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Vietnamese Bun Cha

Inspired by the Parts Unknown episode where Anthony Bourdain shares a meal with former President Barack Obama in Hanoi, Vietnam, I decided to make my own version of Vietnamese Bun…

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Goodreads Self-Care Book Giveaway!

In celebration of the upcoming holidays, I’m running a Goodreads self-care book giveaway where you can register to win one of 5 copies of Gluten Free Soul Pilot, my new…

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First Sunday at Porter East

This past weekend, I was so excited to be participating in my first Sunday at Porter East with their awesome group of shops and restaurants and all the vendors and…

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Gluten Free Italy

I felt it instantly. It was undeniable. It happened whenever I spoke to friends and neighbors about their travels to Italy. The room stopped. Their faces lit up and hearts…

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Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe

My mom Annabelle, who is now 82 years old, was an only child who lost both of her parents at a fairly young age. She showed me what it takes…

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Make Your Own 7-Minute Workout

I recently came across this New York Times article titled “Can’t Do the 7-Minute Workout? Neither Can I.” It’s a good article, but I was immediately put-off by the title.…

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Catalyst for Happiness

Last month, I visited Washington DC. DC always intrigues me—with its incredible rich history, architectural and natural beauty, tall gorgeous trees and great hiking trails. I visited the United States…

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Single Ingredient Simplicity

The secret to eating healthy is simple: Single ingredient meals. I have found that the absolute best way to lead a healthful, gluten free life is to eat the purest…

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Three’s A Charm

Three’s a charm continues to be a reoccurring theme in my work. Yesterday, May 15th was the official launch of White Wild Indigo, the third book in a series of…

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Celiac Awareness, Action and Attitude

My life after silent celiac disease has been a constant work in progress. I was relieved and grateful for my diagnosis 15 years ago, but soon learned that healthful living…

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Goodreads Giveaway for National Poetry Month!

April is National Poetry Month and to celebrate and encourage children’s interest in poetry, I’m running a Goodreads giveaway where you can register to win one of 10 copies of…

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A Beautiful Place of Health, Healing & Happiness

After much trial and error, I feel like I’ve landed in a beautiful place. Wellness, healthy food, peace and beauty are all inextricably linked. They cannot be considered separately. Eating…

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Asset-Based Thinking

It’s not unusual to want to skip a workout, or heck naw, not even want to get moving at all. Everyone has a bad day now and then. Even a…

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Cara Cara Orange Chicken with Pineapple

This Cara Cara orange chicken with pineapple recipe was one of those gluten free recipes I made with the ingredients I had available on hand. I was running low on…

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Can You Be a Healthy Workaholic?

Can you be a healthy workaholic? Yes… but it requires grace. There’s a lot of negativity around the word “workaholic”. It’s often used inaccurately to describe someone who simply loves…

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Gluten Free Crab Stuffed Zucchini

Two weeks ago it was stuffed spaghetti squash, and this week it’s another one of my faves: gluten free crab stuffed zucchini boats! Both are a delicious way to prepare…

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The Vintage Spatula

When traveling and I tell people that I’m searching for the perfect vintage spatula, they look at me a little funny. It’s a great topic. You’re only as good as…

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Gluten Free Spaghetti Squash Boats

Instead of pasta, these gluten free spaghetti squash boats rely on the roasted spaghetti squash, which shreds into thin, noodle-like strands when scraped with a fork after baking. I added…

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Dear Adrienne, or Advice To My Younger Self

Last week, a friend reached out to me about her new celiac diagnosis. She messaged me the news and we scheduled a meet-up for the next day. I had 24…

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Easy New Year’s Resolution : Water

Have you heard the Latin expression sine qua non? It can be translated as “without which, not” which may sound like gibberish, but it means “without (something), (something else) won’t…

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Gluten Free Holiday Spirits

Holiday spirits will certainly get you in the spirit—unless you sip something that makes you sick. Many people can go with the flow and imbibe their holiday cocktails without worry,…

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Tendership

Tendership is a word I made up myself. It describes a tender friendship that brings soulful wellness. I recently read a BBC article a friend shared on Facebook about words…

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No Fail Nacho Thursday

In college, Sunday through Wednesday was for studying, and Thursday night was for fun! My friends and I had our weekly ritual and would head to a place called Bennigan’s…

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Trader Joe’s Gluten Free Holiday Ease

Can you believe the holidays are already here? Thanksgiving is less than a week away and the early arrival of guests and those staying throughout the holiday weekend means you…

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Cuban Pulled Pork Stuffed Avocados

On the hunt for a delicious Fall weather dinner idea? There’s not much that can make a cold and cloudy day more bearable than a warm and comforting meal. However,…

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Highland City Club

I first met Erin Robinson at the Alchemists Breakfast at the 2017 DENT Conference. I instantly liked her down-to-earth style and, turns out, she has many of the same interests…

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How the West Won My Heart

It began as a love affair with Spaghetti Westerns, then turned into a serious and lasting romance when I traveled to Vail, Colorado in 2015… sunshine, mountain air, wide open…

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Sweet As Tupelo Honey & Good As Gold

Light gray with a touch of yellow… that’s the color that surrounds you after a hurricane visits, then leaves. Branches down, bits of grass stuck to your windshield and car…

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Simple Gluten Free Pork Roast With Root Vegetables

This started out as an ambitious Pork Osso Buco, but I decided to switch to an easy comfort meal and make a pot roast since there were no pork butts…

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Why Inspiration Matters

About a year ago, I wrote this post about inspiration and why inspiration matters. It began with happy memories of the pop culture years of the late ’60s and how…

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Slow Food Summer

I’m recommending a Slow Food Summer. C’mon… it’s summertime and the perfect time to experiment with whole, healthy foods and new recipes, gardening and fishing (even scalloping) too! Some of…

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Sacred Spaces

My favorite time of day is First Light—the time in early morning when light first appears and before the sun rises. When you’re all alone in the morning, you’re able…

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Leisure Time & Sunshine Feelin’ Fine

Every time Kristen and I catch up we are like two little kids. “Let me tell you how much I love Summer,” is what we say… (squeal)! Summer is slow…

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Gluten Free Cauliflower Crust Pizza with Bay Scallops

Is there any way that a gluten free cauliflower crust pizza could offer a delicious alternative to the crisp-crusted original version? The answer is YES! I learned about Trader Joe’s…

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Work Hard For Good Reason

The natural world has so many advantages from inspiration to health benefits. The best gift I’ve received from exploring the majesty of this impressive world we live in and its…

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GF Eggs Benny Brunch

I usually spend my week running from one important thing to the next, and last Sunday I had no errands or obligations. I had time on my hands. This called…

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One Month Pump

I’m PUMPED and love a good monthly challenge! If you could do anything for 30 days straight, what would it be? I would hike right through the month, every single…

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Sweet Comfort Without Sugar

Everyone has that one food that sends them off track. For me, it was the sweet comfort of fancy coffee drinks. I was never a Starbucks girl, but a former…

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Happy-Go-Lucky Charms

I love recording and catching Jeopardy! when I can. I take the question answering pretty seriously. I’m competitive with myself. Many times a category can be above my head. I…

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With a Little Luck and a Summer Salad

It’s Memorial Day Weekend, and you know what that means… Summer! My favorite time of year. With the bounty of gorgeous seasonal fruits and veggies available from your garden, grocer…