When I grab a cookbook off my shelf to meal plan, find a dessert to make, or just cuddle up on the corner of my couch to read I always reach for one written by someone I want to bring into my kitchen.
You see, my kitchen is the heart of my home. It’s where my family gathers for meals, where Nate runs around and plays, it’s where friends sit down for a cup of coffee and warm cookies. It’s nothing short of being sacred. To be part of that space, you have to have the right energy. And I have to feel a heart connection to you.
There are a lot of cookbooks out there. And I’m sure there are a lot of great cookbooks that I’ve never picked up. But, all of the cookbooks that have been instrumental in creating a meal for someone I love have been written by someone who I’d want to spend time with. You see, that’s what you do when you cook from someone’s book. You’re spending time with them in the heart of your home. You’re creating their food which will nourish those you love most.
Ricki (author of the wildly popular blog, RickiHeller.com, formerly DietDessertNDogs.com) is a dear, dear friend of mine. And, before we were friends I loved her food. If you don’t already, you will too. She is not only ingredient conscious and uses no refined sugar, but she creates fabulous textures and flavors that are simply genius. (For those of you sensitive to gums, rejoice! Ricki uses psyllium husks in many recipes!)
The other thing you’ll want to know about her is that you can trust her recipes. Ricki embodies integrity so you know her recipes have been tested and retested.
Hop on over to Amazon and have a peek inside of Naturally Sweet & Gluten-Free. The photos are gorgeous. The recipes will make you swoon. I know you’ll feel a heart connection with Ricki. She’s definitely someone you’ll want to spend some time with in your kitchen.
And, make sure to try her Fluffy Fruited Pancakes, too.