Yesterday, I did something I always mean to do on Sundays and never actually get around to. I prepped my meals for the week. I'm not sure why, but I woke up with energy. Granted, my intent had been to use that energy to tidy up my living room, so I can take photos and … Continue reading Food Prep Day!
This is a follow-up to Eight Easy High Protein, Low Carb, Low Fat, Whole Food, Dairy-Free Gluten-Free Meal Recipes. Since writing that post, I've come to realize eating tomatoes really makes me feel like crap. I am now trying to cut out all nightshades for a while. (A life without hot peppers? How will I … Continue reading Three Easy High Protein, Low Carb, Low Fat, Dairy-Free, Nightshade-Free Meal Recipes
I'm supposed to be avoiding hot peppers (including chili flakes and chili powder and hot sauces) but... No. I've done a lot of elimination diets over the years. This is the first time one has bested me. Gluten. Sugar. Dairy. Alcohol. Now tomatoes and all other nightshades. More posts on hot pepper dismay:A life without … Continue reading Giving Up: You Win, Hot Peppers
I'm terrible at managing my finances. Well, rather, I'm quite good at managing my finances, in that I know exactly how much is left after necessities are covered and I track everything well and pay all my bills on time. When I say I'm terrible at managing my finances, I suppose what I mean is … Continue reading Financial solutions and headway disorientation update
Warning: There is going to be a lot of whining in this post. Like, Olympic level whining content. Because I'm miserable. Life without most nightshades is fine. It's bearable. Life without hot peppers is misery. Even my favorite pumpkin chili has chili powder and chopped green chiles. I mean, I should have assumed, but it … Continue reading Avoiding nightshades = culinary misery
I dreamed about pastries last night. Éclairés, mainly, but others as well. My dream had me in Quincy Market in downtown Boston. Not in the center hallway, but in one of the hallways just outside the building, where there are always dozens of carts selling a variety of wares. I stood in front of a … Continue reading A life without hot peppers? How will I survive?
Thanks to Facebook Memories and the fact that I whine online a LOT, it's come to my realization that I get hit with sinus problems like a sledgehammer at this time every single year. And that's just an example. I decided to take a sick day yesterday. I had the chills when I went to … Continue reading Seasonal Sinus Headaches: Possible Pattern Recognition
I'm so glad someone found a way to monetize the Tide Pod idiocy of a couple of years ago. No ice. No stirrer. No glass. We're redefining how whisky can be enjoyed. Introducing The Glenlivet Capsule Collection #noglassrequired pic.twitter.com/F4MGErsfZM— The Glenlivet (@TheGlenlivet) October 2, 2019 I love whiskey, but I think I'll stick with sipping … Continue reading My First Sheet Pan Meal
The other day I wrote about an episode when I couldn't figure out where I was and it freaked me out. I lost where I was again. My brain fritzed out. I had no idea where I was. I couldn’t figure it out. I froze.My chest constricted and tears welled up and I looked around blankly, … Continue reading Heading Disorientation: Information Needed
Whew, that title is a mouthful. Recently, I started tracking meals using MyFitnessPal (What I've Learned From Two Weeks Using MyFitnessPal). I haven't talked about my nutrition goals much, though. My nutrition goals are not only calorie focused. I also try to keep my macronutrients within a certain ratio. My target is 40% protein, 30% … Continue reading Eight Easy High Protein, Low Carb, Low Fat, Whole Food, Dairy-Free Gluten-Free Meal Recipes
I knew that when I started to lose some weight it would come straight out of my tits and my belly would stay the same, but the exN used to argue with me about that. He actually wanted to convince me that he knew my body's patterns better than I did, even though he had … Continue reading It’s My Birthday (+ Brisket Recipe)
Very few of you comment directly on this blog. You will, however, contact me privately with your thoughts. I find this completely understandable; I rarely comment on blogs, either. I tend to doubt whether anything I might add to a conversation will have any value, and then decide it likely won't and return to watching … Continue reading Follow up: I shouldn’t want to be smaller and neither should you
I never realized that my cooking strategies were ADHD hacks until reading a recent post from Black Girl, Lost Keys: Ok, so lots of people don’t cook and they manage, right? So what if you have some challenges with cooking, you can always door dash it right? Here’s why we need to get cooking right. … Continue reading Six ADHD Cooking Hacks
The title of today's post could easily be the name of this blog but there's no way I'm ever going to summon the energy or motivation to change the whole damn thing. As is the case with many days, today did not turn out as planned. The intent was to go to work, leave at … Continue reading What I Was Going To Do vs. What Actually Happened (spoiler: it involves a new to me chili recipe)
When I don't have a torrent of emotional angst to release I struggle to write. It's easy to empathize with the great artists and writers who had emotional and mental health issues. When I'm in a dark place is when the words flow easiest. When I'm doing well? I haven't a clue what words are. … Continue reading I shouldn’t want to be a smaller size and neither should you