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There’s something about the holidays that just makes ya want to bake! I’m not a baker. I’ve mentioned before that the precise measurements in baking just isn’t my thing. I will tinker around with baking every once in a while, but my forte is definitely cooking. .
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I made @detoxinista’s chocolate chip cookies made with almond flour because the ingredients and steps were super easy. They came out delicious too!! .
I’m still a liiiiitle iffy with my almond reintro. If I have more than about 3 cookies I’ll probably feel it, otherwise, I seem to be fine. It’s just so tough because almond flour tastes so good and the texture is amazing in baked goods! So, while I can’t say it’s a completely successful reintro, I just have to limit my intake and I’m ok! 😬
There’s something about the holidays that just makes ya want to bake! I’m not a baker. I’ve mentioned before that the precise measurements in baking just isn’t my thing. I will tinker around with baking every once in a while, but my forte is definitely cooking. . . I made @detoxinista’s chocolate chip cookies made with almond flour because the ingredients and steps were super easy. They came out delicious too!! . I’m still a liiiiitle iffy with my almond reintro. If I have more than about 3 cookies I’ll probably feel it, otherwise, I seem to be fine. It’s just so tough because almond flour tastes so good and the texture is amazing in baked goods! So, while I can’t say it’s a completely successful reintro, I just have to limit my intake and I’m ok! 😬
Too good not to repost! If you’re not following my takeover this week, you’re missing out on some yummy goodies! I made @grazedandenthused ‘s AIP sweet potato freezer fudge and just added a coconut butter drizzle...so.good. 🤤 She has such amazing recipes. I’ll only be doing the takeover until Sunday, so I’ll be back to posting here soon! 🤗
Too good not to repost! If you’re not following my takeover this week, you’re missing out on some yummy goodies! I made @grazedandenthused ‘s AIP sweet potato freezer fudge and just added a coconut butter drizzle...so.good. 🤤 She has such amazing recipes. I’ll only be doing the takeover until Sunday, so I’ll be back to posting here soon! 🤗
I’m doing a takeover over at @autoimmunepaleo this week! I’ll be posting recipes that are AIP elimination phase compliant and opening up a little more about my experience following the AIP and how it’s affected my healing for the better. And it’s not just for those with autoimmune (AI) diseases! It’s for everyone who has someone in their life affected by an AI disease or AI symptoms, those who want to learn more about the AIP elimination, and anyone who just wants some mind, body and spirit inspo. Hope to see ya pop in over there 🤗
I’m doing a takeover over at @autoimmunepaleo this week! I’ll be posting recipes that are AIP elimination phase compliant and opening up a little more about my experience following the AIP and how it’s affected my healing for the better. And it’s not just for those with autoimmune (AI) diseases! It’s for everyone who has someone in their life affected by an AI disease or AI symptoms, those who want to learn more about the AIP elimination, and anyone who just wants some mind, body and spirit inspo. Hope to see ya pop in over there 🤗
Do you see that cheese 🧀 on those eggs?!? 🙌🏽🎉🤗 after failing two times with my sheep’s milk reintro, I think I’ve officially been able to reintroduce sheep’s milk. I had Manchego and sheep’s milk yogurt this week with no issues. Seems so insignificant to some, but if anyone told me this time last year that I’d be able to eat any kind of dairy again I would’ve laughed in their face. Hallelujah! Definitely won’t be an every day thing, but happy to be able to expand my options! the goal of these elimination diets aren’t to restrict you forever, but eventually get you to a point where you’re healing and can eat certain things again (in good measure, of course). Taking these recent successful reintros as a sign of healing and so thankful for it. 🙏🏽
Do you see that cheese 🧀 on those eggs?!? 🙌🏽🎉🤗 after failing two times with my sheep’s milk reintro, I think I’ve officially been able to reintroduce sheep’s milk. I had Manchego and sheep’s milk yogurt this week with no issues. Seems so insignificant to some, but if anyone told me this time last year that I’d be able to eat any kind of dairy again I would’ve laughed in their face. Hallelujah! Definitely won’t be an every day thing, but happy to be able to expand my options! the goal of these elimination diets aren’t to restrict you forever, but eventually get you to a point where you’re healing and can eat certain things again (in good measure, of course). Taking these recent successful reintros as a sign of healing and so thankful for it. 🙏🏽
December 1st marks the first day of #crohnsandcolitisawarenessweek. My story started recently, but I now notice I’ve had red flags practically my whole life (rashes, stomach aches, bloat, gas, fatigue, bacterial overgrowth, eczema, and IBS like symptoms during stressful times). .
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I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis late December 2016/mid January 2017 after my second colonoscopy and two second opinions. I was in an active flare since around November 2016 to April 2017 and most of those months would sleep about 2-5 hours each night from having constant abdominal pain, fevers,urgent BMs, and joint pain. I had to get accommodations at work and now realize I probably should’ve just taken time off to heal. Stress plays such a huge role for me and my health. I didn’t give my body and mind a chance to take a break and I’m positive I would’ve healed much faster if I did. .
