100 Healthy Vegan, Gluten-Free, Whole Foods Summer Salads!

[Clockwise from large photo: Kale, Fennel and Radicchio Salad with “Buttermilk” Dressing; Easy Asian Broccoli Slaw: Edamame, Corn Avocado Salad; and Green and Yellow Split Pea Salad.] Salads really are the ideal summer food, aren’t they? They’re bright and rainbow-colored, just like all the blooming vegetation surrounding us right now. They’re light and crisp and […]

Kale Salad with Fennel and Radicchio in a Creamy “Buttermilk” Dressing

Kale Salad with Fennel and Radicchio in a Creamy “Buttermilk” Dressing is vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free,  yeast-free, low glycemic and suitable for all stages on an anti-candida diet (use cranberry variation for Stage one). If you follow me on Instagram, you have may noticed that in recent weeks (since I returned […]

Six Degrees of Jennifer Fugo

[This post is part of an ongoing series of interviews with cookbook authors, bloggers, women entrepreneurs and home chefs whose work I enjoy and admire. If you’ve got someone in mind you’d like me to approach for an interview, please shoot me an email at rickiATrickihellerDOTcom, or leave a comment here and let me know! […]

California Quinoa Bowl from Cooking Quinoa

Today, please welcome Wendy from Cooking Quinoa. Wendy is one of those bloggers I admired from afar for some time before we finally met online. I was always amazed and a little intimidated by the incredible output on her blog–always such creative, delicious-sounding recipes (and all made with quinoa!!), with beautiful photos to boot–on a […]

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 […]

75+ Whole Foods, Healthy Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes

[A favorite Thanksgiving dessert made healthier: Gluten-Free, Vegan, Lower Glycemic Chocolate Pecan Pie from Naturally Sweet & Gluten-Free. Photo: Celine Saki.] Spoiler alert: This is a post about Thanksgiving recipes (Americans, avert your eyes!)

Whom I’ve Been Cooking Lately*

* Obviously, not literally. I mean, I’m vegan, after all! [Raw Chocolate Walnut Brownies from Eat Raw, Eat Well by Douglas McNish.] I’ve been so busy with my own book tour the past couple of weeks that you might suppose all I do is eat Naturally Sweet & Gluten-Free treats all day. Nothing could be […]

Flash in the Pan: Roasted Green Bean Salad with Citrus Balsamic Reduction (Plus Candida Diet Variation)

[Stay tuned for some big changes on the blog! A new design is in the works and will be up and running very soon. . . in the meantime, you might like to take a peek at part of the new look, here. Can’t wait to share with you all!] When I was in nutrition […]

Kale and Chard Salad with Toasted Pepitas

It’s almost Canada Day! For those of you in the land of Mounties, the maple leaf and May Wests, I hope you’re enjoying a fantastic long weekend. Weather here has been ideal, and the HH, the Girls and I have been wandering around local parks: For those of you in the U.S., I hope you’ve […]