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This Week’s Meal Plan: No Gluten! No Eggs! No Dairy! No Soy! (Or . . . Same as Always)

July 14th, 2008 · 5 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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Giving Hurt Its Due

July 1st, 2008 · 22 Comments

Exasperated, worn out, upset, sad. Angry. I had surgery on my lower abdomen 8 days ago.  The surgery went an hour longer than was planned, so by the time I was awake, my doctor was performing another surgery in another operating room already.  The nurses jolted me awake, gave me my clothes to dress in, […]

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Patterns Matter

May 22nd, 2008 · 19 Comments

Why is this such a difficult post to write? For about two days now, this screen has been up on my computer, and I have been struggling to say what I am trying to say. I guess it is because this topic is so interwoven and because it is still, in some ways, a painful […]

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Tags: gratitude · meal planning · non-scale victories · on the soapbox · Uncategorized

Strawberry Carnage

May 17th, 2008 · 5 Comments

All day yesterday, it threatened to rain, so I never got to go strawberry-picking as I had intended.  At the farmer’s market this morning, however, one of the farmers had a deal:  $2/pint for the strawberries she had picked on Tuesday.  They were just past their peak, but Dan and I knew we could use […]

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Being Open to Change When the Time for Change Comes

May 13th, 2008 · 7 Comments

I’m proud of this girl.  This girl is a runner.  Look at her at her very first 5k last fall.  Awwww. Running has made her feel like she has the possibility to be an athlete.  It’s there inside her.  Even more so now, it’s there in her strengthened thighs, strong calves, and crazy-hard obliques.  It’s […]

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This Week’s Meal Plan & . . . Got a Brand of Cheeze You Like?

May 12th, 2008 · 5 Comments

Life is just buzzing along–busy as usual!  Here’s my meal plan for the week, which is, as always, focused on locally grown/produced foods, high in veggies, low in processed foods, generally healthy, and free of gluten, soy, eggs, and dairy/casein. By the way, it looks like this loss of sheep and goat dairy may be […]

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The Beauty of Eating Seasonally

April 17th, 2008 · 8 Comments

What is this? Just a strawberry, right? Oh, no–no, my friend. This is one of the first strawberries of the season in Georgia. Unlike many CSAs, my CSA provides subscribers (for an additional fee) the option of picking and choosing what we’ll receive from the local produce/products they currently have available. Two weeks ago, when […]

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Food-Related Tidbits

February 22nd, 2008 · 2 Comments

Pepper at Frugal Cuisine has a post up about different measures of how economical a food is.  It’s a good, short read that can get you weighing elements you may not have considered. Off the Bone has a post about how to make bacon toffee. Bacon toffee? Yes!  I think it sounds fascinating to try—the […]

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Why I Quit Wearing Heels (Or, Seeing & Changing What Isn’t Working in Your Life)

February 5th, 2008 · 29 Comments

You know how you look back at styles from previous decades–or, even better, from previous centuries—and wonder what they could have possibly been thinking? Powdered wigs, for example. Or those puffy Elizabeth shorts, or knee britches. Or, for a couple of example from women’s fashions, extreme corsets or tiny lotus shoes, worn in China after […]

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Tags: on the soapbox · running just as fast as we can · Uncategorized

Weekly meal plan (made a bit easier from now on)

January 27th, 2008 · 3 Comments

It’s the weekend again—the time for my inevitable meal planning for the upcoming week. I enjoy meal planning: it’s pleasurable to pull together which foods, recipes, and menus I plan to serve in a given week. But sometimes I feel a bit drained from meal planning because with my food restrictions and the goal of […]

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Tags: allergen-free recipes · dessert · meal planning · quick meals · Uncategorized · vegetarian · winter