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, […]

Is Chocolate Bad for You?

If you know me, you know I LOVE chocolate. So I had to think twice when I answered a recent email from a reader, in which she wrote that she’d just heard an expert mention that “cocoa is high in lead and cadmium and that we should be concerned about this.”

50+ Sugar-Free Chocolate Treats (+ A Few Carob!) for Your Sweetie

I was recently chatting with someone who is about to embark on an anti-candida diet, and she mentioned that one of the hurdles stopping her is the no-sugar rule when it comes to chocolate. “I’m not sure I could give up my chocolate,” she said. Because really, what’s better than chocolate? Well, SUGAR-FREE chocolate! I […]

25 Nibbles and Dips for your New Year’s Eve, 2015

Can you feel the excitement? It’s almost the New Year!! Despite the complete lack of snow here in the Toronto area this year, I’m more energized and primed for the new year than I have been in years (okay, maybe it has a little something to do with my loathing of snow. Yay for partly-green Decembers!). […]

Chocolate Chocolate Say It Twice Pancakes

[These double chocolate pancakes from The UnDiet Cookbook make a great vegan, refined sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free, nut-free and yeast-free breakfast. Suitable for Stage 3 and beyond on an anti-candida diet.] [Photo from The UnDiet Cookbook by Meghan Telpner. Photo credit: Maya Visnyei.] Quiz time! It’s super easy. (Really, if you’ve been reading my blog for […]

A Sweet Life Thanksgiving

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. . […]

35+ Brunch Ideas for Mother’s Day

It’s almost Mother’s Day! Will you be celebrating this Sunday? While 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? […]

Chocolate Potato Cake Donuts

Yes, you read that right. Potato–in a chocolate cake! Well, if potato starch can add binding power and lighten up a cake batter, why not just use the actual potato? (Why not, indeed?). Plus, y’all know how much I love potatoes. And how much I believe they can be part of a healthful diet (even […]

Grain-Free Peppermint Nanaimo Bars (vegan and sugar-free)

Chocolate + mint. Could there be a more divine combination? I’m kinda partial to chocolate + caramel as well, come to think of it. And chocolate + cherry rocks pretty well, too. Oh, and chocolate + pumpkin. And what the heck–chocolate and chocolate is always a winner, isn’t it?) But yeah, chocolate + mint is way […]

Chocolate Granola from Sweet Eats for All

Today I’m thrilled to share a recipe from my friend Allyson Kramer’s new book, Sweet Eats for All. Anyone who knows Allyson knows that she’s a spectacular vegan and gluten-free baker (and cook in general!) with three bestselling cookbooks under her belt. And anyone who knows me knows that books full of delicious sweet treats suit me […]

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