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I am Beth, a graphic designer, illustrator and print maker living in Long Beach. CA. My husband, Mark, and I own our own design studio, Hero Design Studio. We have an adorable dog named, Seri, and two very sweet cats Indie and Jpeg. I have always loved to cook and in 2010 I made a lifestyle change to cooking completely fresh, seasonal, clean and whole. I crave veggies and love to try new things. In addition to being gluten-free and dairy-free (I will eat goat milk dairy from time to time), I am a conscientious omnivore that eats mostly vegetarian. I occasionally eat meat and seafood when I feel like I can make the morally right choice and buy the meat I feel good about buying. All of the meat and eggs consumed in our house are bought from local farmers that raise their animals on pasture without the use of antibiotics and hormones. I eat a completely gluten-free diet (and have done so since 2005), but please don’t let that scare you off, in most of my recipes, you won’t even notice the difference. I try to cook recipes that are gluten-free by nature or make subtle substitutions to make them such.

I have adopted the belief that avoiding processed foods and eating whole and seasonally will completely change the way you feel. For me it started with a 30 day cleanse, and I haven’t stopped since. In 2010, after making this lifestyle change I lost 30 lbs and I never looked back. I have never felt this great in my life. I try to buy ingredients that are local, in season, organic and whole, when available. I don’t like to measure and I cook by taste, so please take that into consideration when reading. For me cooking is all about experimenting and tasting. And yes, sometimes this philosophy fails me. In addition to being addicted to veggies and yoga, I also am addicted to that feeling you get when someone you love takes that first bite of food, that you made especially for them. There is nothing like it.

I hope you enjoy Tasty Yummies as much as I enjoy sharing it with you.

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1 Janis Desmond January 14, 2012 at 9:51 am

Hi Beth,
I just recently received your site info from my daughter Janine who says you both went to Daemen College together.

I like what I have seen so far but I have a question – I recently purchased some garbanzo bean flour and want to know if you might have a recipe for bread using it. I have cut out wheat and want to find some recipes using this flour. I have a great recipe for pumpkin nut bread that I want to convert as well so Janine said you’d be the one to ask!
Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you.
Janis

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2 tastyyummies January 16, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Hi Janis – thanks so much for checking out my blog and for your question. So nice of Janine to send you to my blog! I don’t have a bread recipe using garbanzo bean flour exactly as it is always best to make a mix of flours and starches for an all-purpose gluten-free flour. It is very hard to use just one type of flour when baking gluten-free. That one doesn’t make it into my usual blend but I do have it in the pantry for other things.

Here are three recipes that I have made using garbanzo bean (or chickpea flour)
http://tasty-yummies.com/2011/10/22/gluten-free-apple-spice-cake/
http://tasty-yummies.com/2011/02/18/chickpea-croquettes-gluten-free-with-cilantro-yogurt-sauce/
http://tasty-yummies.com/2010/06/25/sun-dried-tomato-mozzarella-fontina-arugula-pizza-gluten-free/

Oh and here are two wonderful links for all-purpose flours – both are from Gluten-free Girl’s website – neither contain garbanzo bean flour – but I thought it was worth sharing as they are both blends that I use regularly and I love them very much!

http://glutenfreegirl.com/gluten-free-holiday-baking-2010/
http://glutenfreegirl.com/gluten-free-whole-grain-muffins/

Hope all of this helps.

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3 Janis Desmond January 20, 2012 at 6:46 am

Beth,
Thanks much for getting back to me – if at any point you come up with a nice flour blend using the garbanzo flour do let me know. In the mean time I will try some of your other recipes – they all look so Tasty-Yummy! The apply cake looks delicious!
Again – great site!
Take care!
Janis

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4 Emma March 20, 2012 at 4:54 pm

Janis,

Here’s a fantastic pizza crust recipe using garbanzo bean flour.

http://nourishingflourishing.com/2011/03/socca-pizza-crust/

Beth, I don’t know if Janis will see this…maybe you could pass it along to her???

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5 Lexie @ Lexie's Kitchen January 31, 2012 at 11:12 pm

Beth, GREAT blog here! I will venture back for more of your whole food goodness!! xoLexie

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6 tastyyummies February 1, 2012 at 10:32 am

Lexie, wow – thank you so very much. That means a lot coming from you. I love your blog! Thanks for checking out TY!

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7 Jenn Gibson February 20, 2012 at 1:48 am

Ok, so please, please, please never stop blogging. What you eat and what you believe about food is EXACTLY how I believe!!! Your recipes are great and inspiring. Thanks for sharing!!!

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8 tastyyummies February 20, 2012 at 6:30 pm

Jenn, thank you so much. Your post made me giggle so hard this morning when I woke up to it. It makes me so happy to know that my recipes make other people as happy as they make me. Thank so much for reading, I appreciate it more than you’ll ever know.

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9 cindy Rickman January 29, 2014 at 10:55 pm

Wanted to know how much lem

on juice do i put in water?

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10 Alyssa (Down To Earth) February 21, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Buffalo, NY represent! :) I saw the Lexington Co-op bag and thought, “Wait, I have that, too!” :) Great blog, keep up the wonderful work.

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11 Corrie S. February 22, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Enjoying your blog and recipes. Would like to know what you did during your 30 day cleanse. Thanks for sharing…

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12 Linda S. March 17, 2012 at 12:38 am

I found you from Spunky Coconut. I’m seeing your picture and think–wow, that looks like you are in Bidwell Park—I was surprised to see, you are in Buffalo. I have been gluten, soy and dairy free for two years. I still feel like a newbie and so much to learn. I finally started baking, using all those flours i bought at the Lexington Co-Op. I baked lemon squares for my girlfriends–they were real good. I look forward to seeing and trying your recipes.
I’m so happy I found you:)

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13 CrystalJane March 20, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Hi Beth! I just found you through spunkycoconut.com and am so glad I did. :) I have recently changed to a gluten, casein, processed foods and sugar free lifestyle and can definitely use some inspiration! Each week on my blog I put up a new menu plan for my readers so am excited to feature some recipes from your blog! I find the hardest thing is to do your shopping when you aren’t aware of how to put healthy meals together, so hopefully my readers will find it easier now that I have given them a week of recipes and a shopping list! I cant wait to learn more about the amazing foods and alternatives that are out there – so many people don’t even know these foods exist! Thank you for helping me out on my journey, I’ll be sure to let you know how your recipes go! xx

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14 Gluten Free April 1, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Thank you Beth! Your Chai tea recipe is just what I was looking for this morning. My daughter was disappointed to find out that Tazo might contain gluten in the ambiguous “natural flavorings.” I went online to find a solution. She has been such a little trooper going gluten free, dairy free, potato free, soy free etc. that I hate to take away the joy of having a Chai tea every once in awhile. Great recipe! I too always felt the prepackaged concentrates were too sweet so this is a good alternative. (It takes a designer to solve the little problems and some of the big ones too.) I like that you are taking a conscious stand on food too. Quality food and water are in my opinion the two most important issues we face.
Thanks again!
Molly

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15 Narf7 April 15, 2012 at 12:10 am

Hi Beth,
I didn’t remember clicking “follow” on your blog and was just about to delete it from my email when I decided to check it out before I hit the “trash” button. I am REALLY glad that I did because your food is serious vegan heaven. My kind of food…delicious, hearty and wholesome and a really great resource to hunt out recipes. Cheers for chanelling through my sleep addled brain late one night and talking to my subconcious (I can only imagine I was half asleep when I clicked “follow” ;) ) as I would have been seriously missing out if I hadn’t checked your blog out. I love it when I find fundamentally awesome food blogs and will be sharing you around shamelessly with all of my friends. Don’t worry…we will be gentle…

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16 Marnie April 17, 2012 at 3:33 am

Please add me to your mailing list.

