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Travel Food (Managing Food Restrictions on Trips)

October 20th, 2008 · 15 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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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

6 Unconventional Elements of My Weight Loss

September 14th, 2008 · 25 Comments

After following many, many conventional paths to weight loss—and failing at them—I’ve forged my own path and found success.  Here are a few bits of my unconventional methodology: 1. I cut out tv.  That’s right–we don’t have cable or network tv at all.  In fact, we no longer even own a tv, though we’ll occasionally […]

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Meal Plan for the Week: Wholesome, Tasty, and Allergen-Free (Plus a weight-loss update)

August 25th, 2008 · 22 Comments

Do you ever have moments when your brain is so mashed full of thoughts, ideas, and feelings that when you open your mouth to speak or pose your hands to type, you pause to collect your thoughts, and then can get little of use to come out? That’s me today.  I’m sitting in a chair […]

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Tags: autumn · locavore · meal planning · running just as fast as we can · Uncategorized · vegetarian

This Week’s Meal Plan: Healthy Food, Peace of Mind

August 12th, 2008 · 12 Comments

I’ll get to my meal plan, but much of eating, for me, is tied up with other health and emotional issues, so before my plan: I’m trying to heed much of what my Chinese med practitioner and I have discussed.  One of the elements that has been key to me lately is trying to focus […]

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The Joy of Turning Seasons

August 8th, 2008 · 6 Comments

The foreshortening of the days becomes apparent.  The quality of the afternoon light changes, somehow, a subtle shift toward golden as our half of the planet gradually shifts away from the sun.  Fall is coming.  It’s still hot as Hades most days and some nights, and it will be for some time.  But tonight, our […]

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Speaking of diagnoses . . .

August 7th, 2008 · 2 Comments

I went out tonight for dinner with an ex-boyfriend.  He was my first love, actually; we dated from age 17 to 20.  We’ve become pretty close friends again in the last few months, and we go out for a meal together every few weeks.  Tonight we were belatedly celebrating our birthdays, which are close together.  […]

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How did you get diagnosed as an adult? (food allergies & celiac/gluten intolerance)

August 4th, 2008 · 16 Comments

There’s been a crescendo of questions lately coming at me by email and blog comment about how I came to learn that I have food allergies and gluten intolerance/atypical celiac disease. Also, people keep commenting in person to me and my best friend—she was diagnosed with food allergies after me—that it ‘must be something in […]

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Fresh Mint Ice Cream (Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Vegan, Cane-Sugar-Free)

July 18th, 2008 · 52 Comments

To me, one of the greatest joys of summertime is homemade ice cream.  I love ice cream in general (how many people don’t?), but homemade ice cream holds a special place in my heart.  The slightly-softer-than-storebought texture, the depth of fresh flavors, the anticipation-generating wait required–homemade ice cream is a glorious part of summertime living. […]

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Salt-Kissed Buttermilk Cake Recipe . . . with no eggs, gluten, or dairy

July 16th, 2008 · 13 Comments

When I saw Heidi’s gorgeous, raspberry-topped buttermilk cake photos, I knew immediately that I had to make the cake.  I planned to make it this coming weekend, but once I’d purchased the raspberries, my mind kept gravitating to where the berries sat in the refrigerator.  After a nap yesterday afternoon and a simple meal last […]

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