What I’ve Been Eatin’

Today has been a long day. Despite my best efforts, I haven’t been getting to sleep early enough the past few days, and it’s caught up to me. I have several oral lesions and I’m exhausted. I’d call it a mini flare. I’m still able to eat normal foods, it just takes a bit more […]

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My first original recipe: AIP Meatloaf Patties

Grass-fed or pastured meat patties are a staple in the Autoimmune Paleo world.  Even given the severe restrictions of the diet, there are lots of options for seasoning and enhancing a meat patty.  Herbs, veggies, non-nightshade and non-seed spices.  So I found it frustrating when the first couple of recipes I followed didn’t turn out […]

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Bread-less Sandwiches and a Paleo Meal for Date Night

I’ve been feeling pretty good the last couple of days and I am so grateful for that. Still on the tail end of this cold (congested and sore throat, but very mild) and oral lesions are mild. So I’ve been able to expand on what I’ve been eating and add in some crunchy leaves (that […]

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Entertaining (mostly) Grain Free

Had a wonderful time catching up with our old friends (and watching our toddlers get to know each other- so cute!) We ate every meal here at the house during their visit, and the only time I spent in the kitchen (about 20 minutes) involved making this AMAZING grain free bread. (Click here for the […]

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Prepping for Visitors

I’m feeling good. Mouth is still healing and throat is slightly sore, but I’m almost back to normal. Today is the first day I haven’t needed to take one of those crazy pain pills. I’m going to stay at 10 mg (of prednisone) for this week, just to give myself a break before I taper […]

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Friday

Lesions/thrush continue to improve. I haven’t typically gotten lesions on my lips until recently. Right now I have 2 on my bottom lip. TMI gross alert: when I wake up in the morning, it’s like my lips are glued together. I have to go to the sink and slowly put water on my lips to […]

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Thursday

Woke up with a pretty swollen lip and tongue. We’re having tropical storm weather. Totally matches my mood and general health today: dreary. Buckwheat cinnamon rolls for breakfast. With sweet potato “cream cheese” frosting. And a mug of ginger tea. That cheers me up a bit. Lunch was leftover and frozen baked spaghetti (gluten free-of […]

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Sunday

Had a great day. Intense service at church, then got some one on one time with the hubs. Not much improvement in my mouth, but it’s certainly not any worse, and my energy level was high all day. So I’m extremely happy and grateful for all of that. As soon as the sun went down […]

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Saturday

Feeling great this morning! Mouth is significantly better (thanks to all who were praying for me!) Excited to try this recipe from Nourishing Meals. (You can buy the book here- http://www.nourishingmeals.com/ – it’s awesome.) Based on what I’m reading in The Immune System Recovery Plan, I’m considering a more strict elimination diet. I’ve realized that dairy […]

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Tuesday

Breakfast bowl: brown rice, an egg, sautéed garlicky broccoli, avocado, raw sauerkraut. Pomegranate Chia Fresca Snacked on pomegranates, carrots, cashews, and raisins. And had this leftover frozen lasagna for lunch. Almost vegan Alfredo. Organic plain yogurt with pomegranate seeds. Generally avoiding dairy, but this was a treat. Alkalizing green juice. The last of the coconut […]

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Sunday

Simple breakfast before church. Lunch was gf toast with olive oil and healing ginger miso soup. Juiced this stuff. Frozen microwave meal for dinner. Dressed it up (and boosted nutrition) with a diced avocado, culantro, and lime juice. I’m kind of addicted to coconut water. Nothing makes me feel so hydrated. It’s like my cells […]

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Sunday

Feeling soooo much better today!!! :))))) Still look like a freak with my swollen lip, but I don’t care about that. The lip causes minimal interference with eating, so it’s not an issue. The tongue is significantly better, and overall pain/fatigue is pretty much gone. I’ll need to be mindful not to wear myself out […]

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Saturday

Still planning to drink all the usual juices today, but I’m going to eat normally as well. Decided to continue as before for now- including grains (except wheat) but moderating them a bit, and minimizing animal products, with the focus being on finding pastured, grass fed, organic products. Breakfast was 16oz signature greens, gf toast […]

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Monday’s Dinner

My first attempt at GF bread in the bread machine. Used a ton of egg whites. Came out pretty yummy. It’s a mix from Bob’s Red Mill. I guess the next step is to try it with my own mix of flours. Also ate leftover quinoa pistachio pilaf from the freezer. (Hubs and company ordered […]

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Sunday’s Dinner

Munched on rosemary purple potatoes while visiting with family. I’d frozen them a while back. Has daiya cheese on top. And a serving of roasted beet salad that had been frozen and thawed. I didn’t know if that recipe would freeze well, but it did ok. And juiced this stuff. That’s an eggplant, several plums, […]

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Monday’s Dinner

The label saves me from having to type it out. And a packet of chlorella. And a big spoonful of natural peanut butter for dessert. Sorry, no photo. Been fighting off a headache all evening. It definitely dulled once the pain pill kicked in, but it’s still there. I really haven’t had much to drink […]

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Monday’s Dinner

Roasted spaghetti squash with low-sodium marinara and spinach (sautéed with onions and garlic). Sautéed purple potatoes. And roasted root veggies (carrots and parsnips) with garlic and rosemary. Made extra to freeze leftovers as individual meals to quickly heat up when the Hubs is out of town. Gluten-free/dairy-free convenience has never been so cheap. Side note: […]

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