December 17, 2015

December 17, 2015 Celebrated my hubby’s birthday with the most towering homemade lasagna I’ve ever made (seriously, that sucker felt like it was 20 pounds!), plus a divine-looking strawberry mousse cake from AJ’s (the best boulangerie around, in my opinion – and their cakes are surprisingly inexpensive). I served everyone heaping slabs of the pasta [...]

December 17, 20152018-07-15T23:00:52+00:00

November 23, 2015

November 23, 2015 Well, joy to the world. Just dropped hundreds at Whole Foods in preparation of our Thanksgiving feast. Buying all organic produce, free-range, organic turkey, sulfite-free, unprocessed honey ham, etc. comes at a price. In the past, I’d buy regular grub for guests and save the organic/free-range stuff for me and Brian, but [...]

November 23, 20152018-07-15T23:00:53+00:00

October 22, 2015

October 22, 2015 So, get a load of this: even our cat has allergies. What I thought was a behavioral thing that made her chew the fur off her legs is actually a reaction to…something we still have yet to determine. Per the vet, we’re going to change her food and add some fish oil [...]

October 22, 20152018-07-15T23:00:53+00:00

October 14, 2015

October 14, 2015 Been battling migraines with growing regularity again, which is why I’ve been a bit M.I.A. Also been feeling pretty rough after eating some previously okay foods/beverages (green tea, limes, raspberries, organic potatoes, and a few others). Time for another food sensitivity panel. It’s been a couple years and my food allergies and [...]

October 14, 20152018-07-15T23:00:53+00:00

September 28, 2015

September 28, 2015 I’ve been feeling pretty darn good lately because I immediately got back to my normal eating routine after the trips to Chicago. Started going for regular brisk walks again and even brought my GAPS stock back into my dietary rotation (I always feel good when I do). Work’s been stressful, so I’ve [...]

September 28, 20152018-07-15T23:00:53+00:00

August 25, 2015

August 25, 2015 Back in Chicago – this time flying solo for a four-day work trip. It’s always a struggle because long workdays typically end with group dinners at pre-determined hot spots. My colleagues are pretty aware of my dietary restrictions and are always understanding when I have to opt out of certain restaurants, but [...]

August 25, 20152018-07-15T23:00:53+00:00

August 17, 2015

August 17, 2015 Last night, we met a friend for pizza at a famous restaurant. I fully intended to order a salad, but caved. It had been four years since I’d had regular pizza and I thought it wouldn’t kill me to have at least a personal size (thin crust, naturally, to limit the wheat) [...]

August 17, 20152018-07-15T23:00:53+00:00

August 15, 2015

August 15, 2015 We’re on vacation in Chicago – the first place we lived as a couple many moons ago. It’s always fun to go back, but I’m not going to lie: going back to a city so known for its food is disappointing and frustrating for someone with awful food allergies. We ventured out [...]

August 15, 20152018-07-15T23:00:53+00:00

July 25, 2015

July 25, 2015 Got an early start to my day – music on the playlist and a nice 6 a.m. summer breeze to keep me company while I pruned overgrown vines spilling over the backyard wall of my parents’ winter home. I climbed two steps on my little ladder and snipped twice before realizing, through [...]

July 25, 20152018-07-15T23:00:53+00:00

July 17, 2015

July 17, 2015 The party was a huge hit! That place was filled with faces we hadn’t seen for many years and we danced, laughed and reminisced until well past 11 p.m. How I had the energy was beyond me. In the mad rush of last-minute preparations and primping, I’d forgotten to eat (and our [...]

July 17, 20152018-07-15T23:00:53+00:00