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Three Meals plus Snacks: Breakfast Ebook, Lunch Meetup, Dinner(time) TV Gig, and DDD in Your Kitchen

[Whole Grain Waffles from Good Morning!: Breakfasts without Gluten, Sugar, Eggs or Dairy]

With all the chaos over my dad’s heart attack earlier this month, I’ve been a little distracted and just yesterday, I realized that I’d forgotten to mention a few things I wanted to tell you all about!  So today’s post is dedicated to catching up: think of it as a coffee klatch, except with my favorite green tea instead, of course (perhaps a “Matcha Klatch”?)

[“I’m glad to hear that your Alpha Dad is doing better, Mum!”]

I. Blogger Lunch Meetup:

The most important event that slipped under the blog radar was the fabulous bloggers’ lunch meetup that Maggie of She Let Them Eat Cake and I organized at Fressen way back on March 5th. Since three weeks have already passed (shame on me!), I won’t bore you by repeating all the details; you can read a detailed, eloquent and comprehensive review of the event on  Lisa’s blog. Besides, my little point-and-shoot camera was being temperamental and none of my photos came out, as you can see here:

[Possibly some food-like substances, but we can’t be sure. . . ]

But I did want to say how much I enjoyed meeting other bloggers (AshleyKristin, Lisa, and my co-host Maggie), Kristin’s sister Shelley and reader Amy (thanks for re-checking the details when I’d forgotten to update the announcement page, Amy!). 😀 

[Amy, Lisa and Ashley.  Thanks for the photo, Lisa!]

Unfortunately, the venue wasn’t all we’d hoped for–Fressen seems to be past its prime these days. The food was mediocre, there were precious few gluten free options, and service left a lot to be desired.  Still, the glitches didn’t dampen our spirits (even the torrential rains didn’t do that), and we enjoyed almost three hours of lively conversation, laughing, sharing ideas about recipes, writing, blogging (of course), volunteering, travel, good food, careers, children, and relationships.

It was such a treat to meet the other women there.  And while I wouldn’t recommend Fressen again, I would certainly recommend lunch with any or all of these lovely ladies! 

II. An Anti-Candida Breakfast Special for You!

 

After being waylaid by my dad’s crisis last week, my work on the new ACD Breakfast Ebook was deferred a bit.  I’m happy to say that I’ll be launching the ebook, Good Morning!: Breakfasts without Sugar, Gluten, Eggs or Dairy in just over a week, on April 4th!

I’m really excited about this new ebook, both because breakfast is my favorite meal of the day and also because of the fantastic feedback I’ve received from my intrepid testers (whom I can’t praise enough!).  The recipes include classic breakfast fare like pancakes, waffles, muffins and granola, as well as many savory options, some innovative dishes, and several fruit and nut-based toppings.

[Whole Grain Waffles with Quick Blueberry Topping]

Because of the delay in launching the book, I’ve decided to offer a special discount to anyone who pre-orders by April 3rd!

If you place your order via the “Buy Now” button on this page, your order will be charged by PayPal for the discounted price of $9.95 US, and you will automatically receive the book as soon as it’s ready (I will be sending them out myself–and preorders will be at the top of the list).  You’ll be one of the first to receive the completed ebook on April 4th! After April 3rd, the cost will increase to the regular price of $12.95 US. 

For a full description of the ebook and photos of the recipes, click here.

III. A Dinnertime TV Gig: Be Sure to Tune in to In the Know on Wednesday, March 30th!

For those of you in the Greater Toronto Area, tune in to Rogers Cable Channel 63 on Wednesday, March 30th from 6:00 to 7:00 PM to see me on In the Know alongside host Julia Suppa for a chat about Living with Food Restrictions.  The show will cover several topics related to food restrictions, including reasons to eliminate some foods (allergies, special diets, etc), how to substitute for forbidden foods, common allergens, the anti-candida diet, and more.  The show is live and you can call in your questions–so if you’re nearby, please do call in and ask away!

IV.  DDD in Your Kitchen–Snacks, and More

[Jill made these at home!]

Finally, it’s time for another installment of DDD in Your Kitchen–one of my favorite regular events, featuring all the DDD recipes you’ve made your own.  I love to see all the adaptations and variations people create from the recipes and, of course, the feedback you provide. 

Thanks to all of you who try out the recipes and let me know what you think. If you made a DDD recipe in the past few weeks and it hasn’t appeared here, please let me know so I can add you to the list. 🙂

And also, thanks to:

[Hey, Mum, these waffles aren’t half bad–for human food.”]

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29 comments to Three Meals plus Snacks: Breakfast Ebook, Lunch Meetup, Dinner(time) TV Gig, and DDD in Your Kitchen

  • Awesome looking book!! I am looking for new ideas for breakfast since we have all had to go egg free as well as the gluten and dairy. Thank you for more wonderful ideas. Off to pre-order my ebook.

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    Ricki Reply:

    Tammy, thanks so much! Hope you enjoy it. 🙂

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  • The meetup sounds like a huge success, even if the restaurant wasn’t as good as you hoped. I’m sure the company more than made up for the food.

    I think I’m going to make the chocolate buttercream again for company on Monday. I love the recipe so much — it’s such a brilliant improvement over actual buttercream.

    Hope your dad is doing well.

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    Ricki Reply:

    Yes, it was fabulous to meet with everyone, and a group like that is always a success! 🙂 I am so glad you like the buttercream so much–you actually inspired me to make it again. And thanks for the good wishes re: my dad–doing much better.

