LipSense: A Test-Drive & Honest Review of this Gluten-free Lip System

 It felt weird putting on lipgloss before I went to bed, but I did it anyway.  No, I wasn’t in seduction mode (too bad for my poor husband!):  I was testing a product that fellow Instagrammer  Sandra Hudson @lifewithlipgloss asked me to try and opine on, no holds barred.  I love opining.  It’s what I do …

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MadeGood Minis from Canada:  Safe…or Not….

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I’m starving and I can’t get up!!  No, I’m not taking the piss out of a TV commercial, I’m on a plane, the seat belt sign is on (turbulence), the refreshment cart has passed through,  and I haven’t eaten today.  Unless you count a small bag of Haribo Gummi Bears, a Starbucks Cafe Mocha, and …

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Edmonton: Oh MyFries! 

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There are two things that really suck the most about being a Celiac as far as I’m concerned: 1. Inconvenience.  I mean, we can’t go “grab a bite to eat” just anywhere like the rest of the world.  So we are often starving and eating Kind bars while our friends eat real food.  2 Deep …

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Devotion Protein Key Lime Crepes

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I see a lot of recipes for gluten free pancake stacks, but I never see any for crepes. Remember crepes? Soft and tender, rolled up with deliciously crispy edges?  Yeah, neither do I. Well, barely.  Stupid celiac disease.   My mother used to make us crepes sprinkled with sugar and lime juice.   They were …

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Scary Ingredients: Glucose made from (Shudder) Wheat

Yeah, I know I haven’t posted in a while.  I suck. Are we good now? Ok…honesty time here: I FREAKED OUT when I saw this ingredient on Riesen Choclate Caramels and After Eight Thin Chocolate Mints. I seriously thought that the universe was conspiring against me. Like, WHY would you use wheat for seeetener???  What …

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Guest Post: My Balcony Nanofarm

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  My massage therapist and I were discussing the Grow Your Own Food movement the other day as I lay on the table at his clinic.   We waxed enthusiastically about urban farming, and the joy of watching our plants bear food for us; clean, organic, and fresh from our little micro and nano farms. …

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Homesteading for the Inept Part 2: Freezing Herbs

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Last year, I lamented the waste of my basil and other herbs that we planted in our beta-test patch of “OMG can we actually grow food-like things?!”in the  front lawn flower garden of our former house. See, the basil and cilantro etc was sooooo abundant that I figured it would never end. So “Grasshopper and …

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Homesteading For The Inept: Fake Flash-Freezing

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My talented sister Elin over at TravelFoodCool is an amazing urban homesteader, and lately has been writing about hot water bath canning the season’s harvest for a little taste of summer in the dead of winter.  She’s also been preparing and canning salsas and other yummy things for the bleaker months ahead. That’s WAY to …

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Gluten-Free Taco Bell Canada! 

If Taco Bell’s vegetarian options were your drive-thru go-to before you got your Celiac diagnosis….well, I come bearing tidings of great joy! Maybe not in a totally Biblical sense–but pretty close. If you’re following the Celiac drug testing results for ImmusanT’s Nexvax2, the hopefully-one-day-upcoming-soon injectable therapy that should allow us to start safely eating as …

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Toronto:  Off The Hook Fish & Chips

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What’s this?! A title picture of a plate of clearly deep-fried, battered fish and chips? Have I finally lost my patience and sanity with having to be constantly gluten-free and gluten-vigilant, and decided to trash my intestines in a huge gastronomic temper tantrum? Why, no…not at all 🙂 I have discovered deep fried pescatarian heaven. …

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