Flash in the Pan: Super Easy Chocolate-Peppermint Popcorn (with Corn-Free Option)

[Chocolate-Peppermint Popcorn is vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free, nut-free and  yeast-free. Suitable for Stage 2 and beyond on an anti-candida diet.] Some people think, “Santa Claus.” Some people think, “cranberries.” Some people think, “tofurkey.” Me? When I think of the holiday season, I think: “chocolate + peppermint.” Of course, there’s no doubt that […]

Grain-Free Chocolate Protein Bites (Vegan, Sugar-Free, Paleo & Candida-Friendly)

[Grain-Free Chocolate Protein Bites are vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free,  yeast-free, and low glycemic. With a Stage 1 variation for the anti-candida diet.] [Protein bites, two ways: ACD Stage 1 (no fruit) on the left; with fruit on the right.] Like so many teenaged girls, my idol growing up was my older […]

Blissful Raw Cacao-Coconut Spread (vegan, grain-free, sugar-free, nut-free, dairy-free, soy-free, paleo)

This Homemade “Cacao Bliss™”-like spread is vegan, grain-free, sugar-free, raw and suitable for Stage 1 and beyond on an anti-candida diet. Friends often remark about how well-behaved The Girls are, mostly because they always lie quietly beyond the kitchen/family room boundary whenever we eat, patiently waiting for us to finish the meal. In that way, […]

Raw Vegan Nutty-Roons

Today please welcome Amber of The Tasty Alternative! I’m delighted to welcome Amber to the blog today! Amber is yet another blogger whom I’ve met online and can’t wait to meet “IRL” (in real life) one day. Amber’s health journey began with some unusual symptoms that ended with a diagnosis of Crohn’s disease (you can […]

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 […]

Chocolate Cinnamon Heart Sandwich Cookies for Valentine’s Day

I couldn’t let Valentine’s Day arrive without popping back on the blog to say hello and wish you all a very sweet day with your loved ones this week! (Plus, I’ve missed you all!).  I decided to bake these Chocolate Cinnamon Heart Sandwich Cookies for my honey even if I won’t be indulging myself. Besides, […]

Gluten-Free, Vegan Festive Roast

[My plate from our impromptu Christmas dinner last week: simple arugula salad, Festive Roast with brown gravy (still working on that recipe), homemade cranberry sauce, roasted potatoes, roasted carrots.] Have I got a treat for you today! I had intended to cook up–and post about–this incredible Festive Vegan Roast last week, as it was slated […]

Flash in the Pan: Cookie Chocolate Bark

[Sometimes, you just want a dish that’s quick and easy–no fuss.  I’ve decided to offer a mini-post every once in a while, for a dish that comes together incredibly quickly or else is so simple to make that no recipe is required. Here’s today’s “Flash in the Pan.” (For other FitP recipes, see “Categories” at right).] […]

Six Degrees of Leanne Vogel and Cocoa Caramel Bars

Leanne Vogel is the massively popular food blogger, holistic nutritionist, recipe creator and creative mind behind Healthful Pursuit, a blog devoted to helping you “embrace your true self and live authentically.”  Leanne has been there, learning how to eat healthier, struggling with disordered eating in the past–and, as a holistic nutritionist, she knows very well […]

Chocolate Chestnut Mousse Tarts with Shortbread Crust for Club House

Because his father was Scottish, the HH is very particular about his shortbread. Since his mother never learned to bake, however, he grew up thinking that “real” shortbread came in a box. (But hey, he was very particular about which box).