Looking Back on 2011: It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Not-So-Best of Times*

*Or, a Tale of Two Rickis *Or, How About a Dickens Reference Other Than A Christmas Carol for a Change? [“Happy New Year, Mum!  A saner approach to 2012 sounds good to me, too.  Oh, and kudos on that atypical Dickens reference!”] Happy 2012, everyone! Hope you all had a great time ringing in the new year.  […]

Anti-Candida Update: Recalling My First Detox Diet–and Why I’m Ready for Another

Are you following a restricted diet and feel as if you need support? The Sweet Life Club helps you stay motivated, cook great food, and stick with it in a way that feels natural and normal. We’ll be opening up again soon, so be sure to get on the waitlist! Some Personal Sharing: My Detox Experience […]

Living with Candida, Twenty Two Months Later: The Ugly, the Bad–and the Good

Are you ready to start an anti-candida diet? The Candida Kick-Start can help! Kickstart your diet and pave the way for success on your anti-candida journey! Find more information here.   Grrrr! Candida can be pretty scary.] The Ugly: The Monster Returns Here it is, 2011, and it’s already time for a confession (don’t worry, […]

My Way of Eating*

*[Not to be confused with Morris Dithers’ answer in this classic SCTV skit.] [The main course table from my recent holiday potluck with nutritionist friends, clockwise from top left: [out of the photo–Balsamic Glazed Brussels Sprouts]; Southwest Brown Rice Casserole with Beans [white bowl behind cutlery]; Tempeh-Brown Rice Curry and Vegetables; Baby Spinach Salad; Rutabaga […]

Lighten Up: New Year Musings and Crimson Mousse

So.  Are we sick of giveaways yet? 😉 Okay, I guess that the chance to win something you like–especially if it involves food you like–never becomes stale (even if the aforementioned foodstuff does). Still, with 2010 barely upon us, I’ve decided it’s time to give the giveaways a break.  I love being able to supply […]

Anti-Candida Update: Holiday Edition

Are you ready to start an anti-candida diet, but worried about how you’ll stick with it? The Sweet Life club can help. Get the tools and information you need–plus ongoing support from others on the diet (and me!) so that you can really succeed. Find more information here. I rarely post non-recipe entries these days, […]

Baked Blueberry Oatmeal Breakfast Pudding

Although I consider myself a late bloomer in most areas of my life, there’s one event I experienced long before anyone else in my circle of family and friends:  the mid-life crisis.  In fact, I got mine over with in my early 20s. I can remember many hours of  beer-addled conversation with my beloved mentor in […]

ACD Update: A Return to Sweetness

[Recent ACD-friendly dinner:  Gena’s Raw Cream of Zucchini Soup]. It’s now been approximately five months since I began this round of the ACD, and, over this time, I’ve slowly been coming to the realization that, well, it’s not likely to end any time soon.  As I may have mentioned before, the last time I pursued this […]

Updates: Diet and Dessert*

*  Or, Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad (sorry, Girls) [Soy-Free, Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free Chocolate Buttercream Frosting from Sweet Freedom] Okay, let’s get to the dessert first (really, we should all eat a meal that way at least once):  I received my cookbook’s (paper) proof in the mail today (the sample that I must approve before […]

Tomorrow: Cookies. Today: Reflections on ACD, Week One

[It was great to read so many positive messages from all you okra fans in response to my last post.  Who knew there were so many okra supporters out there?  Here’s to a new image for our pal okra!  To the dawning of the age of okra–a new era is born, and it’s brimming with green pods […]

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