When clean eating goes too far


  With all of the attention lately on gluten free, natural, organic and whole grain foods, it’s easy to go a bit overboard and let your concern of eating “clean foods” turn into an obsession. In recent years, a study has been done on this obsession, and it is now considered an eating disorder. According…

My gluten experiment


Last night, for the first time in two years, I had two slices of supermarket pizza. As I wrote in a previous post,  I decided to do this to find out what would happen if I actually ate gluten and also dairy.   There are certain times when this would come in handy-especially when dining out. …

Aww nuts, I’m allergic


  A couple of weeks ago, as part of our healthy eating habits, we bought some unsalted cashews to snack on. That night, a weird rash appeared in two spots on either side of my neck.  I didn’t think anything of it at the time.  Up until that point, I had always been able to…

I’m buying real pizza this week-and here’s why


For anyone who follows or reads my blog on a regular basis, it is no secret that I miss pizza.  In fact, along with Chinese food, it is the one thing I cannot replicate successfully. I have tried many recipes, mixes and pre-made, and they all failed miserably.  You just can’t replicate that chewy, browned,…

Heart health myths you might believe


  Drink red wine, pop an aspirin and eat dark chocolate-that’s the way to heart health, right?  Well, you might be wrong about that. Lately in the media, the focus has been on gluten free products, to the detriment of overall health.  As there are myriad myths about the gluten free diet, so there are…

I accidentally ate wheat pasta…and here’s why


  Last night, I made another batch of chicken parmesan, and what I thought was gluten free pasta.  I made the pasta in my microwave as I always do.  After cooking, I tasted it to make sure it was done.  As gluten free pasta often has to be rinsed, I checked the box for instructions….

Stop the gluten bashing


  It seems lately that wherever you turn, the media has decided that unless you have celiac disease, you should be eating wheat. There is no in between-gluten intolerance simply does not exist in the eyes of the world. This viewpoint needs to change. It does not help that eliminating gluten is the biggest trend…

Rounding up celiac disease-is GMO to blame?


Due to gluten intolerance, I have been gluten free for almost two years and gave up wheat at that time.  The opinions in this post are mine only.     I came across an article this morning from The Alternative Daily: “What’s up with Wheat Really?” In the article, the writer states: While there is…

The wheat is really gone….


  Those of you who have been reading my blog since the beginning have probably noticed that this site is evolving. When I started this blog almost a year ago, my main focus was on gluten and dairy free living.  My focus has shifted somewhat to healthy diet and living.  I am still gluten and…

Counting calories or why won’t the scale move?


Since my last post on trying to lose weight, I looked into just how many calories I need to eliminate to drop some pounds. There are multiple calculators online-the problem I have with them is they all give you different answers. The first site I went to: healthy weight forum gave me this calculation: Cutting calories so…

Hungarian Beef Goulash


    Every once in awhile, we all need comfort food.  When I think about comfort food, I think about a nice warm bowl of stew or soup. I came across a recipe for Hungarian beef goulash awhile back that really fits the definition of comforting. It’s easy to make too-right in your crockpot.  You…

Is it safe? Taking your life in your hands at your favorite restaurant


I came across an article this morning in The Mirror: Peanut allergy man died after Indian restaurant boss repeatedly ignored warnings, court told Apparently, a man who had a severe peanut allergy ate curry from a restaurant whose owner was repeatedly told that he could be putting his customers lives at risk by using “cheap…

You gotta carry that weight….


  How does a middle aged, post menopausal woman lose weight?  That is the question. Since my husband’s recent health scare, I am much more aware of what I eat.  But I am having a hard time dropping weight. Unfortunately, my genes predispose me to being a bit plump.  Blame it on all that good…

It’s enough to make you sick…


  This past Thursday morning, we were on our way to the hospital so that my husband could get a procedure to unblock his coronary artery. When I say morning, I mean 5 am.   Being a night owl, this put a cramp in my style, to say the least.   But I’m sure that…