Kombucha and Kefir Creatures

The whole time I’ve been on the AIP I’ve been making kefir with a batch of spongy little kefir grains. It’s totally bizarre that these little tiny living things turn milk or other liquids into this totally other kind of drink. And it’s so easy: you just add the grains to the milk, leave it […]

Read More Kombucha and Kefir Creatures

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 […]

Read More New About Me

200 paleo foods win!

I’ve officially eaten 200 different paleo foods in the last few months! Ultimately it’s pretty cool to be able to look at a long list of food and see all the raw ingredients of everything you’ve eaten for months. My final list includes: 48 types of fruit, 68 types of vegetable, 32 types of meat […]

Read More 200 paleo foods win!

50 posts and The Paleo Approach

On Friday I made my fiftieth post and also got my fiftieth follower! This post makes 51, with 52 followers. It’s been fun and diverting having this blog to work on and I’m glad people are also enjoying reading it–thanks for following along with me! In other news I’ve been exercising and getting a lot stronger […]

Read More 50 posts and The Paleo Approach

True Cinnamon

In the past I haven’t been a huge cinnamon fan but for some reason I’ve been eating a lot of it lately, enjoying stirring it into my tea, or piling it on baked apples or fruit. Curious as to how this might fit in with my very-conscious eating I did a little research and discovered […]

Read More True Cinnamon

Growing Herbs and Mushrooms

Along with cooking, gardening has never been my thing. Indeed my use of fresh herbs has been mostly limited to harvesting the occasional spring of rosemary, or making pesto from a basil plant that doesn’t live long. Actually the truth is I’ve never bothered using herbs and spices in my cooking much at all: I’m […]

Read More Growing Herbs and Mushrooms

Krauting success!

My little pint of sauerkraut has been sitting in a dark cupboard for the last week busily fermenting itself, and now it appears that the special lids and jar weights did their job! It’s been a week and the sauerkraut tastes like sauerkraut. I’m pleased with the tools I bought: no need to constantly check […]

Read More Krauting success!

Life without caffeine

I’ve just reached my first month without caffeine! There appears to be a lot of debate on whether caffeine (and coffee in particular) reduces or increases inflammation. As far as the AIP is concerned coffee is out, at least at first, due to being a seed, but tea (being a leaf) is allowed if you […]

Read More Life without caffeine