…I started this blog. It was roughly two years prior to that day that my husband suggested I start a blog. At the time of his suggestion, I was following a lot of blogs, always hunting for recipes ideas. But I couldn’t imagine what I would say if I started my own blog. I didn’t even know what I’d want to blog about. At the time I was working in the corporate world and didn’t have the time to write a blog. So many excuses…..
But for some reason the idea of blogging appealed to me, and the idea kept returning to my head periodically. But I still didn’t know what I would blog about, so I didn’t. Then the idea of starting a blog became more and more persistent. Then…….FINALLY…….I knew what I wanted my blog to be about! I wanted to post my recipes, the ones I use daily that we all enjoy. I wanted to give people healthy, everyday meal ideas that are based on real food and which are in line with Weston A Price Foundation principles. Nothing fancy, just healthy, everyday meal ideas.
Well amazingly, a year has passed and I have posted 107 recipes!!! The first recipe I posted was Lamb’s Fry and Bacon. Sadly, my husband was the only person to comment 🙁 But this is actually a very tasty way to eat liver and we still enjoy this dish! However organ meats never get anyone very excited, so let’s take a quick peek at some of my most-viewed recipes over the last 12 months:
Spaghetti Squash Bake (this one wins hands down!)
Butternut Squash Soup w/ Coconut Milk
Homemade Chicken Stock
Moroccan Lamb Stew
Shrimp Cake Bites
Raw Liver Smoothie
Beet and Cabbage Kraut
Lamb Kofta w/ Yogurt Mint Sauce
And here are some of my personal favorites that aren’t listed above:
But things have been a little slow lately, I’ve had to step back from blogging a little bit to take care of some personal stuff. In an effort to get to the bottom of some ongoing health issues, I’ve been working with a nutritionist to identify my food sensitivities and the status of my gut health. Three weeks ago I received my food sensitivity test results and had the wind knocked right out of my sails. I am highly sensitive to wheat, cow dairy, soy, tapioca, potatoes, cabbage and walnuts. I am moderately sensitive to apples, tomatoes, bananas, asparagus, salmon, cane sugar and caffeine. This many sensitivities shouts leaky gut loud and clear, so now I have to get a GI panel done to hopefully find out what’s going on.
So needless to say, I’ve been struggling for the last several weeks to eliminate all of these foods from my diet, while making sure that I’m carefully rotating the remaining foods in my diet to avoid developing anymore sensitivities. And then there’s been the die off, fatigue, wild blood sugar swings and other adjustments that my body has been going through during this elimination phase.
Bottom line – I had a bunch of recipes in the pipeline that I was working on that I’ve had to park because they contain one or more of the foods which I cannot currently eat, therefore I can’t continue testing them. I need to start working on new recipes that are safe for me, but so far I have been in survival mode rather than creative mode.
But I will get there! I need to eat, I need new recipes, I need variety in my meals. I have fresh ideas! Recipes are in the pipeline. In the meantime, thank you to my readers, thank you for all of your support over the last 12 months. I love hearing from you, and I hope you’ll stick around for another 12 months and more!