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17 Becky May 13, 2012 at 11:12 am

Hi Beth,
I found you when I was looking up chai recipes. I leave near
Buffalo. I was wondering where you find some of the spices you use in the recipe? Do you go to an Indian market somewhere, or do you find everything at Lexington? I’m not entirely familiar with the city, so any suggestions would be appreciated!!
Thanks,
Becky

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18 Elaine May 19, 2012 at 7:33 pm

Hi Beth
Your food looks so tasty I’m already doing my shopping list up!

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19 Alison May 25, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Beth,

When you say that you “cut out all processed and package foods” what does that mean? What do you consider processed and package foods? What does your grocery cart look like every week and where do you shop?

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20 tastyyummies May 30, 2012 at 10:51 am

Hi Alison! For me, my general rule for buying packaged foods is that they have to be 5 ingredients or less and I have to know what those ingredients are. So no strange name and chemicals that aren’t real foods. I occasionally break this rule to buy gluten-free rolls or bread if I am too busy to bake my own, but I try not to do it too often and when I do, I try to go with the best possible choice. I obviously cannot stick to that rule 100% all of the time, but I do my best. I really try to not consumed anything from a package unless it is a single ingredient on it’s own that happens to be packaged. Does that make sense? I really try not to buy anything processed (meaning a finished ready to eat food item that is made up of tons and tons of ingredients). So what that means is that I don’t buy processed cereals, snacks, prepared dishes to heat up, etc. If I want a salty snack food, I will buy a good quality organic (Non GMO) corn tortilla chip or something like that. If I am wanting cereal, I buy my own gluten-free oats and make homemade granola with good quality ingredients. If I buy veggie burgers, I go with the organic one that has 5 ingredients, that is just a few veggies, some rice and some seeds. In general, I just try to buy whole and fresh foods, everything organic whenever possible. So I pretty much buy TONS of veggies and fruit, etc. My cart is usually FILLED with a ton of produce and then dried and canned beans, organic whole grains like quinoa, brown rice, millet, etc. Every couple of trips I have to buy almond butter, coconut oil, olive oil and things like that. I try to get our loca grocery store, Wegmans, once a week or every other, I also find myself at our local CoOp quite often to get certain things that I know they carry that are local. Plus, I try to make sure to stop at the farmers market every weekend now that they are open again for the season. I get most of my produce there in the summer and that is also where we buy our eggs, directly from a farmer. I never buy meat at any of the stores since we get ours directly from another local farmer. We bought a half a pig last year and a quarter of a cow this past fall. Hope that helps clarify everything a little better. Please feel free to ask any other questions. Thanks so much for stopping by.

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21 Sharon @ Granola Meets Grits June 20, 2012 at 8:37 pm

Just stumbled upon your site today from a recipe someone pinned on Pinterest, and am excited to explore your dishes and ideas further… always excited to find someone writing health-conscious recipes with unprocessed foods! Was also happy to see that you had already answered this question about what you consider “processed” and what you fill your grocery cart with. Thank you for clarifying! Like Alison, I was curious too, and was glad to get an idea of your “guidelines” (for lack of a better word) and the foods that you focus on. Your answer was very helpful. Anyway, I’m glad to have found you and I look forward to poking around more! Thanks for putting fresh nutritious ideas out there for those of us who could use some inspiration!

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22 tastyyummies June 21, 2012 at 9:43 am

Sharon – thank you so much for your lovely comment. It makes me so happy to know that people are reading and getting inspired. That is one of the main reasons I started this blog, so people can see just how easy eating well can be! It doesn’t have to be complicated, untasty or unfun just to be good for you! Thanks for reading and I am off to check out your blog now, as well. Thanks again!

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23 Chrissy Mama June 13, 2012 at 7:57 pm

I had to say that you’re one of the first folks with…how can I put this? Food preferences? Food preferences based on health, ethics, etc. that I haven’t felt the need to roll my eyes at reading about and think of the excesses of your lifestyle as described so hilariously in ‘Portlandia’ (google it)

Nothing wrong with food preferences, for whatever reasons. You eat meat–when you choose to. Packaged goods eschewed? Makes sense, in large part–again, for both health reasons, supporting an environment with foods that have a smaller carbon footprint, etc. I am simply wary of folks who are ‘extreme’ and, again to pull out the Portlandia reference, are simply nutfucks about their lifestyle.

I don’t particularly aspire to emulate your choices (though I respect them) and were I to eschew packaged goods, meat and the like, it would be for reasons of personal health, supporting sustainable, local practices, etc. So good on you, Beth.

I’m fortunate to not have any food allergies, food sensitivities, or ethical issues about eating meat. I prefer to purchase from sustainable, local sources, but if I pop into a local national grocery store and grab a package of frozen sausage, I won’t feel overly guilty. I love chocolate so that screws over the local or macrobiotic approach to eating–and I love chocolate! Wheat? No problems there, digestive or otherwise. Alcohol? Beer, wine is all good; hard liquor holds little interest.

I can eat anything, I don’t feel guilty about eating anything, and while my wife eschews eating veal because they’re ‘baby cows kept unkindly in pens and slaughtered’, if she is eating factory-farmed chicken, how much difference is there?

In any case, there are always choices to be made, decisions between extremes and to those far ends to be made, and it’s all quite interesting. Thanks for coming across rather regular rather than some nut. I hope this comes across correctly.

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24 Renee June 22, 2012 at 11:36 am

Hi Beth, your site is great!! I love the recipes. They are not too complicated. I find it hard to find good recipes that are both gluten free and vegan. I got diagnosed with Celiac disease 2 years ago, I immediately went gluten free and never looked back. I realized then what an impact food has on our bodies so I too decided to do a 27 day cleanse and felt so incredible. Since then I follow a plant based diet and eat virtually no processed food or anything with a label. I crave fresh veggies as you and have never felt better. I have led over 150 people through a cleanse in as many as 8 different states. It has totally exploded because I believe people are fed up with the crap that is in our foods. I have seen some amazing results with these people, it has been rewarding and I believe I am headed down a very exciting path. I also took up yoga recently and am too obsessed. Kudos for all you do in helping people change their diets and showing them that it is not that difficult to do. I love cooking now!!

