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Desserts Without Compromise is Here–and a Giveaway!

THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.  THANKS FOR ENTERING, EVERYONE! 🙂

It’s time for dessert–even if you don’t eat sugar, white flour, gluten, eggs or dairy!  That’s because it’s time for

Desserts without Compromise!

Buy the book this week at the special introductory price of $6.95 (regular price $9.95)–or, buy both ebooks (the previously published Anti Candida Feast plus Desserts without Compromise) for just $12.95! NOTE: This introductory offer ends on August 22, 2010.  After that, the regular price of $9.95 for one book or $16.95 for both books will apply.

For more details (and to buy one or both books), click here

The book’s manuscript is at this very moment being converted to a pdf by my wonderful techie guy (okay, so it’s the HH), which means I am thrilled to offer a new ebook filled with delicious, tempting, sweet and satisfying desserts–all made without gluten, eggs, dairy or sugar, and all (relatively) low carb! These are low glycemic desserts that won’t spike your blood sugar levels, are great if you’re following an anti-candida diet or if you have Type II diabetes–and they all taste great. All these desserts were tested by a devoted group of recipe testers who often shared their creations with others not on a special diet.  The results?  Rave reviews all around!The ebook contains fourteen brand new original recipes along with a few tried-and-true favorites from the blog, so you can enjoy all the best healthy desserts in one convenient place. Here’s what you’ll get in this newest ebook:

  • 44 pages of information and recipes
  • 19 delectable dessert recipes (see below), most with beautiful full-color photographs
  • 14 newly created original recipes, developed just for this ebook
  • An introduction outlining the basics of the anti-candida (low glycemic) diet and the version I follow
  • a section outlining key ingredients used in these anti-candida desserts

. . . And let’s not forget the recipes:

Vanilla Custard with variations (here in Fresh Strawberry Parfait)

A rich, smooth, decadent-tasting custard that is equally at home scooped straight from a bowl or poured into a pie or tart shell.  With lemon, almond and coconut variations, you’ll never miss custard again!

Mint Chip Ice Cream

Smooth, creamy, and so much like “regular” ice cream that no one will know it’s an ACD, sugar-free recipe.  My husband thinks this should be the newest selection at Baskin Robbins–and no ice cream maker is required!

Grain Free Fudgy Chocolate Brownies (or Brownie Cookies)

Just LOOK at how fudgy these brownies are!! This recipe was by far the top-rated recipe among the ebook testers.  According to one tester, her coworkers “almost thought I was lying when I said they were gluten free, sugar free, and vegan!” You can serve these brownies to friends and family with pride–they will never guess they’re made for a “restricted” diet!

Blueberry Chia Pudding

Light and refreshing, with a texture reminiscent of tapioca pudding, this fruity dessert is a perfect way to end a hearty meal.

Cinnamon Almond Fudge

A yummy protein-packed sweet that’s grain free, too!

Grain Free Ginger Coconut Cookies

Not too sweet, with a cookie like crumb and delicate flavor.  Great sandwiched together with some ACD-friendly “nutella.”

Raw Frosted Lemon-Coconut Bars

Chewy, with a light and alluring frosting that blends just the right amount of tangy lemon with coconut goodness.

Chocolate Green Tea Truffles

A great way to incorporate your green tea (which is not fermented and, therefore, permitted on the ACD!) into your day. 

Peachy Pudding

Light, fruity, the perfect dessert to complement a summer meal.  Make while the peaches are still fresh! (and it works with frozen fruit, too).

Chewy Grain Free Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

The essence of Nutella in a soft and chewy cookies.  Need I say more?

Pumpkin-Apple Crumble Bars

Comforting and subtly spiced, this not-too-sweet dessert is even suitable as a breakfast dish. A great way to enjoy a bit of apple without overdoing your daily fruit intake.

Mounds or Bounty Bites

Whatever you call them, if you’re a fan of the coconut-based candy bars, you’ll love these little treats.

Individual Bread Puddings with Caramel Sauce

For those special occasions, this rich and satisfying dessert is impressive enough to serve to guests, special diets or not!

Carob or Chocolate Fudge

With the smooth, creamy texture of “real” butter-rich fudge, this treat can be enjoyed without worry–it’s even suitable for those in the early stages of the ACD! As one of the book’s testers said, “The best thing[s] about this recipe [is] the texture, which is fantastic and just like chocolate fudge, but I like the flavor so much better”!

