Clean Slate: A Cookbook and Guide: Reset Your Health, Detox Your Body, and Feel Your Best from the editors of Martha Stewart Living is just the book you need to kick start your diet and reset your body for a healthy 2015.
Snacking is an American pastime. And one I fully embrace! So when I went gluten-free, I resigned myself to a life of salty nuts, crunchy potato chips and buttery popcorn.
Wait, that actually sounds good!
Take Command: Lessons in Leadership: How to Be a First Responder in Business is truly a leadership book for everyone, whether you’re a corporate executive, sports coach or school volunteer. Jake Wood has turned his military experience into everyday advice that inspires us to search within ourselves and those around us for the leadership skills we all have inside.
Valentine’s Day is just weeks away – here’s a gift guide! Whether your love is new or old, it’s always sweet to get something heart-shaped or pink for Valentine’s Day.
And if you don’t have a sweetie? Then pack your bags and hit the open road – who knows what you’ll find out there?!
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Seafood and San Diego go hand in hand. It’s impossible to live miles from the coast without stumbling upon a fish shop stacked to the gills with scallops, shrimp, crab legs and all manner of filets. Are we spoiled? Well … yes, but you already knew that since we’re lucky enough to live in San Diego!
Once upon a time, I was very organized. There wasn’t a Barbie dress, shoe or Ken doll that couldn’t be found. Books were exactly where I knew they were meant to be. And my clothes hung in the closet, with space in between, according to type (skirt, shorts, and so on).
And then I went to college.
Here we are, just a few days away from what is, without a doubt, the biggest food day of the year and I’m thinking not of the day itself, but of the leftovers.
Like most people who go gluten-free, I started researching my food options online, which is where I discovered Shauna Ahern. I poured through her memoir, “Gluten-Free Girl,” and immediately connected to the Shauna I met on the pages: the one who grew up in suburban California, reading the backs of cereal boxes and snacking on the treats of childhood, Wonder Bread, Doritos and the like. So I wondered, would the real Shauna be the same person I discovered in her book?
Summer has finally loosened its hold on San Diego, allowing a hint of fall to envelop us each night. Not that I’m complaining. Yesterday afternoon found us at the Cardiff Beach tide pools, where we spotted sea anemones, a giant keyhole limpet and a dog bounding into the ocean, only to have his owners chastised by state park police. By the time we returned to the car we were chilled to the bone and craving warmth.
Can you tell I have cookbooks on the brain? I’m back with a review for a new gluten-free baking book, Let Us All Eat Cake by Catherine Ruehle. Catherine is a successful pastry chef and cookbook author who was hit with rheumatoid arthritis and decided to turn to food to help her heal. Food is medicine, right?! (When done right, at least.)