Glorious Green Salad (vegan, candida-diet friendly)

Considering all the greens I’ve been eating lately, you’d think there must be a figurative alignment between my food intake and an equally green explosion of foliage splashed across the springtime landscape here in the Toronto area. You’d think. But, ah, you’d be wrong. You see, after the record-breaking cold, back-breaking bouts of shoveling snow, spirit-breaking endless […]

Whole Foods Knockoff Kale and Beet Salad (aka the Easiest Kale Salad You’ll Ever Make)

It’s kind of a cliché already; you’re probably familiar with “Whole Paycheck Market” (aka Whole Foods).  Or maybe you’ve heard it referred to as the grocery store where they accept “Yuppie Food Stamps” (aka twenty dollar bills). Where eco-conscious, health conscious, modern parents shop (aka rich folks. Or food bloggers).

Winter Greens with Fennel, Grapefruit and Beet

[Winter Greens with Fennel, Grapefruit and Beet is vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-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.] There are just some things that get better with age. No, I don’t mean as they age (like a fine wine, or George Clooney); […]

9 Common Herbs & Spices that Reduce Inflammation

[You can fight inflammation with common ingredients from your own kitchen. Here’s a list of the top nine anti-inflammatory herbs and spices, plus some of my favorite recipes using them.] You may think that “inflammation” only occurs after a bee sting, when you scald your hand on a hot pot, or when you unwittingly walk […]

100 Healthy Vegan, Gluten-Free, Whole Foods Summer Salads!

[Clockwise from large photo: Kale, Fennel and Radicchio Salad with “Buttermilk” Dressing; Easy Asian Broccoli Slaw: Edamame, Corn Avocado Salad; and Green and Yellow Split Pea Salad.] Salads really are the ideal summer food, aren’t they? They’re bright and rainbow-colored, just like all the blooming vegetation surrounding us right now. They’re light and crisp and […]

Kale Salad with Fennel and Radicchio in a Creamy “Buttermilk” Dressing

Kale Salad with Fennel and Radicchio in a Creamy “Buttermilk” Dressing is vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free,  yeast-free, low glycemic and suitable for all stages on an anti-candida diet (use cranberry variation for Stage one). If you follow me on Instagram, you have may noticed that in recent weeks (since I returned […]

Quinoa Salad with Black Beans and Creamy Chipotle Dressing from The Blissful & Fit Chef

Today please welcome Christy from The Blissful (& Fit) Chef! I’ve known Christy for quite a while and have, from my very first review of her ebooks back in 2010, loved her recipes. You might also remember Christy from the review I did of her stellar cookbook, Blissful Bites, or the recent “Six Degrees” post […]

Six Degrees of Jennifer Fugo

[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 rickiATrickihellerDOTcom, or leave a comment here and let me know! […]

Asparagus and Edamame Salad with Lime-Miso Dressing from Janet of The Taste Space

Today please welcome Janet of The Taste Space! I’ve known Janet via our blogs for quite some time–in fact, it feels as if I’ve been reading Janet’s blog for about as long as I’ve been writing mine! Originally also Torontonian, Janet and her significant other moved to Texas a while back and it hasn’t impeded […]

Wellness Weekend: The Finale (and an Announcement)

Hi Everyone, Happy Thursday! I hope you’re all having a great week so far. As I write this, I’m deep into the last few days of manuscript madness and scrambling to finish my next book. You might already know it’s one that’s really close to my heart, as within it, I share a lot of […]