PLUS:

Every one of these recipes is 

  • low glycemic
  • refined sugar free
  • egg free
  • dairy free
  • gluten free
  • delicious!

These treats use stevia, yacon or agave as the primary sweeteners, and–in just one case–coconut sugar.  In addition, these are whole foods recipes, made with unprocessed or minimally processed ingredients; no additives, chemicals, or colorings; whole grains, seeds, or nuts; low glycemic fruits (berries, apple, peaches, pears, and so on); carob; and (when used) unsweetened cocoa or chocolate.

To purchase the ebook now at the introductory rate, click here! (NOTE: After August, 2010, the regular prices will apply.)

And now for the giveaway. . . . . 

The contest is now closed.  Thanks to all who entered!  The contest is open until midnight, Sunday, August 22, 2010, at which time I’ll randomly choose the five winners.  Open to everyone, worldwide!  Yay! 😀 

Because I’m so excited to share these recipes with you, I’m giving away FIVE copies of the ebook to celebrate its launch! To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment at the end of this post telling me which dessert appeals to you the most!  For extra entries, you can follow me on twitter, “like” the Diet, Dessert and Dogs fan page , or retweet this giveaway on twitter, mention it on Facebook, or blog about it (for the last three, please link back to me, either at my twitter name, @rickiheller, or leave a comment on the FB wall, or a link to this page in your blog post).  Then please come back here and leave a separate comment for each entry–I know it’s a lot of steps, but it does help me to count out the entries more easily. 

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179 comments to Desserts Without Compromise is Here–and a Giveaway!

  • Such smart marketing, Ricki, with these photos–every one of them absolutely stunning as I’m sure the recipes are. Wait, can recipes be stunning? How about amazing, incredible, mouth-watering, fabulous, etc. etc.? Yeah, I’m betting all those apply and more. Congrats on this awesome new book and thanks to YOU and all your taste testers, too! I won’t enter the giveaway, but best of luck to everyone else. 🙂

    Shirley

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  • all of them look amazing! I especially love the idea of the coconut ginger cookies–I’ve never thought to combine those two flavors in desserts! (Ohhhh but the caramel bread pudding also looks wonderful.)

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  • Pumpkin Apple Crumble Bars–hands down! What sold it for me is your mention that it can double as a breakfast dish. Looking forward to trying all the recipes.

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  • Kelly Michelle

    Oh wow, I NEED to try those fudge brownies!

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  • Retweeted and hope you get some visitors from it.

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  • Ok, here’s hoping my Facebook friends all respond since I gave the book and blog a good word there. I have quite a few dessert and dog loving friends that I hope follow the trail back here.

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  • Jumping crocodiles! You have been so busy, and productive, and wow! Just back on line (today is the first day we’ve had net access from home!) and I’m so excited to see things are going so well! Yum!

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  • Beth

    The carob/chocolate fudge looks to DIE for! congrats on a new ebook!

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  • Sarah L

    So many look amazing, but I’ve been dying for some bread pudding since I was dianosed with Celiac’s. FIngers crossed!!

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  • FUDGE FUDGE FUDGE!! The chocolate fudge recipe would be awesome to have but that cinnamon almond fudge looks to die for as well!!

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  • The raw frosted lemon coconut bars look amazing! I love to make raw deserts, I’ve made raw ice cream cake and it’s wonderful to eat decadent desserts and not feel bloated and uncomfortable afterwards!

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  • Hey Ricki
    Congrats! This is so exciting. Everything looks marvelous. But I’m most looking forward to the Mounds or Bounty Bites. This is the ONLY chocolate bar I miss from my pre-vegan days. But I KNOW these will be WAY healthier, tastier and satisfying!

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  • nina

    i think Cinnamon Almond Fudge would be my favourite!

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  • They all look delicious, but the Mounds or Bounty Bites are especially tempting! 🙂

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  • this book is a must have!!! can’t wait to try the recipes…my mouth is watering!

    -omnivorenomore

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  • mmm…chocolate and coconut! Or chocolate fudge! Just chocolate in general… Also, that strawberry parfait looks fabulous!

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  • Ooh ooh choose me! These recipes are all so delightful!

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  • Bri Williams

    Definitly drooling over those pumpkin-apple crumble bars. I can’t wait for autumn already!
    Thank you!
    -Bri

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  • Krista

    It is a toss up between the mounds/bounty bites and the fudgy brownies. But I definately wouldn’t say no if you offered me any of them. I’m dying just looking at these yummy photos.

