August 22, 2014

Will Going Gluten Free Benefit You?

Gluten is the current diet demon trending in America. In the 70′s it was sugar, the 80′s it was fat, the 90′s it was carbohydrates, and now, gluten. Everyone from celebrities to your next-door-neighbor seems to be touting the benefits of going gluten free. More energy, less bloating, weight loss, happiness….you name it and people […]

Gluten-Free Holiday Peppermint Thins

As the holiday season rolls around, many of us jump into the kitchen and bake holiday sweets to share with family, friends and coworkers. Although our intentions may be filled with holiday cheer, we may need to stop and ask ourselves, “is this gluten-free?” Unfortunately, it’s difficult to provide a gluten-free sweet treat for our […]

Celebrating Summer with Fiesta Pasta Salad

  I miss being in the kitchen. A lot. My summer so far has been spent away from home at a 10-week summer research program and, as rewarding and beneficial as it was, I am very excited to go home this weekend, put on the cute little apron that the “Easter Bunny” left for me […]

Vegan & Gluten-Free Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies

If you don’t know already, I have a MAJOR sweet tooth! Unfortunately, that often its often harder for me to keep my sweets in check. And since cookies, cakes, and brownies literally call to me (okay, maybe not literally), I am always so happy to find healthified versions that can not only help keep my […]

Miley Cyrus Goes Gluten-Free: Should You?

by Jessica Serdikoff  It seems as though Miley Cyrus once again is “just being Miley,” and it’s got people talking. In defense of a recent, alleged weight loss, Cyrus has admitted to following a gluten- and lactose-free diet. She has even tweeted sentiments that everyone should try going gluten free for a week, stating “the […]

Gluten Free Trends and Finds at Expo West

Are you living a gluten free lifestyle? If so, our Nutrition Expert Rachel Begun’s blog, The Gluten Free RD,  is a great resource for recipes and gluten-free living know how. Even if you are not following a gluten-free meal plan, you’ll still find her website a great resource. She explains everything in great detail and makes her posts […]

Meet Rachel: A New Intern Behind the Plate

Hi!  Intern Rachel here coming to you from Montclair State University in northern New Jersey! My relationship with food and nutrition hasn’t always been the easiest, but over the years I’ve grown to have a real respect for food and what it can do for the body and mind.  The past five years of my […]

Recipe Card Love: 7-Layer Jell-o

Whenever there is a potluck or party, 7-Layer Jell-O is the first thing I think of bringing. It couldn’t be a simpler recipe; the only part one may have trouble with is waiting for each layer to set before adding a new one (because you’ll be so anxious to eat it!). Despite this, the end […]

Win a Copy of the Complete Gluten-Free Diet and Nutrition Guide

Having a food intolerance or allergy can make eating healthy all that more difficult. That’s why you can never have enough resources. Last week a good friend of mine, Stephanie Clos from Deborah’s Tree, shared one of her favorite gluten-free desserts. After much discussion, we came to the realization that finding a gluten-free treat can […]

Spiced Chai Tea Muffins with Brown Sugar Honey Frosting by Guest Blogger Stephanie Clos

by Stephanie Clos When I first found out I was gluten-, corn-, soy-, nut-, and sesame seed-free, my stomach sunk (literally) realizing that I was about to give up many of my most favorite foods in order to feel better again. Working at a coffee shop, I grew to love straight-from-the-oven muffins, scones, bagels, and cookies. […]