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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Sugar Free Vanilla Macaroons Recipe - Allergy Free Alaska

Sugar Free Vanilla Macaroons

This summer I set a personal goal to exercise and get healthier since, as of lately, exercise has essentially been nonexistent in my life. Not only would I love to trim down a bit, but I wish to eliminate some of the pressure on my knees, ankles, and feet. My arthritis is very active in all… 

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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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Paleo Double Chocolate Mint Cookies Recipe - Allergy Free Alaska

Paleo Double Chocolate Mint Cookies

Rich chocolate meets peppermint for the ultimate Paleo indulgence!  I originally developed this recipe for Paleo Double Chocolate Mint Cookies about 2 years ago. Between my SIL and I, we’ve made them numerous times for get togethers, birthdays, camping trips, and various holidays. We’ve stuffed them with homemade marshmallows, and even used them for Paleo… 

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Smokey Chicken and Green Beans Over Quinoa - Allergy Free Alaska

Smokey Chicken and Green Beans Over Quinoa

Happy New Year! 2014 was a fantastic year filled with lots of great moments and memories, but I look forward to 2015 with hope and excitement. There will be new goals, accomplishments, and even more memories made. I can’t wait to see what this new year brings!  When I set out to make this Smokey… 

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Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Apples Recipe | Allergy Free Alaska

Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Apples

I was in Costco the other day (By myself… kid-free… that never happens!) and came across these pretty Brussels sprouts. My oldest daughter loves Brussels sprouts – like loves them, loves them. So I decided to get some, and make this Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Apples dish for her that’s full of… 

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Rosemary Garlic Ghee with Smoked Sea Salt Recipe - Allergy Free Alaska

Rosemary Garlic Ghee with Smoked Sea Salt

We recently had a very good friend over for dinner. He lives out of town, so when he visits it’s always a special treat. He’s not related by blood, but he’s family. 😉 Prior to him coming over (let’s call him “J”) AJ and I were trying to think of what to make for dinner…. 

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Sweet Potato Breakfast Skillet   with Bacon Recipe -AllergyFreeAlaska

Sweet Potato Breakfast Skillet with Bacon

Temp: 58 (F) Album: Sam Smith – In the Lonely Hour Craving: A glass of Marietta Old Vine Red & my pjs We cleaned out the garage this past weekend in preparation for winter here in Alaska. The temps have been dipping to near freezing at night. During the summer months we park our cars… 

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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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