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), […]

Sustenance Stew from The Perfect Blend by Tess Masters

[You’ll adore this subtly spiced, nourishing Sustenance Stew from The Perfect Blend. With its cauliflower rice accompaniment, it’s vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free, yeast-free and low glycemic. Suitable for all stages on an anti-candida diet.] Apparently, Canadians like to complain about the weather. Well, if your town was the subject of a riddle that went […]

Spectacular Simple Smoky Split Pea Soup

Before I get to today’s post, I’m excited to tell you about the free live webinar series I’m offering–starting tonight! (Thursday, February 19, 2015).  Based on reader questions, I’ll begin talking about candida and why it’s more than just sugar cravings; then move to other topics such as how to deal with cravings or stick […]

Roasted Garlic and Cauliflower Soup with Herbed Dumplings

[photo: Nicole Axworthy] Okay, before I even begin today’s post, let me state unequivocally: I am not going to make any references whatsoever to the Super Bowl. (Oh, wait, I guess technically, I did just that. Harumph). As many of you long-time readers know, the HH and I have virtually no interest in football, or […]

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 […]

9 Common Herbs & Spices that Reduce Inflammation

[You can fight inflammation with common ingredients from your own kitchen. Here’s a list of the top nine anti-inflammatory herbs and spices, plus some of my favorite recipes using them.] You may think that “inflammation” only occurs after a bee sting, when you scald your hand on a hot pot, or when you unwittingly walk […]

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!)

Roasted Red Pepper and Squash Soup

Regular readers of this blog won’t be surprised to learn that I am averse to cold weather. In fact, I dread it. Ever year as the thermometer drops, so do my spirits. I can’t help it; I hate winter. I hate winter so much that I shiver just at the thought of impending snow and […]