Baked Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal

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Yesterday, I went apple picking at a local orchard with some friends. I came home with far too many apples for a single person to eat and decided I needed to get creative in the kitchen. I love making fresh, warm applesauce this time of year. But, today, I wanted to try making some baked oatmeal. I found a recipe online and made some modifications to it. This oatmeal would be great with other modifications - using berries, almonds or Continue Reading

“There’s a chance you have cancer but I don’t want to speculate until we know more.”

(cross-posted at Losing It Without Losing Me) via GIPHY “But don’t worry. Even if it is cancer, you’ve probably had it for months or years - waiting a few weeks for a biopsy isn’t a big deal. This cancer grows slowly.” via GIPHY Let’s back up. I started noticing some difficulty swallowing in late spring. I felt like I had a lump in my throat - like when you have a cold - only I didn’t have a cold. My sinuses, ears and lungs Continue Reading

Elimination Diet: Week 1 in Review

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It's been a week. I'm still doing the Elimination diet. This week has had its ups and downs. I still haven't felt awesome, but I am guessing my body is detoxing a bit or my body just hates me...or both. Hopefully this week my symptoms will lessen or go away. I have found plenty of food that I can eat, however let's just say I have a lot of things over rice or quinoa. There is nothing wrong with rice or quinoa, but I have a feeling it will Continue Reading

Elimination Diet: Day 1

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It's been awhile for Amy and I, between her travels, both of us being crazy busy at work, and the holidays...let's just say it has been busy. Look out for lots of stuff to come, especially on this new elimination diet I am on. In the past few months, my food reactions have gotten worse. I am already on a gluten-free diet, but that is not seeming to be enough at this point--plus I overall eat pretty healthy. I eat whole foods, my veggies, and Continue Reading

Happy Birthday Amy!!

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Happy Birthday to the best and most loving sister ever!! You have been there for me so much...both through good times and bad.  I couldn't ask for a better sister and friend. I love all the crazy and hilarious times we have together.  Enjoy your Kiwi Adventure--I can't think of anyone who deserves it more. Continue Reading