Cookie Dough Bars from Incredible Plant-Based Desserts by Anthea Cheng

[Who doesn’t love cookie dough? To me, the dough is almost better than the cookies. These bars provide all the joy of raw Chocolate Chip Cookie dough without any of the drawbacks! Plus, they’re vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free and yeast-free. Suitable for Stage 3 and beyond on an anti-candida diet.] One of […]

Macadamia-Rosemary Cheese from Vegan Mediterranean Cookbook

[A simple and delicious vegan cheese that’s sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free and low glycemic. Suitable for all stages on an anti-candida diet.] I’m one of those people who has waaaay too many cookbooks. I mean, who needs almost 300 cookbooks?! That said, I have my favorites. Those that I cherish and leaf […]

Where do you draw the line?

For most of my adult life, holiday visits to my family back in Montreal caused me undue anxiety and stress. As a people-pleaser who also hated confrontations of any kind, I’d often acquiesce to my parents’ wishes (even as a “child” in her 30s or 40s), which left me feeling less than festive. Because trips […]

Sugar-free, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Egg-free Fruit Pizza

[A pizza made with a sugar-free cookie crust, dairy-free cream cheese frosting, and lots of colorful fresh fruit. Who wouldn’t love that?! This Fruit Pizza is vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free and yeast-free. Suitable for Stage 3 and beyond on an anti-candida diet.] Okay, I’m going to age myself here.

Recipes for a Fantastic Father’s Day (Sugar-free, Gluten-free, Egg-free, Dairy-free and more!)

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 […]

Homemade Twix Bars (Grain-Free, Sugar-Free, Egg-Free, Corn-Free, Soy-Free, Dairy-Free & optionally Nut-Free)

As a kid growing up in a home where all desserts were from-scratch, I was more or less obsessed with candy bars. I couldn’t wait to become an adult already, so I could buy as many candy bars (called “chocolate bars” where I grew up) as I wanted. As soon as I was old enough […]

Spirulina Granola Snack Bars

Spirulina is a blue-green algae that grows in freshwater lakes and other natural sources of water. Used for thousands of years for its health benefits, it’s undergone a renaissance in recent years, even earning the coveted moniker of “superfood.” In fact, some experts deem spirulina the most nutrient-dense food on the planet! That’s because it […]

Sugar-Free Sugar Cookies

[photo: Celine Saki] I’d been wanting to develop a Christmas sugar cookie for years.  My first attempt was a wonderful variation with spelt flour and agave nectar, but when I reaffirmed my commitment to the anti-candida diet and cut gluten out, I had to find an alternative. I worked on dozens of iterations of this […]

Why It’s So Hard to Say “NO” to Holiday Foods

When I was a kid and through my 30s, I looked forward to the holidays every year. It was a time when I had free rein to eat as much as I wanted–basically, the entire season from October to April was a licence to pig out. Then, when I was diagnosed with candida, I had […]

Discouraged By Holiday Food Restrictions?

It’s a story I hear from my clients far too often: “Everything was going just great! I was eating foods that are 100% compliant with my restricted diet. I was planning my food, taking lunch to the office, cooking extra on weekends so that I wouldn’t have to worry about what to eat for breakfast. . […]