Super Sweet Strawberry Chia Jam

A couple weeks ago I had a Little House on the Prairie moment and became determined to make strawberry jam with a mountain of fresh farmers market strawberries. I was fairly successful. Actually the jam is delicious, it’s just really really effing sweet. On fresh baked bread it’s kinda perfect though. My typical cooking style […]

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Updates and Herbs

I haven’t been posting much on here lately because now that I am basically a strong, functional, “normal” (whatever that means) person, it feels odd to spew nonsense about the random things I’m cooking and doing into the cyberspace void. I’m not sure why it feels like that’s more acceptable if you’ve got something wrong […]

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Kohlrabi is better bigger

I thought, based on the one kohlrabi I’d eaten, that kohlrabi was a small little baseball-sized vegetable with far too much skin to be worth all the peeling, especially when it only tasted like broccoli stem in the first place. I was wrong. Turns out kohlrabi can be nearly as big as your head. And […]

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New About Me

Feeling so good I think it’s time for a new About Me page! So… I had a hideously tough year in 2018. I spent about two months thinking I had muscular dystrophy and was dying, but it turned out I only had the super-rare autoimmune disorder dermatomyositis, which still sucked a lot. Basically my immune system […]

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New Year!

The holidays came and went very quickly and were rather strange and somewhat intense, for a variety of reasons I might not get into, but also quite festive. I spent a few of the holiday days not following the AIP at all and it was was fun to remember what bread, cheese, and excessive amounts […]

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Halloween Paleo Pumpkin Pie

It’s Halloween! Probably my favorite holiday and, I believe, a reasonable time to indulge in some sugar, especially as I’ve been so completely on the wagon for months. Thus a paleo pumpkin pie! Also organic candy corn (cue smiley face with tears of laughter emoji, please), which reading The Paleo Approach does make me think is […]

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Shingles too? Really?

Turning your immune system off is a shitty thing to have to do. Apparently with no immune system not only are you more susceptible to all the nasties floating around out there (maybe it’s just as well that I basically don’t leave the house) but things that have passively sat inside you without bothering you […]

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Climacteric Fruit

I guess I always knew that some fruit ripened more satisfactorily after it was harvested than other fruit, but until fairly recently it didn’t occur to me that this means there is some fruit it makes absolutely no sense to buy unripe. The path fruit takes to ripeness is actually quite interesting, as are the […]

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Turmeric and Inflammation

I made turmeric gummies! Actually they are more like curcumin and honey jelly squares, and they are pretty tasty. I got the recipe here, but it’s basically gelatin, honey, coconut oil and turmeric (I used curcumin powder and recommend adding more than in the recipe, next time I think I’ll add 3-4 times as much). […]

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