Archive for September 2010

Eating Out Alone: A Survival Guide

Truth be told, I really enjoy dining out all by myself especially when I’m on vacation. Of course, it does take a lot of moxie to eat out on a Saturday night in a fancy restaurant among couples on dates. If you are a family of one, here are some tips to make sure the... Read more »

Is Gluten Free the New Black?

Apparently gluten free is trendy. I should alert Gluten Free Grandma that she might have started a fad. For those with celiac disease or wheat allergies, following a gluten free diet is a true necessity. If you don’t already know, Celiac disease in an autoimmune disease in which the lining of the small intestine is... Read more »

Surprising Spaghetti Alternatives

Sea Tangle makes kelp noodles which are derived from a sea vegetable in the form of an easy to eat raw noodle. Kelp noodles are fat-free, gluten-free, and very low in carbohydrates and calories. No cooking required, just rinse and add the noodles to any dish. Photo credit: http://kelpnoodles.com.
For those with celiac disease or wheat allergies you can still have spaghetti. Here are some surprising alternatives to get your “noodle on”.
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Is Going Grey Healthier Than Dying?

Pink's favorite new color maybe grey. Photo credit: http://mstaken.com.
Have you noticed how chic grey hair is lately? Lady Gaga has been wearing grey wigs and the trend has even hit the runway. There has been some speculation about certain hair dyes causing cancer. I’m not sure what the answer is but I do believe that sensitive individuals may experience itching, skin rashes and... Read more »

Lincoln Square's Apple Fest

Apple Fest is this Saturday in Lincoln Square. There will be plenty of apples, jams, pies, cobblers, jellies and cider on hand. What’s not to love about apples? They’re sweet, loaded with Vitamin C, one of the richest sources of flavonoids, full of fiber, and some even call them “nature’s tooth brush”. For vegans or... Read more »

Help! My Kid Only Eats Grilled Cheese!

Dear Patricia: My child will only, and I mean ONLY, eat grilled cheese sandwiches. I’m worried about her nutrition and to be quite honest I AM SICK OF MAKING GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICHES. What should I do? Sincerely, Grilled-Out Mommie Dear Grilled-Out Mommie: Well, this is a very timely question because I just happened to catch... Read more »
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My Encounter with White Eggplants

I picked up something from the farmer’s market that I have never seen before: a white eggplant. I was told by the vendor to not slice them too thin as they won’t hold up and that they are sweeter than purple ones. She was right. They are sweeter than the deep purple variety. Boo! It’s... Read more »

Why I Got Rid of My Microwave

I read this startling article three months ago. Did I take my “nuke” to the trash upon reading that? I had to do a little more research and read some more before I made up my mind. It took me about three months to finally get up the nerve. Microwave cooking is so easy and... Read more »

Some Tips for Man v. Food's Adam Richman

Believe it or not I’m a fan of the Travel Channel’s Man v. Food. I don’t exactly encourage my clients to engage in eating challenges but I do have to admit I find myself cheering for Adam Richman. I think on some level I must want to live vicariously through him. He eats large amounts of... Read more »
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Non-Dairy Sources of Calcium

If you are allergic to dairy you don’t have to worry about missing out on your daily quota of calcium. There are lots of non-dairy sources and when compared to dairy sources some actually come out on top: Non-Dairy Sources of Calcium: Sesame seeds 1,160 mg Sardines 371 mg Amaranth 267 mg Collard Greens 250... Read more »