40+ Sugar-Free Sweets for Valentine’s Day (Vegan and Gluten-Free)

It’s almost time for Chocolate Day  Long-Stemmed Roses Day  Cheesy Greeting Card Day Valentine’s Day, which means eating way more sweet stuff than you may be used to. Ever since I started an anti-candida diet back in 2009, I’ve sought out healthy, low glycemic treats for the Day of Love each year. I mean, if […]

Six Degrees of Iris and Brittany: Breakfast Carrot Cake, Giveaway, and Interview with The Essential Gluten-Free Baking Guides’ Authors!

[This post is part of an ongoing series of interviews with cookbook authors, bloggers, women entrepreneurs and home chefs whose work I enjoy and admire. If you’ve got someone in mind you’d like me to approach for an interview, please shoot me an email at dietdessertdogsATgmailDOTcom, or leave a comment here and let me know! […]

Superfood Raw Caramel Cupcakes with Banana-Cacao Nib Frosting

[SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR DDD READERS!! If you’d like to get started with your own Mum’s superfoods, the company is offering a special 15% discount for any online orders from Diet, Dessert and Dogs readers! Just order your products via the Mum’s website and key in the code “RICKI” upon checkout. Note: This is an affiliate […]

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake-Filled Chocolate Cupcakes

So here’s a scenario from my an imaginary 20-something woman’s life: Let’s say this woman just got a job teaching as a sessional instructor at a large college in a large North American city.  She’s very keen to do well on the job and practice all she’s learned about pedagogy. Her office, as it turns […]

Some Patriotic Eats

[source] It’s another long July weekend for us here in Canada and all our American cousins in the US–yay! Happy “I Love My Country” Day to both of us! 😀 For those of you looking for summer/ buffet/ BBQ/ patriotic/ festive recipes for your long weekend, here are some of my favorites that would be […]

30 Days to Easy Gluten-Free Living: Why I Love Gluten-Free Baking*

* No, seriously.     [No Gluten, Get Happy: The easiest way to bake gluten-free is with no flour at all! How about  Happy Hemp Two-Bite Brownies?] Baking, gluten-free. Whew!  I think my hair just got a new ‘do after the breeze that whooshed by as hoards of you ran for the exits!  For those of you still here, […]

SOS Kitchen Challenge for April: Asparagus Recipe Roundup!

This past month, Kim and I chose Asparagus as our SOS Kitchen Challenge key ingredient, and set out a true “kitchen challenge”: could anyone actually come up with a (tasty) sweet asparagus-based recipe? Well, I’m thrilled to report that several of you rose to the challenge quite admirably! The asparagus recipes flowed in all month, […]

Review & Giveaway: Spunky Coconut Grain-Free Baked Goods and Desserts

THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED!   [Divine Vegan Fudge Cake (as cupckakes) from the book, topped with my own Sugar-Free, Soy-Free, Nut-Free Chocolate Buttercream Frosting] Here’s a chance to win a copy of Kelly V. Brozyna’s Spunky Coconut Grain-Free Baked Goods and Desserts–just click here to read my review and […]

It’s Here: Anti-Candida Feast Digital Cookbook!

When I first thought about the holidays this year, I resigned myself to the usual ACD fare:  hummus, salads, lots of greens and maybe some veggie patties.  But then I thought, why shouldn’t I have a great holiday dinner, too?  I set to work coming up with a delicious menu that both the HH and […]

Maple Mania II: Maple Cupcakes with Maple Buttercream

[ONLY THREE DAYS LEFT TO ENTER THE MAPLE SYRUP AND LAYER CAKE GIVEAWAY!  If you haven’t yet entered, hop on over to this post and leave a comment! ]  Alas, I was too young to be part of the Hippie Generation (Woodstock ’69; Flower Power; Bed-Ins for Peace; Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out; and so on).  […]

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