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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


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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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World Obesity Day

I thought after a while it would just go away. That I wouldn’t think about it anymore. Out of sight out of mind, right? It doesn’t always work that way. I have memories of waking up as a child to the scent of toasted English Muffins wafting into my bedroom as my mom made breakfast.… 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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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 to see people change their lives for the better, as I truly believe we need to be well and inspired so we can become the… Read More


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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 sweetness, but she was also very hip. She wore this gorgeous bun on top of her head like a Motown singer, buttered her toast on… Read More


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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 free menus. I’m happy there are places like this when you get in a pinch and need a safety net while traveling, or for anyone… Read More


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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 inspiration help keep us going throughout the day! Doubt will always exist in one form or another. We can’t avoid it, and we can’t suppress… Read More


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? My favorite college course was The History of George Gershwin for a Humanities credit my sophomore year. The fact that I missed out on this… Read More


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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 headaches… or anemia? “Ohhh, you’re Italian, that’s cultural.” All Italian young girls are anemic? Really? Um, no. Achy joints aren’t normal if you are young… Read More