BBQ to the rescue! (GF)

As Rocky found Adrian- I found BBQ! Oh and how I’ve missed it so. If you’re thinking to yourself “I have gallbladder issues, high cholesterol and/or lactose issues; I can’t eat BBQ”. I’m here to tell you………you’re wrong! Just down the road, at 5007 Lake Ave. in Blasdell NY is none other than BW’s Smokin’ […]

Digestion Tip of the Month:Get educated; Don’t be afraid to ask

There are many food sensitivities out there that wreak havoc on the digestive system; but for many those sensitivities can turn into something more. Celiac disease is one of them. Celiac disease is a condition that damages the lining of the small intestine and prevents it from absorbing certain parts of foods that keep us […]

Beat the Heat…..

These are truly the dog days of summer. WNY is not exactly known for its sweltering summers; this summer however is the warmest I can remember. With the mild winter that was just had and now the searing heat- maybe just maybe we’ve taken a turn for the better. Although- it is as they say- […]

No cheese…. please!

In dire need of coffee you walk  into a Tim Hortons; you happen to overhear a conversation that goes a little something like this: ” I’d like a small coffee (pause)- an egg white sandwich with ham and no cheese (pause)-and a small orange juice. (Wait……) Yes that’s correct oh but NO cheese. Yes that […]

Digestion tip of the week: Mental health on the cheap!

I had a very interesting conversation the other day that sparked this week’s digestive tip. We have all felt the affects of economic struggles. And while it looks like we may be hitting the peak of the hill and coming back down; our wallets are still quite empty. Everyone has been making sacrifices; like eating lunch at our […]

While Traveling Series Part 3: Much a do about wine! (GF)

The last part of my three part series takes me to a great restaurant in Norfolk Virginia. With a population of almost 243,000, Norfolk is the second largest city in the State of Virginia, the first being Virginia Beach. Norfolk received its name for its natural harbor that sits at the base of Chesapeake Bay. […]

Digestion tip of the week: Carrageenan

So not to long ago I was made aware of a chemical compound that has been found more and more in different food variations. Who, of all people, pointed this out to me…my dad! Both he and my mother, who also sent me information on it, have been paying more attention to what is in […]

Digestion tip of the week: Gluten free flour

While most of my articles focus on healthier options when dining out and the best places around; I do try to pay attention to the needs of all types of digestive concerns. So once a week I will post digestive tips that cater to various digestive sensitivities. This week I’m talkin’ gluten free.  For most […]

While Traveling series part 2: Breakfast with Panache

I’m going to put this out there right now- for all of you out there that “don’t do breakfast” I say hold it! Stop right there! Get back on the morning track. If you never heard it from your doctor, you’re going to hear it from me- Breakfast is the most important meal of the […]

When traveling Series part 1: You can eat Thai food and healthy….who knew! (GF)

Traveling can be a daunting task. What to bring, who watches the pets/kids, do you bring the kids, make sure there are no liquids in your carry on’s etc….. But trying to travel and be mindful of your dietary needs can be an out and out brawl! So I’m dedicating the next three posts to […]