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Exercise Outdoors: Lake Miramar

One of my favorite places to exercise is Lake Miramar. Located in the north county of San Diego, it’s quick and easy to get to, and once I’m there it feels like I’m far from the city. Whether I tackle the whole 5-mile loop or just a few miles, it feels great to be outside…

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Exercise–Sometimes Less Is More

As a person with celiac disease, I struggle with having enough energy to exercise. My energy levels are unpredictable. I consider it a good day if I don’t need a nap, and on occasion I need more than one. The variance in energy comes from many factors. One is accidentally getting gluten. I feel best…

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How to Grill Bacon for Easy Clean-up

I love the crisp salty goodness of bacon. It’s great alongside cheesy scrambled eggs, tossed in a spinach salad, plopped into a Bloody Mary, or crumbled on top of mushroom soup. However, I don’t love my house smelling like a diner all day. Whether I heat it in the microwave, sizzle it on the stove…

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Balsamic-Rosemary Grilled Chicken or Steak

I’m lucky to live in San Diego where I grill a few nights a week all year round. There are so many things I love about grilling but mostly it’s about less mess in my kitchen and delicious leftovers. I always make extra steak or chicken and thinly slice it the next day to add…

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Meatball Making Tip

I often cook meatballs because they make great leftovers. They reheat well and only get better with time. My trick is to bake them in a mini-muffin pan. Baking allows me to do something else around the house while the meatballs cook, instead of babysitting them while they’re browning on the stove. Also, the muffin…

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Gluten Free and Going Out for Sushi

Going out for sushi is one of the easiest dining experiences for those of us who need to be gluten-free. If you bring your own soy sauce and make a few minor modifications, you can have a delicious meal with little worry of getting sick. Most people aren’t aware that soy sauce has wheat in…

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Thomas Hill Organics Paso Robles

There are no better experts on the best things to do in a town than the people who live there. When we travel, I make a point of asking the locals about their favorite places to eat, and in Paso Robles the overwhelming response was Thomas Hill Organics. The hubby and I arrived for a…