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25 Renee June 22, 2012 at 11:41 am

Beth as I read more posts from you I see some big similarities. I do the same, if I do eat something with a label I stay under 5 ingredients or less and I have to know what they are. When I travel I have to bring things out of convenience so I will bring hard boiled eggs (I don’t ever eat eggs at home). Gluten free granola bars, etc

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26 Michele June 24, 2012 at 10:54 pm

Hi! I just happened upon your blog when I googled “Wegmans chia seeds” to see if they sold them. Lol I saw your amazing list of recipes and shared them on my mommy site down here in Frederick, MD. After exploring a little more, I saw that you are in Buffalo! I’m from Cheektowaga! Thanks for all of the great recipes. My husband and I are changing the way we eat, and all of those tempting dishes make it sound pretty good! Thanks! :-D

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27 Ryan June 28, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Beth:

Your site is amazing! I’ve been recently realizing that I do have issues with gluten and have been looking for recipes to try, etc.

I had FIVE friends email your site today when I told them about my issues with gluten and I was looking for blogs/websites, etc. with recipes.

I checked your site out and I love it!

I’m definitely going to try these recipes out! And I’m going to do something similar in regard to cutting out gluten, sugar, etc. as you did.

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28 tastyyummies July 23, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Hey Ryan
wow your comment totally just made my day! Thank you so much and thank you to your friends, that’s so cool!
Please let me know how you make out and if you have any questions at all on your new eating journey :)
Beth

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29 Alexandra July 1, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Beth,

Two days ago I was told by a doctor that I should move to a gluten-free lifestyle. I went home and started doing some research and came across your blog! It completely changed my attitude about the change and left me excited and eager to try new recipes! Thanks so much for what you do and how encouraging and uplifting you are with each post.

Alexandra

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30 tastyyummies July 23, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Hi Alexandra – first off thanks for the comment and for your very nice words! Secondly, welcome to the club!! It really is better on this side and soon you will be surprised that you ever ate gluten at all. Please feel free to contact me with any questions at all that you may have, I would love to help however I can. Take care
Beth

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31 Lori July 18, 2012 at 8:36 am

Good for you Beth, I read the article in the News thus morning! I noticed in the picture of you that you were carrying a Lexington Food Bag! My Gluten Free product…Lori’s Oatie BisCOtti can be found there! I have been Gluten Free for Over 2 years now and love the difference I feel! Can’t wait to try your yummy recipes!! Lori

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32 tastyyummies July 19, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Thanks Lori, I will definitely have to keep a look out for your cookies! Thanks for stopping by.

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33 Paulette July 23, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Lori, the other day I tried one of your cookies. Delicious..

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34 Lori July 23, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Thanks so much for trying my Lori’s Oatie BiscOtti! Thrilled you liked it!

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35 Kim July 18, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Hi Beth,
Which 30 day cleanse did you do when you got started eating whole?
Thanks, Kim

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36 tastyyummies July 23, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Hi Kim thanks for the comment. Here is a little bit of info on the type of cleanses that I typically do. http://tasty-yummies.com/2011/09/28/lentil-soup-info-on-my-cleanse/ I try not to get too much into this type of stuff on here since I am not a nutritionist, health coach or have any medical or nutrition training, so I don’t want to lead anyone in any direction, or make any health claims since I have nothing to base my knowledge on except for my own experiences. I hope that helps offer some insight though. Thanks for stopping by.
Beth

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37 Paulette July 18, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Beth,mwhat 30 day cleanse worked for you? I’m gluten free as well. And now and trying to go vegan. It’s a slow process. I loved your article and am now following your blog.its good to see their are other people who have the same diet issues. Thanks

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38 tastyyummies July 23, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Hi Paulette, thanks so much for the comment and all of your nice words! I posted this above too, but just in case you miss it, here is a little bit of info on the type of cleanses that I typically do. http://tasty-yummies.com/2011/09/28/lentil-soup-info-on-my-cleanse/
I really try not to get too much into this type of stuff on here since I am not a nutritionist, health coach or have any medical or nutrition training, so I don’t want to lead anyone in any direction, or make any health claims since I have nothing to base my knowledge on except for my own experiences. I hope that helps offer some insight though. Thanks for stopping by and for following along, it is much appreciated.
Beth

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39 Paulette July 23, 2012 at 5:50 pm

Beth, this looks good, I’m sure I can follow this..what type of probiotics do you suggest?

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40 Stephanie August 6, 2012 at 7:38 pm

Hi there,

I have recently made the transition from a vegetarian to a vegan diet and I do not know what I would have done without ur amazing website !! Your incredible recipes have inspired me to cook things I would have never dreamed of ! I am attending my first vegan potluck this weekend and I was wondering if you could suggest a crowd-friendly, delicious, no fail recipe ( I want to make a good impression!!) Also I live in New Zealand so preferably one that is more “wintery”.

Thank you,

Devoted tasty yummies follower

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41 tastyyummies August 8, 2012 at 5:17 pm

Hi Stephanie – thanks so much for writing and for your kind words. I would say my recipe for the butternut squash and chickpea crockpot curry is one of my favorites and many people who I have made it for and have tried it loved it – http://tasty-yummies.com/2011/10/12/butternut-squash-chickpea-coconut-curry-crock-pot-recipe/
Another great one is my vegan sloppy joes (if you can find a good vegan roll there) http://tasty-yummies.com/2012/06/29/sloppy-joes-–-gluten-free-vegan/
Also maybe my sweet potato and black bean stew – http://tasty-yummies.com/2011/01/18/sweet-potato-and-black-bean-stew/
Hope those help – you can also just look by season up top, page through the winter recipes, there should be lots of great recipes in there to get you started. Good lick and thanks again for reading!
xo – Beth

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42 tastyyummies August 8, 2012 at 6:31 pm

Oh and here is one more – Chipotle Black Bean and Quinoa Crock Pot Stew. http://tasty-yummies.com/2012/03/07/chipotle-black-bean-and-quinoa-crock-pot-stew-vegan-gluten-free/

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43 Sharon August 7, 2012 at 9:37 am

Hey Beth, I “awarded” you a Versatile Blogger Award! To see what that means, visit this post on my blog: http://granolameetsgrits.com/2012/08/07/versatile-blogger-award/#

On the one hand I am thrilled to share your blog with my readers because I like it so much, but on the other hand I am sorry because I realize this is kind of like those silly chain letters I always threw away when I was younger. :) If you would rather not post about this on your blog, I will not be offended in the least. Just wanted to include you on my list of favorites, that is all!

Let me know if you have any questions I can answer, though I don’t know much about this thing myself. :) Have a good day!

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44 Portlander August 8, 2012 at 6:22 pm

The banana-date-almond butter smoothie looks delicious. I was craving something like this after having this kind of smoothie at Yoga Pearl in Portland, Oregon. Since you are gluten-free, you would really enjoy Portland – it is extremely gluten-free friendly. Everyone knows exactly where their food comes from here, too.

