Chickpea Quiche page 186
I’ve reached out to Ricki Heller a few times in the last couple of years regarding mild personal health issues and severe health issues of a family member. Each time she has taken the time to answer questions and point me in the right direction for help. She’s the foremost vegan expert on Candida and is honestly one of the nicest people you will ever meet.
Curried Carrot Lentil Soup page 145, Chickpea Quiche page 186
Candida is a systemic yeast/fungal overgrowth and has a myriad of symptoms. Sufferers are often tired, depressed and irritable. One of the biggest concerns for people suffering from Candida is probably “what in the world am I supposed to eat?” Ricki’s book, Living Candida-Free includes 100 vegan whole-food recipes that satisfy almost any craving. I was surprised to find the variety of foods allowed and how creative Ricki is with putting together so many recipes to ensure success while healing the body inside out with her 3-Stage Program for restoring health and vitality.
Fluffy Pancakes page 120 with Gingerbread Pecan Butter page 157 and the Mojito Smoothie page 115
I would have never thought indulgent foods like pancakes and raw cookie dough truffles would be part of an anti-candida diet!
The cookie dough truffles (page 209) are a satisfying rich dessert that even children will enjoy.
Hearty main courses are covered too with recipes like Sunday Night Roast (page 196) with Perfect Golden Gravy (page 177).
But I think my favorite recipe from the book is Ricki’s Toronto Sandwich. There’s lots of ways to customize it and make it personalized. It’s quick and easy to prepare and is just plain yummy. I have permission from Ricki and her publisher to share the recipe below.
The “Toronto” Sandwich
Makes 1 Sandwich
- 1/4 cup chickpea flour
- pinch of fine sea salt
- 3-4 tablespoons vegetable broth or stock
- non-stick spray or olive or coconut oil for the pan
- 2-3 slices baked glazed tempeh (optional)
- 2-3 tablespoons well-drained sauerkraut
- Handful of shredded lettuce or greens
- 1/2 avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced, 1/4 cup hummus or 1/4 cup creamy dip of choice.
Make the wrapper: In a small bowl, whisk together the chickpea flour and the salt. Add the broth and whisk until smooth and pourable but not watery (like pancake batter).
Grease a 6-8 inch skillet with nonstick spray and heat over medium heat. Add the wrapper batter, spreading out to coat the pan. Cook for 5-7 minutes. Flip and continue to cook for another 3-4 minutes on the other side.
While the wrapper cooks, prepare the fillings. Assemble the sandwich.
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