Does Candida Influence Your Behavior?

  So often at the holidays, I hear from people who worry that they’ll give in to their own cravings to eat all the holiday foods. More often than not, though, many people do just fine when they’re on their own; it’s only when they find themselves with other people that the temptation feels too […]

How to Handle Nosy Questions About Your Food at the Holidays

  For most people, the holiday season is full of positive experiences. It means anticipation, excitement and looking forward to the parties, meeting with relatives, animated discussions and lots (lots!) of yummy foods. When you’re dealing with dietary restrictions, however, it may be a slightly different scenario. Instead of delighting at seeing your extended family […]

How to Resist Cultural Pressures to Eat Unhealthy Foods at the Holidays

The other day, I was taking The Girls for a walk through our neighborhood, and I couldn’t help but marvel at all the amazing Halloween decorations. Houses were adorned with streamers, strings of lights, laser shows, witches, faux skeletons and corpses, coffins. . . you name it. It occurred to me how much Halloween has […]

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 […]