Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Lemony-Almond Pancakes from "Diet Dessert and Dogs" + Giveaway

Ricki from "Diet, Dessert and Dogs" sent us her new Breakfast ebook called: Good Morning! Breakfasts without Gluten, Sugar, Eggs or Dairy. We love recipe books and all of her recipes are right up our ally. Ricki is also an advocate for the anti-candida diet which is perfect timing for mine and Jenn's recent candida endeavour. 
This book is good for those who are following an anti-candida or low-sugar diet, as well as anyone allergic to gluten, dairy, eggs, as well as Type II Diabetics.


If anyone has followed the candida diet before, you know how difficult it is to come up with hearty, filling breakfasts that don't include eggs or meat. There's an array of pancake, muffin, smoothie, cereal recipes as well as some savoury ones for example a Veggie-Full Breakfast Hash or "Sausage" Patties using rice and walnuts. One recipe that really intrigued me was the Veggie-Granola using parsnips and carrots, so cool!


Ricki also provides some guidelines for constructing a nourishing ACD breakfast that will fill you up with the healthy fats, protein, and complex carbs necessary for a successful, yeast-free lifestyle. 






We chose to try her Grain-Free Lemony-Almond Pancakes and they were so good! The most important thing was that they stayed together in the pan and didn't crumble apart when cooked. Perfect! We topped them with her Berry-Blend topping using blueberries. This was a most definitely satisfying breakers.


Ricki has offered to give away her e-book to one lucky reader!
So, to enter the giveaway, leave a comment on what YOU most frequently eat for breakfast.
For additional entries, follow Ricki on twitter...


The giveaway will end on April 30th.


Also if you have any beautiful and healthy food photos from your blog please submit them to: Health Freak Food. We'd love to post them up!

35 comments:

  1. I almost always have oatmeal and a smoothie made of almond milk, a banana, spinach, flax and avocado! (I'm assuming the giveaway is for the ebook?)

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  2. I mostly have green smoothies, alternating with coconut milk, berries, bananas, protein powder, flax seed oil and love.

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  3. I always have a smoothie for breakfast, since I have breakfast in the car on the way to work. The fruit in the smoothie changes with the seasons, but I always have my trusty smoothie!

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  4. I'm also a green smoothie girl! I like Kimberley Snyder's Glowing GS the best!

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  5. Lovely! I am always looking for new ways to zip up my breakfast. Oatmeal is my standard, but I hope to incorporate more kasha!

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  6. What a great giveaway....I usually have steel cut oats cooked with unsweetened almond or coconut milk, banana, berries, flax or chia seeds, and some nut butter. I've been doing raw juices and smoothies this week though since LA is getting warmer.

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  7. Oatmeal, for sure! It's so customizable to whatever I'm craving. And now I can have it in the summer by doing the "overnight oats" trick- yay!

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  8. Thanks so much for this lovely review! I'm glad you enjoyed the pancakes. I think breakfast is good any time of day! :D

    And I definitely need to submit more photos to Health Freak Food. . . behind schedule these days. :)

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  9. I love to have some whole wheat toast with blueberry jam and cashew nut butter for breakfast.

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  10. Oh man, talk about food porn. My favorite breakfast is definitely tied between my chickpea flour omelets or fluffy pancakes smeared with nut or seed butter, but in reality breakfast is usually a smoothie or leftovers from dinner. Thanks for offering the giveaway!

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  11. Hmmm, hard to say what I have most frequently.breakfast is so great because it's so versatile! I guess I'd have to pick pancakes or oatmeal.

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  12. I eat oatmeal ALL the time, but if it's not oatmeal then I'll usually have toast with fruit and nut butter. Yum :)

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  13. On the weekdays, I keep it clean and simple. Usually with some herbal tea, then a morning smoothie or miso soup. But on the weekends, I like to sleep in and have brunch. I love waffles, pancakes, muffins...basically anything fluffy!

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  14. as a college student, i eat something that keeps me full and going until lunch:i usually eat either ezekiel cinnamon raison toast with peanut butter, a glass of pulpy oj, and coffee. When I am home for summer break i prefer pumpkin pecan waffles with maple syrup! yummm!

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  15. I usually have yogurt with fruit for breakfast but when I have extra time I love having oatmeal or pancakes

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  16. Oatmeal! With lots of cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, and almond milk. Every. Single. Day. Sometimes I think I ought to change things up, but it's just so good! ;)

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  17. lately its been gf granola and coconut milk :)

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  18. I have oatbran with brown rice cereal, cocoa powder, banana, coconut and peanut butter and someways dates with pb on the side! It never gets old :)

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  19. Is it bad to admit that my most common breakfast is a couple of squares of 85% Lindt chocolate as I run out the door? Not very anti-candida friendly... I hope I'm not disqualified :P

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  20. My breakfast is almost always oatmeal--either hot or soaked in the fridge overnight. If I need a break/need to change things up, I'll have a PB and banana sandwich (usually a weekend treat--since I have time to enjoy it then).

    Those pancakes look soooo good! Mmm, I love lemony things.

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  21. it's a green smoothie for me all the way, with plenty of hemp seeds!

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  22. Since I get up so early I have 2 breakfasts. My first breakfast is always a bowl of fresh fruit.
    My second breakfast, hours later, is a green smoothie.

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  23. My favorite breakfast is Granny Smith apples with sprouted/soaked almond butter! It's delicious, and it's also free of common allergens, it's vegan and it's suitable for those on the Body Ecology Diet because it exhibits proper food combining (sour fruits are the only fruits that combine with nuts) and proper preparation of nuts.

    It's so delicious that when lunchtime rolls around, I just want to eat breakfast again!

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  24. I'm also following both you AND Ricki on Twitter. :) (@MsChronicBadass)

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  25. @Candice: I had no idea you could combine sour fruits with nuts! that's such a fun fact, thank you.

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  26. I do mostly green smoothies or fruit pudding bowls or fruit smoothies for breakfast with the odd days of juicing and then from time to time if I want something cooked I like doing pancakes or oat bakes or even toasted sprouted grain breads topped with what I'm feeling that morning.

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  27. I'd love a copy of Ricki's book. I usually have a smoothie for breakfast, but I do change it up often...sometimes chia pudding.

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  28. wow, Ricki's book sounds great! I've been back and forth with a couple of doctors who think an anti-candida diet is what I should go to, and her book would take a lot of the guesswork out of meal planning :)

    Usually I have oatmeal or a green smoothie for breakfast - same ol' same ol', but it works for me!

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  29. Breakfast is very important too me also. I rarely eat anything other than raw fruit. However, This morning, the menu was apple slices, rice with raisins and a biscuit with orange marmalade.

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  30. I usually have a fruit smoothie with almond milk, frozen berries, and pineapple.

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  31. I almost always have a smoothie because I can't think of anything else. It's filling but not satisfying.

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