Using only whole foods ingredients, a generous pinch of humor and input from her two chatty canines, Ricki has posted over 700 healthy, whole foods recipes (both sweet and savory) on her blog, Diet, Dessert and Dogs. She is also the author of the bestselling cookbook, Sweet Freedom, one of only three cookbooks recommended by Ellen DeGeneres on her website. As an Associate Editor for Simply Gluten-Free Magazine, Ricki creates fabulous vegan and gluten-free recipes; she has also written for Clean Eating magazine, Living Without, VegNews and many other publications.
Ricki’s second cookbook offering gluten-free, vegan, lower glycemic desserts, will be published in fall of 2013.
You can also find Ricki on Facebook, twitter, and Pinterest.
Our holiday traditions were always a bit different from those of my friends growing up. Foods that were festive staples on most other peoples tables never seemed to make their way to our house for some reason.To begin with, my dad was a butcher, so we ate meat every single day (and several times on the weekend). The fancy meats like roast beef or filet mignon that everyone else saved for these special occasions made regular appearances in our kitchen, so we didnt bother having them at…