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  • They all look delicious, and I know that they will taste awesome, but I would have to say that for pure spousal bribery purposes, I will definitely make the coconut mounds! I think I should be able to get anything done around the house if I have those in my bribery arsenal ;)… And I will quietly enjoy the fudgy chocolate brownies while the toilet is being scrubbed after said bribery. Hey, a girl can dream!

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  • Erica

    Yeah cook book I can actually use. Can’t wait to try some of those recipes

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  • Tuuli

    I can hear the cinnamon almond fudge calling my name…

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  • Yvonne

    Grain free ginger coconut cookies – I’m a real cookie monster!
    But a close second: apple pumpkin crumble bars.

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  • Mint chocolate chip ice cream caught my eye. I’m new to eliminating things for my diet so being able to expand my dessert choices is really attractive.

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  • Christa

    Wow! I would love to have these recipes, since I’ve been eating anti-candida foods for the better part of a year now (but am still stuck in phase 1!). The lemon coconut bars, the apple-pumpkin bars and the vanilla custard look lovely! There seem to be lots of phase-1-friendly foods, too!

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  • Christa

    I’m now following Diet, Dessert and Dogs on Facebook.

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  • Christa

    I posted about this giveaway on my FB wall and linked to the blog.

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  • Congrats Ricki! I’m sure it’s fantastic :). Everything looks absolutely delicious!

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  • I follow you on twitter!

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  • I liked you on Facebook too :).

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  • Natalie

    Bounty Bites and Brownies 🙂

    Sorry,I don’t have facebook or twitter!!

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  • Newshoes522

    Those green tea chocolate truffles look delish! Please enter me in the contest. 🙂

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  • Mallory

    I am very excited for this book! I LOVE coconut, so I really want to learn to make those mounds! The brownies also really caught my eye (and stomach)!

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  • Mallory

    I am following you on Twitter.

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  • Mallory

    I retweeted the giveaway.

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  • Mallory

    I “like” you on facebook 🙂

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  • you do have a way of making interesting recipes even for those of us not on a special diet and those photos are making my mouth water – please put me in the draw

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  • oops I forgot you asked for favourite photo – the brownie is the one I just can’t stop looking at so longingly – the texture is amazing

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  • Anna

    Its really hard to pick a favorite! The chocolate brownies are amazing and I have a really weak spot for deep chocolate taste but the cinnamon almond fudge looks amazing. I cant wait to try it. Maybe I will combine the two into a layered brownie.

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    Ricki Reply:

    Anna, that is a brilliant idea! I think I will suggest it in the next edition of the book–thanks! 🙂

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  • Jasmine

    Oh man, I can’t decide! It all looks so good! Probably the mint chocolate ice cream because I love ice cream!

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  • First of all, they all appeal to me!! (Is that bad? haha) But, I’m definitely interesting in the Mint Chip Ice Cream…. one of my favourite all time treats since I was a kid, but being lactose intolerant keeps me from indulging in this amazing desert. All of it does look great though! 🙂
    I also retweeted this, hope others will check it out!!

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  • Rob

    These all look great Ricki! Here in the Southwest I like things that sound both decadent and cooling, so the Mint Chip Ice Cream sounds great. It was hard to decide between that though and the Raw Frosted Lemon-Coconut Bars. I saw your Macha Truffles on your previous post and those look extremely cool too, pen pal or not : )

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  • Melinda J

    Choosing just one is SO difficult! I think I would make the lemon-coconut bars first, followed soon after by the brownies and the mounds. Oh, and the chocolate hazelnut cookies too! 🙂

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  • That bread pudding looks like heaven to me. I have not had bread pudding since going gluten/dairy/egg/refined sugar free… and I cannot adequately express how much I’ve missed it… Oh man, I want it NOW! 🙂

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  • Terri

    Too hard to chose just one but maybe the brownies

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  • Madisson

    Well there isn’t really anything that doesn’t sound good! The raw frosted lemon coconut bars do stand out a little though. This looks like a great book!

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  • Chocolate, Dahling, is always my personal fave, but I’ve never seen anything like that Blueberry Chia Pudding. It’s gorgeous and it would be an impressive follow up for any meal, so that’s my choice!

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  • Stacy

    Oh, and I’ve “liked” you on Facebook for a long while already! 😀

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  • Elissa

    Those “bounty bites” have my mouth watering just looking at the picture. And since I found your website looking for something to do with the chia seeds I discovered at the grocery store today I’ll look forward to trying blueberry chia pudding.

