FODMAPs May Be Responsible for Gluten Intolerance Symptoms

FODMAP Featured image

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]

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]

Baby Led Weaning Essentials

baby led weaning essentials

Baby Led Weaning has gone better for us than I could have imagined.  Even The Husband agrees that, “I was skeptical at first, but I am so glad we did this with him.”  –For the record I just want to say that I am ever so grateful that my sometimes skeptical husband will just smile,… [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]

Southwestern Bacon and Roasted Red Pepper Muffin Tin Quiche

muffin tin quiche with crust, southwestern bacon quiche, quiche with cumin

This month Hormel gave the Hormel Extended Family Bloggers a challenge to come up with our very own holiday creations using 2 Hormel ingredients.  I thought, and thought, and thought some more. By now those of you who read my blog know I love good food, but I also love great tasting food. I generally… [read more]

Tips for Making Holiday Cooking Less Stressful #PAMSmartTips

Baked fish with Mushroom Butter Sauce

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of PAM Cooking Spray. You guys, Thanksgiving is next week and I’m kinda freaking out about my upcoming holiday cooking!!!  I have butterflies in my stomach just writing about it! Why the freak out session? For the first time in my 34 year existence… [read more]