Could it be Food Allergies?

Fish Allergy

     Last September my husband and I went to Hilton Head Island for a relaxing vacation. Doug loves to fish and was looking forward to several days of surf fishing while we were on the beach. The picture is him with one of the first fish he caught. When we got back to our […]

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Strawberries (and a Recipe, too)

Strawberry salad dressing

     Strawberries are my favorite fruit. They are also George Mateljan’s favorite fruit.      Who?? George Mateljan, the author of The World’s Healthiest Foods and the website, rated strawberries as the most nutrient-rich fruit. In this book he rates 100 commonly eaten whole foods according to how many nutrients each type of […]

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Chocolate Truffles

gluten-free truffles

Any of you who know me well are aware that I am a chocoholic.  Chocolate has many good nutrition properties, including the fact that it is full of antioxidants.  This recipe only has a very small amount of added natural sweetener (maple syrup).  It gets most of its sweetness from dates.  It also includes Maca […]

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I Love Fresh South Carolina Peaches!

gluten-free peach crumble

I am so excited that peach season has arrived! I have eaten a huge amount of fresh South Carolina peaches over the years. For most of those years I ate non-organic peaches. Some relatives were peach farmers, so I knew that peaches were a heavily sprayed crop, but I was not aware that those chemicals […]

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I Love Asparagus!

Asparagus Soup recipe

  Asparagus  is the quintessential spring vegetable. Spring has really come to Aiken when I see bunches of local asparagus in the grocery stores. I prefer to buy the young stalks that are less than 1/2 inch in diameter, if possible, so that I can eat the whole stalk and not waste a bit of the […]

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Yummy Cool Cucumbers


     Cucumbers are coming in to season now and I love them! Because of imports, it is possible to purchase fresh cucumbers at the grocery store year round. However, when they are out of season the price is much higher due to extra shipping costs. In addition, they have much less flavor and have […]

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Chicken and Vegetable Primavera

ingredient substitutes

 I am always looking for quick and easy dinner recipes that are also gluten and dairy free.  Sometimes I find a recipe that looks pretty good, but there are a few ingredients that won’t work for me. Other times I am ready to cook and missing one or more ingredients. What’s the answer?     […]

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Shrimp Florentine Bowl

          Our local Fresh Market had wild caught South Carolina shrimp on sale last week.  Since this  is one of our favorite foods, I bought some and made a wonderful quick and easy dinner with it.Did you know a recipe that has Florentine in the name includes spinach as one ingredient? […]

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