FODMAPs May Be Responsible for Gluten Intolerance Symptoms

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Yesterday I wrote a post about the recent news headlines claiming that a recent study shows that gluten sensitivity does not exist.  Indeed, to poke at the swelling balloon of tense emotions on this subject, I titled my own post, “Have You Heard the News? Gluten Intolerance May Not Exist“. Now, just because I titled… [read more]

Have You Heard the News? Gluten Intolerance May Not Exist

Is Gluten Intolerance Real? Recent Research Says Probably Not

Is gluten intolerance real? I had no idea how much emotion filled controversy there was around the gluten-free movement until recently.  Our family is on a gluten reduced diet because my husband and my boys all have clear issues when they eat glutinous products like wheat flour bread, crackers, pasta, etc. My interest was piqued,… [read more]

8 Common Nutrition Myths – “Nutrition and Healthy, Affordable Eating” Series

vegetables in whole foods market

This past Saturday I had the great opportunity to teach a class on nutrition and healthy, affordable eating.  Though I hadn’t intended on making a blog series out of it, the ladies there expressed an interest in having somewhere they could come to review the information we covered. So today as the first installment in… [read more]

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo! Frijoles Charros Recipe + Giveaway!

Traditional Mexican Recipe, Frijoles Charros

Disclosure: Thank you to El Monterey for sponsoring this post.  All opinions and content are my own. One week until Cinco de Mayo! Before you ask “What the heck is Cinco de Mayo celebrating anyway?” here is a little blurb about my favorite Mexican holiday: Cinco de Mayo—or the fifth of May—commemorates the Mexican army’s… [read more]

Mexican Wonderpot Recipe

Mexican Wonderpot Recipe

 Recently a friend recommended a recipe for an Italian Wonderpot and I was instantly hooked. It’s got the brains of slow cooker recipe but much quicker – and you don’t have to remember to put it in hours ahead of dinner time. As I prepared this meal for the umpteenth time, a Mexican version popped… [read more]

Baby Led Weaning First Foods

baby z eating a banana

“Now that your baby is 6 months old you can start introducing baby food.” Ugh! Even before I got pregnant with Baby Z I was so not looking forward to the baby food stage.  Spending an arm and a leg on store bought baby food is not how I wanted to spend our hard-earned income…. [read more]

Pomegranate Beet Down – Juice Recipe the Whole Family Will Love!

Pomegranate Beet Juice recipe

I have to admit that while I love juicing I don’t spend much time contemplating the specific health benefits of the juices I drink.  I have not yet become that guru who knows every fruit and vegetable and the ailments each is good for.  I couldn’t tell you what fruits have what vitamins. Someday I… [read more]

Easy, Nutritious, Delicious Juicing with the Omega 8004 Juicer – Review

Omega 8004 Juicer, Masticating Juicer

  I’m a documentary watcher. I love them.  And Netflix has a lot of great ones.  Because I’m always hungry I’m naturally drawn to food documentaries.  One day I found myself completely wrapped up in the documentary “Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead“.  I was so intrigued that I made my husband watch it with me… [read more]

Homemade, Allergy Friendly Granola Bars – Recipe

Allergy friendly granola bars

When big brother was diagnosed with severe nut and peanut allergies over 4 years ago we soon began to discover how difficult finding healthy, prepackaged, allergy free foods is. I’ve come to realize that, in regards to prepackaged snack foods, “healthy” usually means it contains nuts. I totally get that nuts are healthy, but for a person… [read more]

Sweet, Tangy Mango Salsa Recipe

Mango Salsa Recipe

Mango Salsa, oh how I love thee.  Okay, so I’m not really a fan of plain mango, but mango salsa is absolutely to die for! There is something about the mingling of mango, cilantro, and onion that gets my taste buds singing. Hopefully, this mango salsa recipe will have your taste buds singing too! If… [read more]

Get your Game on with El Monterey Taquitos – Avocado Lime Dip Recipe and Giveaway

El Monterey Taquitos

Disclosure: Thank you to El Monterey for sponsoring this content and recipe. All content and opinions are honest and are my own.   “I’m only here for the food.” Yep. That’s me.  I love game time get togethers for one delicious reason: the food.  While I have several girl friends who really get into the… [read more]

Healthy Eating Options from Tyson® Grilled & Ready®

Grilled_Chicken_and_Wild_Rice_Soup

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods. Did any of you make the New Years Resolution to become a healthier you?  Either by becoming more active or by choosing healthy eating options?  Well then I have got some wonderful tips to share with you!  Tyson Foods has created a new program called… [read more]

Eight Great Appetizers and Desserts for Parties! #HormelFamily

Artichoke Bruschetta

Whether you’re looking for last minute ideas for New Year’s appetizers or great appetizers for entertaining in general, I’ve rounded up some mouthwatering appetizers and desserts for parties that will leave your guests begging for seconds. This Artichoke Bruschetta from Mom Endeavors is quick and easy to prepare and is guaranteed to be a winner… [read more]

3 Ingredient Quick and Easy Cookies – Recipe

Quick and Easy 3 Ingredient Cookies

When I was growing up I loved coming home from school and having an after school snack. They ranged anywhere from fresh fruit, a piece of bread, or my all time favorite, cookies! And once I got older I loved to bake cookies and try out new recipes. Now flash forward 15 (or so) years… [read more]