Back to Basics

Inflammation sucks.  I have been struggling with inflammation for a few weeks now.  My hands are stiff and hurt.  My fingers go numb.  It has not been fun.  I looked again at my diet.  Rice triggered this round of inflammation. As I cut out rice, but continued eating corn, potatoes, quinoa, and other grains, I…

Yeast free Gluten free Pizza crust

Pizza crust takes so long to rise when you make a yeast crust.  When I am tired and my family is hungry, I don’t have time to wait for my crust to rise!  This crust I tried just last night and my family ate it and LOVED it!  I knew I would be posting it…

Grains and inflammation

Oh how I have struggled this week.  Every night I woke multiple times to intense pain in my hands and wrists.  Many years ago, I went to the doctor with this issue.  My mother had needed surgery for her carpal tunnel, and I figured that since I was around the same age as her when…

Spice Up Your Life!!

One of the problems with Hashimoto’s Disease is that it causes weight gain.  Weight gain, in turn, causes other health issues like hypertension.  What is the first thing your doctor wants you to change when diagnosed with high blood pressure?  LIMIT SALT INTAKE! I do not have hypertension right now, but there are times my…

Sweet Potato Breakfast Skillet

Breakfast in our house is very important.  My daughter is in 6th Grade and always needs something to keep her full until lunch at noon, especially during tests.  My fiance needs something to keep him full and not cause crazy fluctuations in blood sugars, and I need something to give me energy for my physical…

Gluten Free Vegan Pancakes

Everyone LOVES pancakes, am I right?  So many people are surprised to hear me talk about pancakes, muffins, biscuits, and other yummy baked goods in my diet.  “I thought you couldn’t eat flour!” NOPE!!  I can’t eat GLUTEN.  I love, love, LOVE Bob’s Red Mill All Purpose Baking flour.  It is very similar to wheat…

Could your medicine be making you Sick?

Allergy season is the worst.  Runny nose, scratchy throat, itchy and watery eyes are just a few symptoms those of us know all too well.  Then there is the exhaustion from allergies.  All I want to do is sleep some days.  The further into allergy season we get, the more I want to sleep. Well,…

Being your own best advocate

When it comes to advocating for our children or people who are on able to advocate for themselves, it often comes easily. We see people in need and want to make sure they get the best possible help and care. However, advocating for oneself is much more difficult. I recently went to see my doctor…

Self Preservation

This disease is so consuming.  I have not posted in quite some time because I have been overly exhausted without relief.  Stress wreaks havoc on the human body.  It can cause common ailments, like headache, stomach ache, exhaustion, irritability, bowel issues, high blood pressure, ulcers, and so forth.  However, it also causes the adrenal gland…

Gluten Free Vegan Biscuits

Ingredients: 1 cup non-dairy milk 1 tsp apple cider vinegar 2 cups Bob’s Red Mill All Purpose Flour (or GF flour blend of choice) 4 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp xanthan gum 1 flax egg (1 Tbsp ground flax seed and 2 Tbsp water) 1 tsp sea salt 1/4 cup of…