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It’s always hard to find products and restaurants that cater to specific dietary concerns. You try a bunch, waste a lot of money, start feeling like it’s hopeless and you’ll never taste anything delicious again… And then you find one thing that delivered. So you have a touch of hope. But then more crap to…

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Chili and Cornbread

Your mouth just started watering, right? Mine did. A good, hearty chili with some sweet cornbread? If you don’t want this, well, I don’t know anything anymore. ;) This version, thanks to the Beyond Meat Beefless Beef, is just like the old fashioned chili I used to eat. But with beans. I grew up in…

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Sweet and Spicy Quick Cucumber Salad

Another Thai influenced recipe, sweet and spicy cucumbers are a favorite. This one is so easy to put together, you can make it every day! It goes well as a side to just about any dish; the cool, refreshing, crisp cucumbers in the sweet and tangy sauce, with a peanuty crunch. This recipe is adapted…

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Poblano, Potato, and Mushroom Tacos

Mmmm, tacos! Living now in California, there are many more Mexican influenced restaurants and ingredients readily available in the stores. It’s almost like being back in Texas! I’m also having to brush up on my Spanish; haven’t used it in about 10 years, but it’s coming back the more I interact with the Spanish speaking…

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Hearty Meditteranean Salad

The Mediterranean way of living fits really well into the plant-based + fish lifestyle. Icing on that cake is that the food in this region is also quite delicious! The summer months are upon us, and my cravings for fresh, light, green food is beginning to peak. I want salads and fruit and fresh flavors…

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Thai Green Bean and Mango Salad

I love Thai food – the flavors of sweet, salty, savory, umami – it just hits all the right places with me. Whenever I find a new recipe, I generally have to try it out pretty quickly. This green bean salad was given to me by my mother in law, and it’s delicious! I’ve made…

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Fasting for Immunity?

Have y’all seen this? It’s pretty interesting. Essentially, fasting for 2-4 days seems to kill off old, lame immune cells and spurs regeneration of new, healthy immune cells. This stem cell-based regeneration has been shown to be helpful in chemo patients (increased tolerance and recovery) as well as auto-immune disorders (including MS). Of course, speak…

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Tacos Tacos Tacos!

I’m obsessed with the Beef-free Crumbles I mentioned a couple posts ago… This time, I tried my hand at a homemade vegan cheeze sauce, modified and perfected my gluten-free flour tortillas, and created an awesome taco night! The flavors hit the spot of a traditional meat/wheat/dairy full feast, but completely (partially) guilt free. Yippee! I…

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Ricotta Stuffed Dates with Walnut Honey

We found this amazing restaurant in Oakland called Encuentro Wine Bar. They are vegetarian, but have many vegan options, including vegan cheeses. The food is amaze-balls – it’s our favorite place so far. One of the things they have is ricotta (mac nut based) stuffed dates with walnut honey. That’s all it says… So, of…

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Rice and Veggie Salad with Tahini Dressing

When you’re on the road, and have dietary restrictions, one might tend to freak out about finding something to eat. I’ve started to meticulously plan all trips to make sure there will be something to eat – be it bring it myself, or research restaurants and such that would support my needs. Chiptole is always…

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Stem Cells and MS

Another breakthrough in MS research – this time, using neural stem cells in mice. Within 2 weeks of mice getting this injection, they were walking and running around (where prior they couldn’t stand long enough to eat and had to be had-fed). Six months later, the mice have shown no relapses. Very promising! Though a…

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Veggie Sushi

Though I still eat fish occasionally, I do love me a good veggie sushi. Plus, making it at home for the first time, I was not about to go handling raw fish and eating it. I’m not yet that brave… But the veggie sushi is totally ok! M got a sushi kit for Christmas, and…

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A Whole Year

It’s been a year since the first tingle began, and the subsequent diagnosis. What happened afterwards was a cascade of changes… I wasn’t sure if I was going to write anything about this, but here I am. However, too many disorganized thoughts will keep it short… It’s been a while since my last post, and…

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Beefy Beef-free Sloppy Joes

I took some time away from the “prepping to move” crazy that’s going on to write up a recipe for y’all! The house here still hasn’t sold (bummer), but I hope it will this week! We’re taking next week for the movers to pack and move everything, and then we’ll take the cats and drive…

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Where have I gone??

I know my posts have been very scarce lately – and I have a good reason! The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of crazy. Our realtor in the Bay Area found a house she thought we’d love, so we took a last minute flight down to check it out. We did, in fact,…