Eating Fresh and Cheap: Chicken Noodle Soup

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I’ve been down with the most ridiculous cold ever for the last two weeks. It’s lasting forever and will not go away, regardless of my arsenal of get-better teas, cough drops, sinus rinses, and nebulizer treatments.

Ridiculous. 

So naturally, I wanted to make chicken noodle soup.  Continue reading

A Tribute to the First Badass Princess I Knew

I don’t really have anything I can say that other people haven’t about the passing of Carrie Fisher. I find it hard to believe that the world can continue existing without her in it – it seems wrong.

She is the first princess I knew who was also a badass – if I were a princess, that is the kind of princess I’d want to be.  Continue reading

Piling on the Miles

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I had all kinds of great plans for workouts to try out and post about over the summer: Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn workout (a modified version, obvi), some from my weight lifting app, some ballet barre from YouTube…alas, my immune system had different plans for me this year.

Instead, I put on about ten pounds over the summer. Thanks a lot, thyroid. You’re a jerk.

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Baking Makes Everything Better

2016 has been a hell of a year, friends.

It’s been a while since I’ve posted here – there were some problems with one of my medications at the beginning of the summer, and that sent me into the biggest autoimmune flare-up spiral I’ve traveled down in a long time. I’ve been spending a lot of time sleeping. Just going to work exhausts me, and I come home and stare at the TV in stupor, often too tired to even knit or read. My celiac flares up at the slightest provocation, meaning I’m constantly in the bathroom and struggling to stay hydrated and replenish electrolytes. Continue reading

Please don’t take away my food!

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This week, there has been a startling number of disturbing posts on sites I read regularly.

These posts allege that the gluten-free fad cannot last much longer, and that soon all the lovely gluten-free foods available on grocery store shelves will begin to fade away. They seem to have an, “ah, well, it was fun while it lasted…” tone. They are written by bloggers or food sites that I respect.

They make my stomach hurt. Continue reading

The Symptoms Never Bothered Me Anyway…Being Chronically Ill During the Holidays

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I wrote this post in November 2014. I’ve been debating whether or not to post it, because it’s really personal and kind of long. But today I heard about a friend of one of my cousins who was just diagnosed with a chronic illness, and my heart broke a little. So I’m going to post this, despite the personal aspects and the length. If you or anyone you know has a chronic illness, I hope this bit of my story helps you feel like you’re not alone this holiday season.  Continue reading