Roasted Potato Salad with Avocado Pesto

I often wonder how many brilliant culinary creations are the result of neglected ingredients for which someone had no other use.  You know what I’m talking about: those Thursday afternoons when you start rummaging through the fridge to make dinner and all you can find are tofu, pumpkin and salad dressing. Or olives, prunes and […]

Sweet Potato Buns

Living in the most multi-cultural city in the world certainly has some advantages.  Most obviously, we are blessed with the myriad perspectives of different people from all corners of the globe who come together in Toronto to work, live and play.  Strolling along Bloor and Yonge, you can take in a panoply of clothing, gliding […]

New Year’s Pelau

Yes, it is currently almost a week after Valentine’s Day (did you see the lovely flowers  the HH got for me, after my oh-so-subtle prodding?), and I’m just posting my recipe from New Year’s Eve.  Sure, you might think, “Wow, that Ricki is really slow at posting her recipes!”  But what I think is, “Wow, I managed […]

Guest Post: Healthy Lunchbox Ideas at And Love it, Too

Today I’m delighted to be a featured guest blogger on Sunny’s lovable blog, And Love It, Too.  Her theme this month is lunchbox lunches, and I’ve contributed one of my favorites, raw collard wraps. They’re not only sugar free and gluten-free, but grain-free, too! They make a perfect lunch for anyone on the anti-candida diet, […]

Giveaways Gone Wild IV: My New Favorite Source of Omega 3’s (and Raw Sweet Potato and Greens Slaw)

[As I mentioned last time, I’m thrilled beyond words that my cookbook, Sweet Freedom, is one of only three cookbooks recommended on Ellen DeGeneres’s new “Going Vegan with Ellen” page!  If you’ve had success with the recipes or if you have the book and like it, please hop over and leave a comment to let […]

Baked Sweet Potato Falafel

Do you believe in sharing your food? I don’t mean “sharing” in the (laudable) sense of offering your excess tomatoes to an elderly neighbor who can’t grow her own any more, or asking your single, cash-strapped nephew to your holiday feast, or donating part of your groceries to the local shelter; when I say “sharing,” what I mean is […]

Flash in the Pan: Supremely Summery Raw Zucchini “Bruschetta”

[Sometimes, you just want a dish that’s quick and easy–no fuss.  I’ve decided to offer a mini-post every once in a while, for a dish that comes together incredibly quickly or else is so simple to make that no recipe is required. Here’s today’s “Flash in the Pan.” (For other FitP recipes, see “Categories” at right).] […]

It's Here: Good Morning! Breakfasts without Gluten, Sugar, Eggs or Dairy

It’s been months in the making, but I’m thrilled to announce that my latest ebook, Good Morning! Breakfasts without Gluten, Sugar, Eggs or Dairy is finally here!  The recipes are all great for anyone following an anti-candida diet (ACD); for vegans ; those on a gluten free, refined sugar free, egg free or kosher diet; or Type II […]

Spread the Love Around: Pâté Campagne*

* Or, “Nutroast, Nutroast, Wherefore Art Thou, Nutroast?” They say that everyone remembers their first time, and I am no exception.  As I’ve mentioned before, I was a late bloomer, so the event is indelibly etched in my memory. N.R was rich, deeply tan, warm and beckoning. One glance, and I couldn’t resist–I leapt right in, with […]

Lifestyles of the Rich and Sugar-Laden: Chocolate "Buttercream" Frosting

[Whipped “buttercream” variation. Go ahead. . . lick the beaters.] When we were kids, my sisters and I used to crowd round my mother every time she baked something (coffee cake, chocolate chip cookies, cheesecake, or her legendary chiffon cake) just so we could vie for who’d get to lick the beaters, or bowl, or spoon (this […]

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