The quiet contemplation of sitting on the back patio, listening to the crickets and frogs sing their nightly songs, watching the flashes of lightning bugs travel up and down the soft sloping landscape which is only slightly obscured by the evening shadows, hearing the quiet chatter of neighbors down the street, and feeling the warm … Continue reading It’s Time To Go.
Not only is it SNOWING IN APRIL, but (phew!) I feel like it has been the hottest of minutes since I've given an update on our family. I think the last one was in January/February when I found out I have an autoimmune disease. Prior to that was a slew of diagnoses for my son … Continue reading The Holiday Season Was Busy, and Before I Knew It, We Were on the 472nd Day of Winter.
Step 1: Read the instructions. Step 2: In your haste, decide to skip Step 1. Step 3: Place food in newly purchased, deeply discounted Cuisinart 8-cup food processor. Step 4: Attach lid. Step 5: Blend food. Step 6: Trouble shoot why the food processor is not processing your food. Step 7: Realize lid is not … Continue reading Lessons From Food Processing
I have discovered that most of my recipes lately have turned into happy accidents, and that's ok with me. It's a lot better than a few years ago where I had mainly very, very unhappy and messy and burned and gross accidents. This recipe came about because my laziness trumps everything. Unfortunately, I'm lazy, and … Continue reading Super Fast Copy Cat Girl Scout Samoas No-Bake Cookie Balls
As I dive into this new realm of cooking, I have found that my shortcomings consist of not exactly knowing how to prepare food. Honestly, the entire premise of this blog is my misadventures in cooking, preparation included. For example, I struggle with cutting onions. I know that sounds crazy, but I've yet to sink … Continue reading Stone Fruit Struggles
Prior to my diagnosis of Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, I had been attempting to eat healthier (more or less Paleo and/or Vegan, depending on my mood 😉). The difference now that I'm transitioning to the autoimmune protocol (AIP), is that I have to be much more investigative on what's in my food. The AIP says to cut … Continue reading Small Steps Make All the Difference
I cannot say enough how much I appreciate every person that has reached out to me in support, to offer help, or to just share my fears with me about my recent diagnosis. Thank you to everyone. In the short time that I've had to read over resources, I stumbled upon a couple that I … Continue reading Just Some Quick Helpful Information
The meal for tonight is kind of a hodgepodge of two meals. The recipe was called "Vietnamese Chicken Wraps", and they wanted me to use lettuce as wraps... I mean, come on, I can totally use wontons even though it's not Dr. Axe approved. Plus, any time I get to flip a muffin tin upside … Continue reading I Get So Jazzed About WonTon Night!
By “those days”, I mean “these days” too. By “those days”, I mean those ones long ago that, upon reflection, seemed so much easier than these days. Those days, that I felt in over my head, but looking back now I realize how easy it was compared to the current stage of life my family … Continue reading I miss those days and I’m still in them.
I'll just cut to the chase: The best part about this meal was that I got to use the new lemon juicer that I mentioned here. I was so proud of myself for being in the midst of grocery shopping and deciding how fancy I was going to get with taco night. Initially, I was … Continue reading Knock-Off Chipotle Night