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In two months during my flare I lost over 20 pounds and was suffering from a ton of nutritional deficiencies. I also had a ton of food allergies come up prior to diagnosis which I now realize were more likely intolerances due to my microbiome being all messed up, so my diet was really restrictive and i was having a hard time adjusting. This was a really tough time for me and I went through an emotional rollercoaster. If you know me, I’m the “rational and balanced” one in my group, so this was just an overall alien feeling for me. I didn’t feel like myself. I isolated myself from my friends and family because I couldn’t eat or drink the things everyone else could, felt too tired to even talk, and everything would stress me out. I remember being so sensitive that even the radio couldn’t be on sometimes because I’d be too overwhelmed. I’d try controlling things I could and obsessing over them to feel in control of something. I have learned to accept that some things are out of your control and that although some people may look happy and fine, don’t assume that! I remember when I first started losing weight I’d get compliments of how fit I was looking...little did they know I was probably at the most unhealthiest point of my life!
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Support for me was a huge factor. [CONT’d in comments]
December 1st marks the first day of #crohnsandcolitisawarenessweek . My story started recently, but I now notice I’ve had red flags practically my whole life (rashes, stomach aches, bloat, gas, fatigue, bacterial overgrowth, eczema, and IBS like symptoms during stressful times). . . I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis late December 2016/mid January 2017 after my second colonoscopy and two second opinions. I was in an active flare since around November 2016 to April 2017 and most of those months would sleep about 2-5 hours each night from having constant abdominal pain, fevers,urgent BMs, and joint pain. I had to get accommodations at work and now realize I probably should’ve just taken time off to heal. Stress plays such a huge role for me and my health. I didn’t give my body and mind a chance to take a break and I’m positive I would’ve healed much faster if I did. . . In two months during my flare I lost over 20 pounds and was suffering from a ton of nutritional deficiencies. I also had a ton of food allergies come up prior to diagnosis which I now realize were more likely intolerances due to my microbiome being all messed up, so my diet was really restrictive and i was having a hard time adjusting. This was a really tough time for me and I went through an emotional rollercoaster. If you know me, I’m the “rational and balanced” one in my group, so this was just an overall alien feeling for me. I didn’t feel like myself. I isolated myself from my friends and family because I couldn’t eat or drink the things everyone else could, felt too tired to even talk, and everything would stress me out. I remember being so sensitive that even the radio couldn’t be on sometimes because I’d be too overwhelmed. I’d try controlling things I could and obsessing over them to feel in control of something. I have learned to accept that some things are out of your control and that although some people may look happy and fine, don’t assume that! I remember when I first started losing weight I’d get compliments of how fit I was looking...little did they know I was probably at the most unhealthiest point of my life! . Support for me was a huge factor. [CONT’d in comments]
Breakfast for me on weekdays is always out of a to-go cup or bowl. Today, it took form as a smoothie to-go bowl. 😋 .
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I have sooo many persimmons I need to use up so I loaded them up in my smoothie base and as a topping! Great little fruit to try out if you haven’t already. They have high levels of vitamins C, A, E and B6 and minerals like magnesium, manganese and phosphorus. Oh, and a good amount of fiber too! .
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yes, fiber makes ya 💩, but what I didn’t know until I was in my flare constantly having diarrhea (sorry, that was life for a few months!), is that [soluble] fiber bulks your stool. So, although it seems counterintuitive when you’re constantly going to the bathroom to eat more [soluble]fiber, it can actually help regulate you in that it creates that bulk instead of the runs. fun poop fact for ya! 😜
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Smoothie deets: 1/3 frozen banana; 1/2 haas avocado; couple chunks frozen coconut meat; frozen persimmon slices; 1/2 cup full fat coconut milk, 2/3 cup water; hemp Protein powder; 2 scoops @vitalproteins collagen peptides; 1 tsp @sunpotion reishi and cordycep powder; topped with autumn’s gold grain free granola, persimmon slices and bee pollen!
Breakfast for me on weekdays is always out of a to-go cup or bowl. Today, it took form as a smoothie to-go bowl. 😋 . . I have sooo many persimmons I need to use up so I loaded them up in my smoothie base and as a topping! Great little fruit to try out if you haven’t already. They have high levels of vitamins C, A, E and B6 and minerals like magnesium, manganese and phosphorus. Oh, and a good amount of fiber too! . . yes, fiber makes ya 💩, but what I didn’t know until I was in my flare constantly having diarrhea (sorry, that was life for a few months!), is that [soluble] fiber bulks your stool. So, although it seems counterintuitive when you’re constantly going to the bathroom to eat more [soluble]fiber, it can actually help regulate you in that it creates that bulk instead of the runs. fun poop fact for ya! 😜 . . Smoothie deets: 1/3 frozen banana; 1/2 haas avocado; couple chunks frozen coconut meat; frozen persimmon slices; 1/2 cup full fat coconut milk, 2/3 cup water; hemp Protein powder; 2 scoops @vitalproteins collagen peptides; 1 tsp @sunpotion reishi and cordycep powder; topped with autumn’s gold grain free granola, persimmon slices and bee pollen!
