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 23: Sweet pear pie.

On the autoimmune protocol I can feel deprived at times, when the restrictions of the elimination phase are pretty darn tight.  BUT pie is good.  And believe me you, this AIP friendly pie saved me many a time that I had a need for something sweet and comforting.  A dollop of thick, full fat coconut …

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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 17: Perfect Birthday Gift

  This came in the mail today: The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook.  And I hugged it.  I might have also squealed like a little girl.  I am so excited!  This gem is a gift to me from my husband and it is so perfect.  It’s a healing manual, it’s nutritional guidance, it’s going to be my companion …

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One Hundred Days with Hashimoto’s. Day 9: You against you.

Competition.  For some of us this comes quite naturally.  Take my eldest son, for example. He was the firstborn and fights to retain his title as the biggest, fastest or smartest.  This is unnecessary, of course, as he’ll never lose that special privilege of being our oldest child, God bless him.  Somehow, though, competition is embedded …

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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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