Two weeks ago, I was sitting in an urgent care facility with a doctor feeling my neck. I had what felt like a swollen lymph node -- something not terribly uncommon for me throughout my life -- and wanted to make sure I wasn't dying. The doctor said he didn't feel anything significant and, for the mo ... More >>
Parents say their kids have something called Pandas, and it's not cute or cuddly.
I'll never forget watching the Heisman Trophy announcement the year Robert Griffin III (RGIII) won. While my Baylor friends and I watched our quarterback on TV, hoping he would be awarded with the trophy, we were enjoying a spread of snacks, including two types of cookies. One was the peanut butter ... More >>
Picking up a dozen donuts for some houseguests, the office crew, or, um, just yourself on that lonely weekend night seems initially like a simple favor and easy act of generosity...that is, until you're standing at the counter of Dunkin' Donuts and find yourself completely flummoxed as to which and ... More >>
Frozen yogurt is known for being a lighter and healthier option in comparison to ice cream and custard, but TCBY has made one of its yogurt offerings much healthier by substituting Silk Almond Milk for regular milk. TCBY has created Chocolate Almond frozen yogurt that uses the Silk brand of almond ... More >>
On August 2, the Food and Drug Administration finally decided to define the term "gluten free." Up until then, manufacturers had been able to slap the label on anything that they felt was gluten free enough. How much gluten to include in gluten free products was completely up to the discretion of th ... More >>
I found myself a bit stumped last week when trying to decide which nut butter -- peanut, almond or cashew -- to choose as the spread for my Monster PBJ sandwich. The food truck offers all three, as well as gluten-free bread and other options for the truly discerning sandwich diner. I've been attempt ... More >>
So you've made it through the piles of stuffing and gravy at Thanksgiving, the heaping plates of fried latkes and donuts at Hanukkah, and the 18 trays of Christmas cookies your aunt made. Now, you have to fit into that now super-tight fitting outfit on New Year's Eve. Shit. Well, dont worry -- we'r ... More >>
I haven't had the best of luck with gluten-free beer. In my experience, gluten-free beer is a lot like most "meat substitute" type products; the more they try to be the real thing, the more they fall short. Beer and burgers, for example, have a lot in common. Though there are wide stylistic differen ... More >>
Last Christmas, my mom purchased the Eat Smart Nutrition Pro Scale for me to use while I cook. I have type 1 diabetes and need to know how many carbohydrates and grams of fiber are in each item of food I eat. So, when I'm cooking, especially with foods that don't have a nutrition label on the back o ... More >>
Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating...Our Words, where we're lobbying for Texas to move to a mimosa-based economy. Basically, 50 mimosas would be worth a dollar. Somebody better lock down this public transportation thing and soon. We started the week off right with a look at Oxheart, ... More >>
I have a friend who, for whatever reason, recently grew out of her life-long food allergies to citrus, nuts, berries and shellfish. Realizing this, she immediately went to a Thai restaurant and had shrimp Pad Thai, something she'd previously been unable to eat due to life-threatening allergies to a ... More >>
Guess what? If you're not sneezing, battling a runny nose or sore throat, then count yourself lucky. For everyone else, high levels of pollen are kicking their ass. The drought, an early spring: a number of factors are combining to make it a bad pollen season. It could be worse: You could be in Te ... More >>
Ruggles Green at CityCenter.Before you roll your eyes at this post title and think, "God, I'm so ready for that trend to be over," (as I admittedly have done on previous occasions), consider that gluten-free dining is not just a casual lifestyle for many Americans. One in three Americans suff ... More >>
Yes, there's an elephant in this picture. No, it doesn't mean anything. I have kids, remember?I really wanted to like this beer. No, I don't have Celiac disease, or any other form of gluten intolerance. I did, however, recommend it to someone who does. I suppose I should have known better tha ... More >>
At least you're not in KnoxvilleSpring is in the air, but you may not be able to smell it if you're wheezing and sniffling and full of phlegm. Take heart, though: You could be living in Knoxville, Tennessee. That city is the worst in the U.S. for spring allergies, according to the latest ra ... More >>
Tam VoToday we continue our chat with Randi Markowitz of Gluten Free Houston. EOW: What are the top three things to not do when cooking gluten-free? Markowitz: The first thing is to not leave out ingredients that mimic what gluten does. That would be most of the gums, such as xantham and gu ... More >>
Tam VoWe visited with Randi Markowitz after GFH's (1014 Wirt Road, Suite 230) second Saturday morning bake sale to talk about a home cook's entry into commercial gluten free baking. EOW: How did you get started? Markowitz: It all started with a small Kitchen Aid mixer, which is 15 years old ... More >>
Yes, they even have GF chocolate chip cookies.No big surprise here, but a welcome announcement nonetheless: Houston Restaurant Week has officially been extended until Labor Day, making it -- in effect -- Houston Restaurant Month. HRW was expected to end on August 21, tomorrow, but will now ru ... More >>
Photo by avlxyzWe're here to help support those daily pad thai cravings.That's right; it's gluten-free time again here at Eating Our Words. But unlike our previous few posts which have been GF product assessments, we're instead going to spotlight some of our favorite (and occasionally overloo ... More >>
Photos by Katharine ShilcuttLast week, I was -- to put it mildly -- disappointed with the way my gluten-free pancakes had turned out after testing out a Bob's Red Mill GF pancake mix. I tried (and failed) at explaining that out of curiosity, I'd decided to cut gluten out of my diet for a whil ... More >>
If you're new to Houston, you may be wondering what all that yellow crap on your car (and on the road, and in your hair...) is. Well, it's oak pollen, and along with sweltering humidity, infuriating traffic, and the occasional hurricane, it's one of the things that makes living here such a delig ... More >>
At the risk of reigniting the gluten-free debate once again, I mentioned in yesterday's post on gluten-free pancakes that I'd found a trove of cheap GF products at -- of all places -- Walmart. I don't know why I was completely surprised by this discovery, but I was. It makes sense when you t ... More >>
Rocketing around the web last week was a video of KTRK anchor Melanie Lawson falling behind her desk during a broadcast.Lawson handled the thing with the professional aplomb she always shows. Many Houstonians know she has multiple sclerosis, so the whole thing wasn't as funny perhaps as the usual ... More >>
When DNA is the only evidence, a good analyst is especially important
Per the UPI, word is filtering out of the scientific press that a trio of pathologists led by Dr. Sudhir Paul at the University of Texas Medical School here in Houston has pinpointed the Achilles Heel of the virus that causes AIDS. The vulnerable spot is hidden in a protein essential for the Human ... More >>
This band borrows from Unwed Sailor, Postal Service and Minus the Bear for some light, but danceable rock
Power-walking tracks to remember the beatsmith by
Has your doctor ever tested to see if you’re allergic to jet fuel by pricking you with a small amount of the stuff? That’s what Dallas Dr. William Rea has done, according to a formal complaint released today by the Texas Medical Board. Rea’s the head of the Environmental Health Center in Dall ... More >>
Steven Hotze uses a warm, easygoing manner to peddle natural hormones to women, at thousands of dollars a pop. So who cares about credentials or documented results?
Our critic weighs in on local theater
Friday, December 6
Trevísio's Alan Ashkinaze
Did mold make her lose her job or was it only a cover-up?
When Tony's gets rid of its outdated attitudes, we'll have some reason to go back
The Raven Grill
What the heck is making those kids and teachers sick at T.H. Rogers?
From the week of February 10, 2000
Hundreds of thousands of Texas children, including 250,000 newborn babies, are routinely vaccinated against hepatits B each year. Why? Good question.