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Articles about living gluten & grain free, Celiac Disease, product reviews, and general information; also includes our recipes.

Paleo Pumpkin Spice Latte


Pumpkin…pumpkin everywhere! It’s that time of year – leaves blowing around, hoodies abound, and Starbucks brings out the pumpkin spice latte.   Only the latter leaves me with the coldest chill. Why? Because of the ingredients that can…and do… negatively affect our health!   Unfortunately, Starbucks now excludes the ingredients from […]

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Health Care Choices: My visit with a Naturopathic Doctor


A Frustrating Journey During my journey to wellness (read my whole story here), I was overwhelmed with how many doctors could not help me solve what was happening with my body (high cholesterol, extreme weight gain, signs of diabetes and even heart disease). Constantly feeling ill, scared, and quite frankly, […]

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Grain Free Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe


I’ve often been asked about making a pizza crust with cauliflower.  Yes, I’ve tried it, I answer (without excitement).  Yes, it works, I say (unenthusiastic-ally).   So, when my buddy Richard at Flying J Farm (an amazing farm committed to non-GMO, organic farming, sustainability, and feeding their cattle grass only [side […]

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Riced Cauliflower – Trader Joe’s


Earlier this week, I saw several posts across social media about “riced” cauliflower being available at Trader Joe’s. Since I’ve been laboring over making my own, the thought of this as a convenience food intrigued me, and I just had to check it out for myself!         If […]

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Quick Facts about Celiac Disease


Did you know? -There are over 300 symptoms of Celiac Disease -While some develop symptoms during childhood, many others feel fine until later in life -Many people never show any symptoms at all This one is staggering: 83% of people with Celiac Disease are never diagnosed, or are misdiagnosed with […]

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Ginger Teriyaki Beef Jerky – Grain Free & Paleo


Story WARNING: This simple and delicious “teriyaki” beef jerky recipe may cause you to wonder why you ever bought the store-bought stuff! Your trips to the local grass-fed meat farmer may just have to increase. Happy snacking! Ingredients 3/4 lb grass-fed beef (London Broil, Flank, Sirloin, or other high quality […]

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Gluten Free Paleo Plantain Chips by Artisan Tropic


Charlotte Gluten Free Event Last weekend, I spoke at the Gluten & Allergen Free Wellness Event in Charlotte, NC.  Over 1,200 people came out to try the various products and hear the speakers.  It was a great crowd!  I was very glad that I had a trusty assistant helping me in […]

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Amazing Grain Free Fish Recipe


Let me just tell you, I was never a fish or seafood eater. As a kid, I remember my mom used to buy fish at this small local market when we went grocery shopping.  The only reason I ever agreed to go in was because they had a candy dispenser by the […]

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Monday Motivation


Do you ever feel like you’re just waiting for “just the right time” to do something big in your life?  The more life experiences I’ve had, the more I realize that there’s never a more perfect time than “right now.”   If you’re on the fence about changing your diet, what […]

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I thought I’d have a Starbucks, and then I saw this


There is no doubt that marketing is a powerful tool. Right?  For example, if you have children, at what age did they recognize the McDonald’s sign?  (mine were still in diapers!)  And then there’s the ambiance and aroma of a coffee shop.  The sounds that delight many: coffee beans in the grinder, […]

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