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Tangy Mustard Chicken With Asparagus and Mushrooms

This tangy mustard chicken recipe is courtesy of my friend Erica at Revive and Renew You LLC, and it will also be featured in my new upcoming book Eating Worry Free: A Food Allergy and Sensitivity Survival Guide (scheduled to be released in December 2017). The book is meant to help people with food allergies to successfully change their diets [...]

By | September 5th, 2017|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

17 Simple Strategies For Making Healthy Habits Stick

Why is it so hard to make healthy habits stick? Contrary to popular belief, it is not because we lack motivation or willpower, or because we don't have any self-control. It's because we don't know how to create new healthy habits that become a permanent part of our lives. We don't know the proper way to stop unhealthy habits and replace them with new healthier [...]

By | August 2nd, 2017|Categories: Wellness|4 Comments

How to Make No Fail Hard Boiled Eggs in the Instant Pot

Eggs are one of the most nutritious foods on the planet.  They contain many of the vitamins we need including vitamin A and D, phosphorus, selenium, the B vitamins, and many more. They also contain antioxidants that benefit eye health; they are high in quality protein, containing all the essential amino acids in the correct ratios; and they raise HDL (the good) cholesterol. [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|Categories: Recipes|6 Comments

This Is Not Your Mother’s Pressure Cooker!

When I was growing up I remember countless summers when my mom canned green beans and tomatoes with her stove top pressure cooker. She always warned me to stay out of the kitchen while she was canning, because she said it could explode and burn me. I don't know if that was an exaggeration, or simply a tactic for me [...]

By | July 12th, 2017|Categories: Favorite Things|11 Comments

Easy Sesame Beef, Broccoli and Carrots Stir-Fry

Here's a super easy beef, broccoli and carrots stir-fry recipe for two that you can throw together in a jiffy. You know I'm all about quick and simple meals. If it has too many ingredients, or complicated and time-consuming cooking instructions, then I probably won't make it. I can assure you that this recipe couldn't get much easier to prepare. [...]

By | July 5th, 2017|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , |12 Comments

How Aloe Vera Juice Improved My Gut Health

Aloe is a powerful plant. When I used to hear the word aloe, I would automatically think of sunburn relief. While it is excellent for that use, did you know that aloe also helps to relieve intestinal damage in a similar way? It has nourishing properties unparalleled by anything else in the plant world. It’s almost as if aloe vera was [...]

By | June 28th, 2017|Categories: Wellness|6 Comments

One-Pan Salmon and Asparagus

This one-pan salmon and asparagus recipe is extremely quick and easy to make. With only five ingredients (excluding salt and pepper), there's almost no prep time, which is always a plus. The only thing worse than prepping food is the clean up. This dish makes cleaning up a breeze since you are only using one pan. This is a great [...]

By | June 21st, 2017|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , |18 Comments

Tips for Traveling Safely With Food Allergies

Traveling safely with food allergies can be tricky. You have to either make sure there will be food at your destination that you can eat, or pack your own food. As daunting as that may seem, you don't need to let a food allergy diagnosis stop you from enjoying life. With a little planning and research up front, you can [...]

By | June 14th, 2017|Categories: Wellness|Tags: , , , |4 Comments

Delicious Allergy-Friendly Meatloaf (made in the Instant Pot)

One of the first thoughts that ran through my head when I found out I was sensitive to gluten, dairy, and eggs was "will I ever be able to enjoy my comfort foods like meatloaf again?" Meatloaf was a staple food in my house growing up. It was one of my favorite meals that Mom made. We didn't have a [...]

By | May 31st, 2017|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , |6 Comments

7 Healthy Cooking Shortcuts for the Stressed Out Cook

We've all been there. You get home after a LONG day at the office and the last thing you want to do or think about is cooking dinner. Wouldn't it be so much easier to stop and grab take-out on your way home? Or make one of those highly processed meals from a box in your pantry or freezer (which [...]

By | May 17th, 2017|Categories: Wellness|6 Comments