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Paleo Bread That Doesn’t Suck

April 5, 2014 at 5:34 pm

The holy grail of the Paleo world is sandwich bread. I’ve tried my share of recipes claiming to be just like the real thing, and they’ve all been an (expensive) disappointment. Most of them call for LOTS of almond flour, a jar of almond butter, or 9 egg whites, etc. I’m trying to avoid the almond heavy loaves because almonds are nutrient dense and high-calorie. A cup of almond flour contains about 90 almonds. The […]

Like I Need an Excuse to Drink

June 30, 2013 at 10:08 pm

Someday, I hope to be able to once again enjoy an alcoholic beverage on occasion — while working to boot this stupid candida, all alcohol is strictly off limits. It’s almost worse than pregnancy. At least while I was preggers, I had a glass of wine now and then towards the end of the pregnancy. Oh well, the sacrifice is going to be totally worth it! I just have to keep telling myself that. In […]

Mike’s Favorite Meal

June 18, 2013 at 4:48 pm

In honor of Father’s Day (two days late) I’m posting this super yummy thai curry recipe. If you couldn’t tell by the recipes I’ve been posting here lately, we go through a boat load of coconut milk in our house — at least 3 cans of it a week, sometimes more. I decided to go all out and order the 96 oz. can from Amazon! It’ll be coming in my next “subscribe & save” shipment. […]

Diagnosis and Dessert

June 11, 2013 at 11:03 pm

I’ve been seeing a holistic doctor… someone who is helping me heal from my various disorders. After a bunch of lab tests, I got an official diagnosis—one that I was pretty much expecting from the moment I walked in there. It’s just nice to have several pieces of paper confirming what I’ve been researching for the past year and a half. Hormonally, I have low-grade hypothyroid accompanied by VERY low progesterone. Additionally, I have candida […]

Microwave Breakfast Muffin

June 8, 2013 at 3:46 pm

Having breakfast when you’re trying to stick to a paleo diet AND avoiding fruit can sometimes be rather monotonous. (Scratch that, all meals can be monotonous!) Sometimes I just don’t feel like having a big pile of scrambled eggs. I’m always on the lookout for a little variety… muffins, omelets, porridge. The only rule is that it has to be prepared FAST. I found a pretty decent recipe for a “microwave english muffin”, but found […]

Why I Marched Today

May 25, 2013 at 11:09 pm

Today I participated in the March Against Monsanto. I joined over 2 million people from 436 cities in 52 countries to stand up against these bio-tech monsters with their deep pockets and their corruption. Given my recent crusade to personal wellness, I have a new and deep desire to help others in their journey to wellness, whatever that may be. In learning about my health and how it became so degraded, I learned that the […]

It’s Hot Outside: Let’s Make Popsicles

May 22, 2013 at 3:38 pm

I posted a picture to Facebook of Gabriel eating one of my homemade popsicles and got a bunch of requests for a recipe. Hey, and I’m glad to oblige. Gabriel seems to have lost his desire for smoothies… Maybe it’s the texture, maybe it’s the color, but he usually turns his nose up at them. But present him with a frozen popsicle, he asks for one all day long!! I particularly love sneaking in some […]

Grain-Free Hermits

April 17, 2013 at 10:13 pm

Back in my gluten days, I used to enjoy Newman’s Hermits… A LOT! They’re so wonderfully spicy and full of molasses joy. Then I realized I couldn’t afford my hermit habit, so I started making my own. Very dangerous! Mike and I could polish off a tray of them in no time. These days, I’m trying to avoid all grains (with limited success) for a more Paleo approach to my diet, so I’m even cutting […]

Screen Junkie

March 6, 2013 at 10:26 pm

So I’m a little embarrassed to admit that my son has a problem… Hi. My name is Vanessa and my son is a screen junkie. He is utterly obsessed with anything TV or iPod. At first, I started out letting him watch a show while I got dressed in the morning and when I was cooking dinner in the evening. It was the ONLY thing that kept him from driving me crazy or tearing the […]

Pizza – Gluten and Grain Free

February 8, 2013 at 11:04 pm

A few hours ago, I posted this picture to Facebook with the caption: “Gluten free, grain free pizza… Dinner was amazing tonight. A pat on the back if I do say so!” Several people asked for a recipe, so I can’t let them down can I? I used a recipe from the internet for the crust, but I can’t for the life of me find it right now. Doh… But here it is without credit. […]

My Funny Valentine

February 7, 2013 at 10:31 pm

The teacher at Gabriel’s gym class gave out little Valentine notes to all the kids today — Gabriel got an envelope embellished with aliens, pirates and smiley faces. Inside she had written a sweet personalized note to each child (Psycho mom that I am, I checked one of the other kids’ notes, and they were different!) It read: Dear Gabriel, This Valentines Day I love… …your happy face! …your fun ideas! …your high fives! Thank […]

Confessions

February 5, 2013 at 11:00 pm

In any good relationship, it’s considered a virtue to admit your mistakes. So here I go… Mea culpa!! A couple of years ago, I posted about getting some good quality non-stick cookware. I really bought into the whole thing! And I turned a blind eye to the research about the dangers of PFOA & PTFE in teflon. I chose, rather, to side with those who said as long as they were used properly (ie never […]