Archive for June 2011

Fourth of July Cocktails

Turtle Mountain makes both a coconut-milk based line as well as a soy-milk based line of ice creams and other treats
Want some yummy allergy-free cocktail ideas for your fourth of July party? I won’t judge you if you party July First, Second, Third and Fourth. Just remember my tip about drinking plenty of coconut water to stay hang-over free. American Glory (gluten and dairy free) 3 oz. (gluten free = Champagne) 2 oz. orange juice... Read more »

The Fourth is Not Fun for the Allergy Free

The Fourth of July can be challenging to those of us with food allergies. I usually have a glass is half-full attitude when it comes to my food allergies but I’m not going to sugar coat it. It really sucks to have food allergies at the Taste. It is just not fun watching millions of... Read more »

Self Esteem v. Self Love

First of all, I want to say Happy Pride Day! LGBT-ers I admire your ability to fight the good fight with such love, grace, courage and creativity. You make the world a better place. Undoubtably you are great teachers in our world. You could certainly teach the rest of us a lot about self-love! Recently... Read more »

True Confessions: I Used to Smoke

I grew up in a “smoking” family. When I think of my mom I don’t think of apple pie; I think of coffee and cigarettes. I would sneak cigarettes in high school. When I became an art student smoking became more habitual. As a young adult in the working world I started smoking everyday. It... Read more »

Karyn's Lemon-Herb Dressing

Today is the Summer Solstice and that means it’s time for salads. For those of use with food allergies it’s not easy to find salad dressings. You could browse the grocery isles for hours or resort to just making your own. This recipe is from Karyn Callabrese’s book Soak Your Nuts: Cleansing with Karyn. Salads... Read more »

Things I've Learned From Men

In honor of Father’s Day I thought I would share some tips I have learned from men. It’s a habitual practice in our society to complain about men and their behavior but for one day I’m going to celebrate some of the good advice they have given me. Let’s hear it for the boys:

Dealing with Dad

A reader recently send me an important question about Father’s Day. Patricia, I love how you tackled the difficult topic of dealing with Mother’s Day when you don’t have a Mom. I’m in the situation of dealing with Father’s Day with a Dad that is still alive but abused me as a child. While our... Read more »

The Don't Do List

I know you probably have a big To Do List. But have you ever composed a Don’t Do List? Sometimes when life gets too hectic or you need some clarity this tool can be quite helpful. Here are some clues that indicate you may be too busy and it’s time for a Don’t Do List:... Read more »

Male Body Image Issues

Many men measure their self worth by he number of pounds they can bench.
In honor of Father’s Day this month I thought I would take on the topic of men’s body image issues. Men don’t have it easy. Gay men are more than likely to suffer with eating disorders but then again they are more likely to seek treatment. The lesson to be learned here is that no... Read more »

Fish Bar

I’ve been hearing a lot about Fish Bar lately. It has received some good feedback via Yelp. I’ve always loved seafood being that lighter proteins agree with me. I’ve often thought I should write a book called “The Mermaid Diet”. If I could get myself to avoid toxins and eat nothing but vegetables of both... Read more »