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  • The Best of Gluten Free

    The Best Of Gluten Free

    I unabashedly admit that I am a chronic list maker.  Not only do I adore writing lists I thoroughly enjoy reading lists that other people keep.  Last year I joyfully read John Lennon’s to do list and was intrigued to read his #1 chore was to be home for the HBO guy.  I won’t bore you [...]

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  • Gluten Free Oats

    Is Oatmeal Gluten Free?

    Growing up I ate my share of flavored packets of hot Quaker Oatmeal.  The Maple and Brown Sugar flavor was my favorite and at that time I didn’t mind the cloying sweet and salty taste it left behind.  I now choose not to eat pre-packaged oatmeal not only because of the low quality sweeteners but [...]

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    No Tahini – No Problem Homemade Hummus

    I admit it, I am lazy.  I love buying pre-washed organic lettuce, lounging around with a good book and buying pre-made hummus.  Hummus is one of the easiest and healthiest spreads to make.  There are loads or recipes out there and many are delicious.  Although I like tahini (raw if you can find it) I [...]

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    Pumpkin Spiced Smoothie Recipe

    As the weather turns cool I start dreaming of ways to add pumpkin into my meals.  I wasn’t surprised to read that there is a shortage of Starbucks annual Pumpkin Spice Lattes due to the unusually high demand.  Obviously, it is not only me but many other who love and demand pumpkin in the fall. [...]

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    Arsenic in Rice? How To Limit Your Risk and Don’t Panic

    Thirteen years ago when I found out I was gluten sensitive I replaced all of my grains with rice.  At that time, rice was easier to find than gluten free grains like quinoa or amaranth.  Even today, many gluten free items are rice based-rice pasta, rice crackers, rice flour breads and rice cakes.  Recently, two [...]

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  • Wild Rice Stuffed Peppers with Hummus

    Wild Rice Stuffed Peppers With Hummus

    This summer we have participated in a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), once a week I pick up a half share of organic vegetables from a local farm.  There is nothing like an abundance of fresh vegetables to get me motivated to cook, plus it upsets me if I let anything spoil.  All summer long I [...]

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    October is Vegetarian Awareness Month

      Today, October 1st, is the official start of Vegetarian Awareness Month.  What was once a fringe movement is becoming mainstream.  Some famous names you may recognize include Bill Clinton, Alicia Silverstone, Mike Tyson and Ellen DeGeneres, to name only a few who have chosen a plant-based diet.  The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (otherwise known [...]

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  • Gluten free dining in southern France

    Part 1: Gluten Free Living-Is It For You???

      It seems like everyone is on a gluten free diet, heck even our dogs have gone gluten free.  People choose to change their diet for many reasons such as  wanting to lose weight, to cure tummy troubles, to relieve a chronic illness, or because they read it somewhere and their best friend made a [...]

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    The Be Mindful Diet

    Do you ever wonder why one person thrives on a vegan diet while another touts the benefits of “going paleo”? In general many choose eating patterns based on either what they are familiar with or the latest fad, never stopping to find out what foods help them feel vibrant…

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