Part 2 When a Diet Doesn't Heal Chronic Illness

Part 2: When a Diet Doesn’t Heal Chronic Illness

When I first wrote When a Diet Doesn’t Heal Chronic Illness, it was an attempt to let loose some very raw emotions. I didn’t count on it turning into something so encouraging. The minute I clicked on the post publish button, the comments, emails, and Facebook messages started pouring in – in droves. I had no… 

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Smoked Salmon and Veggie Frittata - Allergy Free Alaska

Smoked Salmon and Veggie Frittata

Darn autoimmune diseases. They totally messed up my exercise routine last week. I was so disappointed! It is such a battle when my mind is willing and able, but my body is not. It all started with exhaustion, but when the pain set in at the bottom of my spine and I was overcome with horrible nausea, I knew… 

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Tropical Fruit Snacks Recipe from Allergy Free Alaska

Tropical Orange Fruit Snacks

You know the feeling when you’re working really hard to get something just right, and then suddenly  a little one appears, and they give a giggle and sneak in for attack?! Yeah, that totally happens here all the time. This time I certainly couldn’t blame little Abbi though. These Tropical Orange Fruit Snacks are soooo… 

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Gluten Free Vegan Strawberry Pop Tarts Recipe from Allergy Free Alaska

Gluten Free Vegan Strawberry Pop Tarts

3.14.15 Happy Pi Day! What better way to celebrate Pi Day than with hand pies, that are made with a perfectly flaky crust, full of strawberry jam, and covered in a sweet glaze (a.k.a. pop tarts)? Did you ever eat pop tarts as a kid? I did; I liked mine toasted, and then covered in butter…. 

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Chai Spiced Honey Granola with Coconut Oil Recipe - Allergy Free Alaska

Chai Spiced Honey Granola with Coconut Oil

Have you seen Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day? Oh my goodness, it’s absolutely hilarious! We watched it last night as a family and really enjoyed it. I just love Steve Carell! In addition to spending some quality family time with my loves this weekend, Sunday afternoon I spent several hours prepping food for the… 

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Real Food Strawberry Marshmallows Recipe (Cory Syrup Free) - Allergy Free Alaska

Real Food Strawberry Marshmallows (Corn Syrup-Free)

Hi everyone! Sorry I’ve been few and far between these days; I ended up going back to work. It wasn’t something I planned on doing, but a part-time job offer just fell in my lap. The money and ability to work from home was too great to pass up, so I had to go for it. Life has… 

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Gluten Free Blueberry Coffee Cake Recipe - Allergy Free Alaska

Gluten Free Blueberry Coffee Cake

The girls and I recently went blueberry picking with my parents up north near Eureka. We had a great time, although being out in the wilds of Alaska is always a little nerve racking. If you surprise an unsuspecting bear, odds are a fun outing can turn dangerous extremely fast. Which is why my dad… 

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Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets Recipe-Allergy Free Alaska

Best Gluten-Free Chicken Nuggets

Someone once told me they felt horrible for my girls because they could never eat at McDonald’s due to their allergies. Truth is, I’m SO HAPPY we (myself included) can’t eat there. We’ve all heard the rumors about what’s really in the chicken nuggets, and that is enough for me never to want to eat there –… 

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Grain Free Aloha Pockets - Allergy Free Alaska

Grain-Free Aloha Pizza Pockets

You know how it is when you’re a parent of kiddos with food allergies… coming up with new fun ways to feed them is difficult. In the last several weeks I’ve really tried to focus on creating new recipes for my girls. They eat well, lots of veggies and whole foods, but every so often I… 

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Simple Homemade Pizza Sauce Recipe - Allergy Free Alaska

Simple Homemade Pizza Sauce

It’s pouring here – a cool 54 degrees (F). The leaves are falling and it’s getting darker earlier, indicating summer is quickly coming to a close. We Alaskans often joke that we only have 2 seasons up here: winter and road construction. All joking aside, it’s true – we hardly have a spring or fall, but… 

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