Summer Festivals offer a Glimpse into Buffalo’s Rich History

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Summer is finally here once again, and summer in Buffalo means plenty of entertainment and festivals! Last year, my summer started off in rainy, cloudy England, ended in the lush green landscape of Ireland, and topped off with a mad dash from the Buffalo airport directly to the Taste of Buffalo for judging. This summer is quite different, but no […]

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Cooking with Ancient Vegetables

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Good morning! The other day I posted a Youtube video discussing unique, earthy ancient vegetables that many are afraid to cook with because they don’t know how to cook with them. The video is just that–a discussion, not a cooking show. But as promised, below are recipes for those vegetables I discussed in the video that I make quite often. […]

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Sweet on Sweet Pea Bakery

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Let’s face it–it’s hard for those who need to eat gluten-free (GF) to find places where they can. Digestive sensitivities can cause anxiety, stress, depression, and can take the joy out of eating anything. Food is a necessity for all of us, but for those who are GF, or have Celiac, food sometimes feels like the enemy. Sweet Pea Bakery, […]

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St. Paddy’s Day in Buffalo!

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Historically, St. Paddy’s Day in Buffalo has been celebrated with enthusiasm, energy, and just a touch of the green. No matter your background, everyone here is Irish for a day. And for the first time in years, the weekend of celebration kicks off with festivities on the actual day! Having just been to Ireland this past summer, I can say […]

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Healthy Options: Tuna Noodle Casserole

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Much has been happening as of late; all good things, and all blessings. One project was a You Tube channel I’ve created, Food for Thought (yes from my website) to help all of you! The first episode is a Tuna Noodle Casserole I’ve modified to be just a bit healthier. I’ve grown up with digestive sensitivities, and I remember how […]

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Pillar’s of Nutrition with James Duigan: Re-Post

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James Duigan is a world-renowned wellness guru and owner of Bodyism, London’s premier health and wellness facility. His approach to nutrition and wellness is unique compared to the breadth of information out there. He is one of the world s top personal trainers, with locations now in the United States. He lives, eats and breathes the Clean and Lean way […]

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Food Festivals this Weekend!

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It may be January, but that doesn’t mean Buffalonians hibernate. Here are some fun food and drink festivals taking place this weekend: Buffalo Soup Fest: January 28th at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. Join 5,000 friends and 30 restaurants while sampling over 75 different soups all in one place. Buffalo Wine and Chocolate Festival:January 28th at the Adam’s Mark Hotel. […]

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A “Proper” Food Destination–Buffalo Proper

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It was the roaring 20’s, a time when the American automobile industry was booming, the grain industry flourished, and the steel and lumber factories employed more people and put out more finished products than ever before. Electrical power makes its way to Niagara Falls, thanks to developer Jacob Schoellkopf, a German immigrant who made his first fortune in the tanning […]

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Yummy Chicken Stew and Dessert too!

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The snow is softly falling, white and gray, part and whole, infinite and repetitious, soft and hard, frozen and melting, a crunching underfoot and soundless. It’s magical and cumbersome all at the same time. But first of all it is the culmination of many into one. It is substance, magically turning grass crystalline–covered in white; driveways, fields, log piles, collapsed […]

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The First Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is a time-honored tradition in America, where every year we give thanks for a bountiful harvest (food), for family, friends, health, our country. We have all been taught that the first Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621 when the first (still) British settlers known as Pilgrims celebrated a good harvest and invited the Indian tribe, the Wampanoag’s, to sit and […]

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