“This book is a life changer. Ricki Heller is amazing and has taken her knowledge and passion and REALLY has life changing information and recipes. Not only is the book exactly what anyone needs that suffers from sugar addiction, or that has compromised health that may be due to candida. Ricki has all the resources concisely put in this book and on her videos’ etc. Outstanding book, amazing recipes.” –Karen Stevenson, amazon review.
Think you have to give up brownies, ice cream, gnocchi, pizza, porridge–or a host of other delicious, familiar foods on an anti-candida diet? YOU DON’T!
In Living Candida-Free, I made it my personal quest to re-create all of your favorite dishes in a form that’s compliant with the anti-candida diet. In fact, 90% of the recipes in the book are suitable for Stage One (the strictest stage), made entirely sugar-free and even fruit-free.
The book also offers four chapters full of tips, techniques and strategies to stay on the diet without feeling deprived. Eating this way does NOT have to feel like a culinary prison sentence!
[Raw Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles–good for ALL STAGES of the diet. Photo: Nicole Axworthy.]
“I consider this more as a guidebook for those needing to cut refined sugar out of their diets as it arms readers with everything they need to retake control of their lives and their health. This book literally sits next to me on the couch just in case I want to read it, educate myself, and/or be inspired by all of the incredibly tasty Candida-Free recipes. . . . Ricki Heller truly has a natural talent for making a restrictive diet seem doable and taste great!” —Cara Reed, ForkandBeans.com
- a complete, easy-to-understand physiological explanation of this condition by Functional Nutritionist Andrea Nakayama
- practical, realistic strategies for living a life free of refined sugar and free of foods that feed the candida
- a three-stage program on how to rebalance your body with food and lifestyle, plus tips on how to transition from one stage to the next
- information on herbal supplements and treatments
- a full list of ACD pantry ingredients and how to use them
- ingredient substitutions, and how to revamp your current recipes using them
- strategies for living an anti-candida lifestyle beyond the diet
- over 100 delicious, satisfying recipes that anyone can prepare–and enjoy!
[Roasted Garlic and Cauliflower Soup with Grain-Free Herb Dumplings and a side of Grain-Free Sandwich Bread–good for ALL STAGES of the diet. Photo: Nicole Axworthy.]
“This book is PURE GOLD! I have done a lot of research on anti candida diets and, in my opinion, Ricki Heller is hands down the top anti candida recipe developer. . . . . Finding vegan anti candida tasty recipes is always challenging and her blog and books have been a life saver. . . . I also highly recommend her other books . . . I always get compliments and get friends asking for the recipe whenever I bake one of her treats – and this includes people who are not on a special diet! . . . . Highly recommended – great investment for a healthier life at a very low price!” –MTC, amazon review
Some of the recipes included:
- Basics: dairy-free milks, nut and seed butters, dressings
- Grain-Free Sandwich Bread
- Grain-Free Pizza Dough
- Mojito Smoothie
- Sparkling Cranberry Cooler
- ACD Whole Grain Waffles
- Fluffy Pancakes
- ACD-Friendly Grain-Free Granola
- Almost Instant Grain-Free Porridge
- Veggie-Full Breakfast Hash
- Sweet and Spicy Roasted Chickpeas
- Raw Carrot Cake Energy Balls
- Roasted Garlic and Cauliflower Soup with Herbed Dumplings
- Creamy Broccoli Soup
- High-Protein Carob-Hazelnut Butter
- Gingerbread Pecan Butter
- Chunky Black Bean Spread
- My Favorite Hummus
- Baby Greens with Pears and Walnuts in a Cranberry-Poppy Seed Dressing
- Caesar Salad with Grain-Free Croutons
- Creamy Greens with Asian Seasonings
- Broccoli-Lemon Pesto
- Super Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Creamy Greens and Chickpeas
- Herbed Grain-Free Gnocchi
- Beans Paprikash
- Eggplant “Parmesan”
- Creamy Black Beans and Rutabaga Stew with Baharat Blend
- Homemade Chocolate
- Grain-Free Fudgy Brownies
- Raw Frosted “Put the Lime in the Coconut” Bars
- Grain-Free Apple-Berry Crumble
- S’Mores Parfaits
- Vanilla Ice Cream
. . . and many more!
[Sunday Night Roast with Perfect Golden Gravy. Good for ALL STAGES of the diet. Photo: Nicole Axworthy.]
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“Ricki’s talent for recipe development is astounding. She works within all of the parameters necessary to live candida-free yet offers a delicious array of recipes for every stage of the ACD plan . . . . this book is patient and honest and full of answers. It is everything you need when you want to stop suffering but know it is a journey to get to health.” —Lisa Pitman, Vegan Culinary Crusade
REVIEWS AND OTHER MENTIONS:
July, 2015: Canadian Living Magazine interviews Ricki on “What Does It Mean to Live Candida-Free?”
