Welcome Friends!

Welcome Friends! I am so grateful for all who have shared their stories of food-related hurts and healings. It is an ever-evolving journey for me, and I have relied upon others who have held similar experiences for comfort, empathy, knowledge and support. In this blog, I share some of my personal experiences as well as some of my favorite foods. I am currently on a grain-free diet, very similar to the Paleo diet. Having multiple food sensitivities as well as hypoglycemia, I have taken liberties with the diet, such as using agave nectar instead of honey. I'm aware of the great agave debate, but keeping my blood sugar low takes priority. I use such small quantities, that it is a non-issue for me. In addition, I still use cream in my coffee as well as a few other dairy products sparingly. I have given up so many beloved foods, that I am stubborn when it comes to dairy. Also, when I am really craving a starch, I will eat quinoa, buckwheat, lentils or beans. Again, it isn't very often, and these foods have some very healthful benefits as well. However, I find I feel my best when following most closely to the Paleo diet, eating large quantities of vegetables and animal protein. It isn't a philisophical choice for me, but rather a choice to feed my body what it seems to need for optimum performance-pain free, clear-headed, energetic and balanced. I hope you find something here that looks delicious even though your diet may look quite different than mine. Good food transends across the boundries of "diet." Enjoy!


Heavenly Hash

I expanded on Sarah Fragoso's sausage hash from her book, Everyday Paleo. It is so delicious! I absolutely love, love, love her cookbook and blog!

This morning, I was in the mood for some spice, so I thought I'd try for a bit of Cuban flare. I always make double batches of this hash to heat up quickly later in the week. I am not a morning person-to say the least, so having breakfast already cooked is a huge boost to my morning energy.

  • 1 pound of breakfast sausage bulk or link (Mulay's or Boulder is my preference. Chorizo would be excellent-but I can't have the garlic)
  • 2-3 Tbsp coconut oil (I buy whatever organic, expeller pressed coconut oil is cheapest)
  • 3 smaller or 2 larger orange-fleshed sweet potatoes/yams (however your supermarket labels them) there is a difference between the two, but there seems to be a large-scale confusion as to which is which. I just buy whatever is available at Natural Grocers.
  • 1/2 small white onion, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • dash of cayenne
  • pepper to taste
  • 4 eggs, however you like them. I poach mine to over-medium

In a large skillet begin browining sausage

Grate sweet potatoes with a cheese grater or in food processor

Once sausage is browned (cut links into bite-sized pieces), add coconut oil and grated sweet potatoes and onion. Saute for about 5 minutes

Add in cumin, paprika, cayenne, pepper and saute 5 more minutes until potatoes are soft and lightly browned
While potatoes are finishing, poach eggs


*I also like this with Tomotillo Salsa, which I will post the recipe for soon.

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