Ricki’s Raves: Holiday Edition (2016)

I’ve decided to start a little series called Ricki’s Raves, in which I share some of my favorite items (both food and non-food alike) that I truly love and use all the time. Today, I rave about the products I’ve discovered that work well during the holiday season. But of course you can use them […]

Ricki’s Raves: Detox and Replenish

I’ve decided to start a little series called Ricki’s Raves, in which I share some of my favorite items (both food and non-food alike) that I truly love and use all the time. Today, I rave about the products I’ve discovered that promote or enhance detoxificaton and general well-being. If you’re interested in the earlier […]

Watermelon Gazpacho & The Blender Girl Cookbook Review!

[Watermelon Gazpacho from The Blender Girl cookbook is vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free, nut-free, yeast-free and suitable for Stage 3 and beyond on an anti-candida diet.] There’s a new cookbook out that’s been causing all kinds of buzz. If you listen closely, you might hear it. . . it sounds like a […]

Carob Coconut Cups

I know that many of you are already fans of Amy, the blogger behind the wildly popular Simply Sugar and Gluten Free (which recently got a facelift–check out the new look!).  A few months ago, Amy published her first cookbook, Simply Sugar and Gluten Free, and her publisher kindly sent me a copy for review.  For someone […]

Smoky Zucchini Dip

  [Kim’s Buckwheat Crackerbread with my own Sweet Potato Spread] When I found out that my friend Kim was creating a recipe calendar, I squealed with joy.  You may know Kim as my partner in crime  sunworship  hoarding colorful earrings  the SOS Kitchen Challenge, as we alternate choosing ingredients and writing the kickoff post each […]

Simply Bar Winner and How I Eat Today

[Did you win??] First, thanks to everyone who entered the Simply Bar giveaway and helped me contribute to Second Harvest!  The giveaway received 87 entries, so I am going to upgrade the donation to $1 per entry and give $87 to the organization.  I know they can use it and will happily put it toward […]

A New Kind of “Pizza”

Not your conventional pizza! Isn’t it gorgeous? I swear, I am in love with this “new” food, which is really a traditional Italian snack.  I am betting you will love it, too.  And as a bonus, it’s gluten free, vegan, grain free, sugar free and anti-candida (ACD) friendly. Hallelujah! If you follow me on twitter, […]

Raw Linguine with Bolognese Sauce and Hemp Parmesan

[Zucchini Pasta Bolognese–hearty and delicious] Dealing with all the exigencies of the anti candida diet (ACD) can really be a challenge.  After more than a year without sugars (sniff, boo hoo), most fruits (miss ya, mangoes!), gluten (you were overrated anyway), yeasts (nooch!  nooch!), fungi (bye, bye, portobello steaks) or anything else fermented (thank God you […]

Review, Giveaway–and Brownies!

[It’s okay.  You can have more than one.] After many gruelling trials (So many brownies! So much chocolate! All that taste-testing! Ah, the sacrifices I make in the name of food blogging), I’ve finally developed a recipe for fudgy, dense and delectable brownies that are grain-free, gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free, egg-free, vegan, stevia-sweetened and ACD-friendly. Decadence […]

Veganzola Cheese Ball

By now you’ve no doubt heard about the hefty tome penned by seasoned cookbook author Joni Marie Newman and blogger extraordinaire Celine Steen, 500 Vegan Recipes.  I mean it when I say this book is massive–at 512 pages and almost 2 pounds (900 grams), it weighs almost as much as I do (okay, I flatter myself; but […]