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…

Gluten Free Flours

One thing I missed most at first after going gluten free, was the lack of good tasting breakfast items.  Most store bought breads were either dry or had eggs (which I cannot tolerate in any form without breaking out in hives).  Baking with regular flour, eggs and milk is a science in and of itself….

When exhaustion takes over

Hashi tired is VERY different from being tired. I have not posted in a few weeks because the day to day life is zapping all of my energy lately. I work with 2 year old kiddos all day long. When I’m home it’s time to start dinner. Living with Hashimoto’s limits my diet. I have…

The Pain of Hashi’s

Thursday, according to my Fitbit, I did not sleep much during the last 90 minutes before getting up for work.  I was in pain.  The pain with Hashimoto’s is not your typical pain.  It is a deep pain that resonates from the bones, through the muscles and on the skin.  This particular morning, I had…

Eating Like a Caveman

Going gluten-free was difficult.  Going Paleo?  Now that was hard! The choice to try eating an Autoimmune Paleo diet was not easy.  This would eliminate all grains, nightshades, potatoes, corn, sugar, artificial sweeteners, coffee, alcohol, and all kinds of other foods.  I was basically going back to the basics…meat, fruits, non-starchy vegetables, and some healthy…

How Hashi’s FEELS…..

“How are you?” This seems like a very simple question, and for most people it is.  Great, good, fine, sad, angry, frustrated, hurt, excited, scared, anxious, and my usual go to:  tired. However, this is not a typical tired.  It’s Hashi’s tired.  My body feels like it weighs about 1 ton.  When my alarm goes…