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Entries Tagged as 'gratitude'

The Big Question Marks

February 8th, 2009 · 20 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: gratitude · sturm and drang · winter

Health, Food Allergy, & Sustainability Tidbits for You

February 3rd, 2009 · 8 Comments

It’s been about a hundred years since I did a tidbits post.  I kid you not when I say that I had about 200—two hundred!—tabs open in Firefox that I needed to go through and close yesterday.  Some of those were links I was considering sharing with you. Here are a few of the best […]

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Tags: allergen-free recipes · dessert · gratitude · locavore · vegetarian

Overcoming Frustration

December 22nd, 2008 · 9 Comments

I was in a deep funk. In the midst of packing boxes and making holiday plans and attending my grandmother’s funeral and trying to work in a half-empty apartment (part of the contents of which had already disappeared with their new owner), I unraveled.  I grew anxious and angry. Why was it always my responsibility […]

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Tags: gratitude · sturm and drang

A Belated Post of Thanksgiving

December 11th, 2008 · 11 Comments

You might think from my earlier Thanksgiving post that traditional holiday foods don’t do much for me.  Au contraire—one of the more difficult things about food allergies has been dealing with family holiday gatherings where everyone, including me, has specific ideas about what we should be eating, how it should be constructed, and how it […]

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Tags: 2/3 veggies · allergen-free recipes · autumn · celebrations & holidays · dessert · gratitude · meal planning

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

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

Oh My Goodness

October 12th, 2008 · 34 Comments

What a week this has been! Let’s recap the highlights: Early in the week, I bought a pair of size-8 jeans!  These are the smallest-size pants I have ever worn. I had to whip out my cell phone and call my husband and my best friend from the store’s dressing room when I put the […]

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Tags: celebrations & holidays · fruits of my labor · gratitude · non-scale victories

Weekly Meal Plan: Fall Foods and Anticipation!

September 21st, 2008 · 10 Comments

This morning it hit me that I have one more week of work before my life transitions full-time into my long-time dream of writing for a living.  I called my husband into the living room, grabbed his hands, and spun around with him like we were five years old and on a playground. I’m so […]

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Tags: autumn · flexitarian · gratitude · locavore · meal planning · Uncategorized

The Small Things (A Short Post of Gratitude)

August 20th, 2008 · 13 Comments

I was just scratching my collarbone, and I’m still amazed that my collarbones have emerged from my body in the last 15 or so pounds of weight loss. When I’ve had abdominal surgery before, it’s always been followed by a natural period of swelling and then an unnatural period of extreme weight gain as I […]

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Tags: gratitude · non-scale victories · running just as fast as we can