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gluten free holiday spirits

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, but for those of us with celiac, gluten sensitivity, food allergies, or even those of us watching our weight, it can be very challenging. But… Read More


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The Art of Health and Happiness

Last week I attended the Mark My Words opening reception at the Palm Beach Cultural Council. This art exhibit features artists in Palm Beach County that use words as their subject matter and muse, including two collaborations with Kimberly K. Taylor-Pestell and Kristen Alden from my poetry book Sage Words. A gratifying manifestation of the… Read More


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Rock Solid (and Fragile) Foundation

Have you ever heard the story of The Three Bricklayers? I hadn’t—until recently: A man came upon a construction site where three people were working. He asked the first, “What are you doing?” and the man replied: “I am laying bricks.” He asked the second, “What are you doing?” and the man replied: “I am… Read More


no flour banana pancakes gluten free recipe breakfast

No Flour Banana Pancakes

Two’s are good! A double shot of espresso. R & R. Short stacks have two. My birthday is a 22. Got 2 boys. And twin sisters. The best things come in pairs! Don’t believe me? How about serving pancakes TWICE in the same week? I did! And they’re not yo’ momma’s pancakes. You won’t find… Read More


low carb bleu cheese burgers grain free

Low Carb Bleu Cheese Burgers

You may not think of burgers as a flavorful go-to meal if you’re on a gluten free or grain-free diet, but these Low Carb Bleu Cheese Burgers can pack a serious punch. You’ll forget all about the bun! I recommend making your own hand-pressed patties using fresh ground chuck over the pre-made and pre-seasoned burgers… Read More


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Hands

I grew up in an Italian family where children’s faces in their mother’s palms and big hugs with huge pats on the back were an everyday thing. Talking with your hands, biceps squeezes or forearm taps were appropriate and normal. No one was afraid. It was a display of warmth, and no one thought about… Read More


gluten free crab cake stuffed portobellos recipe

Crab Cake Stuffed Portobellos

I pulled out an old standby Crab Cakes recipe and tried two new types of wine last week. The old with the new; all taste tested and passed with flying colors! I painted my own gluten-free spin on an Old Bay classic and made these Crab Cake Stuffed Portobellos by adding chopped sweet onions and… Read More


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Life Is An Edible Adventure

Mellow. Chill. Easy Like Sunday Morning. Calm. Zen. It’s well established that I love the peaceful, light and simple. And I love food. Getting dressed up for a special dinner is incredibly lovely—and I can transform easily—but my comfort level is somewhere between margaritas, tacos and a BIG bowl of soup. I prefer an outdoor… Read More


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Cooking With Unconscious Competence

Someone I met on my recent boat trip explained the Conscious Competence learning model to me and then my son Doug mentioned it in an interview, so now it’s crossed my path twice in one week. It got me thinking of the whole gluten free diet and what I’ve learned from my initial diagnosis to… Read More


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A Round Table

It could be now that I’m older I notice it more, but it seems that politeness is taking a dive. People appear to be so busy sometimes that simple manners seem to fly out the door when walking about. Perhaps the reason I am so observant of this is two fold. First, whenever someone is… Read More