The Game Plan

Like many American youths, I have played soccer since the requisite signup in Kindergarden. My love for the game expanded with every seasonal patch I added to my rec league jersey and continued through the years of matching sweats and pre-wrap headbands on competitive teams. Nothing will ever beat the feeling of my first header…

Produce in a Box!

Starting this elimination diet three and a half months ago was the biggest step I’ve made outside of medicine to taking back control over my health. I’ve seen many improvements in my health along the way, but I also see a lot of ways I can make my cooking/eating/health more efficient/economical/better overall. So, I’ve been looking…

‘Buch Hooch: Kombucha Success!

And just like that, my first batch of kombucha is done! I let the tea flavor with blueberries, raspberries, ginger, and combos of the berries for two days. I “burped” the bottles each day to let the air from the fermentation process out. If the air builds up too much, it can create a tiny bomb…

Delicious Donuts: The Elusive Paleo(ish) Treat

In the search for grain and dairy-free sweet treats other than my trusty Coconut Layer Bars, I’ve turned to donuts. The first attempt ended in an inedible crumbly mess, but at least it smelled good! I’m happy to say the second batch was much improved, but there are still so many adjustments I want to make in…

Kombucha Watch: Day Five

I took the scoby out of the cupboard for quick walk around the block this morning. Looks like everything is coming along nicely in the fermentation process and the scoby is healthy and growing in both jars!   In a couple days I’ll start taste-testing the kombucha to see if it is to my liking….

Kombucha: Let the Fermentation Experimentation Begin

It’s been almost a month since I received the best gift an amateur chef can get: a SCOBY. If it’s not immediately obvious why a girl’s best friend is no longer diamonds but a Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast (yes! It’s an acronym!) it’s because a scoby is the key to making some good…

Thai Coconut Soup for the Soul

Earlier this week when my stomach was upset I turned to the traditional cure of googling dairy free soups. Whilst adventuring across the internet, I came across this grain and dairy free Tom Kha Gai or Thai Coconut Soup. Even though I did not make the soup that particular tonight, I finally got around to it Friday…

Camp Oasis – A Word From the Campers

I was lucky enough to work with these smart, strong, inspirational young men this summer at Camp Oasis. They are our L.I.T.’s or Leaders in Training. If there is any question in your mind about how vital camp is to the development of kids who have faced the challenges of crohn’s or colitis, please watch the below….

Getting My Groove Back

As I thought might be the case, keeping up with the blog has been tough now that work is back in the full swing of things. Cooking has been going better since my so-so first week back at the office and in other good news… I got promoted!! With the new job comes new responsibilities,…