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!


Blueberry Coconut Pancakes

Although I love eggs for breakfast, sometimes blueberry pancakes are exactly what I crave with my morning coffee. In order to keep it low on the glycemic index I use fruit only jam or just some butter and a little agave. My kids love it with warmed maple syrup, though. Feel free to eat yours however your craving demands.

3 eggs
1 Tbsp coconut oil or butter, melted
1 Tbsp Agave
2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp cinnamon (optional)
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
3 Tbsp coconut flour
1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • Mix all ingredients except blueberries in a blender until smooth
  • Place 1/4 cup batter on hot oiled grill (I use butter or coconut oil), sprinkle blueberries onto batter on grill
  • Flip when browned on underside of pancake. These don't bubble like traditional pancakes, so I just look and flip when ready. 

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