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), […]

Carob Coconut Bark

This Carob Coconut Bark is rich and creamy, with a texture very much like chocolate. It’s sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free, yeast-free, and vegan. Suitable for any stage on an anti-candida diet. There seem to be two schools of thought when it comes to carob. The first one says it’s a great substitute for chocolate […]

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? […]

Eggplant and Chickpea Spread

In my late teens and early twenties, I spent summers working for my cousin in Montreal, the only one in our family who ever “made it big” (ie, rich). Wealthy Cousin owned a major wholesale operation that supplied non-perishable items to convenience stores across the province. I remember being amazed the first time I toured the warehouse, […]

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 […]

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 […]

45+ Whole-Foods, Vegan Detox Recipes

[Clockwise from large photo: Cranberry, Pomegranate and Kale Detox Juice; Fennel, Orange and Avocado Salad; Easy Chickpea Tomato Soup; Vegetable “Flu Buster” Soup; Mung Bean Stew with Squash and Coconut Milk; and Ginger Cashew Nori Rolls.] It’s January–that makes it “detox season”! Okay, just kidding. (Okay, not really). 😉 In this post, I wrote about […]

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 […]

Remembering Mom Today

For someone who’s been without her mother for quite a long time (my mum died in 1991), I tend to think about her rather a lot. Maybe it’s the little photo of her perched on my bedside table that I see every morning and evening. Maybe it’s the increasing resemblance to her face I spy […]

Dog Day: Merry Merry Happy Happy

Merry Christmas to all of you who are celebrating today! I hope that Santa brought you something magical. And to all DDD readers, I wanted to take a moment to thank you all for being such an integral part of Diet, Dessert and Dogs.  Your wonderful comments and emails, your suggestions, opinions, questions–and, of course, […]