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Do Thanksgiving pies cause you stress? Let’s be honest, pie-making is not everyone’s jam. If not, no worries. You’re still a good person. Thanksgiving can be stressful enough with the cooking, family drama, travel, and overall craziness of the season. Don’t add more stress to your table with dessert anxiety…(Read More)

How important is a good breakfast? Some experts say it can improve mental focus, help regulate blood sugar, shape how you will eat for the rest of the day, and increase exercise endurance. Others say that research on skipping breakfast is biased and misleading. Who is right? My take? Every meal is important. Every food…(Read More)

Halloween is peeking around the corner. How many sugar highs (and lows) are in your future? Do you really know what’s in that candy you can’t stop eating? What if you could help yourself, and those you care about, make better choices? How do you know what’s a Halloween trick or treat…(Read More)

What recipe has all the flavors of Thanksgiving without any of the foods that cause the bloating, weight gain, and general discomfort we usually associate with the post-Thanksgiving food coma that inevitably follows the day most Americans spend over-eating? Ding, ding, ding, you guessed it! My Cranberry Walnut Quinoa Salad, gluten-free, dairy…(Read More)

This month Recipe Redux asked us to share a healthy recipe that incorporated tasty liqueurs. Since I do my free food thing, keeping my food free of dairy, eggs, wheat/gluten (for the most part), I know how difficult it is to find liqueurs that are gluten-free or vegan, much less both. How to…(Read More)

What’s  Sweet, Tart, a little Floral, and Tastes Like a Summer Breeze? 10-Minute Maple Rosewater Lemonade! I love lemonade in the summer. Super refreshing, with the perfect combo of sweet and tart on a hot day…what could be better? My only compaint is the amount of sugar. White, refined sugar. Why Maple…(Read More)

April’s Recipe Redux Challenge asked us to create a healthy recipe using one of our favorite kitchen tools. No brainer. Gram’s rolling pin. In the pic below is the rolling pin Gram used for most of her adult life. It’s the one her mother, my great-grandmother Jenny, passed down to her…(Read More)

Leave the canned jelly at the store. You deserve better! I’ve been watching those cheezy Loreal commercials my whole life. They’ve evolved, how women say the “I’m worth it,” line. Like we have to convince ourselves that we’re worth that $15 knockout hair color or that $10 never-come-off lip…(Read More)

It’s been 18 years since I changed my diet, eliminating wheat, cow’s milk, eggs, refined sugar, and processed foods in general. I am grateful to have wonderful family and friends to share the Thanksgiving holiday with, and it’s taken those 18 years to get to a place where I can eat at…(Read More)