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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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:
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!