A Really Bad Mood

I know moods pass and I know this one will too, but it sure isn't fun while it's here. Perhaps it is post-trip let down now that I'm back to the same old same 'ol.  Perhaps I have some stuffy head allergies.  Perhaps I ate too much chocolate the other day and haven't been exercising.  Perhaps it is just my hormones.  Regardless, I'm crazy tired and feel like crying at times and noticing some negative thoughts....more

Eating Your Way Through Athens Greece

For many, Greece is a dream destination. And in fact, it feels like  dream once you arrive. Perched on the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas, the mountainous terrain and gorgeous beaches are enough to lure travelers. Add in the incredible ancient historic sites and fabulous cuisine and you might never want to leave! And Athens is a great start when visiting this beautiful country....more

Margarita Donuts: Gluten Free, Allergy Friendly & Vegan

Cinco de Mayo has always been a favorite holiday of mine...except for those few years in college where I may have, er, overindulged...But this holiday isn't just about margaritas and one tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor. There's a rich food history that comes with it, too.  ...more
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Searching out hidden gluten sources

I loved my dog.  Madeline (a golden retriever/Rhodesian ridgeback cross) was part of our family for nearly 16 years. I dearly miss her.What I don't miss, however, is the gluten that was added to her treats and pet food. As a typical dog owner, I know that dogs can and will eat just about anything, including things that aren't so healthy. What I didn't expect was finding modified food starch (gluten) in both "healthy" dog foods and treats. Since when do dogs eat wheat?...more

Gluten Free 101: Here’s Where You Begin

Gluten Free 101: Here’s Where You BeginA gluten-free diet is the only treatment currently available for individuals diagnosed with Celiac disease (CD).Even for individuals with “silent celiac” – those who lack outward symptoms of CD – it is crucial they maintain a strict gluten-free diet because the internal damage caused by CD to the small intestine lining occurs as long as gluten is eaten....more