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Corporate Wellness is Fun! And Potentially Dangerous!

Running with scissors is fun until you fall.

 

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So is corporate wellness: it sounds like a tonne of fun, with stretch breaks on the clock, healthy snacks in the break room, employer-sponsored massages, health coaching, exercise classes…

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Guest Post: Omega-3s, Omega-6s, Inflammation, Oh My!

This is the first ever guest post hosted on my blog, by Ela Mirowski, the creator of the naturally-scented, biodegradable Ticklepaks shoe deodorizers. Check out her site: Ticklepaks.com.

chia oatmeal that looks like tadpoles | vegan gluten-free | gothic granola

Chia seeds in oatmeal

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Would a Gluten-Free Bullet Kill a Werewolf?

Going gluten-free is not a magic bullet to health, contrary to this article from Paleo Magazine.

If you have, in fact, experienced real intestinal damage at the hands of bread, pizza, cake, and beer, then your health is going to take a nosedive even after becoming gluten-free. Why? The body doesn’t heal overnight.

GF Magic Bullet | Gothic Granola

 

Mmm, cake… Eww, beer…

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Haters | Probiotics

I was right about a rant brewing, but my prescient vision was off by a week. Yes, I finally finished reading Frank Herbert’s Dune.

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Going Clean II: Detox Tea

Having your head stuck up your ass so far you can’t see is the wrong kind of flexibility.

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Cookie Dough Dip–What is in a Name?

Rather than quote a lot of Shakespeare, or speak in meta-voice about how much I struggled to write this post (I didn’t…I just began writing), I begin at the beginning.



What is in a name?

As I served this dessert that met the Health Starts Here standards for Wednesday’s Foodie Call, I refined my description. “Sweet hommos” was a turn-off to a lot of people. Come on, foodies, you’d try garlic ice cream, right? Roasted garlic ice cream would actually be pretty tasty, methinks. “Cookie Dough” confused many people into thinking it was actually raw dough. Nope, it’s the flavour. Kind of like “Birthday Cake” ice cream from Coldstone Creamery. It ain’t cake; it tastes reminiscent of the real deal. I could go on, and I don’t intend to insult the patrons’ intelligence. I’ll pacify myself with the platitude, “genius is usually misunderstood,” wink wink. Anyway, I didn’t scale up the dates enough when I used an entire case of beans to make enough, so the dip was not as sweet as it usually is. 
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The Brack is Back | Two Tea Breads with Tea

Today I present two recipes using golden assam tea, both of which were made for “events.” 
 
Golden Assam Tea Bread

  golden assam tea bread  {vegan gluten-free } gothic granola

 
 
and Irish Tea Brack
 
 
 irish tea brack vegan gluten-free | gothic granola
 
But Q, you say, I thought you weren’t going to post more than one recipe per post?!  Well, no, I’m trying not to, but one of these recipes is a rerun.  I ought to trust myself more. As I searched for this recipe, I failed to take into account that after I separated out the recipes from my gonzo 2011-2012 posts, I have two posts with “brack” in the title, and the bread recipe was in the second post. I knew it was on this blog somewhere! Anyway, I redid the recipe, and I used chia seeds in the egg replacer since I think they bind better. I used different dried fruit as I have a friend with date sensitivity. I also used different flours in a different ratio since that’s what I have in my pantry.
 
 

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