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While researching another topic (corn-content status of saccharin, to be exact), I stumbled upon an article in a gluten-free site that discusses the challenge of corn content in gluten-free food products that can create issues for unsuspecting gluten avoiders. Here’s the key paragraph that stopped me in my surfing: As a…(Read More)

Summary: We love it at YEW Seafood Restaurant in the Four Seasons, Vancouver, and regularly enjoy tasty meals that respect our special needs. However, it’s not quite as cheap as a burger at the drive-through…of course! Full Review: “Consistently good, even for someone with many allergies!” Reviewed Feb 18, 2016 We’ve…(Read More)

Here is my review on TripAdvisor for Notch8 in the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Summary: Can’t recommend for people with special dietary needs. Here’s what I said: “We won’t eat here again” Reviewed Feb 18, 2016 After loving Griffin’s for several years, we were really excited about the do…(Read More)

Hearty Winter Pasta


Made this way for the first time on Feb 18, 2016 INGREDIENTS: 1 bunch of celery, chopped 2 small or one large zucchinis, grated 12 roma tomatoes, cubed 1 bay leaf 1 pound ground beef 1/2 pound ground pork 3-4 cups mushrooms, chopped 1 Tablespoon honey 2 teaspoons dried basil 1 teaspoon oregano…(Read More)

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Super Shopping Day


Today I’m heading to town (which is an hour-plus away) to have my Get-Ready-For-Christmas Super Shopping Day. Food is always an issue on days like this: I don’t want to lug a whole sack of grub around with me, I want to start light because I hope to be…(Read More)