Monthly Archives: October 2012

Ch-ch-changes: Identifying Food Sensitivities with an Elimination Diet

Hey, gang.  You may have noticed my blogging schedule has been a bit off lately.  There have been a lot of changes happening in my kitchen, and more recipes failing to thrill than I’ve experienced in many years of cooking.  … Continue reading

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Vanilla Coconut Custard Baked in a Sugar Pumpkin (Dairy-Free)

What better way to celebrate the arrival of Fall’s cooler weather and seasonal flavors than to bake a warm, lightly spiced custard in a sugar pumpkin?  This custard is not too sweet and not too spicy, with a pleasantly balanced … Continue reading

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Caribbean Pumpkin Pancakes with Banana-Rum Topping

As our friends and family well know, the Midwestern Gentleman and I take our Pancake Sunday tradition very seriously.  While the medium itself remains consistent — Pancake Sundays are always about pancakes — we are dedicated neophiles when it comes … Continue reading

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You Are What You Eat… And Also What You Breathe Into Your Lungs & Absorb Through Your Skin

One of the scariest aspects of having an autoimmune disease is the increased likelihood of developing more as time goes on.  Not only is developing additional autoimmune diseases likely, but, for example, Sjogren’s Syndrome patients are also 50 times more … Continue reading

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A Bedtime Glass of Warm (or Cold) Almond Milk

Do you have a favorite bedtime snack?  In my pre-diagnosis days I used to favor a bowl of cold cereal as a bedtime snack — some wholegrain carbs, a little protein, and a little hydration are the perfect bedtime combination … Continue reading

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Bombfire Pizza

For my day job as a book and paper conservator, I recently attended a weekend-long continuing education workshop at the Campbell Center for Historic Preservation in Mt. Carroll, IL.  The program’s director encouraged workshop participants to join her for dinner … Continue reading

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