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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

Rishi Chai

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I am a huge chai fan. I also have very high standards for chai. Not to be a chai snob, but I rarely order chai at coffee shops, unless I know what their chai base is. No offense to many coffee shops out there, but I find a lot of chai is either not made properly, watered down, or just the spices are off in the blend. Earlier I highlighted a local Minnesota Chai Company, Gray Duck Chai. Today, we'll bring it back to Wisconsin with Continue Reading

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes  --   Sconnie Sisters

   OMG. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes. Need I say more. These are amazing!! For real. I made these for my friend's baby shower, and they were a huge hit (but really, how could they not be). Enjoy every single bite of them. To start out you will start with the Classic Chocolate Cupcake recipe.  Follow the recipe exactly as it lists, until you start to fill the cupcake liners. When you fill the cupcake liners, only Continue Reading