October 2012

How to stay fit through the holidays

October 31, 2012
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Where will you be on January 1st?  Bloated and tired from three months of holiday celebrating?  Or will you be feeling energetic enough to tackle a 5k? The choice is up to you, and it starts now. It starts with setting a goal and making a commitment.  Thanks to Lifetime Fitness (my gym which I […]

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Happy Halloween!

October 31, 2012
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Happy Halloween!  Did you carve pumpkins?  We finally worked on ours last night.  Joe and Leila sketched pumpkin faces out on paper and Jeff carved them into the pumpkins.  I love their originality!  See if you can tell which child enjoyed the pumpkin guts and which one wanted nothing to do with them. Happy Halloween! […]

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October Ecocentric Mom Box Review

October 30, 2012
October Ecocentric Mom Box Review

I’m always excited when I see my Ecocentric Mom box arrive in the mail.  It’s like opening a big present full of little presents.  Hand wrapped in pink tissue and organza bags, a collection of new eco-friendly products to try.  So much fun! This month brought a pleasant surprise in the form of a full […]

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This week I will start with joy in my heart

October 29, 2012
Choose joy.

I left you last week with a cry of frustration over my disease.  While I think it was a good thing to write in the moment to let others know what celiac disease is really like, I also know it can be poison to let these frustrations take over. I spent Friday in bed with […]

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Coconut Almond Granola

October 28, 2012
Coconut Almond Granola from www.InspiredRD.com (gluten-free and sugar-free)

The other day, I went searching for a granola recipe with no added sugar.  I found one on Pinterest labeled “sugar-free granola”, clicked through to the recipe and found honey in the ingredients.  Hmm…not quite sugar-free.  I started playing around with the ingredients I had on hand and came up with this mix.  Oats, almonds, […]

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What celiac disease is really like

October 25, 2012
What it's really like to have celiac disease from InspiredRD.com

I’m mad. And sad. And frustrated. And ticked off. Mad at myself. Mad at this disease. Mad at those who call my disease “trendy”. Two weeks ago, I was “glutened” in a restaurant.  I went through all the right steps, asked all the right questions, and still got sick.  Halfway through my meal, I felt […]

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Thankful Thursdays: Week 42- Thankfulness in photos

October 25, 2012

Scooter time, silly faces, growth charts, dance class, and Snow White. What are you thankful for today?

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Giving your pancakes a little kick

October 24, 2012
Give your pancakes a little kick!

Bored with plain pancakes?  Check out my new post on Van’s Natural Foods blog to see how we give our pancakes a little kick!

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What’s Your Motivation? (a guest post by my husband)

October 22, 2012

Last month, Jeff and I embarked on the Whole Foods September Challenge.  For me, it was a way to try to figure out what foods were still bothering me after going gluten and dairy-free.  For him, it was a different kind of challenge.  I’ll let him tell you about it…   I’ve been an active […]

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Orange you glad it’s fall? Butternut Squash Soup with Ginger-Toasted Seeds

October 20, 2012
Butternut Squash Soup with Ginger Toasted Seeds from InspiredRD.com #glutenfree #dairyfree #RecipeReDux

It might not feel like fall around here, but my kitchen is starting to smell like it.  Fall is my favorite time of year for vegetables.  I love cutting into a big fat squash and smelling the sweet orange flesh as I scoop out the seeds.  Packed with antioxidants, orange vegetables help reduce your risk […]

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