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  • So excited about the breakfast ebook- I can’t wait to sink my teeth into those recipes!!! I just ran out of the second batch of your stalks and branches-they’ve become part of our weekly food prep ritual. 🙂

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    Ricki Reply:

    Yay! And you’re more ambitious than I am re: the stalks and branches–I loved eating them but don’t have the time to make them from scratch that often. 🙂

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  • I am sad I couldn’t make it to the bloggers get-together and even sadder to hear that the food sucked (it has usually been great for me; the service is more mediocre).

    It must be so exciting to be almost finished your book!

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    Ricki Reply:

    I’m sorry you couldn’t make it, too. Hopefully next time! Re: the book, yes, thanks! It’s actually all done but the formatting–and I will need the HH to help me with that. 😉

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  • wow you are busy – how nice that you got to meet up with other bloggers – was it an off day or have you noticed the place just hasn’t been up to scratch lately

    the radio appearance and ebook sound like you are really doing great things with your life in food – must feel like a great achievement

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    Ricki Reply:

    I’m not sure about the resto, though I’ve heard from one or two other people that their recent visits weren’t great, either. Time to look for a new place! And yes, soooo busy! The TV gig just happened a couple of days ago, so it was a bit of a surprise, but a very welcome one! 🙂

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  • Ricki, you amaze me!! And on so many levels! The book looks fabulous per usual. The meetup sounds like tons of fun. (Can’t wait to meet Maggie at the Gluten-Free Expo next month, but am so sorry you won’t be there.) The girls are as cute as ever. And look at all those folks making your recipes–awesome!

    Keep taking care of yourself while you’re taking care of your dad. If your book gets delayed a bit, we’ll wait. We know the wait is always worth it when it comes to your books!

    xoxo,
    Shirley

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    Ricki Reply:

    Aw, Shirley, thanks so much! 😀 The “thinking” part of the book is all done–the rest is just formatting, so much easier. And I’m desolate that I won’t get to meet all of you at the expo–hoping for the next big event. Have a fabulous time!

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  • That was a really great catch-up. It brought back great memories of a special Saturday and has me excited to catch you on TV soon. I’m glad you’re home and your Dad is doing better. I will keep sending him lots of healing energy.

    Happy Saturday my friend.

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    Ricki Reply:

    Thanks so much, Lisa. It was a really magical lunch! And your (and everyone’s) good wishes for my dad must be having an effect, because he looked better and better this past weekend. 😀

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  • Thanks for a great recap. I love the cover image of the book 🙂

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    Ricki Reply:

    Glad you like it–thanks so much! 😀

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  • Ricki, I’m so happy to hear your father is doing better. It ws must have been a frightful episode for BOTH of you.

    Thanks for the great recap and congrats on your new e-book! I have a few friends struggling with Candida–I say that I am candida-ish 😉 — so I’ll be sure to alert them to your book!

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    Ricki Reply:

    Very scary, yes. . . my dad has always been super-healthy, so I think my sisters and I just began to feel as if he’ll always be around, and always be like that. . . but so much happier that he’s getting better again. 😀 I love the term “candida-ish”–I bet there are loads of people out there who can say that about themselves (or don’t even know it). I think the diet is useful for anyone who wants a “cleaner” diet, whether diagnosed with candida or not. Thanks so much for spreading the word!

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  • I read about the meetup on Lisa’s blog. It sounds like you had a lot of fun! Fressen doesn’t sound like a very pretty name for a restaurant. So maybe that is the reason behind the food…

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    Ricki Reply:

    Yes, the lunch was great (as were that group of women!). I learned that “Fressen” is Yiddish for “to eat”–so it makes sense they’d name it that. Then again, they need a little practice on the “too cook” part. 😉

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  • Courtney

    Congrats on the (soon to be) released e-book, Ricki! It is so exciting 🙂

    Courtney

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    Ricki Reply:

    Thanks so much, Courtney! And thanks for all your hard work putting it together. 😀 xo

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  • I love when you post these linsk to other bloggers who have made your recipes! I get to discover new blogs *and* be reminded of all the recipes I, myself, have bookmarked of yours but keep forgetting to make *facepalm*

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    Ricki Reply:

    I’m glad to know you find the posts useful–I think it’s a great way for people to read “reviews” (via blog posts) about the recipes, and also find new blogs. 🙂 Love the term “facepalm”! You are so funny 😉

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  • Good to hear that your Dad is doing OK. Also looking forward to the ‘Good Morning’ book. Was very disappointed at our library to learn that they cannot accept ebooks and have to go through a vendor. I am sure that in a year or so that will change but disappointing for now.

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    Ricki Reply:

    Thanks, Gretchen! Re: ebooks, I doubt that libraries would carry mine in any case, as they are self-published and not through amazon or another large entity (like Kindle editions). But I should look into that!

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  • I’m so glad to see you back! =)

    Those snack sticks look fantastic. I can’t wait to restock my grain pantry and try my own version!

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    Ricki Reply:

    Thanks so much, Lauren! And do let me know what you whip up if you try your own variation of the stalks and branches! I think the possibilities are endless. . . . 🙂

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  • Such happy faces! Including Elsie’s! 🙂

    Congrats on finishing up yet another e-book! I don’t know how you manage to do it all, you must have superpowers. Super Ricki!

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