Food

Tips on growing a Herb Garden

May 21, 2020

Herb gardening is an easy and delicious way to add zest to your meals, salads, soups, tea, and smoothies using authentic, seasonal, and fresh ingredients. There is no better reward than being able to pop out to your garden and pick a handful of fresh parsley leaves for a tasteful meal or a sprig of…

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Healthy Pina Colada Smoothie

February 19, 2020

I’ve been working on this year on getting back on track to eating healthier and making sure I get all my vitamins, minerals and good stuff. My biggest struggle is the afternoon slump, there is where I start snacking on the bad stuff! So I am working on changing my habits and have started making…

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Benefits of water

Surprising Facts About What Happens When You Drink One Percent More Water

January 12, 2020

If you’re trying to lose weight or want to eat healthier, drinking a little more water could make a big difference. A recent study found that adults who increased their consumption of water by 1% ate fewer calories and less sugar, salt, fat, and cholesterol. According to a study at the University of Illinois, drinking 1…

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Easy Pumpkin Spice Apple Bread

November 21, 2019

Last week I made some pumpkin pie spice mix and so now I had a taste for some pumpkin bread, after all, it is pumpkin spice season. I also had a box of einkorn flour in my cabinet that I wanted to try. Now einkorn flour isn’t gluten-free but this ancient grain contains less gluten…

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The Elimination Diet: Find the Foods That Disagree With You

August 15, 2019

There’s a good chance that you’re regularly eating something that doesn’t agree with you. It might be making you tired, paranoid, or hurt your ability to concentrate. Each time you put food into your body, it can have a negative effect on your mind or body. Everyone is different, so there are no hard and…

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5 health benefits of drinking from a copper pitcher or vessel

June 14, 2019

Ever wonder about the benefits of drinking water from a copper pitcher? We all need copper and sadly the typical American diet is very low in copper and even supplements don’t have much cooper in them. There are so many great benefits to getting cooper into your diet, here are 5 of them. 5 reasons…

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Gluten Free Waffles made with Banana Flour

June 4, 2019

A while back I saw an ad posted on Facebook for a Kickstarter for a new company called WEDO, they were making banana flour. Yeah I never had heard of banana flour either. I thought it looked interesting enough so I signed up to help and in return, I received some flour and a reusable…

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Living with Eosinophilic esophagitis EOE

How I am treating eosinophilic esophagitis naturally

May 19, 2019

What is EoE you may ask, well the official name is Eosinophilic esophagitis, and don’t ask me to pronounce it because I can’t. I usually have my sister say it for me 🙂 and let me just say it sucks! It’s confusing and interferes with life at the worst times. I was diagnosed around ten…

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The Gluten Free Expo is coming! Nourished Festival Schaumburg 2019

May 8, 2019

The Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expos are now called Nourished Festivals. In addition to our Gluten-Free & Nut-Free sections, they are adding Paleo, Keto & Plant-Based zones. Even in these new sections, all products at the Festival are still gluten-free! Every year I look forward to this festival because I always discover great products!…

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Homemade Peanut Butter Cups | Gluten Free, Dairy Free

April 14, 2019

Who doesn’t love Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups? But well are Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups gluten-free? That is a good question, after a search on the interwebs I have seen a few yes’s and a few no’s. On Reese’s website, it says see package. The few packages I have seen do say they are, but they…

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Cinna Snow – Warm Winter Drink

December 9, 2018

So I was in the mood for a nice warm drink to help me get into the Christmas Spirit and this is what I came up with using the stuff in my cabinets. I used the homemade vanilla extract I created a few months ago, some warm milk. Of course, I am dairy free so…

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Easy Gluten Free Vanilla Extract Recipe

October 27, 2018

So if you are like me it’s hard to find good vanilla that is gluten-free or one that at least says that on the label. Plus many of the store-bought ones have caramel coloring, added sugars, and preservatives, yuck! I was purchasing the crapy stuff until I found out how easy it is to make…

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