May 2012

RD-to-Be with Celiac Disease: Alex Borsuk’s Story

May 30, 2012
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I’m finishing up the last two days of Celiac Awareness Month with two important guest posts.  Tomorrow, my husband Jeff will be writing about what it’s like to live with me (hmmmmm, do you think he’ll be honest?), but today I have a very special guest for you.  Alex Borsuk is studying to be a […]

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Gluten-Free Baseball

May 29, 2012

I’ve been to hundreds of baseball games in my life.  Maybe even more than that. Thousands.  Sometimes it feels like millions.  I absolutely love baseball.  I always have.  Lucky for me, I married a man who was born to play and coach the game.  One thing I’ve learned over the years is that it always […]

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Pausing on Memorial Day

May 28, 2012
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I took an unplanned blogging break this weekend and soaked up time with family and friends. As we talk and joke and laugh and enjoy breaking bread together, it’s easy to forget the meaning of this holiday. So I want to pause and say thanks. Thank you to the men and women who serve so […]

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I may not eat your food, but will you please still invite me to dinner?

May 25, 2012

This month, I’ve been doing a lot of education about the perils of eating away from home for those with celiac disease. I’ve talked about restaurants that claim to have gluten-free food but end up having multiple cross-contamination issues. I told you about how I had to get brand new pots and pans for my […]

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Thankful Thursdays: Week 21

May 24, 2012

I’m going to keep this short today because I’m getting ready to head out the door to do the thing I’m so thankful for – run. I’ve had many setbacks in recent months when it comes to my health both with my hip and back injury, and with my continued progress in healing with celiac […]

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The Easiest Ever BBQ Chicken

May 23, 2012
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I stopped buying conventional poultry at the grocery store quite a few years ago because frankly, it just started to gross me out.  I vowed to go all organic and free range until the day I die, but HELLO that stuff is expensive.  To compensate, I learned how to cook more vegetarian meals so that […]

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Camping, tubing, and gluten-free eating on the road

May 22, 2012

On Saturday afternoon, we picked Jeff up at the baseball field and headed north to Lake Pleasant.  Some friends were camping with their boat, so we tagged along.  It was our first time camping as a family, and the first time we had a chance to use our new tent.  We had a blast on […]

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Last day of school, and a teacher’s gift that makes a difference

May 21, 2012

My little man is growing up.  As Jen Hatmaker would say, “Gah.” All of the parents pitched in for a class gift for Joe’s teachers.  At the last minute, I thought of a perfect addition from our family.  I went to the Food for the Hungry website and searched for education gifts.  We donated some […]

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Purslane Cucumber Seaweed Salad – Recipe Redux Challenge

May 20, 2012
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When I found out that this month’s Recipe ReDux theme was titled “Sea What You’ve Been Missing” I knew I was in trouble.  We were instructed to use little fishes like anchovies, sardines or smelt, OR we could focus on sea vegetables like kelp or seaweed.  Now, you would think that I would I would […]

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Movin’ to the country, gonna eat a lot of peaches

May 19, 2012

We drive by Agritopia Farm every day. We watch the peach trees go from bare to blooming. And now, the peaches are finally ready. We couldn’t wait to get our hands on some. This morning we sped over there and filled a box with fresh organic peaches. I love living so close to a farm […]

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