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  • Definitely the Mint Chip Ice Cream! *drool* – If I, as a vegan, am still amazed that such things can be made completely “without compromise,” I can’t wait to see what other people say!!!

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  • Susan

    I’m so happy that I found you! I love all things chocolate!

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  • Susan

    I shared your link to my face book page. I have also shared a number of your recipes in the last few weeks since I found you 🙂

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  • lexi mizuik

    OMG!!! that fudge looks crazy yummage!!!… i want i want i want!!!

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  • While they all look indescribably yummy, I think it’s the Bounty Bites that won me over. Not that I am hard to convince! In my pre-vegan days, I used to LOVE Bounty Bars and do kinda miss them now that they’re off the menu…
    🙂

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  • All of your fudgy chocolatey goodness looks amazing. But I’m really intrigued about the bread pudding!

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  • Aggie

    Raw Frosted Lemon-Coconut Bars is very appealing to me. Also I am trying out your Spiced Carrot gnocchi out of spelt today! 🙂

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  • Mary

    Brownie cookies!! So drool-worthy. Yum.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  • Lauren

    The pudding looks SO good!! Your recipes are always delicious, so I’m sure they are all great.

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  • LisaCazz

    Oh my gosh! They look gorgeous and delicious and if they’re anything like the other recipes of yours that I’ve made, they taste even more amazing than they look! I would definitely go for the Grain Free Fudgy Chocolate Brownies (or Brownie Cookies). Yum!

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  • LisaCazz

    Oh, and I follow you on Twitter.

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  • LisaCazz

    …And am a fan of your FB page. 🙂

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  • Yummm the pumpkin apple bars look delicious!

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  • Wow, this e-book looks brilliant…
    As a coeliac, I was going to go for the brownies straight away because despite their being gluten-free, they look soo fudgy and dense! Just how brownies should be.
    But then, my eye was caught by the almond-cinnamon fudge and I was sold! Definitely the one I’d make first because the texture and flavour look amazing.
    While I’m here, so to speak, I wanted to leave another comment.
    I first found this blog randomly when I was looking for a recipe for quinoa porridge and was instantly hooked!
    Your recipes are brilliant and it was only because of them that I tried almond butter (I don’t like peanut butter and almond’s not that readily available in the UK) and I think it’s now my all-time favourite food!
    From your links, I also found so many other great healthy food blogs, which I never knew were there.
    So thank you very much (this isn’t crawling in a brazen effort to win the e-book, I promise! I wanted to leave this comment anyway.)
    Eleanor

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  • saskia

    Good grief, I can’t just choose one. I have made several of your recipes recently, and have been totally blown away by 1) the fact that I can eat them and 2) how darn good everything is. Thanks a bunch! Saskia

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  • Raw Frosted Lemon-Coconut Bars — I’ll be dreaming about this! I would love to try making it for myself. Just quit gluten a week ago, dairy, etc. at the beginning of the year, and I’m eager to start making some desserts. Unfortunately recently unemployed, I’m hoping to win a copy of your book!

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  • laura

    The chocolate fudge! I’m living in Chile and there aren’t many of the same dessert options here- namely gluten free, dairy free and sugar free, so lots of my time has been spent trying to make the options for myself. Also, the bounty bars look wonderful!
    thanks!

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  • lexiD

    DEFINITELY those brownies appeal to me MAJORLY!

    HOLY COW! yumyumyum

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  • Anne

    So you had me at vanilla custard, but the other recipes look good too! Just put some leftover plum cornmeal cake from Sweet Freedom in the freezer!

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  • Anne

    Ok – I now “like” DD&D on Facebook!

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  • Ok seriously…just looking at those Green Tea Chocolate Truffles I can’t stop drooling…

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  • Those fudge brownie cookie favorites look to die for! However, the peachy pudding comes in a close second. Congrats on the fruition of all of your hard work. (No pun intended!) 🙂

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  • The Grain Free Fudgy Chocolate Brownies (or Brownie Cookies) really speaks to me… Yum!

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  • I also am a fan on facebook 🙂

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  • 😮 individual bread puddings with caramel? Pleeeeeeeeeeeease!

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  • Ashley Mauceri

    Those apple crumble bars look to die for!!:)

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  • Beverly Jones

    Hooray REAL BROWNIES and Creamy Vanilla Custard, too? Comfort food for a snowy day today, or any day:-)

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