Sunday, September 23, 2012


Fall is here, my favorite time of that year. I love everything about it. The aroma, the delicate leaves changing and falling, the feel of my favorite sweater on my face.  There's something incredibly romantic about autumn, don't you agree?

Aside from that, now that the weather has gotten a little chilly, I'm craving broths and soups again. So I'm back to making nutrition-packed bone broths. I seriously can live on this all fall and winter.  However, in the summer, the last thing I want to eat/drink when it's over a 100 degrees outside is a bowl of bone broth.  

So what about you, what's your favorite thing about fall?

Friday, September 7, 2012

Missing paleo

As some of you know, recently I revamped my diet again. I could not strictly stay paleo anymore because I had to remove many foods that I was eating while following that lifestyle.  I would say I miss coconut the most. I used coconut everything.  Coconut oil, coconut milk, coconut butter. I miss almonds as well and other nuts(most are also moderate to high in salicylates).  The only nut I'm eating right now is cashew.  It's been frustrating to be honest, being so limited with foods. It was already so limited before and now it's even worse.  I was doing well until last year when I had pneumonia and had to be on steroids and antibiotics. And then a few months after that, had to be on antibiotics and steroids again. Later on I had to be on antibiotics again. I really believe that jeopardized the integrity of my stomach and cause even more dysbiosis. In other words, all the antibiotics and steroids sabotaged my path to healing.  I'm upset about it but there was nothing I could do. 

I haven't been posting many recipes because I'm still struggling with this low salicylate diet. I'm still learning. Some days I just want to give up and just eat everything and just deal with the consequences!