Two posts in a row with chocolate chip cookies in some variation...🤷🏻‍♀️I promise I am eating other things! Ive been hearing about @cappellos for a while but the Whole Foods and sprouts near me don’t carry them, so that meant I had to make a trip to another health food store exclusively to get these (so they betta be good!). .
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I maybe, definitely, ate  2 cookie dough mounds in the car. 😬if the dough is as good as the baked product, the trip to the store would’ve been worth it! I love the simple ingredients and the fact i don’t have to make them. 👍🏽and can’t wait to try the gnocchi too! Any suggestions on what kind of sauce to make with the gnocchi?...
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Update on AIP reintros: goin strong and most recent success with a nightshade (whaaa?! Always had issues with nightshades, but primarily peppers and tomatoes) reintro of white potato 🥔 🙌🏽
Two posts in a row with chocolate chip cookies in some variation...🤷🏻‍♀️I promise I am eating other things! Ive been hearing about @cappellos for a while but the Whole Foods and sprouts near me don’t carry them, so that meant I had to make a trip to another health food store exclusively to get these (so they betta be good!). . . I maybe, definitely, ate 2 cookie dough mounds in the car. 😬if the dough is as good as the baked product, the trip to the store would’ve been worth it! I love the simple ingredients and the fact i don’t have to make them. 👍🏽and can’t wait to try the gnocchi too! Any suggestions on what kind of sauce to make with the gnocchi?... . . Update on AIP reintros: goin strong and most recent success with a nightshade (whaaa?! Always had issues with nightshades, but primarily peppers and tomatoes) reintro of white potato 🥔 🙌🏽
Why, hello perfect Saturday night! Baked some Paleo, nut free, chocolate chip cookies based off of @primalpalate ‘s chocolate chip cookie recipe and subbed a few things out like the shortening for coconut oil and ghee, 3/4 cup maple syrup for 1/4 cup coconut sugar and 1/4 cup of maple syrup, and a little less arrowroot starch because I didn’t have enough left in the bag...still came out AH-mazing! paired with some quick homemade hemp milk (2T hemp seeds, 1/2 date, 2 cups water, blend and strain) because I ran out of coconut milk. It might be time to go grocery shopping 🤔 .
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I have a short trial coming up and spent 3 full days prepping last week and started to get tightness in my jaw and neck (prob clenching my teeth at night!), getting anxious and worn out, and starting to overthink every little thing...I am happy i actually realized where that was heading instead of my usual “go,go,go! You must know everythiiinnggg” attitude that I’ve had basically forever...until i crash and get sick. 😑I was never able to recognize my stress until my body caught up with my mind and would manifest into a cold, eczema, migraine, muscle cramps, diarrhea, etc. Now i know just how badly my body can react to stress and i will pretty much do anything to avoid being more prone to a flare up. Thankful for finally understanding the importance of the mind and body connection! I took an actual thanksgiving break to refresh, without the guilt, and will just hit the trial prep back up all day tomorrow. I had such a great time with friends and family this holiday and feeling recharged. 🙏🏽hope you all took some time to nurture your relationships and yourselves this weekend. 💕
Why, hello perfect Saturday night! Baked some Paleo, nut free, chocolate chip cookies based off of @primalpalate ‘s chocolate chip cookie recipe and subbed a few things out like the shortening for coconut oil and ghee, 3/4 cup maple syrup for 1/4 cup coconut sugar and 1/4 cup of maple syrup, and a little less arrowroot starch because I didn’t have enough left in the bag...still came out AH-mazing! paired with some quick homemade hemp milk (2T hemp seeds, 1/2 date, 2 cups water, blend and strain) because I ran out of coconut milk. It might be time to go grocery shopping 🤔 . . I have a short trial coming up and spent 3 full days prepping last week and started to get tightness in my jaw and neck (prob clenching my teeth at night!), getting anxious and worn out, and starting to overthink every little thing...I am happy i actually realized where that was heading instead of my usual “go,go,go! You must know everythiiinnggg” attitude that I’ve had basically forever...until i crash and get sick. 😑I was never able to recognize my stress until my body caught up with my mind and would manifest into a cold, eczema, migraine, muscle cramps, diarrhea, etc. Now i know just how badly my body can react to stress and i will pretty much do anything to avoid being more prone to a flare up. Thankful for finally understanding the importance of the mind and body connection! I took an actual thanksgiving break to refresh, without the guilt, and will just hit the trial prep back up all day tomorrow. I had such a great time with friends and family this holiday and feeling recharged. 🙏🏽hope you all took some time to nurture your relationships and yourselves this weekend. 💕
