Food
January 13, 2016

{Gluten-Free} Winter Panzanella Salad Recipe

It’s a new year, and many of us want to drop a few pounds. It’s time to get back into our skinny jeans! Salad is my go-to lunch during the summer months because it’s a great way to eat well without consuming too many calories, plus you can pack a lot of nutrition into a little...
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January 14, 2014

What I Wish I’d Known

Looking back now, it’s hard to remember why it took me so long to “bite the bullet” and go gluten free. I can only remember thinking that it sounded so unattainable, almost impossible for a carboholic like me. Now that I’ve been living this way for well over two years, I know that it’s not only...
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Food
December 4, 2013

Tips for Entertaining Gluten-Free Guests

With the rise of Celiac Disease and the growing awareness of gluten intolerance, more and more people are choosing to live a gluten-free lifestyle. I know a large majority of people still enjoy their gluten (lucky ducks!!!) but when you’re entertaining, chances are you might have a gluten-free guest or two. If you’re anything like my...
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Health/Fitness
October 4, 2013

Diet, Exercise & Sleep and Fitting It In

I’ve often wondered how much my newfound passion for running has affected my digestive health and overall well being. Desperate to get relief from gastritis, IBS and reflux, I latched onto the real food lifestyle after reading Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food back in 2009. By focusing on eating real foods sourced as locally as...
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Food
October 3, 2013

Shrimp & Grits over Sautéed Chard

We take this traditional Southern dish and turn it up a notch with bacon. Serve it over Swiss chard to make a nutritious and impressive meal for company or for a weeknight family dinner. I love shrimp and grits but I’ve never attempted to make it before. This recipe looked easy enough, and it was. My...
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Diary
September 23, 2013

Why Gluten Free?

Because I’m such a fan of the brand, I am thrilled to be an Udi’s Gluten Free Living Ambassador. As part of this program, I will be posting once a month on a topic related to gluten free living. Why Gluten Free? This is a question I get asked often. It’s not like I bring...
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Diary
September 9, 2013

What I Eat

On the heels of my post on tips for going gluten-free, I got several comments and requests for more specifics. Susanne writes in: i have to go wheat free dairy free starting september 1 and i’m kind of freaking out! is there any way you could do a post that lists things you eat for each...
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Food
September 5, 2013

Kielbasa & Pepper Pasta

Are you ready for an EASY weeknight dinner recipe? I am so excited about this! I picked up some kielbasa from my local butcher planning to throw it on the grill, but when I got home, I decided to Google for another idea. I came across this recipe for Kielbasa & Pepper Pasta and decided...
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Appetizer Recipes
September 2, 2013

Spicy Peanuts

When we were eating out recently, the restaurant served a bowl of spicy peanuts while we waited for our meals to arrive. We all devoured them. Fast forward to last night. My husband came home from the grocery store with a jar of dry roasted peanuts and asked me if I thought I could come...
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Food
August 3, 2013

Chicken Piccata Recipe

This Chicken Piccata is one of our go-to summer dishes. Serve it with a side of veggies and dinner is done! It is so delicious and yet so simple. You just dredge it in a traditional 3-step flour/egg/breadcrumb breading and pan fry it. Top it with a lemon butter sauce (add capers for a festive...
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Breakfast Recipes
July 20, 2013

Classic Stovetop Oatmeal

Sometimes the most basic recipes are the hardest to find. This morning I wanted to make oatmeal (my son requested it; he’s always loved oatmeal) but it had been a while since I’d made it and I was drawing a blank on the proper proportions. Now you KNOW I don’t mess around with those nasty...
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Food
August 23, 2012

2 New Healthy Back to School (or Anytime) Snacks!

Maybe by now you’ve had your fill of the dutiful back to school snack ideas posts, but I actually have a two new products I want to share with you, and I’m all about killing two birds with one stone. SO. Here are my two new favorite healthy snacks! Wholly Guacamole The first one is loooong...
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