15 Ways to Help Someone in Chronic Pain - Allergy Free Alaska

15 Ways to Help Someone in Chronic Pain

Welcome to my blog! If you like what you’re reading, subscribe to my newsletter and never miss a recipe. Thanks for visiting!15 Ways to Help Someone in Chronic Pain By Megan Ancheta As someone who battles psoriatic arthritis, spondylitis, and Hashimoto’s disease, Megan Ancheta understands first hand what it’s like to suffer from chronic pain. … 

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Refined Sugar-Free Cranberry Sauce

I don’t know about you, but growing up, cranberry sauce always came from a can.  It didn’t dawn on me until I was older that you could actually make your own cranberry sauce (I know, what a concept).  When I was little, I actually prided myself on being able to get the cranberry sauce out… 

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Dairy Free Peppermint Hot Cocoa

A baby moose was hanging out in my driveway this morning.  Momma wasn’t too far behind him, but this little guy was so cute – I just had to share his picture! It is COLD outside!  The high temp at my house for today was 1 degree (F).  Supposedly the winds are supposed to pick… 

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Tomato Free Chili with Fire Roasted Poblanos

I am really, really giddy about this recipe.  For two years now I have dreamt of a tomato free chili and finally, FINALLY… I have a recipe that will become a staple in our house!  I am confident all chili lovers (whether you can have tomatoes or not) will enjoy this recipe.  You don’t even… 

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Brown Sugar & Honey Body Scrub

The good old Alaskan cold is starting to settle in, which is causing my skin and psoriasis to rebel.  My skin is horribly dry and itchy. For a while now I’ve been using a combination of coconut oil and 100% shea butter as a moisturizer for my face and other areas of my body, but… 

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Mom Ancheta’s Filipino Pancit Canton

My husband is Filipino, so I’ve had the opportunity over the years (before going GF anyways) to sample some of my MIL’s Filipino cuisine.  Hands down, my favorite traditional Filipino food is pancit – fresh  veggies, tender chicken, flavorful noodles… yum! Did you know that in the Filipino culture noodles represent long life and good… 

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Homemade Sugar Free Chocolate Bars

Many of you who follow my Facebook page know I began a 10 day sugar free challenge today in the hopes of getting my current arthritis/psoriasis flare under control.  For the next 10 days I’ll ONLY use stevia as a sweetener (I’m even giving up agave nectar, maple syrup, honey, and coconut sugar). BUT… what… 

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Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (egg, refined sugar, xanthan/guar gum free)

I know… it’s been a while since I’ve posted a recipe!!  Sorry!  We’ve been busy working on the house and enjoying what’s left of summer.  Leaves are already starting to turn colors here in Alaska; fall is quickly approaching! These cookies are a perfect healthy treat for lunch boxes! Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (egg, refined… 

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The better way to cook quinoa

  photo source For the longest time I had a really hard time eating quinoa.  The smell of it would bother me and the taste of it would make me nauseous, if not sick. The suggested way to cook quinoa, is to rinse it, then cook it like you would rice: simmer quinoa in water… 

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Homemade Ranch Dressing

We all love this ranch dressing recipe.  Thankfully Abbi (my very picky eater) is interested in eating more of her dinner if she can dip whatever it is we’re eating in a bit of ranch.  Works for me.  I know many of you moms out there can relate! This recipe is linked to Slightly Indulgent… 

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Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin with Apple Chutney Stuffing

  Let me just say this: Bacon + pork tenderloin + homemade apple chutney = juicy, tender, flavorful awesomeness!   Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin with Apple Chutney Stuffing Here’s what you’ll need: 1 pork tenderloin, 2.5 – 3 lbs 1 package Applegate Farms Hardwood Smoked Sunday Bacon 1 Apple Chutney recipe (see below) cooking twine… 

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