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45 Anatole' August 15, 2012 at 5:10 pm

Beth,
Namaste’ from San Diego-Oceanside CA! First off, I just want to say…YOU ROCK! My husband Ryan turned me on to your website and told me about all the yummy GF recipes you make. He said he has been following your blog for some time and I can totally see why! We went 100% GF about 3 years ago due to a thyroid issue I have and a doctor told me to cut out the gluten. I did and lost 20 lbs right away! No more Gluten Baby! (i looked prego all the time) Anyway, i am browsing your recipes and want to make them all. I dont know where to start. Everything looks sooooo YUMMY! I cook everyday, using our home delivery box of local organic fruits and veggies.(www.naturallytoyourdoor.com) I never know what im going to get in the box so its like Xmas when it arrives and my mind starts reeling about what i can make out of these awesome fresh ingredients. I have a VERY hard time trying to follow a recipe. I also (like you) cook to taste by adding a little of this, a little of that. I usually F it up it I am following the directions. So my hesitation is trying to follow the recipe and try to get it right. I’m just need to get past that and dive in and try it! I can always try it again if i dont follow the directions right.
Anyway, the purpose of my writing is to thank you for inspiring me with new ideas on our journey towards health and wellness!
Anatole’

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46 Carrie Kennedy August 21, 2012 at 9:36 pm

Hey Beth, I have been using recipes from your site for a while now…I just became Vegan in May and my kids are gluten free, so when searching for recipes your blog came up…I just thought I would say thanks for the great recipes!!! Anything I try turns out wonderful! When I came here to contact you I realized I live close by, in Niagara Falls! Thanks again for the great blog!

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47 Mary September 12, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Hi there!
Just finding your blog as I steer toward vegetarianism. I am also gluten free and diary free for health reasons at first, now because I know better. I am very interested to know what 30 day cleanse you followed. Please share if you can!
I will be back for recipes a lot! I am making Falafels this weekend for a friend’s party.
Thanks

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48 Jenna@LittleKitchenBigFlavors September 28, 2012 at 7:31 pm

I love finding other Buffalo bloggers!

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49 Lauren November 2, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Hi Beth! My name is Lauren. I’m a recent college grad and just scored a full-time job (YES!) Throughout my undergrad I was lucky enough to take yoga class that was a part of my class schedule. I also had various yoga classes that were available throughout the day, so when I was off I could just stop by. Now that I’m home and on a 7-5 schedule I find it hard to find a night yoga session that I enjoy. Do you recommend any at home videos that do the job? I do miss the guidance of an instructor, but I’ve been wanting to start an at-home routine anyway and eventually ditch the videos.

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50 tastyyummies November 2, 2012 at 6:04 pm

Hi Lauren, thanks for stopping by and congrats on the full-time job!! I have always practiced at my studio and since I started with an ashtanga practice, when I do practice on my own, I either follow the primary series from Ashtanga or I create my own yinyasa flow class ahead of time and follow that. But often when I travel and I want the atmosphere of a class, so I will use the website YogaGlo, which is REALLY really great. Real classes with wonderful experienced teachers and you get the same vibe of being in a class. New classes all the time, etc. My favorite teacher on there is Kathryn Budig, her vinyasa flow classes are great. Hope that helps a little.

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51 meghan December 7, 2012 at 5:41 pm

SO glad I found your blog through the gluten free goodies board on pinterest!!! I’m happy to be associated with you on there, and am happy that I found your blog:) We eat the same way, and we love every minute of it. Excited to get to know you better

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52 tastyyummies December 9, 2012 at 10:24 am

THanks so much Meghan, so glad you found me, too!! Thanks for taking time to comment, I hope you enjoy!

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53 Ingrid December 27, 2012 at 10:26 pm

Hi Beth!
I’ve been making your recipes for a while but I usually stick to the non-baked goods because I’ve never had a problem with gluten and usually just stick to regular flour when baking breads/pastries and whatnot. I still don’t have any issues with gluten but I’ve developed a curiosity about gluten-free baking and have been trying it out (with great success so far). I haven’t been very adventurous, however, I have been using a Bob’s Red Mill gluten free flour blend with the suggested amounts of xanthan gum and I noticed that in most of your recipes you use your own gluten free “flour” blends and usually no xanthan gum. I was just wondering if there are any health risks or anything associated with using xanthan gum. I have been cooking/ baking only vegan for the past 4 years so I have some experience with experimental food-making and fully intend to get more adventurous with gluten-free baking but for now I want to play it safe.
P.S. your recipes are the best! I recommend this website to all my gluten-free friends (and I have a bunch) =)

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54 Claire January 6, 2013 at 2:42 pm

Hi Beth,

I was looking for a beet chip recipe this morning and found your blog – I am already addicted!! I am preparing for a cleanse (reducing caffeine, finding recipes, etc.) and will start in just a few weeks when done with some work travel. Your story is so inspiring and I cannot wait to start trying your recipes.

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55 Debbie January 10, 2013 at 10:18 am

HI Beth,
Love this blog! I also feel great when I eat “clean”.
What was the 30 day cleanse you did?
So happy to be following you-Thanks.

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56 Judy January 27, 2013 at 5:09 pm

I have been looking at your site and it seems very interesting to me as I have endometriosis and have changed my eating habits tremendously. I have excluded wheat, dairy, sugar and caffeine and have been searching for recipes to try. I have been feeling so much better after changing my eating habits and it is amazing that the pain has gone away and I have so much more energy than before. The bloating feeling has gone away as well and I have lost 6 pounds so far in a month. I look forward to trying your recipes. I also plan to integrate yoga into my life as I have read that it helps wth endometriosis as well.

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57 Rachel March 14, 2013 at 10:33 am

Hi Beth! I love your title, Tasty Yummies!! :) I’ve got the gluten-free, strawberry- basil muffins in the oven now. So excited to try them! They smell delicious!
I’ve recently lowered my meat intake and been exposed to these amazing herbs that improve health drastically!! I’ve been a health conscious person for the past 15 years and your recipes caught my eye! I’m looking forward to trying the avocado pasta!!! thanks for all your information!

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58 tastyyummies March 15, 2013 at 2:43 pm

Thanks so much Rachel. I hope you enjoy the muffins. Thanks for all of your nice words. I am so happy to hear you have changed your diet and are feeling good!

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59 Kate Frederick March 19, 2013 at 3:01 pm

I just found your website/blog searching for gluten-free dog biscuit recipes. I am in love with the photos of Seri! What a sweetheart! I am a marine biologist turned dog walker, and on January 1st, I started my own dog-walking business. I make my own dog biscuits as treats for my furry clients, and just came across a canine client with a wheat allergy, which is why I was searching for gluten-free recipes. Check out my website (dogwalksofcanaan.com) or Facebook (www.facebook.com/dogwalksofcanaan), and you can see pictures of my rescue pup, Leah, who is truly the one who rescued me and pushed me towards my new career! I “liked” your Facebook, and plan on keeping updated on all new recipes and posts!

