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Dana Solof Patient Expert

California
I am a gluten-free environmentalist, runner and nutrition junkie. The best parts of my day are my toddler son, strolling the aisles of food coops and trail running. I have a blog and an online retail food company called Dana's Healthy Home that specializes in gluten free and vegan natural... Full Bio
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Minimalist Banana… a simple smoothie by Dana Solof Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegan Some time this week my son stopped eating bananas.  It has happened before.  Luckily the past boycotts haven’t lasted more than a week or two.  However, in the shor ... Read on »
Pumpkin Pie Pudding by Dana Solof Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegan This is my favorite weather:  crisp, cold, and sunny.  The autumn light is dancing off the brightly colored leaves and much to my son’s delight, there are large ora ... Read on »
Grain-Free Coconut Cookies by Dana Solof Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegan I don’t do well with grains.  In fact, because of their effect on my digestion, I pretty much avoid them entirely… (except for my long-standing vice:  tortilla chip ... Read on »
Sunflower Butter! by Dana Solof Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegan I love sunflower seed butter, aka sunbutter.  These tiny seeds are the most concentrated source of our body’s primary fat-soluble antioxidant: vitamin E .  Vitamin E is ... Read on »
Cook Your Kale, Save Your Thyroid by Dana Solof Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegan Some people are absolutely CRAZY about kale.  Yeah, I get it… it’s good for you, but eating it alone will not fortify you against all disease and bestow superhuman ... Read on »
More Green Smoothies… by Dana Solof Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegan Samantha at Color Wheel Meals is putting together an ebook full of fun and healthy recipe ideas for kids.  I finally was able to send my recipe submissions to her r ... Read on »
Natural Skincare Give-Away by Blissoma by Dana Solof Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegan The Natural Mommie blog is giving away a set of Blissoma skincare worth $75.   Blissoma is a cruelty-free, vegetarian natural skincare company.  A few of their products a ... Read on »
Searching for a Life NonToxic: EWG’s 2011 Sunscreen Guide by Dana Solof Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegan  The 2011 Sunscreen guide arrived in my inbox this morning thanks to one of my favorite organizations, the Environmental Working Group.  If you are at all interested in k ... Read on »
Earth Day Inspired Home Detox by Dana Solof Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegan The sun was shining brightly today in Portland.  It was definitely the nicest day in a long time and actually really felt like Spring.  Unfortunately, that meant al ... Read on »
Visions of Minimalism & Green Pizza by Dana Solof Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegan Last night Dave Yudkin, owner of Hot Lips Pizza, came to talk to my Sustainability class about his adventures and trials in implementing the Natural Step  to make his r ... Read on »
Baby Smoothie Bliss by Dana Solof Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegan I got the idea for “baby shakes” from Natalia Rose’s website .  She has a wonderful community forum that I joined a few years ago.  Now that my baby is a toddler (he tu ... Read on »
Natalie Portman & I by Dana Solof Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegan I’ve been struck by how much press has been devoted to Natalie Portman’s decision to give up being vegan during pregnancy. I guess the media loves a good story, but the ... Read on »
Gluten-Free Chunky Granola by Dana Solof Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegan Let me just start by saying that I LOVE granola.  And in case you’ve been wondering about the name for my blog, it’s a reference to an old nickname of mine growing up.   On ... Read on »
Brown Rice Almond Crispies- Gluten Free Treats by Dana Solof Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegan I got home earlier than usual after my acupuncture appointment today I decided to make my husband something for dessert.  He is omitting gluten for two-weeks after years of ... Read on »
Best & Worst Sunscreens: Toxic Offenders by Dana Solof Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegan I really never used to wear sunscreen.  I told everyone that I drank enough carrot juice to protect my skin!  And then one day something clicked… I think it was turning 27 ... Read on »
Pumpkin Seeds for Strength by Dana Solof Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegan Last night I made Pumpkin Seed butter.  I needed an iron boost… (this will be a whole other post) and pumpkin seeds are an excellent source of iron!  So you may be asking y ... Read on »
Summer Means Trails! by Dana Solof Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegan Well, I guess the nice thing about the Pacific Northwest is that you can run on trails all year long in the lower elevations.  That was what I loved about coming to Washing ... Read on »
Finding Partners in Health by Dana Solof Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegan Selling the bakery has really been an impetus for me to address some underlying health issues that I have been let sliding for some time.  Yesterday I had an appointment wi ... Read on »
Lärabars & My Sanity by Dana Solof Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegan It’s Monday and I have a headache.  OK, maybe it’s not really a headache… maybe it’s just that I have an endorphine hangover from the excitement and stress of last week’s e ... Read on »
For the Love of Chocolate by Dana Solof Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegan Dark chocolate is my favorite dessert.  Often I have a double whammy of my homemade cocoa with a few squares of premium chocolate.  The irony is that I never liked chocolate ... Read on »