It is DAY 17 of "Gluten Free Vegan Recipes with Breville" and we celebrate our Breville Sous Chef® Food Processor Giveaway with the incomparable Ricki Heller, the GENIUS behind the hilarious and highly informative anti-candida vegan blog, Diet, Dessert, and Dogs. Those of you who have been following me for a while will remember Ricki from the Gluten Free Baking with KitchenAid event earlier this year, where her Vegan Chocolate Buttercream Frosting was a SENSATION, and the most popular recipe of the month with over 10,000 hits.
If you are not acquainted with Ricki's PHENOMENAL blog and cookbooks, then you are missing out on one of the great treasures in life! I have made TONS of her inspired recipes and they have all been AMAZING.
Diet, Dessert and Dogs incorporates Ricki's three passions: "Diet" chronicles her life-long struggle with weight issues, her journey with candida, and her love of whole foods and vegan cooking; "Dessert" celebrates her family history and penchant for decadent healthy sweet treats; and "Dogs" is a homage to her "Human Honey" and her two beloved dogs, who she calls "the girls."
I stumbled upon this jewel of the vegan world when I was searching for anti-candida recipes during my stretch on The Body Ecology Diet. It was a glorious discovery that not only led to FABULOUS anti-candida recipes, and inspired vegan dishes, but a wonderful friendship. After becoming officially connected as co-contributors to The Balanced Platter, we finally met in person at the Nourished Food Blogger's Conference earlier this year, and after laughing our way through lunches and dinners, have been happily emailing and chatting on the phone ever since. I can't wait to give her a huge hug when we meet for dinner next week at Pure Food and Wine in NYC with the lovely Hannah Kaminsky, who shared her fabulous Vegan Peach Melba Ice Cream earlier this month.
I cannot rave enough about Ricki and her talent as a recipe developer and writer. Her posts are SO well written, informative, and entertaining. I look forward to her feed every week, and find myself laughing and learning every time. Check out her "EL-LENd Me A Hand" post to see what I mean. Her quest to get on The Ellen Show and cook for Ellen Degeneres is HILARIOUS!
Ellen would be in for a treat! As a cookbook author, natural nutritionist and teacher, Ricki knows more about cooking for candida than anybody I know. Her SUPERPOWER is developing innovative, candida-friendly, indulgent vegan recipes that are full of flavour! This Vegan Roasted Potato Salad is just one spectacular example of her recipe development genius. She threw this recipe together with leftovers! It is DEELICIOUS and not to be missed!
I am not alone with my obsession. Diet, Dessert and Dogs has been widely celebrated in the culinary world, being nominated as one of SHAPE Magazine’s “Best Healthy Eating Blogs” for 2011; and Ricki’s writing and recipes being featured in Clean Eating Magazine, Canadian Living Magazine, OneGreenPlanet.com, The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, CrazySexyLife.com, and many other publications.
Ricki has some wonderful cookbooks: SWEET FREEDOM (one of only three cookbooks recommended on Ellen DeGeneres’ website), three ebooks: GOOD MORNING, DESSERTS WITHOUT COMPROMISE, and ANTI-CANDIDA FEAST; and her new cookbook that will be released in the Fall of 2013. I CANNOT WAIT for this book! All of the recipes will be gluten-free and vegan, and will include some of Ricki's famous lower-glycemic desserts (eg, ACD maintenance kind of things!). Ricki has started a Pinterest Board where the recipe testers are posting photos of their tested recipes!
Be sure to check out Ricki's Weekly Roundup Linky every Thursday-Monday, and submit YOUR recipe.
Trust me, explore the world of Diet, Dessert, and Dogs, and fall in love with the beautiful Ricki Heller.
Ricki, thankyou for sharing another one of your incredible recipes as part of this event.
I love you xxx