Thursday’s Snack

Put together a snack mix following Elie Krieger’s recommendation of 2:1, nuts and seeds: dried fruit. Used raw pumpkin seeds, raw sunflower seeds, raw almonds, salted/toasted pistachios, dried figs, golden raisins, dried cranberries (sweetened with sugar), and banana chips (sweetened with sugar). And then divided it into 1/3 cup serving sizes, perfect to grab on […]

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Thursday’s Breakfast

Last night, I was getting worried about a strange feeling I was having in my neck/jaw. The area right near both ears was tender when I touched it, I had a strange cough all day that somehow felt related to that sensitive area, and it also seemed related to my taste buds- every time I […]

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Wednesday’s Dinner

Cauliflower steak with basil pesto on a bed of beet greens, with a side of ginger roasted root vegetables (beets, sweet potato, and carrots). Seriously yum. I’m proud of myself. 😉 Browned the cauliflower in the skillet before steam/roasting in the oven. Would be ideal to have a grill pan for pretty grill marks, but […]

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Wednesday’s Lunch

It feels soooo good to be able to eat real food again. Today is my last day of full strength (20 mg) prednisone. I start tapering tomorrow. So, hoping I don’t flare again, and have to go back to puréed. Finally got to have a salad! Leaves are one of the most difficult things to […]

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Wednesday’s Breakfast

Had 2 pieces of gf toast with olive oil spread to take all my meds and supplements, and a smoothie on the go. Here’s ingredients for the smoothie. It was significantly easier dissecting the aloe today. Practice is definitely making…. well, easier. It’s farmer’s market day around here. We went a little later than usual […]

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Tuesday’s Snack

Spent the late morning doing learning games with my little one, and having a quick check in with my husband- who was home less than 12 hours before he was off on another 4-day trip. Then he left, and my MIL offered to take little miss for the day. I was left not knowing what […]

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Tuesday’s Breakfast

Made omelets for the hubs and baby girl. I physically could have eaten an omelet (feeling MUCH better today!) but I didn’t feel like it would be as healthy for me right now. So I had this. There’s a bunch of yogurt in there- you just can’t see it. Plain, nonfat, organic yogurt with apples […]

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Monday’s Dinner

I guess I am going to try the gluten free thing for a bit. Not sure how long. I have a few boxes of different types of gluten free noodles and some gf oats. Plus quinoa and millet. Might have to make a run to the health food store soon. Picked up these quinoa noodles […]

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Monday’s Lunch

Ingredients for lunch… and my stack of booty from the library. Already loving the “Crazy Sexy Diet” by Kris Carr, the woman who made the documentary Crazy Sexy Cancer, which I have yet to see but was featured on yet another amazing documentary, Forks Over Knives. It’s reinforcing my need to take responsibility for my […]

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Monday’s Snack

We spent the afternoon at a playdate in the park, then went to the library for books about gluten, wellness, etc. Oh- and a pirate story. As a quick snack in the car between stops, we ate these. I decided to pack one for myself, too, since it really is the perfect, portable, convenient healthy […]

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Monday’s Breakfast

I just realized it’s been nearly a week since I’ve consumed gluten. I didn’t eat the bread my husband served yesterday, wasn’t able to eat the beef substitute I fed my family mid-week, and last had oats on Tuesday. So I’m wondering if now might be a good time to go gluten free and see […]

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Sunday’s Snack

Gotta get our aloe in for the day. 😉 And there was an interesting smoothie recipe in this magazine I wanted to try. Here’s my ingredients. Processing the aloe was marginally easier today. I found that a vegetable peeler was sort of helpful. The finished product… It was really delicious. With all the citrus, I […]

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Sunday’s Lunch

We had a blast at the party this afternoon. I knew my daughter wouldn’t be hungry for lunch afterward since she had several pieces of candy and a cupcake (no frosting, well, very little frosting). I ate 2 pieces of cheese from the crudités plate. She had a melt down when she realized she wasn’t […]

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Sunday’s Breakfast

Sweet husband is at it again. He had to leave for a trip today (works out of town), so got up early and made breakfast for me. It was ready on the bar when I stumbled out of bed. I ate the egg, but skipped the bread. Just seemed like it would hurt, and I […]

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Saturday’s Dinner

Decided to take baby girl for her first ice skating experience. It was so much fun, though Daddy’s back barely survived. I was exhausted and fell asleep in the car on the way home. Apparently with my mouth open. Which caused my mouth to kind of dry out a bit- you know how that happens. […]

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Saturday’s Breakfast

I’ve been hearing a lot about the health benefits of aloe vera. Everybody knows it’s good for your skin, but apparently eating it is really good for you, too. It’s supposedly antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral. Why didn’t they just pump aloe through my IV at the hospital? 😉 Our old roommates left behind an aloe […]

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Friday’s Dinner

Gotta get my juice in for the day. Craving green. I love that I crave this now. I really had to force myself when I first started juicing. I only truly enjoyed the juices that were mostly fruit. If it wasn’t sweet, it didn’t taste good. Now, one apple in the midst of a bunch […]

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Friday’s Lunch

Spent the afternoon out with family. The three of us went to hang out with my sis-in-law for a bit. My husband and daughter were getting hungry, but we wanted to take her to a playground before heading home. So stopped at KFC for food (for them) to take and eat at the playground. I […]

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Friday’s Breakfast

Prednisone works fast. 🙂 Decided not to take my pain pill this morning. That’s a very good sign. I had an early doctor appointment, so ate a few grapes to take my meds and ran out the door. Got back to the house around noon, and decided to try something I’d heard about from a […]

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