Thinly sliced potatoes are layered in a creamy low-fat yogurt and cheddar cheese sauce and then topped with low-fat Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese for a delicious and healthy high-protein potatoes au gratin casserole. Today, Barbara and I (John) will be reviewing a potatoes au gratin recipe that Dr. Ted Naiman featured on his twitter account….
How We Make Overhead Cooking Videos
Have you ever seen one of those fun overhead food cooking videos by Tasty and wondered how you could make one for your food blog too? While photographs can show your readers a glimpse of each step in your recipe, it’s not quite the same as being able to see someone making the recipe in…
Why We Bought a Sleep EZ 100% Natural Latex Mattress [Review]
I promised myself that I would wait 6 months before I wrote this post. Now that it’s been 6 months since my family’s been sleeping on our Sleep EZ mattresses, I’m ready to give you the low-down on what we think about them and how we came to the decision to buy an organic…
Steak Roll-Ups Recipe + Xtrema Ceramic Cookware Review
When shopping for cookware, I look for pots and pans that are durable, healthy to cook with, and that I can clean easily. For years, I tried to avoid aluminum pans by cooking with cast iron. Pans containing aluminum are risky to cook with because the aluminum can leach into the food (that means they can be unhealthy and change the taste of your food too!).
Quick Pan Seared Pork Chops + ButcherBox Review
A little while back, a subscription meat delivery company called ButcherBox contacted me, asking if they could include my Slow Cooker Pork Osso Buco recipe in one of their upcoming subscription boxes. Of course, I said yes. I was so excited to share this delicious recipe with more people.
I Love My Simplehuman Trash Can
Now isn’t that a ridiculous headline. But sometimes you’ve “gotta call ’em as you see ’em.” Two years ago, Barbara returned home from Bed, Bath & Beyond clutching a big box. “John,” she yelled, “you’ve got to see this. I found the Lamborghini of garbage cans.”
Healthy And Tasty Primal Kitchen Mayo Review
Mayonnaise is a favorite condiment in my house, but the highly-processed store bought variety is not something I want my family eating. It’s filled with unhealthy fats, preservatives, and chemicals. I’ve tried making mayo by hand with real food ingredients, but that was hard work and it only kept about a week in the fridge….
Review: La Pasta Gluten Free Cheese Ravioli
This is my unbiased review of La Pasta Gluten Free Ravioli. Bon Appetit! I rarely eat pasta anymore so I usually quickly pass by the pasta aisle of my local natural organic grocery store. Since going on a gluten free diet, I just never was thrilled with the taste of gluten free pasta. Maybe I just have…
By The Way Bakery: A Must-Visit Gluten Free Bakery in Manhattan
A new gluten and dairy free bakery opened this past October on New York City’s Upper East Side. Located on Lexington Avenue between 83rd and 84th Street, By The Way Bakery is a must-visit destination for gluten free foodies. Step into the little shop, and you are greeted by the heavenly fragrance of an assortment of…
Is Your Lipstick Gluten-Free?
An article by Nicole on whether we should be using gluten free makeup. When I adopted a completely gluten free diet, it was quite an adventure making sure that every product that I bought did not contain any gluten. Gluten is a composite of proteins found in wheat. And let’s face it. It can be quite sneaky. Imagine…
Gluten Free Dining at Colors Restaurant, NYC
If you’re ever in New York City, make sure to take a trip to the little Manhattan neighborhood north of Houston Street known as NoHo. Tucked away on Lafayette in between 4th Street and Astor Place is Colors, a 100% gluten-free restaurant. This is the gluten-free foodie’s dream come true: a night out enjoying a wonderful…
Gluten Free Italian Sausage With Peppers at Citi Field
Go ahead, it’s gluten free! One warm evening this past summer, my husband surprised our family with last minute tickets to a Mets baseball game. Don’t you just love surprises? We all scrambled to get ready so that we could get there early and tour Citi Field (we hadn’t been to a Met game since…
Blendtec Versus Vitamix Blender Review
Here is my unbiased review of Blendtec and Vitamix super blenders. Here at the Homestead, I love crafting new smoothie recipes with organic fruits and vegetables. They’re the perfect way to incorporate more healing nutrients and fibers into one’s diet. When the folks at Blendtec contacted me to ask if I’d like to try out…
Review: Pastosa Gluten Free Cheese Ravioli
What’s for dinner tonight? How about a plateful of tender ravioli filled with creamy ricotta and Romano cheese and topped with a rich, thick tomato sauce? Thanks to Pastosa Ravioli’s new line of gluten free ravioli that’s exactly the meal my family was able to enjoy today.
Review: Bareburger Restaurant
As much as I love cooking and creating new recipes, sometimes it is very nice to spend the evening dining out at a restaurant, especially one that offers gluten free options on the menu. When a new restaurant called Bareburger recently opened in our neighborhood advertizing grass-fed burgers on gluten free hamburger buns, my family…