Author: Ricki Heller

Ricki Heller is a freelance writer and recipe creator from Toronto. She is an expert in vegan, gluten-free and sugar-free baking, with specialties in SCD and Anti-Candida diets. Ricki's most recent cookbooks include Naturally Sweet & Gluten-Free and Living Candida-Free. Visit her at RickiHeller.com.

This is a guest post by my good friend Ricki Heller, author of Naturally Sweet & Gluten-Free: 100 Recipes Without Gluten, Dairy, Eggs, or Refined Sugar and the upcoming title, Living Candida-Free: 100 Recipes and a 3-Stage Program to Restore Your Health and Vitality. Like all of Ricki’s recipes, these pumpkin mousse tarts are vegan, gluten-free, and low sugar (many of her recipes are sugar-free). When my sister and I were kids, we waited all year for Halloween.  We loved the ritual of dressing up, of course, but more than that, we loved trick or treating. We’d grab our plastic…

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Ricki Heller ~ This dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan cabbage salad recipe is a long-time standard from my friend and colleague Caroline Dupont. Ever since I attended Caroline’s raw cooking classes back in nutrition school, I’ve loved this salad, a staple in our house over the warmer months. The lively mélange of colorful, fresh and crispy vegetables and fruit marries beautifully with the slightly sweet and tart dressing. Although I’m not a fan of fresh fennel, the ground fennel in this dressing adds just the perfect whisper of licorice to complement the juicy sweetness of the apples in this cabbage salad.…

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This is a guest post by my friend Ricki Heller of rickiheller.com. Ricki is an educator, writer, cookbook author, Registered Holistic Nutritionist, and lover of all things canine. Her books include Living Candida-Free and Naturally Sweet & Gluten-Free. Enjoy this sample recipe from her collection for Country Style Veggie Pâté. In Pursuit of a “Meaty” Vegan Roast One of my favorite sayings is “there are no mistakes in cooking—only new recipes.”  On more than one occasion, I must admit, I’ve referred to that concept when my intended culinary outcome just didn’t match what I had in my mind (or what the recipe said…

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What do you consider to be the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day? Perhaps you’re a fan of flowers.  Or maybe a diamond or other sparkly jewels. You might dream of silky lingerie or (if you’re my husband) an expensive car. Me, I go for chocolate. And in this case, chocolate-covered vegan cheesecake bites. To my mind, nothing says “I love you” quite like chocolate (well, perhaps the actual words, “I love you” do come in a close second). After all, chocolate-based desserts nourish your soul in a way nothing else can. And as a bonus, this legendary sweet treat (the kind with…

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When my good friend Ricki said that I could share a recipe from her new e-cookbook, Desserts without Compromise, it took me all of five seconds to pick the Apple Pumpkin Crumble Bars. I had many reasons for my selection. Back to school and work means a demand for packable healthy treats, prepping for the upcoming season with delicious guilt-free desserts, and, quite frankly, I am a fall foodie. I love the flavors of fall and seriously can’t wait for the produce of September to arrive. But regardless of my reasons, this recipe, and all of the recipes from Ricki’s…

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