Lesson learned

•CRACK!• ******* Batch cooking 101.  Grade: F.  Needs improvement on following directions. When I opened the freezer door I was surprised to see this disaster.  My very first attempt at freezing a large batch of soup in mason jars resulted in icy shards of glass.  Oops.  Chalk it up to a learning experience with the added …

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Pause on the Prosciutto

There was no time left to make myself a complicated breakfast.  The black tea, steaming hot and steeping, would soon be ready for coconut milk and honey.  I made my family baked gluten-free oatmeal from a recipe I still adore and they all love.  Since my dad was visiting, I just wanted to focus on …

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One Hundred Days with Hashimoto’s. Day 22: Before & In-Progress Photos

Hello, my name is Jessica and if you’ve been here before you know that I have an autoimmune disease called Hashimoto’s.  For the past six weeks I’ve taken my first long term prescription of my entire life, Levothyroxine.  That’s just the start, though, because during that time I’ve been preparing myself to start the Autoimmune …

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One Hundred Days with Hashimoto’s. Day 19: Scored a sweet deal!

Aldi’s.  I never would have expected!  Recently I was given a tidbit of info that has changed my perception of shopping…Trader Joes and Aldi’s are apparently owned by the same German company!  I never knew.  My husband and I regularly make Trader Joes stops even though it’s a 40 minute drive.  Sometimes if he’s working …

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One Hundred Days with Hashimoto’s. Day 15: Claire’s our guest, for part two.

Welcome back.  We are continuing an interview with our guest, Claire Moffatt of Nutrient Dense Eating by Claire.  Recently, she shared with me her journey to a diagnosis but today Claire tells how choices with food affect her symptoms and quality of life with this disease. Let’s get back to Part 2 with Claire from our conversation on …

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Abs are made in the kitchen

Hey guys, long time since I wrote!  Reason: tendonitis and bursitis in both knees, diagnosed a few weeks ago by our family M.D.   Turns out that going from zero to sixty postpartum is not good for thirty-something year old joints.   My schedule was something like this: 6-weeks postpartum: 7-minute workouts, light. 8-weeks postpartum …

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