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Consumer Review: Healthy Surprise Subscription Box


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I was given the opportunity to review Healthy Surprise, a monthly subscription box service that delivers healthy snacks.

Okay, Merry, there’s a ton of ‘healthy snack’-type subscription boxes out there…what makes Healthy Surprise different? Continue reading

Consumer Review: MyOatmeal.com – Island Escape


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Island Escape before meeting up with hot water and a microwave…Yum!!!

I had the chance to review MyOatmeal.com, a site that offers custom oatmeal. In my two previous reviews, I reviewed the first two flavors I made, Napa Valley Joyride and Ginger Cashew Nog), and in this post I will review the final flavor I made, Island Escape.  Continue reading

Consumer Review: MyOatmeal.com – Ginger Cashew Nog


myoatmeal.com, healthy oatmeal, oatmeal recipe, oatmeal, my oatmeal, custom oatmealI had the chance to review MyOatmeal.com, a site that offers custom oatmeal. In a previous post, I review the first flavor I made, Napa Valley Joyride (Note to the people at MyOatmeal, if you want to take that blend and offer it using that name, I totally won’t mind. I was rather proud of it, haha), and in this post I will review the next flavor, Ginger Cashew Nog.  Continue reading

Consumer Review: MyOatmeal.com – Napa Valley Joyride


myoatmeal.com, healthy, oatmeal, recipes, my oatmeal, custom oatmealI had the chance to review MyOatmeal.com, a site that offers custom oatmeal.

Customized oatmeal, folks. This isn’t your mama’s Quaker Strawberries n’ Cream instant oatmeal. This is healthy oatmeal for grown-ups. Well, it’s for kids too. But try going to your local store and buying instant oatmeal with currants, golden raisins, and Turkish apricots. It just isn’t going to happen. Continue reading

Gluten-Free Breakfast Cereal


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I made a really delicious hot gluten-free breakfast cereal the other morning…
I know, I know, I’m not the first person to come up with a hot breakfast cereal. But it’s gluten-free…and it’s oatmeal…and it’s healthy. Continue reading

Consumer Review: P.F. Chang’s Marlton NJ


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They Took My Gallbladder (and all I got was this lousy Celiac Disease)…


I detailed last year how I had to have my gallbladder removed. That operation was supposed to be the beginning of the end of my abdominal pain, my digestive issues…and it was only the beginning.

I wish I could sit here and say that I am relieved to have a diagnosis, that now I am okay, now that I know what was truly the matter.

Readers, I am not okay. Right now, I am not okay. I am reeling. I am overwhelmed at just how many foods have gluten in them. I am beyond sad that while many gluten-free substitutes exist, I will not be able to have my stepmother’s cream-chipped beef ever again. I can’t have a bowl of Cream of Wheat on a cold winter morning. All of this in itself is a lot to deal with, and I fluctuate between ‘somewhat okay’ and what seems to be ‘grief’. I could deal with all of that on its own. The most prevalent emotion at the surface is seething, boiling anger. Continue reading