Discouraged By Holiday Food Restrictions?

It’s a story I hear from my clients far too often: “Everything was going just great! I was eating foods that are 100% compliant with my restricted diet. I was planning my food, taking lunch to the office, cooking extra on weekends so that I wouldn’t have to worry about what to eat for breakfast. . […]

40+ Patriotic Eats for Canada Day and Independence Day

  [Chaser engaged in one of her favorite summer activities] One of the (many) things I love about summer is all the long weekends. (Seriously, shouldn’t there be at least one long weekend per month? It would make the calendar year SO much more appealing). This weekend here in Canada, it’s Canada Day (July 1st), […]

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 […]

Mini Sweet Potato and Chocolate Chip Muffins

[Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite baking staples–they add sweetness, density, and fiber to your baked goods. And they taste amazing! These Mini Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Muffins are to die for–and all refined sugar-free, gluten-free,  dairy-free, egg free, soy-free, nut-free and yeast-free, too.  Suitable for Stage 3 and beyond on an anti-candida diet.] [photo credit: […]

Carrot Cake Ice Cream

[Who doesn’t love ice cream? This unique and alluring Carrot Cake Ice Cream is vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free,  yeast-free, and low glycemic. Suitable all stages on an anti-candida diet.] What does summer mean to you? Is it lazing by the pool? Reading a trashy novel? Long walks along the beach? Kids squealing […]

Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free, Plant-Based Father’s Day Recipes

I was that kid in high school and university that everyone hated because I always got my essays done early. While my friends were pulling all-nighters on the weekend before a due date, I was out partying and whooping it up (though, as it turned out, in the company of strangers–since my friends were home […]

Ricki’s Raves: Holiday Edition (2016)

I’ve decided to start a little series called Ricki’s Raves, in which I share some of my favorite items (both food and non-food alike) that I truly love and use all the time. Today, I rave about the products I’ve discovered that work well during the holiday season. But of course you can use them […]

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, […]

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 […]

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!). […]