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Raw Beet, Carrot & Apple Salad with Ginger Lime Dressing

Beets are not something I would normally purchase, so working with them was a new experience (but a good one!).  After a quick search online, I found that beets are highly nutritious (especially when eaten raw) and contain antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification properties.  They’ve even been thought to have anti-cancer benefits. All the more reason… 

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Hearty Curried Carrot Soup (vegan)

I do most of my blogging from my laptop at the dining room table, which is just off the kitchen near the glass doors leading to our backyard. I love sitting here with a nice big cup of hot coffee. I’m able to look out and watch the girls playing (either inside the house or… 

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Garlic Lover’s Roasted Cauliflower

I am so addicted to roasted cauliflower. I really could sit down and eat a whole head of roasted cauliflower for a meal. It’s that wonderful! There are many variations of roasted cauliflower recipes out there. Some of my favorite recipes are from fellow gluten free/allergy friendly bloggers. Like Roasted Cauliflower Soup from Elana’s Pantry,… 

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My Life on Biologics – Journal Entry #4

Saturday, June 30, 2012- Yesterday I had some weird pains in the lower right side of my back, right in my back rib area. The pain would be sharp, lasting about 20 seconds and would come on about every 20-30 minutes. It made breathing hard, almost like the pain I experience from costochondritis from time… 

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Kimchi Me Crazy (dairy free/Paleo & GAPS friendly)

My best friend is half Korean. When I was 8 or 9 years old I remember sitting at her kitchen table while her mom served us lunch. I was mortified when I discovered there was seaweed in my won ton soup. My friend recognized the look of horror on my face and said, “Eat it…. 

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Orange Creamsicle Popsicles (dairy free, Paleo & GAPS friendly)

When I was little, I remember my mom making popsicles very similiar to these, but she used orange juice concentrate and cane sugar instead of pure unsweetened orange juice and honey/stevia. In any case, I loved the popsicles she made for my brother and I, and wanted to recreate them for my girls, just with… 

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Grain Free Fried Alaskan Rex Sole

My sister was in town last week. We had a really great time camping, sightseeing, and just hanging out. One of the highlights of the past week was our trip up to the Matanuska Glacier. The Matanuska Glacier is located north/northeast of Anchorage, Alaska (I’d say it’s about a 2 – 2.5 hour drive from… 

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My Life on Biologics – Journal Entry #3

Wednesday, June 6, 2012- I had an appointment with my rheumatologist today. The Tramadol I’ve been taking for pain relief has been causing me to sweat – so much that I’ve been going through multiple shirts throughout the day, and often wake up with damp pjs due to night sweats. My doctor and I both… 

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My Life on Biologics – Journal Entry #2

Thursday, May 24, 2012- I had energy today… more than I’ve had in a looooong time. I got a TON of housework and baking done… it was awesome! I still have pain and stiffness, but the pain in my lower spine isn’t as bad as yesterday. Friday, May 25, 2012- Totally overdid it yesterday and… 

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Version #2 – Gluten & Rice Free Multigrain Bread Recipe (for two full-sized bread loaves)

Making bread, or any other baked good gets to be a chore when life is busy or I’m not feeling well. Lately I’ve been making our family’s favorite bread, but making two loaves at once. I leave one out for us to use, and slice, wrap, and freeze the other. It’s been a huge time… 

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