they’re all made with natural sweeteners (and sometimes, even vegetables!); my main dishes are plant-based and lower fat, offering up antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and high fiber. But […]

After School Energy Cookies

Even though I haven’t been a student for some time, as soon as August rolls around, I’m right there with all the moms and kids thinking about back-to-school. I love the energy, the excitement, the fresh notebooks and pencils. (I’m weird that way). I know my friends with children face the daily challenge of creating […]

Soft Serve Healthy “Bluster” with Chocolate Crunch and Chocolate Drizzle

[A perfect way to enjoy decadent ice cream–and perfectly healthy ingredients! This Soft-Serve “Bluster” is vegan, refined sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free, nut-free and yeast-free. Suitable for Stage 3 and beyond on an anti-candida diet.] Though it sometimes seems like I’ve been on the anti-candida diet forever, it wasn’t that long ago that I first made […]

Chocolate Caramel Slice

I’ve had an ongoing love affair with Australia since I was a child. (I wrote a bit more about it in this post). From the charming accent of the locals, to the stellar weather, to some of my favorite actors, to the amazing food, that country resonates with me on a deep level, and I […]

Tex-Mex Black Bean Burgers

Can you all believe it’s SNOWING here in Toronto today? Anyone who knows me (or even anyone who’s met me for more than 30 seconds, at any point between October and April) knows how much I hate winter. As soon as the tiniest hint of spring arrives, I’m ready to throw out the old and […]

Black Forest Cookie Dough Truffles

As promised, today’s recipe is number three in this week’s list of sweet Valentine’s Day treats! Be sure to check out the healthy Butterscotch Pudding and Granola-Topped Blueberry Pie Bars, too! When you think of Valentine’s Day, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Is it: A) Flowers? Or perhaps B) Chocolate? No? Then […]