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Allergy-Free Halloween Candy

Allergy Friendly Halloween Candy Coffin from Natural Candy Store Exclusive. This gift basket makes it easy to send a Halloween treat to someone with food allergies. It's jam packed with allergy-free goodness including: Surf Sweets Sour Gummy Worms (1 full-size bag), Glee Gum Mini Packs (3), YummyEarth Organic Fruit Lollipops (5), Boom CHOCO Boom Rice Milk Cripsy Rice Chocolate Bar (1), YummyEarth Butterscotch, Cinnamon & Root Beer Organic Candy Drops (6). By the way this basket is free of milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybeans. Purchase on line at http://www.naturalcandystore.com.
It’s that time of year again! Unfortunately it’s a truly scary time for children (and their parents) who have serious food allergies. Thankfully compassionate candy makers like Divvies, Amanda’s Own, Natural Candy Store and Vermont Nut Free Chocolates always have yummy and safe options for Trick or Treaters.

Geja’s Cafe: Romantic, Local, Vegetarian and Gluten-Free

Geja’s Cafe: Romantic, Local, Vegetarian and Gluten-Free
You wouldn’t think of a fondue restaurant as a place that might have allergy-free options but thankfully Geja’s Cafe does. The staff is very accustomed to serving gluten-free diners. Although Gejas does advise that diners mention their dietary restriction upon making the reservation or when first seated. Vegetarian (but not vegan) diners can savor cheese... Read more »

Gluten Free Vegan Southern Style

One of my Twitter peeps, Germaine Gordon, also known as SouthernVegGirl asked me to contribute to her blog The Southern Vegetarian Chronicles. While I’m not vegan I like what she is about: “Discussions, healthy living information, and recipes for vegans and vegetarians with a southern flair ya’ll!” She asked me to write a post for... Read more »
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Recipe from Tuesday Night Dinner

Recipe from Tuesday Night Dinner
Chef Jeremy Leven of Tuesday Night Dinner is sharing this yummy vegetarian recipe with us which embraces the end of the summer and beginning of the fall. As he says, “It lets you enjoy some of the last of the summer bounty while beginning to feel warm and homey like the autumn. In fact, to make... Read more »

Chef Ponzio's Eggplant Wrapped Red Snapper

Chef Ponzio's Eggplant Wrapped Red Snapper
Rosebud Restaurants’ Executive Chef Michael Ponzio has a new Italian cookbook Cibo, which literally means “food” in Italian and is steeped in rich Italian food history. Check out his gluten and dairy free recipe. Recipe: Eggplant Wrapped Red Snapper   Serves: 4 Ingredients: 1 Eggplant, Sliced 1/8 inch Lengthwise Red Snapper, 8 oz Fillets (4... Read more »

Circle of Health Rasayanas

Plantain Rasayana - Internal Heal #12. Ayurveda pitta or fire balancing tonic. For after-surgery healing, bleeding, acidity, and to help speed up internal healing. Years ago when I almost gave myself an ulcer I used this to heal and it really did soothe my insides.
From time to time I rely on Ayurvedic Rasayanas from a company based in Oregon called Circle of Health. Ayurveda is the traditional medicine of India, which originated there over 5,000 years ago. Ayurveda focuses on balance in the body through diet, lifestyle, exercise, cleansing, and on the health of the mind, body, and spirit.... Read more »
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Cleansing Confessions

Cleansing Confessions
I’m starting a 28-day cleanse later this month. I’m sort of acting as a guinea pig. If it goes well (maybe “well” isn’t the right word but is effective) I will be teaching this program with Dr. Castillo of Alliance Chiropractic. Fall is an excellent time to cleanse. There are no more festivals, BBQs and all... Read more »

What to Buy at Trader Joe's

A reader sent me an e-mail wanting to know what my typical “allergy free style” shopping list looked like. Sadly I have to politely decline the free samples as they are usually made with things I can’t eat but I still heart Trader Joe’s for many reasons as you can see. Here’s a list of... Read more »

Healthy Tips for Rock N'Roll People

Coconut water is no stranger to EEC because it is so hydrating, low in carbs and sugar, and is great for skin. Plus it's much better for you the classic hydration remedy Pedialyte.
What do I mean by rock n’ roll people? People who love to party. I love to party. I just hate the aftermath. I believe in partying smarter not harder. For those about to rock here are a few of my tips:  
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Allergy Free Back to School Snacks

Amande is a new brand of dairy and soy free yogurt made from almond milk.
I know those three little words “back to school” are kind of a buzz-kill but maybe these allergy free treats will be a comfort for those heading back. I like to keep my own backpack “booby trapped” with goodies I can eat so I’m never without!