Dinner Diva: Menu Makeover – Making Side Dishes Respectable

Some of the tastiest sides to load onto your plate at a summer barbecue or any other buffet table are French fries, mashed potatoes, rice, and coleslaw. Now, sadly, none of those sides are really great for you if you’re eating the classic version of the list above. However, there is a way to make […]

Gluten Free – Is It Just A Fad?

Healthy Foods Gluten Free – Is It Just A Fad? by Leanne Ely, CNC Those two words “gluten free” seem to be popping up all over the place. Grocery stores in particular have started posting color-coded labels underneath gluten free foods so they’ll stand out and be instantly recognizable. So what’s the big deal with […]

What is Gluten?

Healthy Foods What is Gluten? By Leanne Ely, C.N.C In Celiac disease, or gluten sensitivity, has suddenly become much more popular and common than it used to be. So, what is all the hubbub about? Gluten is a protein that resides in wheat, barley, rye, and other grains. On the bright side, not all grains […]

Cooking without a Recipe

I want to teach you how to cook without a recipe. Yes, without a recipe! You see food preparation and cooking have to do with ingredients being put together in such a way that a dish magically appears. You don’t have to follow a recipe to get these kinds of results. Recipes are very useful […]