Paleo Pizza Crust You Can Hold!!

May 22, 2014 at 3:33 pm

I’ve made some delicious paleo pizza crusts, but most of them have lacked the consistency to pick up a slice and eat it — requiring a knife and fork. I set out to make one that you could hold in your hand… and I did it!!! The following recipe makes a 13″ round crust. And I guess you can’t really call it paleo since I used cheese for topping, but you can use whatever toppings […]

Paleo Bread That Doesn’t Suck

April 5, 2014 at 5:34 pm

The holy grail of the Paleo world is sandwich bread. I’ve tried my share of recipes claiming to be just like the real thing, and they’ve all been an (expensive) disappointment. Most of them call for LOTS of almond flour, a jar of almond butter, or 9 egg whites, etc. I’m trying to avoid the almond heavy loaves because almonds are nutrient dense and high-calorie. A cup of almond flour contains about 90 almonds. The […]

Like I Need an Excuse to Drink

June 30, 2013 at 10:08 pm

Someday, I hope to be able to once again enjoy an alcoholic beverage on occasion — while working to boot this stupid candida, all alcohol is strictly off limits. It’s almost worse than pregnancy. At least while I was preggers, I had a glass of wine now and then towards the end of the pregnancy. Oh well, the sacrifice is going to be totally worth it! I just have to keep telling myself that. In […]

Mike’s Favorite Meal

June 18, 2013 at 4:48 pm

In honor of Father’s Day (two days late) I’m posting this super yummy thai curry recipe. If you couldn’t tell by the recipes I’ve been posting here lately, we go through a boat load of coconut milk in our house — at least 3 cans of it a week, sometimes more. I decided to go all out and order the 96 oz. can from Amazon! It’ll be coming in my next “subscribe & save” shipment. […]

Diagnosis and Dessert

June 11, 2013 at 11:03 pm

I’ve been seeing a holistic doctor… someone who is helping me heal from my various disorders. After a bunch of lab tests, I got an official diagnosis—one that I was pretty much expecting from the moment I walked in there. It’s just nice to have several pieces of paper confirming what I’ve been researching for the past year and a half. Hormonally, I have low-grade hypothyroid accompanied by VERY low progesterone. Additionally, I have candida […]

Microwave Breakfast Muffin

June 8, 2013 at 3:46 pm

Having breakfast when you’re trying to stick to a paleo diet AND avoiding fruit can sometimes be rather monotonous. (Scratch that, all meals can be monotonous!) Sometimes I just don’t feel like having a big pile of scrambled eggs. I’m always on the lookout for a little variety… muffins, omelets, porridge. The only rule is that it has to be prepared FAST. I found a pretty decent recipe for a “microwave english muffin”, but found […]

It’s Hot Outside: Let’s Make Popsicles

May 22, 2013 at 3:38 pm

I posted a picture to Facebook of Gabriel eating one of my homemade popsicles and got a bunch of requests for a recipe. Hey, and I’m glad to oblige. Gabriel seems to have lost his desire for smoothies… Maybe it’s the texture, maybe it’s the color, but he usually turns his nose up at them. But present him with a frozen popsicle, he asks for one all day long!! I particularly love sneaking in some […]

Grain-Free Hermits

April 17, 2013 at 10:13 pm

Back in my gluten days, I used to enjoy Newman’s Hermits… A LOT! They’re so wonderfully spicy and full of molasses joy. Then I realized I couldn’t afford my hermit habit, so I started making my own. Very dangerous! Mike and I could polish off a tray of them in no time. These days, I’m trying to avoid all grains (with limited success) for a more Paleo approach to my diet, so I’m even cutting […]

Pizza – Gluten and Grain Free

February 8, 2013 at 11:04 pm

A few hours ago, I posted this picture to Facebook with the caption: “Gluten free, grain free pizza… Dinner was amazing tonight. A pat on the back if I do say so!” Several people asked for a recipe, so I can’t let them down can I? I used a recipe from the internet for the crust, but I can’t for the life of me find it right now. Doh… But here it is without credit. […]

Breakfast of Champions

January 28, 2013 at 11:00 pm

A few posts back I mentioned one of Gabriel’s and my favorite breakfasts: The blueberry omelet. Now that the detox is over, I can finally enjoy it again! Hurray. I missed it so! I admit, a sweet omelet might seem a little odd at first, but trust me on this one: It’s pretty darned good. I found the original recipe here, but have adapted it a bit to suit my tastes and available ingredients. Two […]

Salsa-fied

January 17, 2013 at 3:06 pm

I am more than half way through the detox, and I feel great! Unfortunately, yesterday Mike came down with appendicitis which is probably an entire post in itself. But, before he came home from work in agony, I made a batch of salsa and posted this picture to Facebook, with the caption “I just made this and I fear it won’t make it till the end of the day!” Alas, we spent the evening in […]

My Chocolate Fix

January 8, 2013 at 2:24 pm

Last night was the end of day three on my 21 Day Sugar Detox and I was hitting the cravings pretty hard. They seem to come and go… Most of the time I’m fine, but when I have to make something for Gabriel that is off-limits, I get pretty twitchy. Breakfast as been toughest because he’s been asking for our famous blueberry omeletes. It’s seriously amazing, and I have a hard time not licking Gabe’s […]