The thanksgiving spread!! 🙌🏽🤤Half of this is “ari friendly” food, so I definitely had a heaping plate of delicious food to eat! I found it’s best to just bring a few things I can eat to gatherings just in case the options are slim. I made “Corn” muffins, broccoli casserole, and cranberry sauce. My mom made her stuffing with Udi’s gluten free bread (like actually made croutons out of the loaf...so sweet!). Although the bread is not paleo, the experience of getting to eat her famous stuffing once a year won’t send me into a flare. It’s ok to enjoy and indulge every once in a while...and that I did! hope everyone had a great thanksgiving (or just a great Thursday for those outside of the US!). 🦃🍁🍽
The thanksgiving spread!! 🙌🏽🤤Half of this is “ari friendly” food, so I definitely had a heaping plate of delicious food to eat! I found it’s best to just bring a few things I can eat to gatherings just in case the options are slim. I made “Corn” muffins, broccoli casserole, and cranberry sauce. My mom made her stuffing with Udi’s gluten free bread (like actually made croutons out of the loaf...so sweet!). Although the bread is not paleo, the experience of getting to eat her famous stuffing once a year won’t send me into a flare. It’s ok to enjoy and indulge every once in a while...and that I did! hope everyone had a great thanksgiving (or just a great Thursday for those outside of the US!). 🦃🍁🍽
While everyone else is making some amazing Thanksgiving desserts, I’m over here getting some serious dessert envy looking at it all. 🤤🍪🍩🍰🤤I’m super busy at work this week and don’t really have the energy to play around in the kitchen, but ya best believe I made time for a chocolate fix! . .
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So, for those busy times when you really want some pie, I present you with the quickest and easiest pie evaaaaa! A Paleo (for AIP sub cocoa powder for carob powder and remove vanilla) No-Bake chocolate pudding pie! 🍫 .
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Ingredients and instructions:. for crust: 1/2 cup coconut flour, 1/2 cup coconut oil (soft but not melted), pinch of salt, 1tsp vanilla; and 2T of maple syrup. .
Ingredients for chocolate pudding filling (double it if ya want a thicker filling): 1 can full fat coconut milk (no gums); 1/4 to 1/2 cup of cocoa powder; about 1/4 cup pure cacao shavings (optional); 1T of gelatin (i used @greatlakesgelatin red can); 1/4 cup of maple syrup (or honey would be fine too); 1 tsp vanilla; pinch of salt. .
For crust, just mix all the ingredients and cover your pie pan with it using your fingers to press it down. Stick it in the fridge. It’s not going to taste like a traditional baked pie crust or a mushy cookie crust...this is basic. Think hard shell chocolate but with sweetened coconut oil haha it does the job for me! 😏 For the pudding, pour the coconut milk in medium saucepan and sprinkle gelatin all over the top, turn heat on medium high, whisk it up, pour in the rest of the ingredients and mix. Let it cool before pouring on crust. Pour pudding mix on crust and let it cool for at least 3 hours. Done. ✅ .
🍫The pasta pura de cacao was from my Tia Gloria in Peru. She searched everywhere for pure chocolate without soy or milk and man did she get a good one! I used the shavings from it in the pie, but you can use any pure cacao bar. alsoooo, I’ll be sharing some AIP and paleo-ized Peruvian recipes in a few months that my mom and I are working on. 🇵🇪 so stay tuned!
While everyone else is making some amazing Thanksgiving desserts, I’m over here getting some serious dessert envy looking at it all. 🤤🍪🍩🍰🤤I’m super busy at work this week and don’t really have the energy to play around in the kitchen, but ya best believe I made time for a chocolate fix! . . . So, for those busy times when you really want some pie, I present you with the quickest and easiest pie evaaaaa! A Paleo (for AIP sub cocoa powder for carob powder and remove vanilla) No-Bake chocolate pudding pie! 🍫 . . Ingredients and instructions:. for crust: 1/2 cup coconut flour, 1/2 cup coconut oil (soft but not melted), pinch of salt, 1tsp vanilla; and 2T of maple syrup. . Ingredients for chocolate pudding filling (double it if ya want a thicker filling): 1 can full fat coconut milk (no gums); 1/4 to 1/2 cup of cocoa powder; about 1/4 cup pure cacao shavings (optional); 1T of gelatin (i used @greatlakesgelatin red can); 1/4 cup of maple syrup (or honey would be fine too); 1 tsp vanilla; pinch of salt. . For crust, just mix all the ingredients and cover your pie pan with it using your fingers to press it down. Stick it in the fridge. It’s not going to taste like a traditional baked pie crust or a mushy cookie crust...this is basic. Think hard shell chocolate but with sweetened coconut oil haha it does the job for me! 😏 For the pudding, pour the coconut milk in medium saucepan and sprinkle gelatin all over the top, turn heat on medium high, whisk it up, pour in the rest of the ingredients and mix. Let it cool before pouring on crust. Pour pudding mix on crust and let it cool for at least 3 hours. Done. ✅ . 🍫The pasta pura de cacao was from my Tia Gloria in Peru. She searched everywhere for pure chocolate without soy or milk and man did she get a good one! I used the shavings from it in the pie, but you can use any pure cacao bar. alsoooo, I’ll be sharing some AIP and paleo-ized Peruvian recipes in a few months that my mom and I are working on. 🇵🇪 so stay tuned!
