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Tasty Tuesday: Hello Halva!

The holidays for me can be bittersweet because I love sweets but the gluten in cakes, pies and cookies really don’t love me back, which is why I love halva. Halva is a traditional fudge from the Middle East.  There are as many versions of this treat that you can think of from areas as diverse as North Africa, the Balkans, Eastern Europe, and the Mediterranean, as well as, South, Central and West Asia. Some halvas contain wheat flour, rice...

Therapy Caves around the world…Breathe in the Salty Goodness!

I briefly had the opportunity to experience a salt room in the Chicago area. This was a manmade cave where the floor, ceiling and even the walls were constructed out of salt. The air inside of the cave is believed to have amazing healing effects on the body like easing tension, reliving allergies, help hypertension and heart problems, even cure hangovers. Manmade salt caves, like the one at Timeless Day Spa near Chicago are built from thousands of pounds of...