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- […]

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 […]

When the body knows best! (GF)

We all have those moments when eating healthy just isn’t in the cards. We get a craving, have a weak moment or we are simply just to lazy. As long as we know our limits, it’s ok to let go every once in a while. But there are many people who can’t afford to be lazy […]

A Hidden Gem (GF)

Buffalo NY has a diverse array of cultures and cuisine. At every turn you can usually find a restaurant that caters to every personality and every taste bud. And I finally found one that caters to the gluten free, vegan, lactose intolerant, gallbladder intolerant and the general healthy eaters all in one place! Merge located at […]

When eating healthy disappoints (GF)

While I am all for eating as healthy as I possibly can, there are moments when I wish I ordered the greasiest thing on the menu when compared to what is in front of me. Poppyseed restaurant on Mckinley Parkway in Hamburg NY has been family run since 2000. The invitation to “bring the kiddies” […]