Taking the full measure of life

Entries from November 2008

Peace Be With You (& Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free Nutella Waffles, Too)

November 29th, 2008 · 18 Comments

If you’re new here and want to understand the title and purpose of my blog, you can read my first post by clicking here. You may also want to subscribe to my RSS feed so that you don’t miss further posts of interest to you. Thanks for visiting, and I hope you’ll stop by often! […]

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Tags: allergen-free recipes · autumn · Uncategorized

I Am

November 26th, 2008 · 6 Comments

That some of the people who have known me the longest are still some of the people who are most important to me; That I married someone who never gives up on me, and who laughs with me many times a day; That I get to have sex with said man as often as I […]

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Tags: celebrations & holidays · gratitude

30 Self-Care Gifts For the Holidays (To Give Away Or Keep for Yourself!)

November 26th, 2008 · 11 Comments

The last couple of years of my life have been a time of enormous growth into greater maturity, satisfaction, and self-actualization.  While I certainly don’t think I hold the keys to all the world’s self-care knowledge, I have discovered ways of endowing myself with greater well-being financially, physically, spiritually, and emotionally.  In case you want […]

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What We Can Ask

November 21st, 2008 · 8 Comments

We pulled off into the drive of an abandoned house that I wanted to photograph, and we got out of the car.  My husband’s irritation emanated in palpable waves—directed at me.  I wanted to shoot the house: we were two hours from home, and I didn’t know when or if I’d get the chance to […]

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Tags: autumn · gratitude · on the soapbox · sturm and drang

Great Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, & Vegan Bread

November 14th, 2008 · 283 Comments

Note: I originally published this post in April, but my friends and I have tweaked the bread recipe since then, so I’m making the changes and bumping it up for the rest of you to see. From April: It’s been nearly a year since I was diagnosed with serious food allergies, which was followed pretty […]

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Tags: allergen-free recipes · fruits of my labor · gratitude · vegetarian

Working Together

November 7th, 2008 · 8 Comments

Yesterday, I wrote you a long, heartfelt post.  After crafting it for about 2.5 hours, I finally hit “Publish”—just to find out that my internet was down and had been down long enough that my post wasn’t even auto-saving as I wrote it.  At that point, I did the only thing I could: I got […]

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Tags: on the soapbox

Creamy Tuna Salad With No Mayo, Eggs, Soy, or Dairy

November 5th, 2008 · 26 Comments

Quite frankly, I find this tuna salad addictive.  To avoid developing new food allergies, I generally rotate what I eat so that I don’t eat the same thing in more than one 24-hour period every four days or so.  But once I’ve made this tuna salad, I’m all in until it’s gone.  I had this […]

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Soup Season

November 3rd, 2008 · 9 Comments

The trees catch fire.  The now-golden sunlight fades by 6 p.m.  The Grady High football announcer’s voice reverberates up the street, followed at halftime by the percussion and horns of the marching band. Sitting by the cold window in the dark, I feel the season’s usual downward tug on my heart.  For a moment, I […]

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Tags: allergen-free recipes · autumn · quick meals