My Experience at the Gluten Free and Allergen Friendly Expo 2017 in Secaucus, NJ

 

 

Where can you find hundreds of gluten/allergen friendly products in one spot? Why the GFAF Expo, of course!  It is a tasting mecca of the gluten free world. Here you will find both the tried and true products as well as items brand new to the market and maybe not even in stores yet, but they are available online! Continue reading “My Experience at the Gluten Free and Allergen Friendly Expo 2017 in Secaucus, NJ”

2017 Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo and…. FREE Tickets!

 

What are you doing this weekend? If you or a loved one is living gluten-free or with other food allergies and if you are in the NY metro area, how about going to the Gluten Free and Allergen Friendly Expo? This event is taking place this Saturday and Sunday, October 14 and 15, in Secaucus, NJ.

It’s not too late to go!

Tickets are still available. I was already planning on going, but now I am delighted to be an official blogger of the Expo. But that’s not all… I have been blessed with the opportunity to give away 5 FREE TICKETS to this event!

 

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Growing Cantaloupe/Muskmelon

It’s been a while since I posted. Lots of stuff going on and I was just not motivated to write. But, thwack, snap out of it! The Bible says don’t worry about tomorrow, today has enough trouble of it own. Isn’t that the truth… Back to making time to write. It’s exercise for my brain.

The flavor of a store bought melon doesn’t compare to a fully ripened home grown melon.

Did you know that what we call cantaloupe from the grocery store is actually muskmelon?  Cantaloupe is actually a type of muskmelon or so some sources say. There is quite a bit of contradictory information. Cantaloupe has ribs and has less to no netting. Muskmelon is easier to grow and easier to ship. Muskmelon is what you find in the grocery store year round. Continue reading “Growing Cantaloupe/Muskmelon”

Top 10 Foods For Brain Nourishment

 

Is your memory as bad as mine? There are days I can really feel the aging process, lol. I’m always looking for ways to improve/maintain my health and quality of life. The brain is an important part of that.

Last time we covered the nutrients your brain needs most. Before that, we covered the foods that damage your brain. (See here )  Today, I’m going to list 10 foods that will give your brain the biggest bang for its buck. Continue reading “Top 10 Foods For Brain Nourishment”

Growing Radishes

Radishes are easy to grow and are ready to harvest in a short amount of time making them a fantastic crop for children to grow, school gardens or impatient gardeners since most are ready for harvest in as little as a month. They are crunchy and have a peppery taste. Continue reading “Growing Radishes”

Nutrients Your Brain Needs Most For Good Mental Health

Nutritional psychiatry is a relatively new field. Many psychiatrists are now realizing that nutrition plays a bigger role in mental health than previously thought. There is growing evidence Continue reading “Nutrients Your Brain Needs Most For Good Mental Health”

Best Tasting Non-Dairy Ice Cream

When you go dairy-free the food you miss the most besides cheese is ice cream. These days though so many dairy free ice creams are available, for a pretty penny.

There’s a pretty big range in taste and texture available. Frankly, they’re NOT all good. Some are just not worth the money you have to spend. Like Van Leeuwen’s brand from the NYC creamery that cost $10 a pint. Sorry, not that great, even if it was $5 a pint. Lacking.

Most of them are too ice milky. Over time we have tried a bunch of them and have come up with our favorite. Continue reading “Best Tasting Non-Dairy Ice Cream”

Growing Butternut Squash

Butternut squash is a tan squash with a bright orange flesh. It tastes tastes like autumn. It is sweet and nutty much like pumpkin but sweeter and less stringy. Caramelizing it brings out the sweetest, richest flavor. Caramelizing is cooking it until it has a nice golden crust on it, bring out the natural sugars and flavors. I love it roasted with garlic and onion. It also makes a wonderful winter soup.

It is a winter squash, which means it doesn’t fully mature until fall. Continue reading “Growing Butternut Squash”

You Really Gonna Eat That? Foods That Harm Your Brain

 

The Standard American Diet not only makes our waistlines bigger, but it also starves the brain. They used to believe you can’t grow new brain cells. We now know that was wrong. Doesn’t that encourage you? We are fearfully and wonderfully made. We need to get rid of the foods that harm our brain development and add more foods that grow our brains.

Throughout my life, I never put much thought into what I was eating. Turns out there’s bad stuff in there! Let’s discover what that stuff is. We can’t avoid everything that’s harmful, but shouldn’t we at least be educated about it so we can pick and chose what we want to put in our bodies and the bodies of our children whose brains are still developing?

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Healthy Snack Bar Choice

Because your family wants processed food.

So let’s find a minimally processed, tasty, healthy, snack bar. Great to grab for on the go or staying home. Continue reading “Healthy Snack Bar Choice”