Though it sometimes seems like I’ve been on the anti-candida diet forever, it wasn’t that long ago that I first made the switch to sugar-free and gluten-free. And then, it wasn’t long before I started whipping up all the treats I could still enjoy, like cookies, brownies, cakes and more, all within the parameters of my new eating plan.
But it never occurred to me that, despite my love of creating every kind of healthy dessert recipe imaginable, I’d find myself missing ice cream.
Of course, I haven’t had “real” ice cream in years, but for some reason, I keep yearning for those old Dairy Queen Blizzards. In today’s Attune post, I share my updated, healthy dessert version: a “Bluster” made with dairy-free soft serve ice cream and both chocolate crunch and chocolate drizzle mixed throughout.
You won’t be missing a thing, believe me.
Hop over to the Attune blog to see the recipe. You’ll be digging your spoon into a delicious ice cream treat within minutes!
Note: this recipe is suitable for those on Candida Diet maintenance. If you are at an earlier stage of the diet, see the variation at the bottom of the recipe.
I’ve had an ongoing love affair with Australia since I was a child. (I wrote a bit more about it in this post). From the charming accent of the locals, to the stellar weather, to some of my favorite actors, to the amazing food, that country resonates with me on a deep level, and I know I’ll make it there some day.
While Australians have become well known in recent years, it’s not been because of their gluten-free desserts (though I think that the famous Pavlova happens to be sans gluten!). Nevertheless, there is one Australian dessert that has intrigued me more than all the others, ever since I first read about it: the “slice”–the Aussie version of the North American “bar” or “square.”
I devised this Chocolate Caramel Slice as my own tribute to the classic from Down Under. It’s easy to make, great for an outdoor gathering like a picnic or BBQ–or any gathering, really. Head over to the Attune Foods blog to see the recipe, and get a taste of this Aussie sweet treat.
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Can you all believe it’s SNOWING here in Toronto today? Anyone who knows me (or even anyone who’s met me for more than 30 seconds, at any point between October and April) knows how much I hate winter. As soon as the tiniest hint of spring arrives, I’m ready to throw out the old and usher in the new: I pack up the boots and scarves; I fold up the heavy blankets; I even enjoy a bit of spring cleaning.
We’re far off from true spring right now, but that didn’t stand in the way of some recent spring cleaning. The other day, I spied a can of black beans that had been waiting patiently for someone to use them—and these vegan Black Bean Burgers sprang to mind. I was absolutely delighted with the final results. Not too spicy, firm and crispy on the outside, with a great mix of black beans and veggies. And no oil added!
I know you’ll love these, too. To check out the recipe, head over to the Attune Foods blog. And don’t forget to leave a comment and let me know what you think!
In the meantime, I hope the weather is better where you are.
Are you starting to crave green like I am? It’s around this time of year that I grow weary of squash and root veggies and instead start dreaming of all things green (well–given my anti-candida crusade–the exception there is mold, of course). This creamy broccoli salad that I created for Attune foods is a perfect example. It’s a vegan and gluten free recipe that’s easy, quick, and yes, very green.
One of my favorite vegetables that works in any season is broccoli. It’s great cooked, roasted, in soup, raw or as a vehicle for your favorite dip. In this salad, the brilliant emerald hue heralds spring, and the combination of creamy dressing and crunchy, garlicky topper creates a stellar culinary experience.
Head over to the Attune foods blog to check out the recipe, and get a little early taste of spring!
(PS Book edits continue apace. . . I should be breathing normally again next week. Thanks, all, for your patience!).
As promised, today’s recipe is number three in this week’s list of sweet Valentine’s Day treats! Be sure to check out the healthy Butterscotch Pudding and Granola-Topped Blueberry Pie Bars, too!
When you think of Valentine’s Day, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Is it:
A) Flowers? Or perhaps
B) Chocolate? No? Then maybe
C) A sugar-free recipe? Or how about
D) A healthy dessert recipe? If not, is it
E) A cookie dough recipe?
Well, if you guessed “All of the above,” you’d be correct about these Black Forest Cookie Dough Truffles I’m sharing with you all today over at Attune foods (except for the “flowers” part, that is). And, true to form, they’re refined sugar-free and have a lower glycemic index than “regular” desserts, too.
When it comes to Valentine’s Day, I’m a chocolate gal, all the way. And if you serve up chocolate in the form of raw cookie dough—ideally, dipped in even more chocolate—well, then I’m truly in heaven.
To share in the chocolate love, just head over to the Attune Foods blog to see today’s recipe. Happy Valentine’s Day!