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Tree Houses and Rose Gardens

Kristen and I are constantly wanting to slow down Summer since we absolutely love this precious time of year. Lately during our weekly website meetings, the first topic has consistently…

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Stickability

I feel I have a responsibility to make the world a better place. I’ve thought it through, and believe Celiac was placed in my life to help others. I want…

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Bloom Where You’re Planted

I rarely mention where I’m from. My formative years were spent in two places: Smithtown, New York and Satellite Beach, Florida. Smithtown is a town on the North Shore of…

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Light Lunch Love

My best bet for staying fit and healthy is to have a high protein, light gluten free lunch. Sometimes I’ll go out for lunch, but I mostly make a small…

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Role Models of Kindness

I’m impressed by magnetism, intelligence, strength, work ethic, and adventurers. I also greatly admire people with fortitude, stick-to-it-ness, and focus. I aspire to imitate those who display grace and dignity…

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Turn on Your Heartlight

I’ve always loved space… and music. Classic rock especially. But I did not know that Brian May from Queen is an Astrophysicist until recently! He is highly educated and has…

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Golden Calamari

Gluten free fried calamari is sooooo good that you feel like a little kid! My family LOVES it. I had some at a restaurant once after persuading the chef on…

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We Are The Champions

We Are The Champions by Queen has always been a favorite of mine. When I was younger, I naively thought Queen was kind of boasting a little. “Look! We’re the best!”…

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Hot Soup in the Summertime

“Them summer days, those summer days!” Hot soup in the summertime seems counterintuitive, especially in Florida. But soup can be fun and comforting when the afternoon storms kick up and…

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San Francisco

My favorite part of San Francisco was being able to walk about town in 70 degree weather for blocks and blocks. Whether we were in Menlo Park, or strolling to…

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Campfire Celebration Breakfast

I seriously want to go camping! I’ve been talking about it a lot. Take the truck and a tent, cook a real meal outside, hit the road, and do the…

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Buddy System

We all have that favorite t-shirt that we love or pair of jeans that fit just right (Levis 501’s from H.S. anyone?) They’re like an old buddy. You can count…

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Don’t Forget To Go Outside

When someone I deeply love is sick, has a sore throat and cannot swallow well… I feel it. I get a sort of a sore throat, too. If they’re limping…

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Italian Roasted Veggies

This mixture of veggies is such a simple, easy, delicious and gluten-free way to roast up some vegetables—Italian Style! Roasted Cauliflower, Mushrooms and Cherry Tomatoes served with a side of…

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Hello Summer!

Yesterday was the June Solstice—the official First Day of Summer 2016. Summer is still that one time of year I feel like I could click my heels together—or hey, even…

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Gluten Free D.C.

Last Saturday morning on a visit to DC, I had breakfast on a terrace of a restaurant seated right under a tree. It was the third meal since we arrived……

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I’m Sticking Up For You

I wrote this poem in the wake of the heartbreaking news of the Orlando shooting this weekend. This incomprehensible tragedy shocked and saddened me beyond belief. I didn’t think this…

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Perspective is Everything

Idealist. Realist. Optimist. By now you probably know that I’m always putting my efforts into being optimistic. I like to see the sunny side of EV-ER-Y-THING. Last week I went…

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You’re Sweet Enough Already

Do you want clearer skin, to feel light on your feet, or your eyes to sparkle? It really comes down to one thing: what you’re putting in your body. If…

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Escape With A Book or Movie

Checking out with an inspiring book or a funny movie is like Medicine for the Soul. I love the actor Will Ferrell in the movie Elf because he takes me…

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Polenta Blackberry Cobbler

I follow the 80/20 rule when eating sugar and consider fruit to be part of my 20%, but I do sample the sweet stuff from time-to-time. And I do have…

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Conspiring to Help You

Good people are so busy doing and being “them” that they sometimes miss when others are conspiring about. They’re doing everything by the book: rule following, showing up, thinking smart,…

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Unofficial Start of Summer

When the boys come home, we are fully obsessed with enjoying the great outdoors and cooking up something beautiful. It isn’t quite summer… but last weekend sure felt like it!…

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First Dibs on Ribs

There is nothing quite like Texas BBQ. I had some of the best food I’ve EVER eaten the last time I was in Texas. So, for Memorial Day Weekend, I…

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Messages From the Universe

Pennies from heaven, butterflies, owls, cardinals, dragonflies, feathers, and my all time favorite… bunny rabbits. Some people call them omens or messages. I call them signs from Guardian Angels. I…

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All American Meatloaf—With A Twist

It’s nice to have a few standby recipes that you know inside and out. You don’t have to wonder how long a step will take, or if certain ingredients are…

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Meats & Sweets and Other Treats

I like being me. No makeovers or do-overs. No plastic surgery or Botox. Authenticity is the meat and potatoes of living a life of simplicity and purpose. I do, however,…

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Thai is Why!

My weekend was lovely! Not because I had Thai food (twice!) from the same local spot, but because it was THE WEEKEND and I was lucky enough to spend my…

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Love: The Spice for Living

Aunt Louise was one of my favorite aunts when I was a young girl, but all the adults called her “Cookie,” which fascinated me. I adored her because of her…

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Immeasurable

The love we have for our children is extensive. Incalculable. Immense. So much that it can’t be measured. When a child is born, they become number one—even before ourselves. They…

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Avocado: The Power of One

If the power of one little thing can make you look and feel so much more healthy, then it shouldn’t surprise you that ADDING more of a good thing can…

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Ciroc

I had do idea Ciroc was Ciroc and that it would rock my socks! I’ve been such a loyal Woodford girl that I almost missed out on this delicious spirit.…

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I Love A Rainy Night

The last two road trips I took from Boca to Miami were in the pouring rain. I took Jade (my Ford truck) and she kept us safe, but it was…

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Kentucky Derby Burgers

What’s a delicious way to make an ordinary burger extraordinary… ? Add lots of sweet matchstick carrots! It makes a tasty, different kind of burger that’s perfect for a party.…

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Bach Burgers and Tchaikovsky Tacos

I do this thing where I find some splendid, fresh, healthy produce that I love and make LOTS of different meals with the same ingredient. First it was spinach, and…

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I Wanna Get Lost In Your Rock-n-Roll And Drift Away

Today is the perfect Spring day in South Florida. The sky is incredibly blue and the weather is delicious. Spring is the perfect time to pick up some fresh, seasonal…

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The Food of Friendship

Sunday night we had an impromptu dinner with Steve, Asa, and Zac—fellow “Denters” on a mission and heading to an event on Monday in the Keys. It was a complete…

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Little Treats in the Mail

Today was a double hit of special deliveries and little treats in the mail! Mom and Dad sent me a gorgeous beach towel for my laps in the pool, a…

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Effortless Efficiency

Friday was a day when I just went with the flow and worked and played simultaneously. I love these kind of days where you walk and walk—all the while getting…

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Stairsteps

We are on the move to get better everyday, taking one step at time to reach our destination. But the truth is we never know exactly where we’ll end up.…