Author Archives: Jill R.

About Jill R.

Mom, mostly tired, to 3 boys, mostly wired. Pretty much obsessed with healing foods for healthy brains.

Gluten Free & Allergy Friendly Expo

I made it! I’m so glad I went.  The bloggers for the event got a quick breakfast from BFree, a GF Bakery I wasn’t familiar with before. They’re rolling out to more stores, including Safeway in Northern California.  Thumbs up: … Continue reading

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The Gluten Free & Allergy Friendly Expo IS COMING!!!

I have been patiently waiting … for YEARS … for the Gluten Free & Allergy Friendly Expo to come back to town.  This is more exciting than Christmas for someone like me. Last time it was in San Mateo, my … Continue reading

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Update on PMB Nano-Enhanced Hemp Oil

I’m about to cry because I dropped the ball on re-ordering and I’m going to have a lag between finishing my current bottle and receiving the new on.  Full-on ugly cry. I started our trial by trying to replace 1-for-1 … Continue reading

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The good stuff

Three years ago, I dipped my big toe into using cannabinoids to treat my middle son’s anxiety and seizures.  We started very slowly, with an over-the-counter product derived from industrial hemp.  It seemed to help.  A little. Then I learned … Continue reading

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Oh, what a long, strange trip it’s been

Yes indeedy folks, it’s been more than a year since I did anything blog related.  Oh, maybe I answered a couple of messages, but that’s pretty much been it. Let’s get back to, shall we? What’s new?       … Continue reading

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In praise of (hypoallergenic) dogs…service dogs, prison dogs, therapy dogs, companion animals

My husband never wanted a dog. My children wanted one desperately.  I was allergic, so we just assumed we would never EVER get a dog.  So you can imagine what happened next… My middle son has serious anxiety and panic … Continue reading

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The Gluten-Free Diet Was the Cornerstone of my Son’s Recovery from Autism

There, that should settle any questions.  And it should ring some bells and tick some people off. When my son was diagnosed with autism at age 4, the first thing I did was hit the giant Barnes & Noble bookstore … Continue reading

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Soft Gluten-Free Tortillas!

Dark, burrito-less days are over! Just a quick post to let you know about a new product I discovered at my local Smart & Final.  Mission brand Wheat-Free Tortillas are everything a wheat tortilla should be: soft, pliable, and delicious! … Continue reading

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Stove-Top, Butter-Roasted Cauliflower

It’s my new favorite veggie: riced cauliflower, poached in water with butter, then pan roasted.  Yummmmm. It’s almost like grabbing the pan off the burner before it burns to a crisp…but not.  I find I can set it up and … Continue reading

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Quick kitchen tips

Just a few post-Superbowl quick tips… Did you know you can make chicken and rice in a rice cooker? I know, right?? Just put the raw, boneless chicken pieces on top of the uncooked rice and water, closer ‘er up and hit … Continue reading

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