Monthly Archives: October 2012

Gluten-free Monday: A Trip to South America

A bit ago, I stumbled across a fun substitute for bread.  Colombia has a corn bread culture that includes a very simple water and corn flour treat called the Arepa. Ingredients 1 cup corn flour 1 cup water 1 Tablespoon … Continue reading

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Heartlander of the Week: Stand Up For Your People

This week’s Heartlander is Russell Means.  Not without controversy, a dedicated activist for the rights of Native Americans. He life encompassed probably one of the worst–if not the worst–points in the known history of the native people of North America.  … Continue reading

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Gluten-free Monday: There Is Always an Alternative

If you simply cannot do without a favorite wheat-bearing food, then don’t give it up.  There is always some way to have your gluten-free cake and eat it, too. Speaking of cake, there are traditional cake recipes that call for … Continue reading

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Heartlander of the Week: Finally Home

Oh, this is a tough one.  To Ted Hungary, who died a few weeks ago.  May heaven bless your soul, and may you be at peace.

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The Mountains are Lovely

In which I opine on my new home . . . So, I’ve been in Denver almost four months.  At the two month mark, inspired by tragic events, I opined not so much on the locality, but on broader cultural … Continue reading

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Workplace Wednesday: All Those Years of Ballet, My Posture Is Fine

So, while not currently engaged in 9 to 5 at the office work, I was reminded today of one of my leading workplace pet peeves:  The Loud-Mouthed Early Arriver. The Loud-Mouthed Early Arriver is the wonderful coworker whose primary contribution … Continue reading

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Gluten-free Monday: Grits!

Perhaps like many Americans, you grew up with hot cereal that, due to gluten intolerance, you can no longer eat.  I have the perfect solution for you—grits!!! If as a Northerner, you have only heard of grits, never fear.  They … Continue reading

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