June 11, 2013

5 Benefits to a Gluten-Free Diet

I have horrible eczema on my hands and when I was searching the web for a way to treat it (something I wouldn’t usually recommend if you’re a hypochondriac like me) I found some interesting information about how eczema can sometimes be treated by following a gluten-free diet. Now, the idea originally sounded horrible to me — I mean how can I possibly live without my fried foods? However, after some research, it seems that living a gluten-free lifestyle can provide more than just skin benefits.

For those of you that don’t know, gluten is a protein that is found in wheat, grains and some cereals. One of gluten’s main roles is to keep certain food’s elasticity undamaged during the fermentation process of food production. A gluten-free diet is usually associated with celiac disease, which is a condition where the small intestine is sensitive to gluten. Recently, people not even suffering from celiac disease are turning to a gluten free diet to reap its advantages.

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May 6, 2013

If You Fry It, I Will Eat

That picture from A Cozy Kitchen basically sums up why I love fried food so much. In case you’re wondering, those are some delicious (if not initially strange-sounding) fried pickles. If you’ve never had them, do yourself a favor and make this recipe. But back to the heart (attack) of the matter: I love a battered and fried food served hot with a side of cool dipping sauce, preferably buttermilk ranch. I like to jokingly say that they aren’t “beer battered,” they’re “beer bettered.” It’s funny because it’s true. Keep reading for some of my favorite fried foods.

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April 11, 2013

Doughnuts Make Me Go Nuts

I know, I know, my titles are going off the rails lately. I like it that way. Anyway, there’s a special occasion coming up in my life (definitely not my birthday if that’s what you’re thinking; I’m definitely not halfway to 46), and Jen kindly decided to bring in doughnuts for said occasion.  I love doughnuts, love them. In high school, I had way too many of them and turned into Augustus Gloop for a few years. Anyway, keep reading for more, including some of my favorite doughnut recipes! Read the rest of this entry »

August 1, 2012

What’s Your Favorite Global Cuisine?

The Olympics have me in a global state of mind. One of the great things about living just outside a major city is that there is no lack of restaurants serving food from all over the world. I love being able to grab sushi one day and authentic Italian the next. Here are a few of my favorite dishes from across the world. Read the rest of this entry »

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