A Gluten-Free Vegan Mom Who Knows

A raw, grain-free, corn-free, soy-free, oil-free, celiac mama raising her two healthy celiac girls.

April 25, 2012
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GF/V Mama Book Club: The Four Agreements by don Miguel Ruiz

Yesterday, after posting a question to help a fellow gluten-free mom explore cereal choices for her kid(s), the discussion got a bit heated regarding whom should control the food choices in one’s home, the parents or the kids, and even though my girls do not eat cereal, the possible direction of the discussion created by this status post/question never entered my mind when trying to help Angie find a better cereal alternative.… Read more

December 18, 2011
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Many Lives, Many Masters by Dr. Brian Weiss, M.D.

After a conversation with my friend Kate when I shared with her what I have always told Greg, how to find me in our next life. I describe both my appearance and significant personality traits: I am going to be a strong, charismatic, beautiful black woman with the best afro in town.Read more

September 16, 2011
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Why can’t I have oils in my plant-based diet?

UPDATE (02 January 2012):
“Extracted oils are the most concentrated source of calories on the planet at 120 calories per tablespoon, per tablespoon, and they have more empty calories than white sugar or white flour” … 1 tablespoon is “15% artery clogging saturated fat with zero nutrients to speak of.”  (14:34 minutes into the video below).
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July 27, 2011
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Vegetarian to Vegan: Ainsley’s Making the Switch (or so it seems)

“Neither domestic cereals nor milk from hoofed animals is ‘natural’ food in an evolutionary or physiological sense…If there is a single complex of events responsible for the deterioration of human health and ecology, agricultural civilization is it…” ~Paul Shepard



Ainsley is choosing to become a vegan, and I have to admit that I am proud that she is transitioning into the vegan lifestyle. Read more

July 6, 2011
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Tapped: My Notes of Important Facts and Quotes

“The cost of water is more expensive than gasoline.” ~Tapped



Not in my house. In my house, water is free.

Sydney filling her Kleen Kanteen.

“40% of bottled water is just filtered tap water.” 
Why pay for filtered water when we can filter our own water, or if you have well water, you can purchase filtered tap water at your local natural food store. Read more

June 30, 2011
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Guilt

Today, when I read the following quotation, I immediately reflected back to the beginning of my gluten-free, vegan, spiritual, empowering journey that started back in December of 2008. 


Who would have thought that reading “Do the best you can and if you stumble, don’t marinate in guilt” would remind me of one of the crucial turning points in my life. Read more

May 19, 2011
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Our Local Library’s Annual Book Sale!!

The girls and I spent part of our at our local library. Well, kinda. We spent more time in the restroom because my girls are obsessed with the high-forced-air hand dryer while they asserted (quite loudly) that they had to go to the bathroom yet again (minutes after a previous visit) because, this time, they had to *poop*… so back we went (and you guessed it: nope – no poop).… Read more

April 4, 2011
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My thoughts on Dr. Dean Ornish’s Foreword for Crazy Sexy Diet by Kris Carr:



I love that there is medical evidence supporting the fact that the simple choices we make have the biggest impact on our health and well-being, more so than modern medicine (new drugs, lasers, surgical procedures, etc.).Read more

March 23, 2011
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Educate Yourself Online for Free



I will always be a life-long learner, and since there are so many free online educational resources, my thirst for more knowledge is quenched without those annoying student loans.

Are you a life-long learner too? If so, check out these sites:
Happy Learning!… Read more