Glazed Tempeh (aka Tempeh Bacon)

[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 […]

Coconut Macaroon Cookie Dough Butter

[A nutbutter-based spread that tastes like macaroon cookie dough? Yes, please! This amazing vegan candida diet spread is plant-based,  sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free, optionally nut-free, yeast-free, and low glycemic. Suitable for all stages on an anti-candida diet.] It’s funny the things we fight about as children. Keeping the Barbie doll’s outfits at […]

Marbled Pumpkin Chocolate Cheesecake

[Here’s a visually impressive and truly decadent-tasting dessert to wow your guests. Marbled Pumpkin-Chocolate Cheesecake is also vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg free and yeast-free. Suitable for Stage 3 and beyond on an anti-candida diet.] As I’ve mentioned before, my mom was a prodigious baker, and I pretty much learned how to bake at her elbow […]

Grain Free Waffles with Fresh Strawberries and Strawberry Cream for Mother’s Day

[A treat on Mother’s Day or any day, these Grain Free Waffles with Fresh Strawberries and Strawberry Cream are vegan, 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.] Mother’s Day is one of those holidays that seems to command some kind of ritual […]

Low Fat, Grain-Free, Egg-Free, Sugar-Free Waffle Apple Fritter Rings

[Perfect for brunch or an elegant dessert, Waffle Apple Fritter Rings are vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free, nut-free, yeast-free, and low glycemic. Suitable for Stage 3 and beyond on an anti-candida diet.] About twice a year when we were kids, my mother would treat us to homemade “chips” (that was the name we […]

Fluffy Sweet Potato and Pear Pancakes

It’s no secret that my favorite meal of the day is breakfast. Breakfast early, breakfast late, breakfast for brunch, breakfast on the road, breakfast for dinner–I don’t care; I love them all. And of all the beloved breakfast foods, my favorite is pancakes. Pancakes early, pancakes late, pancakes for brunch–well, you get the idea.  In […]

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 […]

Raw S’Mores (Grain Free, Vegan, Candida-Diet Friendly)

From what I can tell, S’mores are the quintessential “camp” food. What child hasn’t eaten a gooey S’mores bar? Well, dear readers, it’s True Confession time: I am that child who has never eaten a S’mores bar. (Does that make me S’less?) When I was a kid, summers were a fairly solitary affair. Early on, […]

Remembering Mom Today

For someone who’s been without her mother for quite a long time (my mum died in 1991), I tend to think about her rather a lot. Maybe it’s the little photo of her perched on my bedside table that I see every morning and evening. Maybe it’s the increasing resemblance to her face I spy […]

Flash in the Pan: Quick and Easy Grain-Free Squash-Based Porridge

[Sometimes, you just want a dish that’s quick and easy–no fuss.  I’ve decided to offer a mini-post every once in a while, for a dish that comes together incredibly quickly or else is so simple to make that no recipe is required. Here’s today’s “Flash in the Pan.” (For other FitP recipes, see “Categories” at right).] […]