Archive for October 2012

Meatless Monday: Halloween Chili, Spooky Witches Fingers and Gruesome Eyeballs

Meatless Monday: Halloween Chili, Spooky Witches Fingers and Gruesome Eyeballs
My friend and spin instructor, Tiffany, wrote this week’s Meatless Monday post.  She writes over at Adventures of a Superhero Mother when she isn’t mothering her two adorable children. Please check out her site and share below any special Halloween foods you like to serve. *     *     *   Halloween week... Read more »

Observations after 2 weeks eliminating gluten

Observations after 2 weeks eliminating gluten
Well, I did it. Once again folks, think before you say you can’t do anything. “I could never do a cleanse.” “I could never survive an hour of spin class.” “I could never go 2 weeks without eating wheat.” Do you know what – YOU CAN.  I’ve been proving that to myself over and over... Read more »

Drums or Piano: Which is right for my child?

Drums or Piano: Which is right for my child?
The no television punishment has shown incredible results. My house has less fighting, screaming, noise and we have more time to talk.  This morning my child made me breakfast. Even though I’m no longer a cereal eater, I’m beyond impressed and amazed at the miracles that can happen when the boob tube is turned off.... Read more »
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Will my kid listen better if I forbid TV?

Will my kid listen better if I forbid TV?
The past few months have been rough for our whole family.  My first grader started a brand new school the same week I got sick and the combo has resulted in many changes.  He is learning and maturing, but the changes I’m thinking about are not good ones. He stopped listening to me. This is... Read more »

How am I going to give myself a shot everyday?

On Tuesday was my long awaited appointment with the renowned neurologist.  I exceeded at being timed while walking from line to line and the nurse was impressed how quickly I could pull pegs out of a board. The doctor reviewed my history and was careful to mention the diagnostic guidelines were complicated, but clear I... Read more »

How to make the morning routine peaceful

How to make the morning routine peaceful
Do you find yourself rushing in the morning?  Maybe snapping at your loved ones because you can’t find your shoes or your son is still in his pajamas after you asked him 29 times to get dressed? To avoid starting my day frazzled, I came up with some tips for a peaceful morning in an... Read more »
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Tasty Gluten Free Meatless Monday Dishes

Tasty Gluten Free Meatless Monday Dishes
I made it through my first gluten free weekend and surprisingly it wasn’t too hard.   I passed on the bread basket and held back when I wanted to grab a few French fries off my son’s plate.  I am most worried about hidden gluten in the form of sauces that I’m not aware of... Read more »

Terrified to Eliminate Gluten from my Diet

Terrified to Eliminate Gluten from my Diet
This past month I’ve been reading about foods that may aggravate Multiple Sclerosis or other anti inflammatory diseases.  Through hours of research, I’ve discovered the foods the cause inflammation are gluten, dairy, meat, legumes, caffeine, alcohol and nightshades. I had never even heard of nightshades, which apparently includes white potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and chili... Read more »

Why are you so angry?

Why are you so angry?
While looking for parking today at Mariano’s Fresh Market, I accidently drove the wrong way down the aisle.  Admittedly I was wrong, moved to the far right of the wide enough lane and rolled down my window to explain that I’m sorry and wasn’t paying attention.  The lady responded by keeping her window up and... Read more »
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Meatless Monday: Autumn Sweet Potato Squash Soup

Meatless Monday: Autumn Sweet Potato Squash Soup
With temperatures dropping, Halloween decorations coming out and leaves on the sidewalk I’m fully embracing the month of October.  I’m having a hard time staying warm and I’m always in the mood for hot soup. Inspired by Dorie Silverman’s Curried Sweat Potato Peanut Soup in Claire Mark’s new and awesome cookbook, Cooking with Yogaview, I... Read more »
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