Although it’s in the upper 70s  here in FL, all the cold weather comfort food pics I’m seeing makes me wish we had a fall or winter...or really any seasonal change besides an endless summer (with a few cool days thrown in)!Don’t get me wrong, I love the fact that it’s mid November and my husband and I were able to go to the beach today. But, there’s just something about the idea of the change...in weather and within your mind and body too. I know some of you are cursing me under your breath, soooo, I guess I won’t complain too much 😜 and enjoy this super easy butternut squash soup I threw together a couple days ago. .
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Basics to the soup: about 2 heaping cups cubed butternut squash, oven roasted or steamed/boiled; 3/4-1 cup bone broth; 3/4 to 1 cup chicken stock; 1/2-3/4 cup full fat coconut milk; dash of thyme and oregano; salt to taste. Blend it up and that’s it! So easy and sooo good! You can add more or less liquid depending on the consistency you like! .
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Hope you all had a great weekend and are ready to take on a new week. Make it a great one! ✌🏽
Although it’s in the upper 70s here in FL, all the cold weather comfort food pics I’m seeing makes me wish we had a fall or winter...or really any seasonal change besides an endless summer (with a few cool days thrown in)!Don’t get me wrong, I love the fact that it’s mid November and my husband and I were able to go to the beach today. But, there’s just something about the idea of the change...in weather and within your mind and body too. I know some of you are cursing me under your breath, soooo, I guess I won’t complain too much 😜 and enjoy this super easy butternut squash soup I threw together a couple days ago. . . Basics to the soup: about 2 heaping cups cubed butternut squash, oven roasted or steamed/boiled; 3/4-1 cup bone broth; 3/4 to 1 cup chicken stock; 1/2-3/4 cup full fat coconut milk; dash of thyme and oregano; salt to taste. Blend it up and that’s it! So easy and sooo good! You can add more or less liquid depending on the consistency you like! . . Hope you all had a great weekend and are ready to take on a new week. Make it a great one! ✌🏽
Random, just because it’s a Friday in November, flowers from my husband remind me how many blessings I have all around me! .
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Yes, finding out about my autoimmune diseases was a pretty low time in my life...I was wondering why it had to be me, but also justifying it with, “well, my life has been pretty great, so i guess this is my cross to bear!” Not saying that having UC and celiacs is a blessing in and of itself, but man have my eyes opened up to the love and support I have from my friends and family. Especially my husband who saw me every day (during my flare late last year/early this year) dwindling away and would carry me to bed sometimes because i was physically too tired to move and would force me to eat even though i had no appetite. He supports me and loves so much. These random acts of kindness remind me that when you have someone great, cherish them, nurture your relationship, and don’t let it go. And the note with the flowers...”You’re healthy and you’re beautiful.” Come oonnnn?!? 😍😍😍ok, sappy story over. Happy Friday! 🤗🎉🙏🏽
Random, just because it’s a Friday in November, flowers from my husband remind me how many blessings I have all around me! . . Yes, finding out about my autoimmune diseases was a pretty low time in my life...I was wondering why it had to be me, but also justifying it with, “well, my life has been pretty great, so i guess this is my cross to bear!” Not saying that having UC and celiacs is a blessing in and of itself, but man have my eyes opened up to the love and support I have from my friends and family. Especially my husband who saw me every day (during my flare late last year/early this year) dwindling away and would carry me to bed sometimes because i was physically too tired to move and would force me to eat even though i had no appetite. He supports me and loves so much. These random acts of kindness remind me that when you have someone great, cherish them, nurture your relationship, and don’t let it go. And the note with the flowers...”You’re healthy and you’re beautiful.” Come oonnnn?!? 😍😍😍ok, sappy story over. Happy Friday! 🤗🎉🙏🏽
Playing around with a possible Thanksgiving dessert! 🦃 🍰
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I’m a huge fan of @simplemills mixes if you couldn’t already tell 😬 I used the pumpkin mix and made a pumpkin chocolate swirl streusel loaf. SO delicious!! .
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All I did to make the streusel topping is take 3T of the mix and some @fourthandheart vanilla bean ghee to make the topping. I made the rest of the mix by following the instructions for the loaf. I poured about 3/4 of the mix into my loaf pan and then with the remaining mix put in about 2T of cocoa powder and mixed. Poured the chocolate in the loaf pan and swirled it around, then topped it with the streusel topping. Baked at 350 for 27-30 minutes.
