Why I Love Spirulina

When I first began studying nutrition in 2003, I learned about a class of “superfoods” called blue-green algae (yep, similar to the algae you see on lakes and other sources of standing water. Sounds incredibly appetizing, doesn’t it??). In fact, there are thousands of species of blue-green algae (technically a bacterium called cyanobacteria, but sometimes […]

Spanish Rice from Vegan Meal Prep by JL Fields

[Spanish Rice is a great quick and easy side dish that’s vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free, nut-free and yeast-free. Suitable for all stages on an anti-candida diet.] Over the years, I’ve had an on-again, off-again relationship with meal planning. Of course, we all know that it’s better for your schedule and your wallet […]

Thai Red Curry Sweet Potato Dip

[If you love Thai spices, you’ll adore this dip. Thai Red Curry Sweet Potato Dip is sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg free and low glycemic. Suitable for all stages on an anti-candida diet.] Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Prop Stylist: Mindi Shapiro Levine; Food Stylist:Margaret Monroe Dickey Although I love to travel, I tend not to do it […]

Ricki’s Raves: Yes, This IS Healthy!

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 provide healthier alternatives that still taste indulgent.    If you’re used to eating […]

Parsley Quinoa Tabbouleh from Protein from Plants

I clearly remember that day back in 2003 when, as a keen, bright-eyed student at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, we learned about macronutrients: protein, carbohydrates, and fats. “All foods contain all three macronutrients to some degree,” my instructor said. “It’s just a matter of ratio. So, for instance, most plants are low in […]

Six Degrees of Susan Peirce Thompson

[This post is part of an ongoing series of interviews with 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 ricki@rickiheller.com, or leave a comment here and let me know! And […]

Beans-Free Hummus

[If you’re looking for a different kind of dip, this Beans-Free Hummus is not only vegan,  sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free and dairy-free; it’s also free of eggs, soy, nuts and yeast. Low glycemic, Paleo, keto AND anti-candida, it’s perfect for all stages of an anti-candida diet.] Comprehensive. Informative. Droolworthy. Gorgeous. Engaging. High-Fat. My pal Leanne’s new book, […]

Creamy Not-ella Carob Butter

[You’ll adore this luscious Notella Carob Butter made from seeds and carob. It’s vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free, nut-free, yeast-free, and low glycemic. Suitable for all stages on an anti-candida diet.] I have to admit, in university I was one of those students you love to hate.  I wish I could tell you it […]

Sundried Tomato and Garlic Super-Seed Crackers

[They work both as a cracker–or a snack! Angela’s elegant Sundried Tomato and Garlic Superseed Crackers are vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free, nut-free, yeast-free, and low glycemic. Suitable for Stage 2 and beyond on an anti-candida diet.] [photo: Ashley McGlaughlin] It wasn’t until I moved to Toronto in my late 20s that the infinite possibilities […]

Super Healthy Chocolate Shake from 40 Days of Green Smoothies

[Start the year with a focus on simplicity in food! This delightful, super healthy Chocolate Shake is vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free, nut-free and yeast-free–and it’s also super simple to make! Suitable for Stage 2 and beyond on an anti-candida diet.] As I’ve gotten older, one of the principles I’ve striven to adopt is […]