Grab this FREE Fall Recipe Booklet

Don’t you just LOVE fall?  I certainly do!  Even though I’m not a fan of the dropping temperatures, I love the colors, the air quality, the food and spice along with hot chocolate and some lovely sweaters. My friend Elizabeth Stein of Purely Elizabeth has put together an incredible FREE booklet for you to enjoy […]

Natural Foods Expo East 2011 – Trends

Food — it makes our world go round.  At least here in the States, that is.  Though I’m the biggest fan for whole, unprocessed foods, there certainly is a place for certain food products in a busy life. I wanted to see for myself the wide array of new products that were coming out in […]

Quick Peach Cobbler (GF, Vegan)

Every time I bite into a fresh, juicy peach, I think to myself how awesome the summer is.  Peaches, along with a few other choice fruits, bring memories of being a little kid in the summertime.  When it’s peach season, you can safely bet that I’ve got at least a few in the house and […]

The Great ‘Grain Free’ Debate – Pt. 1

If you follow my blog, you know that I’ve spent the last 3+ years gluten-free.  For most people, that’s a big step to take in changing one’s diet.  Recently, I’ve begun toying with the idea of going another step and removing ALL grains.  Crazy?  Not completely.  I know many people who live without any form […]

Blueberry Vinaigrette

It’s pretty common knowledge how incredibly nutritious blueberries are.  Since no one is disputing this notion, please go get yourself some freshly picked blueberries right now!  They’re finally in season and absolutely incredible.  There’s nothing quite like ’em, especially on a hot summer’s day. Do you know why these little blue gems are incredibly nutrient […]

Blueberry Tomato Salad

One of my favorite summer staples is a Tomato Salad loaded with sweet tomatoes, cooling cucumbers and fresh basil.  When I was a kid, my mom made this every night with dinner as I’d consider it a staple part of any Italian meal in the summer.  Fresh, light, sooo delicious! As an adult, I’ve enthusiastically […]

Spicy Chorizo Chili

In the last few months, I’ve grown to appreciate a bit more spice (or heat) in my meals than I used to.  There’s definitely a time and place to kick things up a notch as Emeril Lagasse always says!  Take this with my love for ‘one pot meals’ and Voila! Spicy chorizo-based chili that doesn’t […]

Review: Free From Gluten

Have you ever shopped for food online?  Until recently, I’d not.  In fact, the idea to me was rather foreign since I do not buy much at all over the internet, let alone food.  An up-and-coming gluten free online food product ‘shop’ called Free from Gluten approached me to try them out.  They offer gluten […]

Review: Jessica’s Natural Foods GF Granolas

You know what always makes a stressful day better?  Granola.  No matter how much hustle or bustle I’ve got going on, I love the good, sweet crunch of granola.  Though it’s quite difficult to mess up granola (I’ve made my own fair share of not-so-great ones due to over-baking), some companies get it better than […]