April 5, 2015: Portland Press-Herald reviews Living Candida-Free
March 31, 2015: CHCH Morning Live interviews Ricki about candida (and a comedy of errors ensues!).
March 18, 2015: Jo-Ann Blondin interviews Ricki on a Google Hangout.
March 16, 2015: Fran Costigan review, recipe for As-You-Like Kale Salad and BOOK GIVEAWAY (giveaway has ended).
March 13, 2015: Gluten-Free Find shares the recipe for As-You-Like Kale Salad.
March 11, 2015: Andrea McCarthy Health review, recipe for As-You-Like Kale Salad, and (GIVEAWAY has ended).
March 11, 2015: Radio MD interviews Ricki about candida.
March 11, 2015: Fit & Blissful Chef review, recipe for The Toronto Sandwich and (GIVEAWAY has ended). “Even though I have no dietary restrictions I love the recipes inside Living Candida-Free. They are inventive, flavorful, and I feel healthy and alive when I eat them. There may be some ingredients you aren’t used to, but are easily found at a natural food store or online.”
March 10, 2015: What I’ve Found review and (GIVEAWAY has ended).
March 8, 2015: Eat Life Balance video review: “If you. . . are drawn to sugary foods and high carbohydrate foods . . . like white flour and white sugar. . . then I really can’t urge you enough to pick up a copy of this book.”
March 5, 2015: Dr. Jennifer Weinberg reviews the book and shares the Grain-Free Apple-Berry Crumble recipe: “Food truly is medicine and Ricki Heller outlines a powerful and customizable plan for individuals dealing with candida and other digestive issues or those simply wanting nourishing, delicious and easy-to-prepare options!”
March 4, 2015: Gluten-Free Goodness review.
March 3, 2015: Gluten-Free School shares recipe for Raw Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles: “Ricki is a genius in the kitchen as well as equally brilliant on the topic of healing candida.”
March 2, 2015: A Dash of Compassion review and recipe for It is the ONE Single Serve Pancakes.
February 28, 2015: Choosing Raw review and recipe for The Toronto Sandwich: “That Ricki has created 100 recipes that are both anti-candida diet friendly and also delicious–recipes that anyone would love to eat–is a testament to her unique blend of culinary experience and health awareness.”
February 26, 2015: Cooking Quinoa review and recipe for It is the ONE Single Serve Pancakes.
February 25, 2015: The Blender Girl review and recipe for Chard and Chickpea Soup.
February 24, 2015: CTV Kitchener News at Noon. Ricki demonstrates how to make Raw Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles.
February 24, 2015: Canned Time review and recipe for Grain-Free Apple Berry Crumble (GIVEAWAY has ended): “Whether you have health problems resulting from over-active yeast growth in your body, or like me, just love delicious, organic, did I say delicious? ideas for preparing great food, you’ll love Ricki’s book. “
February 23, 2015: Robin Robertson article on the benefits of coconut oil, recipe for Grain-Free Apple Berry Crumble, and (GIVEAWAY has ended).
February 19, 2015: Green Gourmet Giraffe review and recipe for Asian Napa Cabbage Salad: “My diet is not anti Candida, nor gluten free, nor low sugar, nor vegan. Yet I really love Ricki’s recipes because they taste so good. I would highly recommend them to anyone who wants to eat exciting and healthy food. “
February 18, 2015: The Frankie Boyer Show interviews Ricki about candida.
February 18, 2015: Vegan Street review and interview.
February 17, 2015: YumUniverse review, recipe for Herbed Grain-Free Gnocchi and (GIVEAWAY has ended).
February 17, 2015: Fork and Beans review, recipe for “Sour Cream and Onion” Kale Chips and (GIVEAWAY has ended): “I consider this more as a guidebook for those needing to cut refined sugar out of their diets as it arms readers with everything they need to retake control of their lives and their health. This book literally sits next to me on the couch just in case I want to read it, educate myself, and/or be inspired by all of the incredibly tasty Candida-Free recipes. . . . Ricki Heller truly has a natural talent for making a restrictive diet seem doable and taste great!”
February 16, 2015: The Food Duo gives away a copy of Living Candida-Free. (GIVEAWAY has ended).
February 16, 2015: Kelli’s Vegan Kitchen review, recipe for Baked Quinoa Porridge or Pudding and (GIVEAWAY has ended).
February 15, 2015: The Food Duo review and recipe for Raw Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles.
February 12, 2015: Zsu’s Vegan Pantry. Review, recipe for Grain-Free Almost Instant Porridge and (GIVEAWAY has ended): “This is one book I think everyone can benefit from. More than just a cookbook, it is a guide to improved health.”
