Fat Thoughts (Part II)

Fat?  What?  Healthy?  Yes.  Seriously, yes.  Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s talk.  Fat is an important part of your diet that many people spend countless hours micro-managing with the goal to avoid getting or staying fat.  To some degree, I can appreciate their struggle (I personally loathe trans fats.), but […]

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 […]

Gluten Free Misconceptions

If you’re a newbie to the Gluten Free Diet, then yes, you’ve got a lot of learning ahead of you. When I started out, I scoured the internet for anything that I could read that seemed informative and eventually realized that an old adage does apply- “Keep it Simple.”  The best way to do this […]

First Step to Finding Gluten

I remember the moment that I received word that gluten and I needed to ‘break up.’   It had been a wonderful love affair of pasta, pastries and bread for most of my life growing up in an Italian family.  This news was pretty devastating for me.  At the time, it honestly felt like a curse.  […]

Stevia: Sweet without the Sugar High

What’s the holidays without sugar?  I think most people would outwardly say that their life and waistline would be dramatically better off minus all the cookies and sweets this time of year.  However, inwardly I know most of those same people would nostalgically miss a time filled with some really great homemade pastries and baked […]