Thursday’s Dinner

Even though I can’t eat real food right now, my family’s gotta eat. And this is one of my staple Asian meals. Starts out with a frozen meat substitute. I’m not 100% sure how truly healthy these are, so I appreciate any opinions or feedback on that. Sautéed the “beef” with some pressed garlic and […]

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Thursday’s Lunch

We had the bowl of grapes out all afternoon, so I’d been slowly working on those. Though my daughter ate most of them, I guess what I had was enough, since I wasn’t feeling motivated to come up with something for myself. I made my husband an awesome toasted sandwich- with sharp cheddar cheese, ham, […]

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Thursday’s Breakfast

Happy Valentine’s Day! My sweet husband woke up early, arranged flowers and cards and sweet treats for our daughter. And he made breakfast. Omelets. His omelets are delicious, and I desperately wanted to eat it, but it just wasn’t happening. I guess he was hoping I’d wake up feeling better this morning. He’d included a […]

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Wednesday’s Dinner

So I’m pretty frustrated right now. Despite my best efforts at combining beneficial natural behaviors (eating as well as I can, staying hydrated, taking anti-inflammatory supplements, getting outside and truly enjoying my life and family) and conventional medicine (taking all my meds as directed, and starting fluconazole and nystatin as soon as I realized I […]

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Wednesday’s Lunch

I was pretty hungry after such a light breakfast and a busy morning. Ate the leftover puréed broccoli and cauliflower from last night. Then I went for the bean dip and it was really painful to eat. Just too thick. So I thinned it out with vegetable broth and -Bam! Black bean soup. Yum! And […]

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Wednesday’s Breakfast

We were in a rush this morning. My sister-in-law sprained her right knee in a snowboarding accident. She needed a ride to work since she can’t drive. So we were up and out of the house earlier than usual. I prepped finger foods for my daughter to eat in the car, and wolfed down a […]

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Tuesday’s Dinner

I was craving beans. And figured the texture of a black bean dip would be agreeable with the painful state of my tongue. Cracked open a can of low-sodium black beans, drained and rinsed off all the canning juices. Added 2 cloves of raw garlic (I’ve read that garlic is anti-fungal, so maybe that’ll help […]

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Tuesday’s Lunch

Given my disappointing eating performance at breakfast, I was not looking forward to lunch. I’d roasted some carrots, parsnips, garlic, and purple potatoes last night and thought they might be soft enough to handle. (They were.) And I had 3 avocados that were on their last leg- mixed those up with some culantro from the […]

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Tuesday’s Breakfast

A delicious, easy staple in our house: steel-cut oats. Cooked overnight so they only need to be warmed up in the morning. Today, they were a bit dry, so I added a splash of soymilk. And then a little bit of honey and pumpkin pie spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, clove, and ginger- lots of ginger- […]

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Monday’s Dinner

Along with the mashed cauliflower and tomato soup leftovers from last night, I had this yummy, sweet juice. Here’s what was in it. That’s a sweet potato, 3-4 carrots, and an apple. Yielded just over 16 ounces of juice. I’m totally craving something green now. Hmmmmm. Craving satisfied. Here’s what I dug out of the […]

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Monday’s Lunch

My daughter and I spent most of this beautiful day in the backyard. She harassed lizards in her sandbox while I watered plants and cleaned the patio furniture. When we came in for lunch, she was a bottomless pit. She had a bowl of peas (we’d usually stop there), two clementine oranges, five big strawberries, […]

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Monday’s Breakast

Woke up feeling the same as yesterday- not great. But at least I’m not feeling worse. Still have a lot of thrush on my tongue and the left side is really swollen because of the lesion. It seems to be really deep. And is affecting my speech in a very noticeable way. Taking fluconazole for […]

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Sunday’s Dinner

Thankfully, my amazing husband was home tonight and handled dinner for himself and our little girl. So I could focus on finding something healthful and mushy for myself. I microwaved a bag of Steamfresh garlic cauliflower and blended that up with a tablespoon of vegenaise, and a pinch of black pepper and garlic salt. And […]

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Sunday’s Snack

After taking a pain pill (hydrocodone/ acetaminophen), the pain in my mouth is dull enough that I was able to gather the energy to get myself and my little girl dressed and out of the house. We headed over to hang out with my in-laws. I took these two nutrition-packed to-go cups. The green is […]

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Sunday’s Breakfast

Ugh. Lesions got worse over night. I almost skipped dinner last night, and then became suddenly ravenous just before bed. Ended up eating half a peanut butter sandwich (whole wheat bread, organic natural peanut butter). Woke up with a swollen tongue and thrush. Been swishing with nystatin the last few days, but it’s not working, […]

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Saturday’s Snack

I was hungry again pretty quickly after lunch since I wasn’t able to finish my salad. Was craving pumpkin pie. This did the trick. And the texture was easy on my sensitive mouth. Canned pure pumpkin with vanilla extract, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice. Topped with a few spoonfuls of plain Greek yogurt, and drizzled […]

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Saturday’s Lunch

For my toddler: leftover chicken bits (which she did not eat), avocado, and mashed cauliflower. For me: Mixed greens with tomato, avocado, and raw sunflower seeds, dressed with lime juice and zest, and a spritz of balsamic vinaigrette. And leftover mashed cauliflower. Man- I really like that stuff. I ended up not being able to […]

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Saturday’s Breakfast

I love steel-cut oats, but they’re such a pain to cook. They take forever, and you have to constantly stir them so they don’t stick to the bottom of the pan. And we’re usually in a bit of a rush in the morning, so I’ve ended up eating “not quite done” oats on several occasions. […]

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Friday’s Dinner

I’m on my last couple of days of medication following my hospital stay, so I’m very excited about the potential detox on the horizon. I woke up Friday morning intending to get an early start on toxin elimination, then my husband requested pancakes for breakfast. We’d had an amazing date night Thursday night, and I […]

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