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60 Amanda March 24, 2013 at 6:49 pm

I absolutely love your blog, the recipes always look so healthy and delicious, always excited to try them! One small complaint (that is totally random) is there is a specific ad that frequently appears on the sidebar for baby feet peel. It is just a little nauseating to be drooling over a recipe and then happen to look over at pictures of feet with large amounts of skin peeling off them, lol. I don’t know how much control you have over what ads appear on your sidebar, is there anything to be done about that? Either way, thanks again for your wonderful posts, keep up the good work! :D

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61 tastyyummies March 24, 2013 at 7:01 pm

Amanda, thanks so much for the comment and all of your wonderful compliments. So I have to be honest, this is actually my own personal worst fear with having ads on my site. I really don’t want to do it, I would prefer not to, but keeping this blog costs me a lot, both in time and financially in materials (ingredients, etc). It was a hard decision for me to start having those placed ads appear, but I needed to do something to offset all of the time and money I invest into this project, so I could continue doing it as long as I would like to. Those ads literally produce less than a few dollars a day for me, but some months, it is enough to (slightly) offset one of the many insane grocery trips or some of the many many hours spent in the kitchen making or at the computer editing. I sadly don’t have control over those particular ads, they are placed and based on content of my blog and sites visitors frequent besides mine. I am always afraid something I don’t agree with or that directly contradicts what I work hard to promote will appear there, or worse peeling feet YUCK. But I have to take the bad with the good and realize that although they may not always be perfect, it is a nice way to allow me to do what I love as often as I can. I hope you understand and I sincerely appreciate you taking the time to comment. I will take some time to look into it this week to see if I can in fact get rid of select ads, at this time I don’t think so, but it is worth looking into. Thanks again and sorry for the gross tootsies! xoxo Beth

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62 Amanda March 24, 2013 at 7:50 pm

I completely understood the reasoning behind having ads on any blog, and have no qualms about that, especially if it helps support the blogs I love. I just wondered if the foot one was something in particular you sponsored or had control over. But since that is not the case I am sure I speak for all your readers that if having great content and helpful recipes comes at the price of seeing occasional peely feet than so be it ;) please don’t stress over it.

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63 tastyyummies March 25, 2013 at 12:02 am

Thanks for understanding. I know I sound like a crazy lady, I am just so conflicted over the ad stuff. ;) Thanks again!

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64 Renee April 21, 2013 at 8:57 am

So glad I found your website. My mother in law has claimed for years that my husband had celiac syndrome when he was a baby. All food ran right threw him when he was a baby and now He just avoids the foods that bother him. I have tried to get him to have the doctor test him to see if he actually has celiac syndrome, but he does not see the need.. I think he is allergic to milk too (which I have read can happen once the intestines are damaged). I have wanted to try to cook gluten free to see if it will help him, but have felt overwhelmed with finding substitutes in baking. Your recipes sound easy and not too health nutty for my husband. Thanks so much for the blog. Can’t wait to go gluten free and try your yummy recipes.. Thanks also for the flour blend recipe. Having that on hand will be a huge help in helping me covert many of my own recipes to gluten free.

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65 Sammy Campbell April 25, 2013 at 2:03 am

Hi Beth. sooo happy I stumbled across your site. I have suffered with bloating,gas, constipation for 10 years and I am only 28. I have just recently given up wheat but I think all gluten are effecting me. Please could you let me know what the 27 day clense is because O think I really need to do this then start a gluten free life….cant wait!!!!
Look forward to hearing from you.
Sammy, Bristol, U.K

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66 tastyyummies April 26, 2013 at 2:29 pm

Hi Sammy, I am so happy you stumbled on my site too ;) I am so sorry to hear that you have been dealing with so much the last 10 years. I felt like that too. I will share with you, what I just shared with another commenter here:
thanks for your kind words and thanks for stopping by. I know many of you have asked about the 30 day cleanse that kicked off my life change of going gluten-free and also the one that kickstarted me going processed food free, dairy-free, etc.
I am quite hesitant to share the details on that cleanse as it was created and configured exclusively for me by a specialist, based on my intolerances, weaknesses, etc. The very first cleanse that I did over 8 years ago also included a supplement powder to aid in the cleanse process. If you are looking for more info on how I cleanse these days, it is best to check out my post on my Spring Cleanse, that outlines what I have come up with for me these days. I have done this cleanse as little as 4 days and for as long as 28 days. Sometimes slowly adding back in different food groups as that time goes on (obviously not the ones that I will never eat, however, like gluten, etc).

Everyone is very different in what they have intolerances to and have issues with. The cleanse that I have created for myself is based on what I have found works for me, but this shouldn’t be used as medical advice or as the perfect plan for you. We are all different. I hope this helps. Please let me know if you have any additional questions.

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67 Caitlin April 26, 2013 at 12:41 pm

Hey Beth! Loving your site. Along with some of the other commenters, I’m also interested in the 30 day cleanse you mentioned. Was it just a general cut out gluten/dairy trial period before you fully committed? Thanks for any info!

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68 tastyyummies April 26, 2013 at 2:06 pm

Hi Caitlin, thanks for your kind words and thanks for stopping by. I know many of you have asked about the 30 day cleanse that kicked off my life change of going gluten-free and also the one that kickstarted me going processed food free, dairy-free, etc.
I am quite hesitant to share the details on that cleanse as it was created and configured exclusively for me by a specialist, based on my intolerances, weaknesses, etc. The very first cleanse that I did over 8 years ago also included a supplement powder to aid in the cleanse process. If you are looking for more info on how I cleanse these days, it is best to check out my post on my Spring Cleanse, that outlines what I have come up with for me these days. I have done this cleanse as little as 4 days and for as long as 28 days. Sometimes slowly adding back in different food groups as that time goes on (obviously not the ones that I will never eat, however, like gluten, etc).

Everyone is very different in what they have intolerances to and have issues with. The cleanse that I have created for myself is based on what I have found works for me, but this shouldn’t be used as medical advice or as the perfect plan for you. We are all different. I hope this helps. Please let me know if you have any additional questions.

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69 Larissa May 9, 2013 at 8:51 am

Beth-
I recently came along your blog by a girl from my work. I just got diagnosed with IBS so i’m still trying to adjust to cutting out all dairy in my diet. I talked to my doctor and he said it wouldn’t be a bad idea to cut out gluten either and maybe even try being Vegan. So coming across your blog made really happy:) Although being allergic to almost all nuts, I have to substitute nuts and find something different. It showed me that you can still have all the yummy foods/desserts out there while being healthy! I appreciate people like you that take the time so others can enjoy your story but also try new things and maybe make a new lifestyle. Thank you so so somuch!!! I will be back for more to try all of these yummy foods!

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70 Joanna May 13, 2013 at 7:14 am

So I made the grain free chocolate chip cookie bars and the meyer lemon bars for dessert for Mother’s day supper yesterday, and they were a huge hit! I had doubled the recipe for both bars with intentions to leave the leftovers with my brother-in-law as he is the one who is medically gluten intolerant. The whole evening my sister would keep saying “There’s no flour. These are so good. Are you sure there is no gluten? Where did you buy this from?”. Totally made my day that they couldn’t believe me so I emailed her your recipes! Thank you so much Beth!!

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71 tastyyummies May 13, 2013 at 9:11 am

Oh my gosh Joanna, this comment seriously just made my entire day! Thank you so much. It makes me so happy to hear this. I am so glad everyone enjoyed the desserts and couldn’t tell that they were gluten-free. I love that. Thank you again so much. xoxo

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72 gregg June 4, 2013 at 4:46 pm

Ok… HELP me become gluten free… where do I start and how…etc..etc.. I am married with two girls, 14 & 16… the eldest I believe would become a vegetarian if there was an oppurtunity for her to do that, but my wife is Italian and loves LOVES her pasta and SWEETS… especially the sweets… How can I get her off the sweets and to eat and thereby live a healthier lifestyle?
Any and ALL advise is appreciated.
Gregg

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73 Kathe Fisher June 6, 2013 at 7:53 am

Thank you for your blog. What an awesome resource. My husband has severe gastroparesis, and I’m struggling with recipies. He is gluton free, and I ‘m working through that. Your blog is a godsend. Thanks again!

