Category Archives: Special Diets

Nourished in Disney – Planning Meals 180 Days in Advance

As if my life didn’t revolve around food enough as it is, I am currently 181 days out from a Disney vacation. For those of you not quite as obsessed with all things Walt, that countdown means that beginning tomorrow, … Continue reading

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The Maker’s Diet Phase Three – Approved Foods

And so concludes our foray into strict eating – what comes in Phase Three of the Maker’s Diet is what we’ll be sticking with indefinitely. This morning marked the beginning of this, and my husband toasted the sunrise with chocolate … Continue reading

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Creating a Wonderland in His Image

This morning I made homemade mayonnaise. After one failed batch, and the loss of half a bottle of olive oil, I can now say that I’ve come up with a decent recipe that tastes like store-bought (because in this instance, … Continue reading

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Maker’s Diet Phase Two – Approved Foods

Put Augustus Gloop on a diet and you have one short-tempered child. That is what all four of us experienced this past week while on Phase One, so you can imagine our joy at deciding to move on to Phase … Continue reading

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Life Without Carbs – Not For the Faint of Heart (or Willpower)

The first week of Phase One on the Maker’s Diet is coming to a close, and I immediately picture us walking through the dessert with an Oasis in sight. Dramatic? Perhaps you wouldn’t think so if you had taken every … Continue reading

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Maker’s Diet Phase One – Approved Foods

The final day before the diet, and I felt like Augustus Gloop. Here I was, being given my “last supper” so to speak, right at Halloween. The candy didn’t just tempt me, it had me. Remember the scene in Willy … Continue reading

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The Maker’s Diet – Making a Believer Out of Me

I used to wonder how my 99-year-old Great-Grandmother could eat only the “white meat” of steak (aka the fat), every single day, with biscuits and sausage gravy rinsed down with glasses of whole milk, and still maintain a very slim … Continue reading

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Eating Organic in Disney World

The availability of organic food seems to be more accessible, and  generally more affordable, than ever before. Combine that with the fact that tidal waves of information keep sweeping in about the FDA and the truth about products we once … Continue reading

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A Gluten Free Bridal Shower

I’m the first to admit that I can be a picky eater. It’s not that I don’t like certain types of foods, but at one point or another in my dietary history, foods haven’t liked me…or at least that’s what … Continue reading

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Chef TJ – a Renowed Disney Chef with a Cult-Like Following

I have a hard time remembering the names of chefs in my hometown of Nashville, much less one located in a completely different state. I’m not proud of this; in fact I hope to be on a first name basis … Continue reading

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