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That familiar old feeling.

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For dinner tonight I was having a craving for our local BBQ place’s hamburger and onion rings.  I know the meat and veggies will NOT be organic, but it would be quick, easy and yummy.  Well, I got more than I bargained for… I also got a headache, stomach ache, indigestion, enough mucus to choke on, and a quick trip to the bathroom… that familiar old feeling.  I know now that I am feeling this way because of the gluten and dairy.  I dipped my onion rings in that delicious ranch dressing they give you with the rings, and had mayo on my burger, and of course I ate the bun.  Now that I have cut out gluten and dairy, I can really see how it affects me.  Before, I just always felt sick and just thought that was just the way it would always be for me.  This was definitely a learning experience for me.  I felt guilty that I gave in to my cravings, but now I can see that I have learned from it.  I know we can’t always be perfect, and it’s ok to slip up now and then, but I will remember that maybe it wasn’t worth how bad I feel now.  Onion rings are definitely a weakness, I love them!  So, now I just have to come up with a gluten-free recipe so I can still have them.  Onions are so good for us, click on the link to find out more about the health benefits of onions.  I love the little green onion or scallions, I cut the root part off and saved it and replanted it to see if it would grow some new onions and it looks like it worked… YAY!

Replanted the bottom root portion of my organic store bought green onions.
Replanted the bottom root portion of my organic store-bought green onions.
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Happy Easter

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Hope everyone had a HAPPY EASTER.  I made my first raw-vegan cupcakes.  I got the recipe from FullyRawKristina on YouTube.  It was really fun trying something new, and totally raw-vegan.  I am not a vegan at this time, but who knows what the future holds.  I am trying different ways of eating to see what actually agrees with my body.  I know for sure that anything I do eat will be organic, non-gmo, soy free,  and gluten-free.  I have also cut out most dairy foods too, but sometimes a little cheese slips into something,  but  not very often.

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A Great Way to Start the Day

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What a great way to start the day… a beautiful bowl of fruit salad.  I tried a yellow honeydew melon for the first time, yum!  It was so sweet and juicy, and made a great bowl for my salad.  I added some other fruit I had in the fridge too.  Some pineapple, orange, apple, blueberries for a splash of color, and I had to garnish the top with my new favorite thing… a sprinkle of unsweetened finely shredded coconut.  This delicious breakfast was gluten-free and vegan.

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