Today I am really excited to talk about my friend Ricki Heller’s new cookbook. It’s called Living Candida-Free: 100 Recipes and a 3-Stage Program to Restore Your Health and Vitality. You may already know Ricki from her blog Ricki Heller. She is also the author of Naturally Sweet & Gluten-Free: Allergy-Friendly Vegan Desserts: 100 Recipes Without Gluten, Dairy, Eggs, or Refined Sugar. All her recipes are vegan and gluten free. For those of you unfamiliar with Candida, it is a fungus in the form of yeast. It lives in your mouth and intestines and it helps with digestion. When you have a Candida overgrowth, it can cause many issues. The main one is a leaky gut. Some of the signs and symptoms are: brain fog, frequent yeast infections, autoimmune disorders, skin issues and mood swings or depression. This book not only goes into great detail about Candida and how to fight it, but Ricki shares her own personal story. This is so much more than a cookbook.
I am sharing a recipe from the book today. It’s a Chard and Chickpea Soup that is super easy to prepare and also very tasty! Not only is is easy, it’s very budget friendly too!
Some of the other recipes I can’t wait to try are: Mojito Smoothie, Grain Free Granola Bowl, Zucchini Fritters, Raw Carrot Cake Energy Balls and Herbed Grain Free Gnocchi. I mean, how good do those sound?? I am also going to be giving away a copy of Living Candida Free to one lucky reader. Look for the giveaway at the end of the post! To buy the book click here.