Playing around with a possible Thanksgiving dessert! 🦃 🍰 . . I’m a huge fan of @simplemills mixes if you couldn’t already tell 😬 I used the pumpkin mix and made a pumpkin chocolate swirl streusel loaf. SO delicious!! . . All I did to make the streusel topping is take 3T of the mix and some @fourthandheart vanilla bean ghee to make the topping. I made the rest of the mix by following the instructions for the loaf. I poured about 3/4 of the mix into my loaf pan and then with the remaining mix put in about 2T of cocoa powder and mixed. Poured the chocolate in the loaf pan and swirled it around, then topped it with the streusel topping. Baked at 350 for 27-30 minutes.
Breakfast for dinner? Don’t mind if I do! after a long day at work, breakfast foods are always easy to make and comforting to eat. I made a breakfast pancake sandwich out of all this and it was divine!
Breakfast for dinner? Don’t mind if I do! after a long day at work, breakfast foods are always easy to make and comforting to eat. I made a breakfast pancake sandwich out of all this and it was divine!
I know I’ve mentioned before how important it is to have support in your healing journey and THIS is a great example of that! my lovely sister @twoprincebakery made and packed this delicious AIP (reintro black pepper) meal at an event we went to that was serving a very non AIP dinner. She even packed a @rebel_kitchen chai mylk for a sweet treat! I don’t know what I did to deserve this family of mine, but I am so grateful for it! 💕#family#aip#support#love#dinner#sisters
I know I’ve mentioned before how important it is to have support in your healing journey and THIS is a great example of that! my lovely sister @twoprincebakery made and packed this delicious AIP (reintro black pepper) meal at an event we went to that was serving a very non AIP dinner. She even packed a @rebel_kitchen chai mylk for a sweet treat! I don’t know what I did to deserve this family of mine, but I am so grateful for it! 💕#family #aip #support #love #dinner #sisters 
Does anyone ever crave a crispy, guilt-full fried seafood platter?! 🙋🏻 well, I do, i did, and I made it without the guilt. 😜 the dip is a nightshade-free marinara sauce that tasted like the real deal! .
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After starting the AIP elimination last year, I pretty much stopped eating anything fried (or breaded) and really don’t ever crave fried greasy food anymore.My cravings are now the much healthier version of those greasy foods. So, i had a craving for a fried seafood platter and i made it happen! It’s all paleo, AIP with a couple reintros and maybe could be made AIP elimination friendly with just a few tweaks. The nightshade-free marinara sauce is AIP elimination friendly. For me, the trick to not feeling deprived of my “guilty” food pleasures is getting creative and making them within my restrictions or using the many resources on Pinterest, the web, and insta for recipes (mainly desserts because i can’t bake well) and inspiration. .
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I’m going to make this again and will actually measure everything out to share with y’all (it was toooo good not to share on here!) but for now, here’s the Ingredient list and some rough instructions: 
For breading: Cassava flour, coconut flour, rice flour, garlic powder, salt, dried oregano, turmeric powder. Did an egg wash and mixed them all in the wash, put the flour mixture into a ziploc and put seafood into the bag and shook it around. Used a cast iron and covered bottom with avocado oil and coconut oil over medium high heat. put the breaded seafood in and cooked them up on both sides until crispy. the nightshade-free marinara will be comin at ya sometime later. But it had beets, carrots, fresh basil, salt, garlic, dried oregano and dried basil. .
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#AIP#Paleo#glutenfree#autoimmunedisease#healyourgut#IBD#celiac#crohns#ulcerativecolitis#spoonie#leakygut#foodismedicine
Does anyone ever crave a crispy, guilt-full fried seafood platter?! 🙋🏻 well, I do, i did, and I made it without the guilt. 😜 the dip is a nightshade-free marinara sauce that tasted like the real deal! . . . After starting the AIP elimination last year, I pretty much stopped eating anything fried (or breaded) and really don’t ever crave fried greasy food anymore.My cravings are now the much healthier version of those greasy foods. So, i had a craving for a fried seafood platter and i made it happen! It’s all paleo, AIP with a couple reintros and maybe could be made AIP elimination friendly with just a few tweaks. The nightshade-free marinara sauce is AIP elimination friendly. For me, the trick to not feeling deprived of my “guilty” food pleasures is getting creative and making them within my restrictions or using the many resources on Pinterest, the web, and insta for recipes (mainly desserts because i can’t bake well) and inspiration. . . I’m going to make this again and will actually measure everything out to share with y’all (it was toooo good not to share on here!) but for now, here’s the Ingredient list and some rough instructions: For breading: Cassava flour, coconut flour, rice flour, garlic powder, salt, dried oregano, turmeric powder. Did an egg wash and mixed them all in the wash, put the flour mixture into a ziploc and put seafood into the bag and shook it around. Used a cast iron and covered bottom with avocado oil and coconut oil over medium high heat. put the breaded seafood in and cooked them up on both sides until crispy. the nightshade-free marinara will be comin at ya sometime later. But it had beets, carrots, fresh basil, salt, garlic, dried oregano and dried basil. . . . #AIP #Paleo #glutenfree #autoimmunedisease #healyourgut #IBD #celiac #crohns #ulcerativecolitis #spoonie #leakygut #foodismedicine 
Today’s #desklunch ((only because the conference room was occupied (see my post from a few days ago)). Organic beef sausage over some leftover cabbage, celery, beets, and a mixed root veggie mash from a couple days ago. 😋.
