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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,…

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Valentine’s Day

Ah, the made up day to top them all… :) Instead of writing some random stuff, I shall point you to my favorite blogger, The Bloggess, and her Valentine’s Day post. Which is spot on. Do something for yourself. Because you’re awesome, and not because it’s some made-up holiday. I’m going to spend some time…

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“Blood Blockage Theory” article

An article a friend forwarded to me, interesting take on a possible cause/cure for MS. Opening blocked blood vessels. Looks to be a safe procedure, too! I hope more is done to validate this, and hoping it helps a lot of folks out there. Article link –> BBC: MS “Blood Blockage Theory” Tested Update: Looks…

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Ultimate Creamy Potato Soup

I have been on a major soup making kick. It’s cold, somewhat dreary, and I just want something warm and comforting. I used to go for meat-filled, cheese/cream-filled, and gluten-filled goodness, but those are all out now – but that only makes me more determined to find stuff just as tasty, if not tastier. And…

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A New Name

You may have noticed a new name and url for this site… Since I have no idea what dietary changes will be coming in the future, I figure gfvegaquarian is a bit limited as a name. Who knows- maybe I’ll someday add in eggs, or remove fish, or something, and then the name wouldn’t work……

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Feel Better Everything Soup

We spent a long weekend in Dallas for my niece’s 3rd birthday. It was really nice seeing her and my family. It’s amazing how kids grow up so fast… She’s now such a talker with a huge personality, and the cutest thing ever! Anyway, M and I didn’t eat much, and when we did, it…

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Chickpea Burgers

Burgers, and tasty ones, are still on the menu in a gluten-free vegan-ish life! These are slightly adapted from Chloe’s recipe in her book “Chloe’s Kitchen.” We love to serve this over rice with all the fixins – shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, sliced (or finely diced) onion, and a bit of finely diced cucumber. Top…