Thursday’s Breakfast

Grits with chopped spinach mixed in, topped with an egg, and some soup on the side. And a cup of herbal detox tea. Only ate about half and had to take a pain pill this morning. Feeling about the same as yesterday. There is some dairy in the soup. I’m toying with the idea of […]

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Wednesday’s Dinner

I ate mine without taking a pic, but this is my daughter’s portion. It’s just rice noodles with chopped tomato, basil, olive oil, and a bit of garlic salt. I was still hungry and really struggling with the pain of eating, so I needed something soft and filling and delicious enough to really motivate me […]

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Wednesday’s Lunch

We spent the afternoon at the zoo, where I carried thirty pounds of wiggly, squirmy toddler around on my shoulders for most of the way (since my husband’s back is out of commission and she is accustomed to being carried around this way when he takes her to the zoo, I had to stand in). […]

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Wednesday’s Breakfast

Woke up feeling sorry for myself this morning. My mouth was hurting, and I was laying in a cold pool of night sweat. Ewwww. Thought I’d be doing better already after 3 days of 20mg prednisone. Then I thought about how bad things really are- which is not bad at all. And I thought about […]

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Tuesday’s Dinner

Tired from flaring and had no energy to put into dinner. Husband made food for himself and the baby (with gluten) so I did simple rice noodles with olive oil and pesto for myself. Oh- and some leftover red juice. Mouth feels very uncomfortable tonight. Praying for some overnight healing and a good day tomorrow.

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Tuesday’s Lunch

I ate a few bits of leftover stir-fry, and it was just too painful. So I sucked down a couple of these. Met with rheumatologist. He’s pushing methotrexate again (as I knew he would). He said the goal is to get me on a steroid substitute as soon as possible. This really frustrated me, because […]

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Tuesday’s Breakfast

Our unexpected date night extended to this morning. We slept in and didn’t have breakfast until 10am. I’d found gluten free oats at the health food store, so that’s what we had. With bananas, raisins, spices, honey, and sorghum syrup. When my husband is home in the mornings and drinking his coffee, it really makes […]

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Monday’s Dinner

Got an unexpected date night at home. My MIL offered to keep the baby for us, since I’m not feeling great and my husband’s having back issues. We’re just a mess right now. Lol. So we needed a break and some time to relax and reconnect. Even though neither of us was feeling well, we […]

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Monday’s Lunch

Veggie stir fry with tofu over brown rice. Lots of garlic and ginger. And low sodium tamari (gluten-free soy sauce). I was only able to eat half of mine, since my mouth was getting really uncomfortable. But I snacked on these later.

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Monday’s Breakfast

We had to be out early to get our taxes done, so my husband made breakfast. Health update: Had a headache when I went to bed last night, but just hoped it would be gone in the morning. I woke up at 3am and it was worse, so I took an aleve. The headache went […]

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Sunday’s Dinner

Another cookout tonight, but this one was at my mother-in-law’s. I made this salad to take with us. And this I what I ended up eating. Researched everything used for seasoning, etc… and pretty sure I avoided any sneaky gluten or MSG. That’s a glass of apple/pineapple juice, a filet, potato, and my big ol’ […]

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Sunday’s Snack

Hot chocolate. 🙂 And I figure I’ll also include some of my homemade cleaning products on here as I make new batches, since it’s related to health and minimizing exposure to weird chemicals and stuff. This is one of my favorites. HOMEMADE COLOR SAFE BLEACH ALTERNATIVE So cheap. So easy. Works great as a color […]

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Sunday’s Lunch

Chopped grilled chicken (leftover from yesterday) sautĂ©ed with white beans, garlic, olive oil, and a homemade salsa verde I dug out of the freezer. (I’ll make another batch soon and post the recipe- it’s really good and super healthy.) Put all that on toasted corn tortillas, and topped ’em with tomatoes, cilantro, and lime. Brown […]

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Sunday’s Breakfast

Quick smoothie before church. Avocado, banana, handful of spinach, frozen blueberries, almond milk, OJ. So, yeah. I feel a flare coming. I was kind of expecting this to happen as I tapered off the prednisone. Definitely nothing serious yet. A few minor lesions, but the red flags are that my tongue feels too big for […]

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Saturday’s Dinner

We had a cookout. Grilled cauliflower steaks topped with pesto, grilled romaine hearts topped with garlicky tomatoes and a cilantro-tofu sauce, and mashed cauliflower with basil. Oh- and chicken and sausage. I did not eat any of the MSG laden sausage. I didn’t get a pic, but I did make (and share) an alkalizing green […]

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Saturday’s Snack

I had a few handfuls of my healthy snack mix, and baby girl comes toddling by wanting some. Since nuts and seeds are still a choking hazard for her, I decided to make up some little fruit snack bags for her. When looking for a container to store them in, I found these… It should […]

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Saturday’s Breakfast

SautĂ©ed sweet potatoes in olive oil with garlic, then wilted spinach greens in with the potatoes. Used this as a bed for eggs. Fresh fruits on the side. And a big mug of green tea. The seasoning on the eggs is something I call Sazonot, as in Sazon-not. If you’re familiar with Puerto Rican cooking, […]

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Friday’s Dinner

Looks suspiciously like lunch. Lol. Gluten-free brown rice noodles (good!) topped with olive oil, garlic, and slightly sautĂ©ed tomatoes. The tomatoes from the farmer’s market are so good. I love that I find types not so common at the grocery store (like the yellows) and the red ones are so deeply red and flavorful. Very, […]

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Friday’s Lunch

I made “noodles” using a vegetable peeler on a zucchini, a yellow squash, and a carrot. And boiled them (too long- should only have put them in the water for about 30 seconds). SautĂ©ed garlic in olive oil and used as a sauce for the “noodles” and topped them with diced tomatoes and basil. It […]

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Friday’s Breakfast

Lovin’ these banana pancakes. Added some fresh grated ginger today, and topped them with frozen strawberries microwaved into mush. Doesn’t sound appetizing, but it works perfectly as a sauce or a jelly, and has no added sugar whatsoever, and all the nutritional goodness of strawberries.

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