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Gone Gluten Free


So since I posted in November, I’ve done a 180 on you all. Me, champion of moderation. Me, the “no food is bad” girl. Me, variety is the spice of life, personified. I have given up gluten. Yup. And I have felt terrific. So terrific that I have passed up at least 1/2 dozen opportunities to snarf baguette. I am a baguette-lovah from way back. And remember those resort croissants that I have trouble with too? I just spent a whole week looking at them and they didn’t even call my name. That’s how good I feel.

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March 6, 2013   4 Comments

Cool New Tool on Semi-Sweet: Ziplist

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So I’m back to posting some recipes here, thanks to EasyRecipe – and you may have noticed the “Save” button in the upper right-hand corner of each recipe. What’s that? That, my friends, is your link to cooking organization and freedom! Click on that button and it’ll take you to Ziplist, a free site that’ll help you save your favorite recipes from around the web (even from PINTEREST, people!) into your own “recipe box,” generate shopping lists based on the recipes you choose to make, and gives you access to money-saving coupons and grocery deals in your area. Wowza. You can even create your grocery list online and then take it with you using their free iPhone & Android mobile apps. And share it, too – so you can send your loved ones to do your grocery-store bidding.

Read all about Ziplist here!

March 5, 2013   No Comments

Worthwhile Gadget: The TofuXpress

I’ve posted before that I have a lot of kitchen stuff. [Read more →]

July 16, 2012   3 Comments

What I’m Lovin’: 7.2.12

I love crunchy snacks. And I’m not talking about baby carrots. [Read more →]

July 2, 2012   No Comments


I know you tune in to Semi-Sweet to read posts about and see lists of my recommended spots to eat and shop, and now there’s another platform to follow my travels – urbantag. It’s launching today, and it should be great – you know how Pinterest gives you a chance to curate all your favs in whatever categories you choose? Well, urbantag’s similar – it lets you curate your own personal collection of places to share with your friends.

In short, urbantag’s an easy way to:

• leave a quick opinion on real-world places
• discover new places from trusted sources
• curate once, publish anywhere

For more info, sign up here: http://www.urbantag.com.

I’ve been made an urbantag “Tastemaker” (love this!) and I’m using urbantag to bookmark and share places I love. I’ve kicked it off by building a map called “Healthy Restaurants and Markets in Greater Boston” that you can view here: http://urbant.ag/02G9Oa. Let me know what you think. Once you follow my map, you can also have access on the go by downloading the iPhone app here.

Now you tell me: What should my next urbantag map be?

March 28, 2012   No Comments

What I’m Lovin’ 8.15.11

It’s like a Christmas Miracle, isn’t it? I’m posting here again . . . the last couple of days I’ve felt more like writing about food than about cancer. That’ll change, but for now . . . let’s enjoy a cancercation, shall we?

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August 15, 2011   No Comments

What I’m Loving: 12.3.10


I’ve been on a crunchy snack kick lately, and it’s gonna show up in my jeans.  Too many Trader Joe’s Honey Wheat Pretzel Sticks add lbs. to the scale.  So I’ve gotta quit that, on account of needing to eat a few (dozen? trillion?) cookies this month.  So I set out to find a lower-impact crunchy snack, and I rediscovered the rice cake.  I hear you out there, “booooring!” Well, you know there are white-cheddar cakes?  They are reminiscent of Smartfood.  And caramel flavor if you want crunchy + sweet.  And how ’bout the million ways you can top a rice cake – hummus is a particular favorite, as are nut butters, and really any sandwich filling.

But I found a new, new love – corn cakes!   [Read more →]

December 3, 2010   3 Comments

What I’m Loving: 3.26.10


Mmmmm Mojo – the “sweet & salty trail mix bars” from Clif.  Now you know I’m a fan of the whole food.  Not so much a fan of the the processed food or the Franken-food . . . but sometimes an apple or banana won’t cut it as a convenient meal-replacement when I’m out and about. 

I have been digging these bars lately – they’re sweet and salty, crunchy and chewy, which hits most of my cravings.  They’re around 200 calories each, but also have 8-10 grams of protein (2-4 grams from nuts, 4-5 grams from soy rice crisps), so they’ll keep you feeling fuller, longer. And although you shouldn’t get into the habit of eating these instead of whole foods, if you’re craving something sweet & salty and/or need a filling snack on the go, these are 70% organic, contain no GMOs, are low-glycemic and have no trans-fats or processed sugars.  So they’re better than a ‘dog at 7-Eleven or a trip through the McD’s drive through, for sure.

I get mine at either Whole Foods or at Trader Joe’s, and right now my favorite flavor is the Mountain Mix. Find out more on Clif’s website.

March 26, 2010   No Comments