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Product Review: Dogfish Head Tweason’ale Gluten-Free Beer


I spent this past weekend in Asheville, North Carolina.

If you've never been, Asheville is an amazing city in North Carolina, part of a four-county metropolitan area and popular for its gorgeous mountains, live music, arts and crafts, locally grown and organic food, historical attractions like the Biltmore Estate and Thomas Wolfe House,

...beer.

Asheville is home to numerous breweries (such as
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Product Review: Road’s End Organics Gluten-Free Alfredo Mac and Chreese


When I first started my gluten-lite journey, it was easy to imagine some types of gluten-free foods.

For example, fruits and vegetables are gluten free, as are fresh eggs, meat, seeds and nuts, and most dairy products.

However, wrapping my brain around other gluten-free versions of certain foods, like breads and pastas, was a different story.

I've since discovered that I like some gluten-free bread, I'm...
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Product Review: Amy’s Kitchen Gluten-Free Pizza


Continuing on my gluten-lite journey, this week I've chosen a sort of convenience food - something you can unwrap, pop in the oven for a few minutes, and NOT feel guilty about!

PRODUCT:

Amy's Gluten-Free Non-Dairy Cheese Pizza. Like Schar's Gluten-Free Classic White Bread, this is another rice-based product.

Amy's Gluten-Free Non-Dairy Cheese Pizza is suitable for those with gluten intolerance or gluten sensitivity as well as both vegans and vegetarians.

USES:

A quick lunch...
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Why I Started Eating Veggies with Every Meal

Like most big changes in my life, I sort of just woke up one day and decided it was time to eat a vegetable or salad with every meal.

Before this decision, I knew I wanted to find a way to lower the amount of non-helpful foods (chips, cookies, giant hunks of cheese, etc) I eat on a daily basis, but was also fully aware that just taking them away wouldn't do the trick. I...
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Need a Delicious Summer Dessert? Try This Vegan Fruit Tart

Not to state the obvious, but it's hot. So hot that most of my cooking these days consists of me staring at the oven and then ordering take-out. It's not that I don't want to make myself dinner, it's just that my tiny kitchen threatens to roast me alive any time I even think of turning on the oven.

Unfortunately, my sweet tooth doesn't seem to register that baking is out of the question. All...
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Healthy, Vegan, Gluten-Free Chia Seed Pudding

The first time someone had me try chia seeds, I wasn't sure what to do.

Part of me wanted to spit the gelatinous mouthful out (gelatinous is not always a fantastic adjective when it comes to describing food), but another part liked it.

The chia seeds had been soaked in almond milk and flavored with a little bit of raw cacao and cinnamon, and once I got over the weird sensation, I realized that all...
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Weekly Weigh-In: Ever Make Diet Changes For Your Mental Well-Being?

Earlier this week, I told you about new research linking low red meat consumption to depressive and anxiety disorders, and asked vegans and vegetarians specifically:

Whether they noticed any depression- or anxiety-related changes when they adopted their vegan or vegetarian diets, and
Whether they'd be willing to start eating meat again if it meant improving any depression or anxiety they feel.

I'd like to take that train of thought a little further to include everyone -...
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Vegetarians: Would You Eat Red Meat For Your Mental Health?


Happy Monday, darlings!

Here's something for you to chew on this week (maybe literally):

According to researchers at Australia's Deakin University in Melbourne, eating less than (or regularly eating MORE THAN) the recommended amount of red meat is tied to depressive and anxiety disorders.

Associate News Editor Traci Pedersen does a great job of summing up the research, but in short, during a study involving 1,000 women and red meat consumption, researchers found...
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