Is Chocolate Bad for You?

If you know me, you know I LOVE chocolate. So I had to think twice when I answered a recent email from a reader, in which she wrote that she’d just heard an expert mention that “cocoa is high in lead and cadmium and that we should be concerned about this.”

50+ Sugar-Free Chocolate Treats (+ A Few Carob!) for Your Sweetie

I was recently chatting with someone who is about to embark on an anti-candida diet, and she mentioned that one of the hurdles stopping her is the no-sugar rule when it comes to chocolate. “I’m not sure I could give up my chocolate,” she said. Because really, what’s better than chocolate? Well, SUGAR-FREE chocolate! I […]

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!). […]

35+ Brunch Ideas for Mother’s Day

It’s almost Mother’s Day! Will you be celebrating this Sunday? While 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? […]

Chocolate Potato Cake Donuts

Yes, you read that right. Potato–in a chocolate cake! Well, if potato starch can add binding power and lighten up a cake batter, why not just use the actual potato? (Why not, indeed?). Plus, y’all know how much I love potatoes. And how much I believe they can be part of a healthful diet (even […]

Grain-Free Peppermint Nanaimo Bars (vegan and sugar-free)

Chocolate + mint. Could there be a more divine combination? I’m kinda partial to chocolate + caramel as well, come to think of it. And chocolate + cherry rocks pretty well, too. Oh, and chocolate + pumpkin. And what the heck–chocolate and chocolate is always a winner, isn’t it?) But yeah, chocolate + mint is way […]

Chocolate Granola

Today I’m thrilled to share a recipe from my friend Allyson Kramer’s new book, Sweet Eats for All. Anyone who knows Allyson knows that she’s a spectacular vegan and gluten-free baker (and cook in general!) with three bestselling cookbooks under her belt. And anyone who knows me knows that books full of delicious sweet treats suit me […]

Grain-Free, Vegan + Sugar-Free Chocolate Berry Swirl Cheesecake

Are you a romantic? I’m pretty sure I’m what you’d call a “hopeless romantic.” Did I cry at Titanic? Let’s just say I felt responsible for at least 50% of all that gushing water that swept Jack away from Rose while I was watching that movie. Do I hoard  save mementos from my former beaux? […]

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 […]

20 Fabulous Recipes for Your 2014 New Year’s Eve Party!

If you’re looking for my roundup of best New Year’s Eve recipes, it’s been updated and republished here.  Happy New Year!