Soda Bread Recipes- My version

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These recipes go along with my Youtube video on how to make a healthier version of Soda Bread. The video will be at the bottom of this article. Prep time: 15 minutes  Cook time: 40 minutes Ingredients:     4 to 4 1/2 cups Whole Wheat flour     2 Tbsp honey     1 teaspoon Celtic Sea salt     1 teaspoon baking […]

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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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Evolution of Natural Understanding

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Ever a time when the world is still. No blaring bugle’s, no honking horns, no ticker of audible news, no name calling, no threats, no one telling us they are right. Always right, never wrong–we are wrong. Silence, pure silence, rolling off the evergreen hills, penetrating my bones. Lavishing in serene peace as blades of grass ebb and flow; its […]

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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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Bica e Vinho-Not the Typical Buffalo Restaurant

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As Buffalo, NY continues to make a name in the culinary world, it will continue to see chefs and restaurant owners expand consumers palates by pushing the boundaries of what is possible, what is unfamiliar, and what is creative. Bica e Vinho in East Aurora, NY is one such restaurant that pushes these boundaries, introducing restaurant goers to different styles […]

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Welcome to SM Traphagen!

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There is history, thought, and great stories woven into every food recipe, every plate served, and every new restaurant opened that gives us a glimpse into someone else’s life and culture. We are all connected on this tiny hamlet of a planet—and many times it’s food that connects us. I offer you a chance to explore great healthy recipes and […]

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