Kathe

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74 Harinath June 9, 2013 at 3:13 am

Its awesome blog I like it. Thank you

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75 Toni June 26, 2013 at 8:47 am

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76 tastyyummies June 26, 2013 at 9:27 am

Hi there Toni, thanks for your interest!
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77 Shannon June 27, 2013 at 7:22 am

As a lactose & gluten free girl I adore your blog and you! You are fabulous :) One non-food-related question. What breed of dog is Seri? Such a sweetheart!

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78 tastyyummies June 27, 2013 at 1:24 pm

Hi Shannon! Thanks so much for your lovely comment and nice compliments ;) Seri is a miniature bull terrier. We absolutely ADORE her, if you cannot tell :)

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79 Sherri Lynn Gilstrap June 27, 2013 at 8:45 am

I’m going to try that warm water and lemon juice.. Sounds good for you.

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80 Gabrielle June 28, 2013 at 12:40 am

Hi there Beth! So great to see that these changes have definately changed your body and made you have more vitality! I drink lemon water every morning at work (I am drinking it now) and I have never looked back. The first drink I had was a bit weird but now I am so used to it, that I can start feeling the benefits! I have lost weight, my energy levels go up in the morning, my bloating has died down and my skin is alot better. I have IBS and I am allergic to wheat, so finding gluten free recipes sometimes can be tricky, so thankyou for your recipes. Also, I do yoga once a week and I can really feel the benefits. I do try my best to eat well and sustainably and it really does change your body! If you ever want to keep in touch, you can find me on Facebook :)

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81 MaggieP July 12, 2013 at 7:27 am

Hi there! Just found your blog while looking up “apple cider vinegar toner”. Do you have any tips on natural face moisturizer for oily/combination skin? I’d like to start going organic/natural on my face.

Thank you.

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82 JC July 16, 2013 at 2:48 pm

Hi Beth, I’ve been doing the lemon/water thing for about 2 weeks and I see the difference when I go to the bathroom, how long do I keep doing it?
I’ve looking for alternative medicine for blood pressure. I am on 2 different pills but want to use natural stuff. any suggestions? I would really appreciate it. thanks so much and keep doing the right thing.
JC

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83 Christina July 17, 2013 at 1:53 pm

Hi there! I’m loving this blog. I am new to the no dairy, no gluten life and don’t eat a lot of meat either. I struggle with easy meals that don’t require me to spend a ton of time in the kitchen. Any recommendations that aren’t overwhelming?

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84 tastyyummies July 18, 2013 at 10:47 am

Hi Christina, thanks for your comment. Well site is full of recipes like that, so you are in the right place. Check out the recipe page here – http://tasty-yummies.com/recipes/ for a full listing of recipes by category or do a quick search for something specific using the search feature in the side bar. Good luck with your new journey!

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85 ivy lipscomb July 24, 2013 at 10:44 am

Hi Beth i just want to let you know that i really like your website lots of interesting things on here. I have really found the lemon water regimine to be very beneficial and i have experienced all the benefits of drinking warm lemon water in the morning, i am losing a lot of inches although the scale does not say i have loss any weight, but i can truly truly see the difference in my clothes which i find very strange, but i haven’t gained any weight either so that makes me happy. LOL I am going to try some of your other receipes also, thanks for sharing all this good information. My spelling may be a little off. Have a great day. Ivy

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86 shelly July 25, 2013 at 11:48 am

I really like you,your blog,all the goodies look so yummy. And love those sleeve’s too. Keep the recipe coming.

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87 tastyyummies July 25, 2013 at 3:03 pm

Thanks so much Shelly. ;)

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88 umakant singh July 29, 2013 at 2:19 am

Hi Beth,

Thanks for sharing all these useful tips to loose weight. I do have query as I’m drinking regularly water (normal temperature)+lemon+honey+salt while working out in gym. I’ll be obliged if you kindly confirm whether am I doing the right thing. I’ve gone through your blog and found it really helpful.

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89 Daisy July 29, 2013 at 6:14 am

I saw recipes that called for almond flour and other nut products. As I am allergic to all nuts I’m wondering what I could use instead
Thank you

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90 tastyyummies July 30, 2013 at 4:01 pm

Daisy, almond flour can only be replaced by other nut or seed flours, grain based flours will not work. They do not behave the same way in these recipes. You could try sunflower seed flour, that you can easily make yourself.

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91 Nikki July 30, 2013 at 8:08 am

I just stumbled onto your blog from a search about lemon juice info, and I wanted to say I love it! You have some awesome recipes, I love the blog layout, and the pictures of food are beyond appetizing! Great work, and I look forward to reading more posts!
-N

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92 kerrylynn August 9, 2013 at 6:37 am

Beth,
I was just thinking to myself, how does she do this every single day? I get down on myself for not eating weel and not being conscious about what I buy, so for a little over a year I have been reading, researching and staying on track. Do you fall off track ever? It doesnt seem so, I just feel sometimes when out with others or when at a party, I “cheat” and feel guilt. I wondered do you try to be around like minded people to avoid this?? Its hard in buffalo, ny when alot of people arent as conscious and stores are a threat to health too. I try and sometimes financially its hard too. I really need more time to work on my skills. Working and not having enough energy to focus all the time on my yoga and workouts tend to make me anxious. I need to push for more. I know I know what to do, but do I always do it? no and the feelings I get about myself are not pleasant. Any suggestions for daily monotonies and life in general? I sound desparate, but I feel like I am working towards my goal of feeling satisfied, content and proud of every choice I make. I have been vegetarian for a while, but I find it hard not to eat bread and cheese. Youre the lady I need to hang with!

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93 Shauna August 9, 2013 at 7:54 am

Hi Beth,
I am extremely interested in this lifestyle and have been wanting to convert. Your site is awesome! Can you tell me about the 30 day cleanse you started with? Thanks a bunch :)

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94 tastyyummies August 14, 2013 at 9:34 am

Hi Shauna, thanks so much for the comment! I posted this above too, but just in case you missed it. Regarding the initial 30 day cleanse that kicked off my life change of going gluten-free I am quite hesitant to share the details on that cleanse as it was created and configured exclusively for me by a specialist, based on my intolerances, weaknesses, etc. The very first cleanse that I did over 8 years ago also included a supplement powder to aid in the cleanse process.

If you are looking for more info on how I cleanse these days, similar to the cleanse that kicked off me eating processed free and eventually losing weight, etc, it is best to check out my post on my Spring Cleanse, that outlines what I have come up with for me these days. I have done this cleanse as little as 4 days and for as long as 28 days. Sometimes slowly adding back in different food groups as that time goes on (obviously not the ones that I will never eat, however, like gluten, etc).