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I’m loving @kiolbassasmokedmeats organic beef sausage lately! AIP reintro with black pepper (took me two times to successfully reintroduce, but even then, keeping it at a minimum) and does have some cane sugar syrup, but a good idea for a quick lunch when you forget to defrost meat and didn’t fully meal prep for the week. 🙋🏻🤷🏻‍♀️ I just made some slits in the sausage and popped it in the toaster oven for 10 minutes with all the fixins and that’s it. 👌🏽
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Even though i got stuck having to eat at my desk, I turned the computer off, piled up all my papers and put them to the side. The important part is to just separate myself from work for an hour. And enjoy this yummy and simple meal! hope you all are having a great week so far! 💕
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#glutenfree#paleo#dairyfree#soyfree#autoimmunedisease#healyourgut#IBD#celiac#crohns#ulcerativecolitis#spoonie#leakygut#foodismedicine#grainfree#chronicillness#autoimmuneprotocol#holisticnutrition#guthealth#naturalhealth#healthynothard#foodismedicine#healthyeating#wellness
Today’s #desklunch  ((only because the conference room was occupied (see my post from a few days ago)). Organic beef sausage over some leftover cabbage, celery, beets, and a mixed root veggie mash from a couple days ago. 😋. . . I’m loving @kiolbassasmokedmeats organic beef sausage lately! AIP reintro with black pepper (took me two times to successfully reintroduce, but even then, keeping it at a minimum) and does have some cane sugar syrup, but a good idea for a quick lunch when you forget to defrost meat and didn’t fully meal prep for the week. 🙋🏻🤷🏻‍♀️ I just made some slits in the sausage and popped it in the toaster oven for 10 minutes with all the fixins and that’s it. 👌🏽 . . Even though i got stuck having to eat at my desk, I turned the computer off, piled up all my papers and put them to the side. The important part is to just separate myself from work for an hour. And enjoy this yummy and simple meal! hope you all are having a great week so far! 💕 . . . #glutenfree #paleo #dairyfree #soyfree #autoimmunedisease #healyourgut #IBD #celiac #crohns #ulcerativecolitis #spoonie #leakygut #foodismedicine #grainfree #chronicillness #autoimmuneprotocol #holisticnutrition #guthealth #naturalhealth #healthynothard #foodismedicine #healthyeating #wellness 
WHAT?! So, had the most delicious dessert at @lovefoodcentral. This is definitely something I would only have like once every few months, but dang! was it good! 🤤🤤 it’s a chocolate chip cookie ice cream sammie with activated charcoal soft serve (coconut and cashew base w sunbutter). I figured the activated charcoal would balance out everything else, right?! 😋
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I shared this with my husband because it was way too much to finish on my own. Certainly not AIP, maybe Paleo, but all gluten free, soy free, and dairy free (I also want to say I heard it was refined sugar free, but I dunno). Now that I can be more adventurous with my food, I try not to have a negative feeling before I try something new. Healing your gut really has such a huge psychological element to it. My husband is such a great cheerleader when it comes to putting me in the right mindset before I try something “adventurous” and it helps so much. After getting ill from eating the most basic things (I remember getting violently ill during a flare when I had some berries in a smoothie, pre allergy testing and pre AIP), then being on the elimination phase of AIP and feeling like the rules are set in stone, reintroducing things in certain orders, thinking about how you will do that, etc...it’s kind of hard to rewire your brain to accept progress and try new things (but what if I try it and get sick?!). It’s so hard for me to fail at anything and this whole process has really taught me to just chill out and let things happen sometimes! Get out of what you think the rules or restrictions are and follow your intuition. It’s ok to accept you’re at a point where you feel great, you’re healing and it’s ok to try to eat (and do) new things! I’ve definitely had some reintros that left me with a killer headache or running to the bathroom, but hey, failure is ok. But you’ll never know if you don’t venture out.If you’ve made it this far in my story, bless you (lol) and have a great Sunday! 🙏🏽
WHAT?! So, had the most delicious dessert at @lovefoodcentral. This is definitely something I would only have like once every few months, but dang! was it good! 🤤🤤 it’s a chocolate chip cookie ice cream sammie with activated charcoal soft serve (coconut and cashew base w sunbutter). I figured the activated charcoal would balance out everything else, right?! 😋 . . I shared this with my husband because it was way too much to finish on my own. Certainly not AIP, maybe Paleo, but all gluten free, soy free, and dairy free (I also want to say I heard it was refined sugar free, but I dunno). Now that I can be more adventurous with my food, I try not to have a negative feeling before I try something new. Healing your gut really has such a huge psychological element to it. My husband is such a great cheerleader when it comes to putting me in the right mindset before I try something “adventurous” and it helps so much. After getting ill from eating the most basic things (I remember getting violently ill during a flare when I had some berries in a smoothie, pre allergy testing and pre AIP), then being on the elimination phase of AIP and feeling like the rules are set in stone, reintroducing things in certain orders, thinking about how you will do that, etc...it’s kind of hard to rewire your brain to accept progress and try new things (but what if I try it and get sick?!). It’s so hard for me to fail at anything and this whole process has really taught me to just chill out and let things happen sometimes! Get out of what you think the rules or restrictions are and follow your intuition. It’s ok to accept you’re at a point where you feel great, you’re healing and it’s ok to try to eat (and do) new things! I’ve definitely had some reintros that left me with a killer headache or running to the bathroom, but hey, failure is ok. But you’ll never know if you don’t venture out.If you’ve made it this far in my story, bless you (lol) and have a great Sunday! 🙏🏽
Let me introduce you all to my weekday lunch space! So exciting, I know. 🙄😂I have a few days where I do a #desklunch in my office because I’m too busy to take my hour lunch break, but I typically try to prioritize taking the full hour for lunch.
