Living with Candida, Twenty Two Months Later: The Ugly, the Bad–and the Good

Are you ready to start an anti-candida diet? The Candida Kick-Start can help! Kickstart your diet and pave the way for success on your anti-candida journey! Find more information here.   Grrrr! Candida can be pretty scary.] The Ugly: The Monster Returns Here it is, 2011, and it’s already time for a confession (don’t worry, […]

My Way of Eating*

*[Not to be confused with Morris Dithers’ answer in this classic SCTV skit.] [The main course table from my recent holiday potluck with nutritionist friends, clockwise from top left: [out of the photo–Balsamic Glazed Brussels Sprouts]; Southwest Brown Rice Casserole with Beans [white bowl behind cutlery]; Tempeh-Brown Rice Curry and Vegetables; Baby Spinach Salad; Rutabaga […]

Borscht to Beet Stress*

*Okay, it’s a horrible pun. But I”m an English teacher.  We’re genetically programmed to come up with groaners like that.    [Sorry about the bad lighting. . . by the time I got this photo, the sun–and the HH’s car–were long gone.] Hope those of you who celebrated had a great Thanksgiving yesterday.  And for the rest […]

Lighten Up: New Year Musings and Crimson Mousse

So.  Are we sick of giveaways yet? 😉 Okay, I guess that the chance to win something you like–especially if it involves food you like–never becomes stale (even if the aforementioned foodstuff does). Still, with 2010 barely upon us, I’ve decided it’s time to give the giveaways a break.  I love being able to supply […]

Anti-Candida Update: Holiday Edition

Are you ready to start an anti-candida diet, but worried about how you’ll stick with it? The Sweet Life club can help. Get the tools and information you need–plus ongoing support from others on the diet (and me!) so that you can really succeed. Find more information here. I rarely post non-recipe entries these days, […]

ACD Update: A Return to Sweetness

[Recent ACD-friendly dinner:  Gena’s Raw Cream of Zucchini Soup]. It’s now been over ten years since I began this round of the ACD. These days, I no longer even think about my food as “different,” and never worry about what I can or can’t eat. But it wasn’t always that way. It took a series […]

Tomorrow: Cookies. Today: Reflections on ACD, Week One

[It was great to read so many positive messages from all you okra fans in response to my last post.  Who knew there were so many okra supporters out there?  Here’s to a new image for our pal okra!  To the dawning of the age of okra–a new era is born, and it’s brimming with green pods […]

Kitchen Sink Kitchari (an Anti-Candida Stew)

[UPDATE, JUNE 2010:  In March, 2009, I began a much more serious (and much more restrictive) candida diet after suffering from myriad candida symptoms for more than 6 months.  Finally, with a raging rash taking over my torso, I had to succumb and begin the diet afresh.  After 15 months (so far) I’m 90% better, […]

Hello, Goodbye

HELLO: Okay, now, prepare yourselves.  I am about to be completely serious (I know!  It’s just so not like me).  No cute little puns, no jokes, no sarcastic remarks about Ms. You-Know-Who and her trademark belly laugh and equally ample lack of talent (Oops.  I guess that sort of did count as a kind of sarcastic remark, […]

Looking Ahead: Five-Year Plan

Well, I hope everyone out there had a Happy New Year.  Ours would have been very pleasant and laid back–after all, we were guests at my friend’s 8000 square foot “cottage” (you read that right–were we lucky, or what??), we were in a pastoral wonderland of snow, lake, birch trees, rare birds and other wildlife prancing past the […]