Everyone is very different in what they have intolerances to and have issues with. The cleanse that I have created for myself is based on what I have found works for me, but this shouldn’t be used as medical advice or as the perfect plan for you. We are all different. I hope this helps. Please let me know if you have any additional questions.

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95 Donna August 17, 2013 at 6:30 pm

Beth,
I just stumbled fell onto your site upon looking for a gluten-free lentil burger recipe. I’ve been struggling with being gluten-free for one week now in an attempt to regain good health (stomach issues, headaches, inflammation. A vegetarian since 1990, I thought I had a relatively healthy diet, except for my affection for sweets. This transition has not been easy; I’m feeling deprived, constantly hungry and bored with the foods I can eat. I did lose two pounds the first week, though.

So, you can imagine how happy I am to have found your website! You are so very knowledgeable and have provided some wonderful-sounding recipes that I can’t wait to try. You are wonderful to share this with everyone.

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96 Chris August 19, 2013 at 8:04 am

Big fan, ty :)

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97 Javed Asrar September 26, 2013 at 12:12 am

Hi beth,

nice blog,

Javed (India)

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98 VERA September 28, 2013 at 5:15 pm

I AM SO EXCITED TO HAVE FOUND YOUR BLOG! RIGHT NOW MY HUSBAND IS BATTLING CANCER AND THERE SEEMS TO BE SO MUCH DIET HELP HERE! THANK YOU!

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99 Angelia October 4, 2013 at 11:02 am

Hi Beth,

I’m Ange….I was wondering for your morning intake of lemon and warm water, how much water do you have with the lemon? I didn’t see that in my reading…

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100 Ashley October 6, 2013 at 4:51 am

I’m so glad I stumbled upon your site. Your recipes look delicious and we have very similar philosophies! ;)

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101 tastyyummies October 8, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Hi Ashley! Welcome. I cannot wait to check out your site! Thanks for your lovely words! xo

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102 Andrea @ Vibrant Wellness Journal November 4, 2013 at 2:39 pm

How have I not yet come across your site before. I love it, and look forward to spending more time here :) aloha from Oahu, Andrea

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103 Christie November 26, 2013 at 1:01 pm

I just found your site because of a friend.
Thank you! I cook in similar fashion…. by taste.
My daughter trys to follow me around and write down recipes as we work on creating together. :)

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104 Karen November 30, 2013 at 4:20 am

Hi Beth,
I stumbled across your blog and am loving it – I just make ACV toner and am excited about using it. I do have 1 question – does it need to stay refrigerated? Thank you and I look forward to learning more from your blog!

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105 tastyyummies December 2, 2013 at 8:34 am

Hi Karen, I don’t keep mine refrigerated. Thanks for taking time to comment ;)

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106 Savvas December 2, 2013 at 8:17 am

Hi Beth,
I’m glad I found your site as I was searching for a detox soup to make tonight.
Looking forward in putting your recipes in action.
Thanks

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107 Colleen December 4, 2013 at 7:54 am

Hi Beth,
Can’t wait to try your soft pretzel recipe…photos are amazing! Would you please recommend a good stand mixer…I only have a handheld.
All the best

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108 Kirstie December 10, 2013 at 4:48 am

Hi Beth
Just wanted to say how brilliant your site is, I am cooking for friends at Christmas some of whom are either gf, dairy free or nut free. There’s plenty of recipes I can use on here! I have a question to ask…I have 1.5kg of black forest fruits which have been marinated in red wine (a by-product of a liqueur I’m making)…have you got any recipe suggestions which I could use the fruit in please? Best wishes
Kirstie

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109 karen January 3, 2014 at 7:30 pm

just found your site through a shared receipt on Facebook. I look forward to trying some of the tasty yummies! I did notice the “conscientious omnivore”. As a vegan, I would like to suggest that yes, they are treated well and are fed/raised the way they should be, however the fact remains they are killed for our consumption. Regardless of how they live their lives, be aware they experience fear and panic prior to slaughter. Not sure this should fall in the conscientious category.

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110 Wendy Purcell January 12, 2014 at 3:51 am

I do not currently own a juicer but would really like to start juicing at home. What type of juicer do you recommend?

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111 Kris January 28, 2014 at 9:54 pm

With how much time I spend online searching through GF and vegan/vegetarian recipes, I have no idea why it’s taken me so long to find your site. The bizarre vacuum that is Google. I’m not entirely GF anymore, but was for years and still try to eat mostly GF, and I love your whole site. Would you mind if I link to some of your recipes on my site? (With full credit given, of course.)

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112 Konoups January 29, 2014 at 4:28 am

Hi Beth,

I’ve been following your site for quite a few years and i really love the recipes you dish out.
I also love your take on life, it is very inspiring.
I’m an Australian/Greek who has migrated to the UK 15 years ago. I’m not 100% gluten free, although alot of my recipes are gluten free on my blog, as my IBS subsided after i had my first and only child. I also lean towards vegetarianism…. although will eat meat on some occasions. My recipes are also all diary free.
I love the fact you use local produce and that you love experimenting in cooking.
I look forward to seeing more of you ‘experimentation’s'!

Just thought i’d let you know….

Konoups @ thefussiesteater.com

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113 Lucy February 12, 2014 at 9:29 pm

Love it! Thank you! :)

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114 tastyyummies February 25, 2014 at 10:09 am

Thanks so much Lucy!

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115 Sarah Lewis February 19, 2014 at 6:03 am

You’re beautiful! Thank you for providing a tasty resource!! I look forward to reading more!

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116 tastyyummies February 25, 2014 at 10:08 am

Thanks so much Sarah, what a lovely compliment ;) Thanks for reading xo

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117 Shital Patel February 27, 2014 at 1:09 am

Dear Beth –
I usually don’t comment much on most site I frequent, but I wanted to let you know how much richer you have made my life and that of my family… I have been gluten free, dairy free, sugar free since 2008 and when I first started, I thought I was banished to a life of misery. When i found your website a few years ago, I started to try out a few of the recipes and sound more and more that everything I made was fabulous. I now have the courage to try my own recipes as well. I am so thankful that I stumbled across your website. Thank you for being such an inspiration <3

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118 tastyyummies February 27, 2014 at 1:37 pm

Shital, thank you kindly for such an amazing comment. This is the kind of stuff that makes all of the hard work of running a website like this, totally and 100% worth it. Thank you so much for reading and for taking the time to say “hi”. You are the inspiration, Shital, it is people like you that give me the energy and push to want to continue creating yumminess to share! xoxo Be well.

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119 Susie Puleri March 2, 2014 at 9:47 am

Excited to have found your blog! :)

My husband & I met in Newport Beach in 1983. He’s originally from CT – was working there right after college. I traveled there on vacation from Columbus, OH. We met in a bar on PCH. He moved to CBus to be with me. 31 years & 4 children later…one of our daughters moved to Huntington Beach with her bo of 7 years last July. Hubby & I hope to move there someday – or at least spend lots more time there in our later years…

Enjoy your spirit.

