Category: Thankful

Gluten Free Bread #Fail

Today is officially Monkey’s 5th birthday. I cannot believe where I was 5 years ago and what was going through my mind overnight and into the wee hours of the morning. I am still amazed at how quickly, yet slowly, this time has gone. He’s grown into an amazingly hilarious...

I may be going Gluten Free. Forgive me.

Gluten was the biggest test of the 8Safe program that I was looking forward to. It was the culmination of the entire program and would either keep the door open to a bunch of delectable goodness or close it over for a while (or permanently). I had high hopes that I...

It’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time

Peanuts… peanut butter. Jelly… jelly. The ol’ Valentine’s Day was peanut day! That was great, because I love a good chocolate with peanut butter. Too bad, I didn’t get one. Chris and I don’t normally swap Valentine’s Day gifts, if anything we pick-up clearance candy after to share. I was...

The Delights of Dairy

Wednesday was Dairy day, much to my co-worker’s delight. It’s become a fun experiment to share with others, as they stop by my library to see “how am I doing” during the multiple allergen reintroductions. My one science teacher friend especially finds it fascinating, as I’ve become a human experiment! Before...

Sunday Meal Prep and Fancy Sodas

This entire process has been somewhat life-changing for me. While I planned to hide away for a few months and take time for me, I have learned a lot about my body in 3 short weeks. I can understand why Kelly is excited to help others through the program. I...

What I’ve Been Eating on the 8Safe Elimination Diet

It’s been 3 weeks into the 8Safe Elimination Diet and it has not been easy. I don’t believe in strict dieting, and this reminds me why I ascribe to “everything in moderation” as my motto. An elimination diet is no small feat, it’s harder than any diet I’ve ever heard...