I’m Still Here!

Wow! I can’t believe it has been so long since I’ve blogged. If you follow me on Facebook, you know I’m still alive. Here’s What I’ve Been Doing We took a trip to Northern California to visit family and do … Continue reading

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Week 11 on GAPS Intro – Last Post of the Series

If you’ve been following my recent GAPS adventures, you know I’ve been on the Introduction diet for about 2 1/2 months to heal from Fibromyalgia.  It has been quite a roller coaster ride, but finally leveled off for the last … Continue reading

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Weeks 9 & 10 on GAPS Intro – Life Happens

In the middle of week 9 of the GAPS Intro diet, I moved on to stage 5. The first food I introduced was two teaspoons of stewed apple mashed with ghee. It was yummy and tasted a little like apple … Continue reading

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Gardening, Harvesting and Foraging

If you’ve been following my gardening efforts at all, you have read how I turned my backyard flowerbed into a raised garden this year.  Here is the update I wrote about two months later.  Above is a picture of how it … Continue reading

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How to Make Raw Garlic Powder

I got this idea from my beautiful cousin, a fellow DIYer from Cali. When I found out she made her own garlic powder, I knew I had to find out how!  A few months ago, she had a 3-hour layover … Continue reading

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Week 8 on GAPS Intro – Three Steps Forward, Two Steps Back

  When I started the GAPS Intro diet, I absolutely did not anticipate being on it for two months, especially since I had been on the Full GAPS diet for a year.  I thought for sure my digestive system was … Continue reading

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Weeks 6 and 7 on GAPS Intro – Old Habits Die Hard

I’m sorry my GAPS update is so late, but life has been a little crazy around here.  Besides doing the Intro diet, I’ve been harvesting vegetables, foraging for wild blackberries, pickling cucumbers, working on tearing out the rest of my … Continue reading

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Giveaway! “What Can I Eat Now?” 30 Days on GAPS Intro

If you have been following my posts lately, you know I’ve been on the GAPS Introduction diet for several weeks.  One of my favorite resources, besides the GAPS book, has been the ebook “What Can I Eat Now?” 30 Days … Continue reading

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Butternut Squash Pancakes – A GAPS Intro Recipe

Oh my goodness!  I just made these for breakfast this morning, and they were so delicious I just had to share them with you. If you have read my previous posts you know I am doing the GAPS Introduction diet … Continue reading

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Week 4 & 5 on GAPS Intro – Slow Going

Not much happened during week 4 of doing the GAPS Intro diet so I decided to combine weeks 4 and 5 for this post.  I was having some constipation, and Dr. Campbell-McBride says to wait to move to the next … Continue reading

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