Love your blog. :)

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120 Irene Ferri March 12, 2014 at 3:26 pm

Hola Beth,
This is a quite desesperated message to you. I have been eating clean, excercising and trying to avoid dairy and gluten, but every day I am feeling so much worse.
For the last 2 months I have been feeling bloated, every day I am more and more bloated, and even gassy (sorry to say it, but its true). I wake up feeling hungryless, so tired even tho I do sleep 7-8 h every night but, among all of that, I have put on nearly 8 lb in the last 2 months..
I am so sad, desesperate and so confussed bc I have been to the doctors and nothings works out for me. I live in Colombia, and they dont really know about gluten free or paleo diets or eating clean, so the answers I got were: ” you should eat bread, cereals and milk”..
I really dont know why If I am eating well and exercising (cardio andlifting) I am feeling so tired, so bloated and putting on so much weight)
THank you so much,
Irene f

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121 Mary Frey March 12, 2014 at 5:11 pm

Just came across an old newspaper article about you from 2012 in Buffalo and checked out your blog. Must have saved it for a snowy day (haha)

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122 Paul Crown March 18, 2014 at 10:49 am

Cool tattoos! How do i subscribe to your blog?

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123 Kathleen March 30, 2014 at 12:35 pm

Hi Beth!
Thanks for sharing your experiences and wisdom. I am also a Buffalo native…lived there for 17 years before relocating to the Washington, DC area. I find that, despite my best efforts, I still have a craving for high fat comfort foods (ie, chicken wings, pizza, blue cheese, subs) and foods that I enjoyed during the long cold Buffalo winters. I am planning to complete your 7-day Spring Cleanse as our DC winter is just about to break. Do you have any tips for resisting the urge to succumb to my Buffalo cravings? Thanks!

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124 gk April 16, 2014 at 11:38 pm

Your blog is awesome….and my God…you are sooooooooo beautiful, Beth!!!!!!!!!! You look like some exotic beauty….and not just beauty..you look so sharp and intelligent…. I am a straight girl…….but still..I couldn’t resist commenting here like this…
xoxo..

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125 Kirstie April 22, 2014 at 9:27 pm

I am trying to make the coconut whipped cream using your recipe! I am very excited, but I’m having trouble finding the Natural value organic coconut milk, do you know which grocery store you usually find it at? Thank you for your time!

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126 Renee Red May 5, 2014 at 7:02 am

Hi Beth. I’ve stumbled upon your blog off of pinterest. I’m excited to dive in and see what you’d philosophy is all about. In the meantime, have you heard of or studied anything on Ayurveda?
Thanks
Renee

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127 tastyyummies May 5, 2014 at 1:25 pm

Hi Renee, welcome!

So glad you found your way here! I have heard of Ayurveda yes and have studied it, just very briefly and I find it to be quite fascinating and very helpful. My problem, as with most things in my life, I just don’t seem to have the time to fully devote to really studying it at great length. Maybe someday. Thanks for the comment and I am so happy you made your way here. I hope you like the site ;) xo

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128 Clem May 8, 2014 at 1:45 pm

Hi,
As many people I’ve seen one of your recipe on pinterest and as I’m curious I came here…and I don’t regret it! Your blog is amazing!
I’m a french chef in France (yes you are now known in France!and please forgive me if I’m not too good at writing in English,it has been a long time I didn’t practice),and I just love some of your recipes,be sure I’ll try some like your own nutella (I’m a chocolate addict…)
Since a few weeks I’m really into the “DIY” thing,I start by making my own hair mask,body scrub and things like that…
I was wondering something,why did you start your gluten free diet?was that for medical reason or just personal conviction?

Hope you will keep updating your blog!

Clem

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129 Mrs connolly May 20, 2014 at 11:06 am

Hi Beth, loving your site, I’m a mother of 3 and would love to know what your opinion on the best “internal cleanser” is?, foodstuffs that are a tonic and aid the general system.. I drink lemon juice daily with sugar, maybe too much sugar but am interested in foods that cleanse the body..

Best regards… Tracey..

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130 tastyyummies June 4, 2014 at 7:54 am

Hi Mrs connolly, thanks for the comment, so glad you are enjoying my site. I appreciate hearing that! Sorry I don’t really have an opinion to offer as I don’t have much experience with “internal cleansers”.

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131 Zing June 6, 2014 at 8:16 pm

Hi there! I’m loving this blog. I am new to the no dairy, no gluten life and don’t eat a lot of meat either… Thanks for your sharing

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132 cindy walker June 25, 2014 at 11:10 am

Hi Beth
Totally love your recipes do you have a book of them I can purchase?

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133 tastyyummies June 25, 2014 at 1:12 pm

No yet ;) Maybe someday! Thanks for asking.

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134 Patricia July 14, 2014 at 6:05 pm

Hi Beth,

I have been meaning to write you for sometime but, I have been so busy this summer. I found you in the early part of spring this year at work through one of the Blog’s I subscribe to. I have to say I feel I haven’t made a poor choice in subscribing to your site! I love so much about your recipes, and the products you share. :) Th ironic thing is that I moved to Buffalo NY about 11 years ago from Los Angeles Area. Upon reading how you are from Buffalo NY and now reside in Southern CA makes me feel like we have a few things in common. I also absolutely love your tattoos! I am a trying to complete a sleeve on my arm at this time. Do you know any great Tattoo Artists you can recommend here in Buffalo? I have gone to one in Depew NY but I already had to wait 9 months to get in. As for your recipes, I have already tried numerous ones and it makes me thrilled to have found you site that I am also finding healthy, vegan, options that defines me as well. I referred my friends in LA to your Yoga and Potluck Sessions. My hope is that one day when I visit So Cal, I will be able to take part in one!! :) As I would love to meet you! Until then, I am going to enjoy all your informational and healthy recipes!! thank you for sharing them!! You make me look forward to the recipes you share so I can also create them for my family!! Thank you Beth for all your hard work and great information!! Kind Regards, Patricia

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135 Kathy July 21, 2014 at 6:19 pm

Beth, you are awesome. I am so happy you stuck to your principles. Thank you for your generous spirit and beautiful blog. All the best!

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136 Samantha July 24, 2014 at 7:14 am

Hi Beth. I too am going down the path of changing my entire diet. I am really into juicing but I have 3 boys & a hubby that I need to feed healthy meals. I found you through your ice cream recipe the boys loved it and I enjoyed it too! Looking forward to learning more from your blogs… Thank you.

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137 Mark Summa August 26, 2014 at 11:31 am

I found your blog via Bestwinesonline.com and was curious about your gluten-free pursuit for the past nine years. I, too, am gluten free since last Nov. and have been pursuing the best gluten free products. Do you have any suggestions as far as what products you’ve tried which are very close to the gluten wheat taste? I’ve only found one flour that is very close to regular wheat flour but have been quite disappointed with everything else.
Thanks for your suggestions,
Mark

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138 Mark September 8, 2014 at 9:52 pm

Beth,
You are a beautiful lady with some amazing recipes here. Thank you for sharing, love your outlook and story. Be well. :^)
Mark

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139 Reema October 6, 2014 at 7:23 am

Your nut butter recipes in Tutorial Tuesdays look fantastic. The level of detail and the way your website looks are impressive! I can’t wait to try them out!

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