Hiking in Washington state and RA update

We have been on some incredible hikes this week, and this also has been the summer my RA decided to revisit and remind me it’s not going away in such simple fashion. But first, the hiking adventures: Continue reading

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A new spin on Fiesta Salad and the magic of miso in dressings

Impromptu Fiesta Salad.

Impromptu Fiesta Salad.

It is now officially hot in the Northwest. Temps are hitting the 90s and today will have the added bonus of humidity. This salad used to be our go-to hot weather dish even before we went plant-based, and I’ve modified it beyond the old salad-with-a-bottle-of-Catalina-dressing version. Now it uses miso, and you would never know the difference! If you already have a salad made and a can of beans on hand, this comes together in a flash. Continue reading

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Living with RA: Never quit fighting it

My weapons of choice.

My weapons of choice.

What you don’t see in the above photo is the $4.65 prescription of prednisone I had to go fill last week. But that’s jumping ahead in this story. Let me go back to where things went sideways in my no-drugs-but-still-have-RA life.

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It’s a tea thing

Numi Savory Teas.

Numi Savory Teas. A new set of teas in our house I ordered through Amazon.

I wrote a post awhile back about sautéeing vegetables in broths and teas. I’d never thought about rice, but Numi teas gave me that idea with their new tea line of savory teas. They basically taste like variations on vegetable broth, and are pretty good.  Continue reading

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Raw Fruit Pie with Date Nut Crust (Personal Size)

Raw fruit pie.

Raw fruit pie.

If you have the ingredients, and there are not a lot of those in this, you can put this together in about five minutes. Perfect as a personal dessert pie for guests, or for yourself for breakfast, which is what I served myself this morning.

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Believe in the Food and Nature

Reaching Carter Falls, Mount Rainier, May, 2014.

Reaching Carter Falls, Mount Rainier, May, 2014.

Hello! It’s been awhile since I’ve blogged and, since Dr. McDougall is featuring me again as one of the success stories in his newsletter, I wanted to put up a new post for those just coming to my site for the first time. Welcome. I hope if you are suffering from the debilitating effects of RA that you will find inspiration in my blog. I also want to show I am proof positive that dietary changes work if you have an inflammatory/autoimmune disease. As Dr. McDougall likes to say: “It’s the food.” I would also emphasize it is nature. Both are powerful in healing.

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Easy Italian Stew from Leftovers

 

Easy and fast.

Easy and fast.

The last thing I want to do when I come home from the store is cook, but Mick Jagger was right, you can’t always get what you want. Continue reading

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