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), […]

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 […]

40+ Ideas for Mother’s Day Brunch

It’s almost Mother’s Day! Will you be celebrating this year? While the kitchen is no longer the sole domain of “Mother” nowadays, I bet she’d still love a break from cooking on her special day. Why not prepare one of these special recipes for your beloved Mama, and show her how much you care? Here […]

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 […]

Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

[Perfect as a holiday dessert or snack, you’ll want to keep a constant stock of these Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles around! Even better, they’re vegan, 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.] As anyone who knows me can […]

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: […]

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 […]

Summer Long Weekend Recipe Ideas

It’s officially BBQ season! Maybe you’re having the family over for an outdoor picnic. Or maybe you’re heading north to open up the cottage. But what will you eat? Here’s a list of some of my favorite anti-candida recipes for a summer long weekend from the blog. These will work when you’re grilling, setting out […]

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 […]

25+ Nibbles and Dips for Your New Year’s Eve

Can you feel the excitement? It’s almost the New Year!! Although it wasn’t quite a “white Christmas” here in the Toronto area this year, it’s been great taking some much-needed time to chillax with the HH and Girls, and really enjoy the holidays. And I’m really looking forward to the new year! As is my habit this […]