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Bird Trails, Butterflies… and Owls!

Right in your own town, county, neighborhood, or even your own backyard, you can find the most fantastic bird trails and butterflies, flowers… even owls! Just Google “bird trails” and…

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Don’t Stop Me Now

This weekend when in West Palm Beach, Mark and I tried a unique little waterside restaurant called Darbster Bistro, named in honor of the owners’ 17-year-old poodle. We had a…

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Grateful Dinner

We had a Grateful Dinner this weekend for our friends Bill and Spencer. We had no way to express our gratitude for all the things we wanted to thank Bill…

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Hustling

15 years ago—when I was a young mom hustling to raise strong, independent boys, helping my husband build his career, and just kickin’ butt every dang delightful day—if you would’ve…

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Curry Basil Chicken

When we went to Innsbruck, Austria a year ago, I found this little take-out Indian restaurant that had gluten free Curried Chicken and I was slightly obsessed. I’ve been wanting…

Surf Side

There’s nothing I love more than a super good walk and a gluten free, low-cal lunch… and on Friday I got both! I meticulously planned an afternoon road trip as…

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Accompany Me Chicken

This Chicken and Veggie dinner is enticing for a night when you want to be outside and the fading summer sun is just what you’re looking for. Perfect for a…

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Life Is Full Of Typos!

You know you made a typo—either by your own doing or courtesy of Autocorrect. Even if you have to send the second email, make the correction. Sometimes—no matter how careful…

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How A Single Word Can Make a Heart Open

I literally have the biggest memories of the smallest words of displayed kindness. Sometimes all it takes is a single word—from someone who doesn’t necessarily talk too much, but says…

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Let’s Work Together

Let’s work together to make gluten-free dining a better experience for restaurants and guests! P.F Chang’s, Carrabba’s, Shake Shack and Outback are all restaurants that are known to have gluten…

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Mimosas and Coffee

We were invaded by aliens! Funny aliens! The best EVER aliens! NYC’s North Coast Improv troupe was in town at Sick Puppies Comedy while on their NoCoSoFloTo (South Florida Tour). They…

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When He Wakes, He Will Move Mountains

“Give me the beat boys and free my soul, I wanna get lost in your rock and roll and drift away”  —Dobie Gray/Doobie Brothers, written by Mentor Williams. Sometimes when…

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Rainy Day Meatloaf with Roasted Brussels Sprouts

My Rainy Day Meatloaf and Brussels is enough to serve 6 people, and you’ll have some leftover for lunch the next day! 😍 For the meatloaf:  One package of ground…

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Sometimes I Say Yes

Trending recently has been to just say YES Please! Amy Poehler and Shonda Rhimes are all about it, and both have fairly new books out on the subject. But sometimes…

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Unwavering

Weapon is a negative term to most people. But sometimes in order to navigate the world, we need an invisible sword and shield to keep an unwavering spirit and send…

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Breakfast of Champions

“The breakfast of champions is not cereal, it’s the opposition.” —Nick Seitz  Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, and these 4 different Breakfast of Champions will certainly kick-start…

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I Crave Simplicity

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”  —Leonardo DaVinci   I crave simplicity. The concept behind it is so attractive to me. One of the best people I’ve ever met explained to me…

The “Right Stuff” Meatballs

Meatballs (MB’s) are a superpower food for me, and these had just the Right Stuff—with pine nuts and raisins. Meatballs are incredibly versatile. I love to change things up and…

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Risks… Are Risky

Like so many others in 2008, I lost my job. But this situation is different than what you’d expect. My job was a house full of teenagers that left for…

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Mussels (Or Clams) in White Wine

One 5 lb bag of Mussels  One bottle of Pinot Grigio  8 garlic cloves  2 tbsp olive oil  2 basil leaves   ½ cup shaved aged Asiago cheese  A generous…

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Just Keep Moving Forward…

My friend Lori sent me this quote in a text message. She has Celiac, too, and has been through some of the same trials as me. These little nuggets of…

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Taco Salad

I probably could eat Mexican food ev-ER-y day! It’s my favorite type of food, even though I am 100% Italian. 🙂 This recipe from the spring issue of Simply Gluten…

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Tea!

Want to have some tea with me?  Sit outside beside the sea  Lean back in your comfy chair  Let the wind flow through your hair  Feel the sun’s warmth on…

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My Kitchen Is For Dancing

It’s a known fact that the kitchen can be a home’s focal point. Whether it’s a sweet Brooklyn apartment, a college dorm, a beach cottage, studio loft, or your grandmother’s…

Empathy

You know you’ve been working too hard, for too long, when you realize you’ve never seen the movie Funny Face with Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn. How did this happen?…

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Delicious Citrus

When I first moved to Florida, my father-in-law Fritz used to eat fresh grapefruit from his backyard over the sink. It’s such a good memory of him—that and his love…

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Be Well

Connecting with nature can help you be well, that is increase your vitality and give you a greater sense of well-being. According to John Swartzberg, M.D. at UC Berkeley: All…

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Love the Things You Love

“I saw that you were perfect and so I loved you. Then I saw that you were not perfect and I loved you even more.”    ―Angelita Lim  My friend Jabari,…

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Enhance with Veggies

When I’m famished, I love coming home with an arm full of fresh foods to prepare from the market. I also love working in an immaculate kitchen with an impeccably clean…

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Balance

The mysterious thing that happens to people when they get sick is they know something is off, but what is it? Being tired can come from anything. And what about…

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Flounder with Cello Whisps

My Flounder with Cello Whisps recipe is incredibly fast and easy when you’re looking for something light, lean, low-carb and gluten free—and don’t want to spend a lot of prep…

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Spring Cleaning

Protect your peace.  Get rid of toxicity.  Cleanse your space.  Cultivate love. Spring cleaning can be incredibly satisfying. When you love the act of making things, of bringing something to…

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Groovy Sunday Sookie Sookie Soup

What do you do if you can’t eat and don’t want any copycat version of a cookie? You make my Sookie Sookie Soup! Which is the BEST soup for a…

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Eat Clean

“My physique changed. Everyone started asking questions. I felt l was owning a secret—that it is 80% nutrition, 10% training and 10% genetics.”  —Tosca Reno What was my biggest lesson…

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Sunshine On My Shoulders

“Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.”   —John…

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It Started As Dinner

My brother-in-law was visiting from South Carolina, and is low-carb / no carb too, so dinner was easy for me to plan while he was in town. First course was…

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The Revenant

Mark and I saw The Revenant this weekend, which was just breathtaking and so inspiring. It’s a film roughly based on the life of frontiersman, Hugh Glass. There was a…

Random Acts of Kindness

“Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.” —Princess Diana  I feel…

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Feeling Pretty Zen

By Jet Widick Time to take a break  Your peace of mind at stake  Working really hard  Remember… there’s flowers in your yard  Love talking with your kids  The friends…

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SLF-DSC

I saw it on a license plate  It’s message made me hesitate   SLF-DSC  What this message meant to me:  Self Discovery—Self Discipline   Either way it’s a win-win  For…