Category: Gluten free

How to Stay Cool!

This tip requires a spoon. Okay this tip is fun. Eat sorbet, allergy-free ice creams and treats. I just covered a review on Living Harvest Tempts Ice Cream Bars. Chicagoans can enjoy Anthony's Italian Ice and Annette's near the Armitage Brown line. One of my favorite treats is an orange sorbet with a bit of chocolate sauce or hot fudge.
I know you are already “cool” but how about not sweating your you-know-what off. So here are my tips to keep you comfortably cool:  

Edible Alchemy Summer Feastival!

Edible Alchemy Summer Feastival!
I noticed several of my FaceBook friends attending something called an Edible Alchemy Summer Feastival. The name reminded me of something Dr. Seuss would come up with so naturally I was intrigued. Edible Alchemy Foods Co-op is hosting their annual fundraiser on Saturday, July 23 from 8pm-6am. Edible Alchemy Foods Co-op describes themselves as a... Read more »

My Review of LH Tempt Ice Cream Bars

My Review of LH Tempt Ice Cream Bars
Summer is a difficult time for those of us who avoid dairy. Ice cream is literally everywhere except in my own hands. I’ve been a long time purchaser of Living Harvest products and I’m grateful that their ice creams are both soy and dairy free. I was excited to see Tempt Bars at my neighborhood... Read more »
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What Holistic Medicine Can Do for Athletes (and the Rest of Us)

What Holistic Medicine Can Do for Athletes (and the Rest of Us)
I recently interviewed  Dr. Diana White of Chicago Family Wellness. Right now many Chicago athletes are in training mode. That means they are more than likely experiencing fatigue, injuries and deficiencies. Some may even seek alternative medicine to improve performance. Dr. White is a board certified naturopathic physician. You are probably wondering what that is.... Read more »

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 »
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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:

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 »
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True Confessions: I Miss Beer

I’m not an alcoholic. I’m gluten and wheat sensitive which means beer is out of the question. Whenever I cheat and have “just one” I feel like I have swallowed an inner tube. There are a few times of year when this really bums me out: St. Patrick’s Day and Summer. I know Summer is... Read more »