Sugar – a little on occasion is fine, too much too often leads to health-compromising inflammation in the body. Another issue with eating sugary foods regularly is that it leaves us wanting more. We may even begin to crave the sweet stuff on a regular basis. Here, some simple fixes to put to work in your everyday life to help halt sugar cravings. It’s all about balance and these 10 Tips to Stop Sugar Cravings will help you find it. Continue Reading
When you think of this Gluten Free Breakfast Casserole, think of your favorite sausage-egg-cheese-biscuit, just so much easier to make.
We take a classic breakfast sandwich, put it in casserole form and eliminate the biscuit making, sausage frying and sandwich assembling. Everything comes together in a nice big dish with plenty for a crowd or lots of leftovers that are perfect for a quick, yet hearty, breakfast any day of the week. Continue Reading
Creating recipes with Ingles Markets line of Laura Lynn gluten-free baking mixes is always so much fun! Be sure to check out my work (and lots of other talented folks) at the Ingles Table. This recipe for Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Cake Donuts with Chocolate Glaze uses Laura Lynn Gluten-Free Pancake and Baking Mix.
So how can you get a great donut from a pancake mix?? It just works, friends, it really works. These are some of the best cake-style baked donuts I’ve ever made, thanks to the genius mix. Continue Reading
If I made a list of things that were safe around me when I was a child, carrot cake (or any fruit dessert) would definitely top the list. It wasn’t so much the idea of carrots in cake (or fruit in dessert) as it was there were too many chocolate options to explore.
Chocolate was all that came to mind at the mention of dessert. That was the case until I was pregnant with our second daughter. During the entire pregnancy, I couldn’t even look at chocolate without gagging.
That opened up an entirely new concept for me – non-chocolate desserts. And that’s when I discovered carrot cake is really delicious.
Of course, that was pre-GF, so in 2007 when I learned I have celiac disease, I recreated my recipe for carrot cake.
A few years later, these donuts became a quick-fix for carrot cake cravings in our house. Continue Reading
This post is sponsored by Chesapeake Bay Candle. All opinions and remarks about products mentioned are my own.
We talk a lot here about balance. More often than not, my advice to you focuses on food. But if you’ve ever talked to me in person, you know food isn’t always the first aspect of balanced living I mention.
To me, balance is about all aspects of mind, body and spirit, gently flowing in tune, one with another. In fact, my science background is rooted in the mind-body connection.
Achieving balance in life is just like anything else worth having – it requires consistent positive effort and time investment. There’s no secret trick or expensive therapy. You simply have to want a grounded, balanced life, and it is yours!
If you’re after more balance in your life, here are a few of the tactics I use every day. For me, these daily rituals lay a strong foundation for positive life balance. They may seem like small acts, but I assure you, the additive effect is tremendous. Once you incorporate (your own version of) these into your daily routine, they will become habit. Then, life will slip into the balanced groove you desire. Continue Reading