Reflections on an Old Year
Another year ending. Another year beginning.
This year has been incredibly tough for me. The end of 2016 saw me through a Graves flare that left me starting 2017 bouncing around between highs and lows, a Hashimotos confirmation, an uncomfortable and demoralizing weight gain, and severe depression. Read more
As featured in Freezer Cooking for the Paleo AIP!
Here is a twist on wrapped dates for your next soiree or snack attack. Inspired by the homely date square, and made deliciously moreish with sage and prosciutto, these little appetizers will be greeted with enthusiasm at your next potluck or AIP dinner party. These Prosciutto Date Cups also make a handy travel snack for some tasty protein on-the-go!
Bonus! They freeze so beautifully, you can make ahead and warm up when you’re ready. You will want these in your freezer every day of the year! Read more
Dr. Sarah Ballantyne (of The Paleo Mom, and the mother of the Autoimmune Protocol) covers so much information in The Paleo Approach, The Paleo Approach Cookbook, on her blog and more, that it might be hard to believe she could possibly come out with another book full of new info. Well folks, she’s done it! In Paleo Principles, Sarah has created THE most comprehensive guide to the Paleo Diet ever published!
Autumn has at least a little pull on all of us. Despite the fact that winter is coming in fast, we relish the slight chill after summer’s heat, the boots, sweaters and scarves, crisp golden leaves, and let’s be honest – the pumpkin spice lattes, chai teas, and all the spicy foods! Combining school and work this year, I found myself drawn back to coffee. However, the damp bitterness made me feel congested, heavy and achy. What could I do to make my morning cuppa a little easier on my system? Enter Autumn Spiced Coffee. Read more
I’ve been keeping some pretty exciting news under my hat for months now, and I am so excited to finally be able to share it with all of you! Today is the official launch day of the newest AIP Community E-Cookbook: Freezer Cooking for the Paleo AIP! Read more
In today’s high-tech world of health and medicine, it’s becoming increasingly easy to fall through the cracks. With factors such as increased rates of chronic illness, higher costs, less funding, and less doctors per number of patients, you can become just a number. It can take months, or even years to be diagnosed, which is frustrating and debilitating. Do you struggle to get the medical help you need? Are you ready to take charge of your own health? No more need for Google searches or second-guessing – welcome to The Autoimmune Healing n=1 Workbook Kit! Read more
In case you haven’t noticed, I have an obsession for green sauces – pesto, pistou, herb paste, flavour-makers, leafy dressings – call them what you will, I love them! Making pastes and sauces out of your fresh leafy herbs and greens is one of the best ways I can think of to preserve those precious summer greens to enjoy all year. Today I’m taking an economical turn and using carrot tops in this Carrot Top Pistou + Dressing. Read more
This week marks the 5th anniversary of my autoimmune diagnosis.
That fateful day that ended with me in a hospital bed, hooked up to various machines, awaiting the answers as to why I had been feeling so ill and so sad, so weak and so stressed for so many months. My diagnosis was Graves Disease, or autoimmune hyperthyroid; the same condition my Mom developed at the same age, and her grandmother developed also. Finally, I had some answers.
Or did I? Read more
Getting more vegetables into my body has often seemed like a chore. Sometimes the thought of making another salad, chewing another salad, and trying to digest another salad is just too much – and so sometimes chocolate for dinner just happens (am I right?). Read more
Gummies are something that I’ve learned to keep on hand because they are easy to eat when fatigue is at it’s height, are portable, kid-friendly, and can be modified to suit many ingredients and needs (have you tried these delicious turmeric gummies yet for inflammation and pain relief?). When you just can’t handle another cup of bone broth, try these Strawberry Rhubarb Gummies for a winning combination that will satisfy your sweet tooth, your pie tooth, and your protein requirements, no sweat. Read more