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It’s so important to just get out of my work space even if that means going to the conference room for a little bit. I’ve realized that when I don’t take the time out of the day for lunch or a break, I not only feel an emotional cloud lingering over me, but my body physically starts to shut down.
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So, this is usually what my lunch time looks like- alone in a plushy pleather chair, looking out the windows to a real interesting mix of humans that walk by. Free entertainment? Can’t beat that. But, this is MY time…I eat, watch some Netflix on my phone, do a little stretching, and unwind. It may not look very peaceful, but it’s just enough to separate myself from work and destress.
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Corporate wellness tip: try to get your coworkers to get outside and go for a walk for at least a couple minutes a day. My coworkers and I started walking two times a day around the building or neighborhood and they have noticed their stress levels decrease and focus increase. Vitamin D is also a good plus!
Let me introduce you all to my weekday lunch space! So exciting, I know. 🙄😂I have a few days where I do a #desklunch  in my office because I’m too busy to take my hour lunch break, but I typically try to prioritize taking the full hour for lunch. . It’s so important to just get out of my work space even if that means going to the conference room for a little bit. I’ve realized that when I don’t take the time out of the day for lunch or a break, I not only feel an emotional cloud lingering over me, but my body physically starts to shut down. . So, this is usually what my lunch time looks like- alone in a plushy pleather chair, looking out the windows to a real interesting mix of humans that walk by. Free entertainment? Can’t beat that. But, this is MY time…I eat, watch some Netflix on my phone, do a little stretching, and unwind. It may not look very peaceful, but it’s just enough to separate myself from work and destress. . Corporate wellness tip: try to get your coworkers to get outside and go for a walk for at least a couple minutes a day. My coworkers and I started walking two times a day around the building or neighborhood and they have noticed their stress levels decrease and focus increase. Vitamin D is also a good plus!
Happy Halloween everyone! You may be asking, “what the $@!# is this?!” I asked myself the same question after putting it together. This, is my (unintentional) Halloween inspired vampire breakfast wrap! 🎃😂💉 .
I used a coconut wrap, almond butter with a scoop of collagen peptides, figs, raspberry jam, reishi, and cinnamon. wrapped it up, and per usual, ran out the door to rush to work. 🏃🏽‍♀️Rushed so much I left my lunch at home! 😩 .
Have a safe and fun Halloween! Friendly reminder or suggestion to have non candy treats or allergy-friendly options for those little ones with food allergies! It sucks not being able to join in on the fun like everyone else. I can now truly understand that and I’m a grown up (mostly 😂)...so, can only imagine the kids who don’t get why they can’t be “normal”. We got some organic fruit snacks this year and junk candy Hershey bars too. Next year I think we will also do some non candy options. If you don’t do Halloween, have a lovely Tuesday !✌🏼
Happy Halloween everyone! You may be asking, “what the $@!# is this?!” I asked myself the same question after putting it together. This, is my (unintentional) Halloween inspired vampire breakfast wrap! 🎃😂💉 . I used a coconut wrap, almond butter with a scoop of collagen peptides, figs, raspberry jam, reishi, and cinnamon. wrapped it up, and per usual, ran out the door to rush to work. 🏃🏽‍♀️Rushed so much I left my lunch at home! 😩 . Have a safe and fun Halloween! Friendly reminder or suggestion to have non candy treats or allergy-friendly options for those little ones with food allergies! It sucks not being able to join in on the fun like everyone else. I can now truly understand that and I’m a grown up (mostly 😂)...so, can only imagine the kids who don’t get why they can’t be “normal”. We got some organic fruit snacks this year and junk candy Hershey bars too. Next year I think we will also do some non candy options. If you don’t do Halloween, have a lovely Tuesday !✌🏼