Stuffed Avocados

I’m venturing back into the paleo-ish world and y’all- it’s so much easier to be paleo now than it was 6 years ago. Publix has coconut aminos! Whattttt??? Plus all these dressings and marinades. I’m stoked! Recent health struggles have reminded me that I can’t out-supplement a bad diet, so while I don’t plan to […]

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What I’ve been eating (when I’m not eating crap)

Despite my best efforts at sticking to strict paleo, my emotional wounds have called for emotional eating. As these wounds slowly begin healing, I find it easier to take better care of my health. But it’s a process and I have to go easy on myself. So I’m not going to post the photos of […]

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Living Grain Free

I’m on day 6 of 4 mg on the prednisone taper. And this is the best I’ve felt since I began the taper 2 months ago. I’ve been feeling really good for a few days, but was afraid to talk about it too much- didn’t want to jinx it. I’ll be dropping to 2 mg […]

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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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Food Sensitivities and Girlie Problems

The consequences of my week of rebellion extended further than I originally expected. As the yeast infection cleared, it left in its wake a pretty severe autoimmune flare “down there”. I’m assuming the infection triggered my immune system, which went overboard and didn’t know when to quit. This was a new experience for me, as […]

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Friday

Scrambled eggs with spinach, goat cheese, and avocado. Smoothie time! Waited too long to post and now I don’t remember what I put in it. I think bananas, cherries, carob, maca, and dates. Alkalizing greens: kale, cucumber, yellow pepper, apples. Leftover moqueca (Brazilian fish stew). Spinach, cranberries, and goat cheese in orange vinaigrette. Carrot-beet juice. […]

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Thursday

Feeling fantastic today. Got a great night’s sleep (9 1/2 hours!) and woke up energized and refreshed. This energy lasted ALL. DAY. LONG. I did not experience a single slump (which is unheard of!) When baby girl went down for her nap, I deep cleaned the bathrooms. I also mowed the front lawn as a […]

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Sunday

Happy Daddy’s Day! Feeling great. Have a busy day ahead of us with lots of family coming over for a cookout, so we got up and went to our church’s early service after having this avocado fruit bowl for breakfast. That’s banana, blueberries, and almonds sprinkled with lime juice. Great service at church. I cry […]

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Saturday

Feeling great this morning. Headache is completely gone. Good thing- cause I’ve got a busy day. Pepper-egg “flower” fried in garlicky olive oil. And lightly sautéed Swiss chard from the garden with fermented veggies. An alkalizing green juice to start the day right. Also had a ginger lemonade. Raw vegan “cookie”: almonds, cashews, dates, vanilla […]

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Tuesday

Breakfast: avocado fruit bowl with hemp seeds. Lunch: rosemary garlic farmhouse seed bread with daiya cheese dipped in homemade chunky marinara. Pizza craving? Crushed. Green juice: fennel, cucumber, celery. Peppermint and lavender from the garden made into tea, with just a smidge of honey. Dinner: spring greens with grapes, tuna salad, and orange vinaigrette, plus […]

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Monday

Breakfast was homemade granola with almond milk. Lunch was this delicious salad. I’ve been really craving raw leafy greens, but they’re so hard to eat when my tongue is jacked up. There’s a lot of maneuvers and manipulations that go into chewing up lettuce. This salad was worth the effort. It took forever to eat, […]

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Sunday

Physically, feeling about the same as yesterday. Emotionally, feeling much better. Amazing service at church today. Feel recharged and ready to keep fighting. Also came across this statement in my devotional from Joyce Meyer: “It has been said that fear is the opposite of faith, and that is true. We can’t live in faith and […]

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Thursday

Woke up with a slightly swollen lip this morning. Not sure if its a reaction to the tiny bit of dairy I had yesterday or something else. I’d had a few very small lesions already, and the swelling is because one of them got worse overnight. All the other lesions (5 of them) are still […]

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Monday

Still playing nurse today, though much less so. Baby girl is 100% better. Husband is much better, but still feels a bit feverish now and then. Gotta keep working on him. But he’s been up and about today, out working on the pool and poking around in the garage. And he’s playing his video games […]

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Sunday

Spent most of the day taking care of my “patients”. Baby girl’s ear infection is, as far as I can tell from her behavior, completely resolved. I’m still alternating between apple cider vinegar and garlic oil ear drops, giving her a vitamin c supplement, and slathering her with antimicrobial essential oils. She has a very […]

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Wednesday

Woke up slightly congested today. Thinking it might have been the yogurt yesterday. Dairy really seems to mess with my sinuses. Used the neti pot to get cleared up. Quick breakfast of leftover quinoa muffins and earth balance spread with orange spice tea before heading to the dentist. I have really good teeth, but cleanings […]

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Sunday

My favorite pancake recipe. 1 egg + 1 banana. Done. I added pie spices and vanilla, but its totally unnecessary. We’ve made the switch to organic eggs, despite the cost. In the past, I’ve only purchased them when they were on sale (which is almost never). But I’ll be getting the public greenwise brand until […]

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Monday

Dejavu breakfast… exactly the same as yesterday. I really, really like bee pollen. Also drank about 24 oz of lemon water to try to finish off this headache I’ve had since yesterday. Lunch was frozen leftover shrimp stir fry with flax and cashews, and raw broccoli soup (microwaved, so no longer raw, I guess). Also […]

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Sunday’s Dinner

Massaged kale salad left over from lunch. I posted this recipe before, but it’s worth posting again. Break kale into bite size pieces, squeeze a bunch of fresh lemon juice over it and sprinkle with sea salt. Massage for several minutes until it starts to wilt down a bit. Add some olive oil and massage […]

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Thursday’s Dinner

I was desperately craving greens and really missing my fresh green juices. This salad was slightly painful to eat since my tongue is still healing and I used lemon juice and olive oil as a dressing, but it satisfied my greens craving. And for dessert, a larabar and some blueberries. Later on, my dad made […]

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