Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Cultural Collision | Diane Capaldi | TEDxWilmingtonWomen

"Diagnosed with MS, with declining use of her hands and ability to swallow, Diane realized the battle was not primarily with gluten, or food, or her body. Instead at the core she was battling the cultural expectations of her Italian family - their shared traditions and background. This was a cultural collision. Diane shares some of her brilliant workarounds and distills her solutions into a simple 5 step methodology that will allow you to solve the cultural collisions in your life. Diane has a Master of Arts in Psychology with a focus on community & considers herself something of a miracle since self-healing from secondary progressive multiple sclerosis. Through conscious living, PBL has overcome the odds and kicks MS to the curb everyday through self-empowerment using tools in her famous ‘Bag of Tricks’. PBL is 100% Italian, from Philadelphia and born under the sign of Taurus, earning her the title of BOSS. The PBL lens focuses on the conversation happening between the ears in a direct approach that has earned an international following. PBL sits on the Board of Directors of The Wahls Foundation® & the brand of PBL is 50K strong & growing."

Friday, March 16, 2018

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Hoff's Basic Miso Broth

Hoff's Basic Miso Broth
Serves: 1
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free


  1. Heat Broth anyway you see fit, I opt for 2.5 minutes in the microwave
  2. Dissolve the Miso in the heated Broth
  3. Stir in the Kelp
  4. Sip away while the snow falls...

Hoff Thoughts: Some Miso is gluten-free, others are not.  Check your labels carefully if this is a concern.  I intended this recipe as a sipping broth, but it could be the base for a Miso Soup if you wanted to go all the way. 

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Hoff's Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Hoff's Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Yields: about 2 dozen
dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free


  • 2 cups organic Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
  • 2 cups Whole Oats
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup Raisins
  • 1 cup pitted Dates
  • 1 cup Apple Sauce
  • 3 tbsp. Chia Seeds
  • 3 tbsp. Water
  • 1 tbsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. Sea Salt

  1. Mix Chia Seeds & Water and let sit for 5 minutes or until gelled
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  3. Using a Mini Food Processor finely chop Dates
  4. Meanwhile in a medium bowl, whisk together Flour, Oats & Brown Sugar, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, Cinnamon & Salt
  5. In another bowl, mix together Raisins, Dates, Apple Sauce, gelled Chia Seeds & Vanilla
  6. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients
  7. Drop spoonfuls onto a non-stick cookie sheet or parchment paper lined cookie sheet
  8. Bake for 10 minutes, using the back of a spatula flatten each cookie, bake for another 5 minutes