February 10, 2015: Healthy Slow Cooking review and recipe for It is the ONE Single Serve Pancakes.
February 9, 2015: Jesse Lane Wellness reviews Living Candida-Free and book giveaway (GIVEAWAY has ended). “I am so excited to tell you about Ricki Heller’s new book Living Candida-Free. I was a recipe tester for the book so I tried almost all of the recipes and let me tell you, they are delicious!”
February 9, 2015: What She Said radio interviews Ricki about Candida Related Complex.
February 7, 2015: Dr. Jean Layton interviews Ricki via Google hangout (YouTube video).
February 6, 2015: CTV’s CanadaAM interviews Ricki about candida
February 6, 2015: Guest Post on VegKitchen: Five Tips for a Plant-Based Anti-Candida Diet
February 5, 2015: Featured recipe on Nava Atlas’s VegKitchen: It is the ONE Single-Serve Pancakes
February 5, 2015: Interview with Rene’ Steelman on Get Waisted with Rene’ on Talkzone Radio
February 3, 2015: Global TV The Morning Show interviews Ricki on candida
February 3, 2015: Recipe Renovator review
February 2, 2015: The Organic View Podcast interviews Ricki about candida
February 2, 2015: The Ultimate Health Podcast interviews Ricki about candida
February 2, 2015: Vegan Culinary Crusade review and recipe for the Toronto Sandwich: “Ricki’s talent for recipe development is astounding. She works within all of the parameters necessary to live candida-free yet offers a delicious array of recipes for every stage of the ACD plan . . . . this book is patient and honest and full of answers. It is everything you need when you want to stop suffering but know it is a journey to get to health.”
February 2, 2015: Recipe Renovator recipe for It is the ONE Single-Serve Pancakes
January 30, 2015: Daily Bites Blog review and recipe for Grain-Free Apple-Berry Crumble. “I know firsthand that eating a restricted diet for a particular health condition can feel depressingly limiting. Ricki’s low-sugar recipes are nowhere near lackluster. Flip through the 100 plant-rich, vegan recipes in Living Candida-Free and you’ll quickly be inspired to grab your apron and get busy. Regardless of whether you have candida or not, I’d recommend this book for anyone seeking to heal and nourish by following a low-sugar lifestyle.”
January 29, 2015: “Blogs, Books and Business: How We Use Our Passion and Expertise to Help Others.” Live Google Hangout with JL Fields.
January 28, 2015: The Seasonal Diet review, recipe for Chickpea Breakfast Scramble and book giveaway (GIVEAWAY ENDED)
January 28, 2015: Chic Vegan interview
January 27, 2015: If Your Body Could Talk review and interview: “[Ricki] has given hope (and better yet – hundreds of delicious recipes) to vegetarians and vegans around the world who want to eliminate candida but don’t want to turn away from their plant-based diet.”
January 26, 2015: The Healthy Apple social media book giveaway (GIVEAWAY ENDED)
January 24, 2015: Savvy Vegetarian review: “I recommend Living Candida Free for everybody, healthy or not, vegan or not. If you don’t have candida, this book will keep you from ever getting it. If you have just a bit of candida, it will help you restore balance and avoid a lot of misery. If you do have full on candida, this book, Living Candida Free, could help save your life.”
January 22, 2015: Spabettie review and recipe for Raw Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles
January 21, 2015: My Whole Food Life: review and recipe for Chard and Chickpea Soup and book giveaway (GIVEAWAY ENDED)
January 20, 2015: Bite-Sized Thoughts: review and recipe for Baked Quinoa Porridge or Pudding and book giveaway (GIVEAWAY ENDED).
January 19, 2015: Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen: review and recipe for As You Like Kale Salad and book giveaway (GIVEAWAY ENDED)
January 19, 2015: Marfigs Munchies: recipe for Baked Quinoa Porridge or Pudding and book giveaway (GIVEAWAY ENDED): “Ricki’s book truly takes the sting out of Candida by providing a realistic and flexible plan of action, meal plans, and some truly delicious recipes that aren’t only for when the president comes to visit, but also for the busy weekday evening when you just want to eat your dinner in pajamas but still feel grand.”
January 14, 2015: We Love Fine Foods review.
You can also get a taste of what the recipes are like in the Living Candida-Free Sampler Ebook, which contains 10 sugar-free, dairy-free, egg-free and gluten-free recipes (not available anywhere else).
Finally, many thanks go out to the amazing volunteer Book Launch Team Members who helped to spread the word!
[Please Note: As with any new publication, despite an extensive and detailed editing process with three separate editors, sometimes typos or other errors still do creep in to a first edition. If you spot any of these, please email me at ricki@rickiheller to let me know, or leave a comment on the blog so that we can be sure to correct them later on! I’m also keeping a list for your reference here. Thanks so much!]