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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 lover of Dunkin’ (and I was flunkin’). To be completely straightforward, a Sage reader suggested that I detail out my weight gain from 100 to… Read More



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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 you’re looking for a simple change or a quick fix to look and feel better, either cut WAY back on sugar or stop eating it… Read More


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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 a family, so it’s fun to bake things for them! One of our family favorites has always been baked fruit cobbler—with whatever fruit is in… 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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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 from living with undiagnosed Celiac and where I am now? Eat clean. Consume only the purest of ingredients as often as humanly possible. I’ve always… Read More


Spot On, Game On!

When I was first diagnosed with celiac, I was constantly searching for genuine replacements for what I was used to eating and serving to my family for our meals. I thought, “I’ve got to find the gluten free english muffins with all the ‘nooks and crannys’.” I bought a bread maker and made my own… Read More