Category Archives: Blog Posts

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

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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Simple Steps to Stay Healthy


“You’re sick?  Oh man, stay away.  I JUST got over it!” Does it ever seem like you hear this same conversation over and over? I see friends post that they or their children are ill, and then a few days later they come down with something else…or worse yet, the same […]

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Grain Free Sweet Potato Crunchers (Soy Free, Dairy Free, & Paleo)


It’s taken some work, but my taste buds are making another shift! I know that many of you are already adoring fans of the sweet potato. As a personal coach and public speaker, I’ve been teaching others that we’ve got to re-train our brains…but sometimes mine needs a lesson, too!  […]

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Grain Free Thanksgiving Recipes (Soy Free, Dairy Free, & Paleo too!)


“It’s getting down to the wire!  How will I be able to eat with everyone or serve everyone a grain free, soy free, and maybe even dairy-free or Paleo Thanksgiving??” Do not panic!  This post puts it all together to keep it simple! You can also go to my Pinterest […]

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Primal Products Review


When I first made the transition to a gluten-free lifestyle, my doctor handed me several lists of ingredients and products to avoid (and I was completely overwhelmed!)  At the time, I scoffed a bit, since I was sure that he was just a bit crazy.  I mean, gluten couldn’t possibly […]

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Jackson’s Honest Chips…Honestly, Delicious!


In my battle of desire for crunch and carbohydrates, I really try hard to let cucumbers, celery and carrots win. They absolutely SHOULD win.  In fact, they MUST win.  That’s what wellness eating is all about, right?  Vegetables that satisfy.  Let’s put THAT on a commercial and see how many people […]

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My interview on the Low Carb Paleo Show


Last fall, one of my fellow bloggers encouraged me to check out Twitter.  It was a foreign place to me, having started everything about my gluten free lifestyle on a Facebook page.  Although I fought the idea, eventually and rather reluctantly, I finally joined the world of Twitter.  Despite my rookie status, and […]

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My passion about Celiac Disease


Why am I posting a picture of this Blue Ace? Inside the “Blue Ace,” (my Alma Mater’s school mascot) is where the school’s victory bell is housed. Underneath the bell is a plaque (see below). The plaque contains a special dedication inscription to my dad, who died twenty years ago […]

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Five Gluten Free Grain Free Pasta Options


“Excuse me?  Did someone say gluten free grain free pasta?? (and soy free, too?)” I’m often asked how I’ve made such dramatic changes to my health (I lost 72 pounds, no longer have diabetes or an elevated A1C, high cholesterol, or evidence of inflammation present; you can read my story here). […]

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