Watch this journal for pictures that make me happy from my everyday life, proof of my commitment to a healthier and happier life, plus pictures and links to recipes that are food-allergy safe.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


I make some damn good potatoes.
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Monday, October 20, 2008

To say I need groceries...

...Is a gross understatement.
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Friday, October 17, 2008

Yet again...

Best crock-pot chili ever. Trust me. 1lb lean ground beef, 1.5 cups of salsa, 1 can of tomato sauce, 1 can of dark kidney beans, 1 can of light kidney beans, 2 tablespoons chili powder, and one diced onion. Top with shredded mexican cheese!
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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Applesauce chicken

This is the "year of crock-potting" recipe that pasta queen recently blogged about. It was pretty good, but needed a good amount of extra salt. Maybe it was because I used unsweetened applesauce.
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Trying to expand my horizons

This is the brie dip recently written at the "A Year Of Crock-Potting" blog. I wish I had used more cheese, the cheese ratio was definitely off. It is so expensive, though! The dip was yummy when spread on the apples. It was also my first time trying walnuts since the allergy tests, and it was a success!!
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She knows what she wants...

It may not be ladylike to continue rubbing one off on your perch while someone takes a picture.... But you gotta admire the bird who knows what she wants and doesn't let anyone stop her happiness!
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Clutter! Chaos!

Proof that I have been packing. I am an idiot and put the boxes so close to the door I can't close the blinds, but I am grateful to have been getting stuff done!
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Monday, October 13, 2008

Finally perfected

The steamed milk has splenda, raspberry extract, and vanilla extract. It is crisp outside, but far from jacket weather. Life is so good.
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Sunday, October 12, 2008


I miss my dishwasher! Good news, only six more weeks until moving day and then I am BUYING a dishwasher!
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Another amazing find

My friend Sara, who is seriously Little Miss Betty Crocker, has recently turned me on to ricotta. This serving was way, way bigger than I intended. It is mixed with Splenda, raspberry extract, lemon extract, and topped it with sugar-free Hershey's syrup!
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Baby steps

Proof that I park at the farthest end of the parking lot, all alone. I have started to really enjoy the extra walk. What a view, even from a parking lot, right? Gotta love NC!!
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The perfect lunch

One thing about moving... We won't have time to go home for lunch. Right now, I have no gas money to justify the extra eight miles a day. So, I have started staying in on lunch early. When you get to enjoy a beautiful afternoon outside with a book, it doesn't feel so much like a compromise.
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Halloween is coming

In a previous entry I commented on how lucky I am regarding friends...
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A kiss so sweet

I have been trying to give my baby extra love this week. She is a true testament to the existence of unconditional love.
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The packing has begun!

Yesterday my good friend Mel came over and helped me begin to tackle the extensive job of cleaning and packing up my apartment. She even picked up boxes from the package store for me. I am extremely grateful to have found such good friends here in NC. I am also proud that I am not procrastinating, for once!!!
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Some changes this way come...

If you actually read this blog, you may have noticed that I have fallen off the wagon a little bit. Have no fear, though, I am still following my "allergy diet" and doing well... I just got bored taking pictures of the same fruit snacks and rice cakes every day. You probably got sick of seeing them. For two solid months I took a picture of literally every single thing I ate!!!

So now, since that has gotten old and tired, it is time for a change. This journal is going to become a journal of positive change. A mostly picture journal of how I am trying to improve myself and become a healthier, happier person. I will still be keeping livejournal, though, of course. I will also still be posting food, but only if it is actually something worth sharing, and with better descriptions and recipes.

Please let me know if you have a similar journal I should be following.

In this picture is the snacks/lunch that I packed to bring to work with me today. In it is boarshead spicy (gluten-free) sausage that I picked up the other day, celery, and laughing cow cheese. How is it that nobody has ever told me about laughing cow before? It is heavenly when spread on celery! No joke, try it!!!!
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Tuesday, October 7, 2008


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Sunday, October 5, 2008


Rice mac n cheese with garlic and pepper. Extra creamy bc I was out of milk and used cream. How sinful!!
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Friday, October 3, 2008


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Thursday, October 2, 2008


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