Topic: Guests

If you don't already follow @janasooter on Twitter, you should. Over the last few weeks, Jana & I have become Twitter friends — tweeps, as the lingo goes. In fact, I've already told her we could never meet in person because her kids are so dang cute, I worry I might try to steal and adopt them as my own ;)

Anyway, I found Jana by a happy accident. Unbeknownst to me, Jana decided to create a challenge — cook a ...

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After reading some of my minimalist posts, Cathy started making changes in her home and sent in pictures of her progress. She also graciously agreed to let me share them on this column, along with her commentary.

Cathy says, "I am enjoying Minimalist Monday and like you, I think I have a bit of OCD, as it makes me crazy to not know where everything is and my mantra when our two kids were young (they are grown and gone ...

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On Tuesday, we heard the story of Peanut D. Dog, whose medical problems disappeared after he started eating a 95% vegan diet. I asked my friend, the Czech Vegan, who has been working in the pet nutrition field for 7 years, if she could write a post about vegan dogs, and what they need nutritionally. Here is what she wrote;

You eat a plant-based diet and proudly call yourself a Herbie (herbivore) or a Vegan. If you have a dog ...

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A few months back I wrote a post about how my dogs are vegan, and Michelle, sent me a few pictures of her dog, Peanut, along with a note of his troubles and how switching him to a vegan diet saved his life. Here is their story.

Peanut D. Dog came with a long list of problems. When I took him home, he came with a pre-scheduled veterinary appointments and a tube of medication. Even though there were red flags ...

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I get so many questions about gluten, converting recipes to gluten-free, and eating a gluten-free diet, that I asked my friend Talia, who has been gluten free for over 6 years now, to share her story and tips for cooking and living gluten-free. 

Being gluten free is, surprisingly, easier than you think. I have been gluten free for over 6 years now, and love it. Celiac and gluten intolerance can present with a wide variety of symptoms, so do ...

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