Fat Tuesday – Vegan Style

By Allyn Raifstanger

As we approach Fat Tuesday, I thought you would like my Vegan variations on some NOLA classics. Over the 28 years of owning and cooking at Allyn’s I calculate we have made 250,000 entrees of Jambalaya. A quarter of a million is a big number for one item at the restaurant. When I went vegan…

Later Gator Blog

By Allyn Raifstanger

So, I start my Blog with the best intent, change the world starting with me. I have a lot going on, things on my mind and a mission from who knows where. So, I gave up meat and dairy six years ago, literally overnight.  It started with two documentaries that had a major impact on…

Allyn Raifstanger as an Integrated Nutrition Heath Coach

By Allyn Raifstanger

Allyn Raifstanger as an Integrated Nutrition Heath Coach Q          What is an Integrated Nutrition Health Coach? An Integrated Nutrition Health coach is a guide and supportive mentor who empowers clients to take responsibility for their health and achievement of their personal wellness. Q         How did Allyn become an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach? A          After…

Allyn’s Energy Balls

By Allyn Raifstanger

Allyn’s Energy BallsMakes twelve balls I am not a big sweets person, which is probably good. It seems that if I start eating sweet things, I want more. My energy balls are sweet, but they are so filling that you only want one or two. These are great for the sweet cravings we all get…

Mind Over Body (part 2)

By Allyn Raifstanger

If you didn’t read my last blog this won’t make much sense, so I suggest you look back on it. I’m learning that health may be a state of mind. You have heard of the placebo effect when patients are given medicine that they think will cure them but it’s only sugar water or salt…