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Category: Allergy-free Foods

Are All Food Additives Guaranteed To Be Safe?

I almost titled this post: Does the FDA Test and Validate the Safety of the Additives Found in Our Foods? To both questions, the answer is an unqualified “No”! The truth of the matter is that no one is looking out for you, the consumer, and your health; you are responsible for your own health. […]

Surf Sweets Natural Candies

I love candy. In fact, during the decade of my twenties, Gummi Bears made up on of my main food groups! All my friends knew they could scoop a handful of jelly beans from the canister in the corner of my apartment’s kitchen every time they came over. I’ll admit, as well, that there were […]

Gluten-free Bread Option: Try Pancakes

One of the most frustrating aspects about going wheat-free or gluten-free is the loss of bread. For more than 5,000 years, bread in some form has been a staple food for human civilization, and it can be hard to find substitutes for those familiar, bread-centric food items. Like a sandwich. Let’s face it: there are […]

10 Things You Can Do with Pasta

Moving to Italy in 1989 was life-changing for me in so many ways, but one of the biggest revelations I had was that pasta came in different shapes and sizes and could be combined with things other than tomato sauce. Who knew? Growing up, my mom made spaghetti once a week and lasagna once a […]

Gluten-free Pasta with Kale Pesto

Last night I had a hankering for pesto. I fell in love with pesto during the year I spent eating my way through Italy, and my friend Gregorio taught me the simple formula for a delicious pesto out of a variety of ingredients rather than just the traditional ones. Traditionally, pesto involves toasted and crushed […]