The “After” Myth

Originally posted on Can Anybody Hear Me?:
After. It’s here. In my first post, Before, 3 years ago, I said “I’m not to After yet, but I’m closer to After than to Before.” I¬†now weigh 117 – 120 pounds (depending on the day), and standing at 5-foot 6-inches, that measurement means that After is very,…

2015. So Far

This year has taught me a lot and it’s not even over yet. I have learned that, despite being alone for 8 hours per day, 5 days per week, I do not like being without my husband. I learned that, no matter how long I was physically away from my family, we still truly love … More 2015. So Far

Quick Update

As I’ve said before, I flew off the rails once I discovered my fish/seafood allergy was gone. Well, life (my subconscious, the gods) have a funny way of throwing me back on the rails. As I’ve noted before, my husband has had health issues that coincided with not only my type 2 diabetes diagnosis but … More Quick Update

Happy New Year!

Well, it’s that time of year again.¬† I see a lot of new visits and, having been MIA for few months, it’s time for me to stop hibernating and start posting more recipes (right?). This post is for any new readers (and old ones who feel stuck).¬† I truly believe that no single way of … More Happy New Year!

Gyro Jerky is amazing…

Originally posted on mydiabetesandme:
I told you back in the spring how I was inspired to try something new. I’ve not made a gyro kebab since then, but I have been quite busy turning ground venison into jerky. The great thing about making your own jerky is that the flavors are endless. So far this…


Originally posted on Buttoni's Low-Carb Recipes:
Calabacita ¬† I’ve prepared this dish by a wide variety of recipes over the years.¬† But this version is my favorite.¬† For those not familiar with what we Texans call Calaba squash, the pic below is an example of one popular strain.¬† This sauash is also called Mexican…

New Picture

Well, I’ve been doing nothing physical all week.¬† I decided to teach myself to knit.¬† These aren’t perfect but I learned what I did wrong so, with the next hat I’ve already started, hopefully it WILL be perfect.¬† I had hubby take this picture to share on Facebook.¬† Less than 5 minutes after I posted … More New Picture

August 22, 2014 Update – Salonpas and Kippered Snacks

Well, this is the week I’m slowly climbing back on the wagon (ran out of popcorn shrimp lol). I’ve finally updated My Stats and surprisingly, I’m down (weight wise) from the last time I updated it! I am two pounds higher than I was before I went on my seafood binge (pretty good for how … More August 22, 2014 Update – Salonpas and Kippered Snacks

Stiffened Whipped Cream with Gelatin (sustainably-sourced)

Originally posted on Eat Beautiful:
At our “gut-healing cafe” in Eugene, Oregon what one item flies out the door almost as fast as bone broth and bone broth soups? ¬†Parfaits! ¬†It’s no wonder: these beautiful layered desserts are¬†all topping! ¬†For anyone who loves decadence, and that’s me, parfaits give us permission to eat a whole…

Spicy Cheese Thins

Originally posted on Buttoni's Low-Carb Recipes:
This recipe is a variation of an Almond Thin cracker recipe posted on Low Carb Friends forums.¬† It was originally posted there by a member known as Miredkitty, but am not sure if it is in fact Miredkitty‚Äôs own recipe.¬†¬† It has been tweaked by so many good…

From garden to ranchero

Originally posted on mydiabetesandme:
One of my favorite lunches out is huevos rancheros¬†con chorizo¬†from Jose’s here in Greenbrier. The staff is always great, and if there isn’t a drama club field trip scheduled to do lunch for 25 at the same time you arrive, the service is spot on and the food never disappoints. It…

Lemon Cheesecake

Originally posted on Buttoni's Low-Carb Recipes:
Lemon Cheesecake This is an easy cheesecake to whip up since it’s a no-bake cheesecake.¬† When it comes to sweeteners I would recommend not putting all the sweetener in all at once and TASTING after adding all ingredients adding sweetener to taste. Everyone’s taste on sweeteners is just…

June 14, 2014 Update – Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Dud and MYO Liquid Sucralose

So, I was all prepared to post a wonderful sugar-free recipe for mint chocolate chip ice cream. I even had my phone charged and ready to take that close up. Then, I tasted it. I didn’t have mint extract, so I used peppermint eo (essential oil). Although I did not use the same amount, I’m … More June 14, 2014 Update – Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Dud and MYO Liquid Sucralose

Carb Reloading

I’m not sure how “normal” my thinking is. I’ve always been a “what if” kind of person. If you have looked at my website (wouldn’t blame you if you haven’t … it’s still pretty pathetic) or my other blog, you can probably see a ‘theme’ of what ifs: What if you lose your job? What … More Carb Reloading

Not Quite O.T. – “The Fat Drug – How humankind unwittingly joined an experiment on antibiotics and weight gain.”

You really should read this. It’s listed as an opinion piece from the New York Times but the fact that “we” have been experimenting with antibiotics causing weight gain in animals AND humans since the 1950’s is interesting, to say the least. I have been seeing article after article bashing the “Paleo diet” for this … More Not Quite O.T. – “The Fat Drug – How humankind unwittingly joined an experiment on antibiotics and weight gain.”