Autoimmune Protocol

Ginger Sage Turkey Patties

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Ginger Sage Turkey Patties

When I started following an autoimmune protocol lifestyle it took me a few weeks to get used to changes with my breakfast habits. I of course like many, had been used to eating eggs on a regular basis for breakfast and even though it was rare I did enjoy an occasional paleo baked good. On the other hand, I am not picky at all. I’ll try most anything and once I got into a groove, eating a protein, greens and grapefruit quickly became my morning… Read More

Kari's Journey

An Intentional 2015

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Jade Succulent

Occasionally, the outer sphere of my eyes appear blue. The deeper part of my iris changes from light to a deep green hue. Since there isn’t a hint of grey to them they aren’t really considered hazel, and I like to think that sometimes makes them more of a light emerald-green. I spent my day yesterday doing things I love. I started with a nutritious breakfast, I sipped on liver supporting tea, challenged my body to an hour yoga practice, cooked and meal prepped, did… Read More

Autoimmune Protocol

AIP Antipasti, Charcuterie & Aperitivo

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AIP Antipasti

Last week was one of those weeks where I couldn’t keep the days straight and no matter what day it was it was one day closer to Christmas. I had a lovely Christmas at the beach spending time with part of my family, then I returned home to have more family visit. There’s nothing better than being able to share quality time with people you love. We had the best weekend doing absolutely nothing but watching old home videos… and now some how it’s officially… Read More

Autoimmune Protocol

AIP Pumpkin “Cheesecake” Pie

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AIP Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie

I wouldn’t lie to you when I say this is the best Paleo desert I have ever made. To me it’s reminiscent of the real deal baked good, with very little real baking! I first made this pie for Thanksgiving and it was utterly out of gluttony. I wanted to have a pumpkin pie because honestly I was the only one missing out. Other than my sister, everyone in my family fully enjoys their glutenous pies,¬† full of eggs and sugar of which I do… Read More

Healing Modalities

The Love Language of Giving

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The Love Language of Giving

I want to drag Christmas morning out for as long as possible. My sister, especially would get frustrated with me as I’d carefully unwrap each piece of tape and then each layer of wrapping paper all to relish in the anticipation. Then I’d want everyone to open their gifts the same way, but my sister tore into hers as if they would melt before she could finish. I’d ask my parents if we could each open a gift one at a time, because as much… Read More

Drinks

Immune Boosting Turmeric Tea

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Immune Boosting Turmeric Tea

These past two weeks have been chaotic, to say the least. And even that would probably be an understatement. Between traveling, preparing for the holidays, working on new projects, figuring out plans for the new year – it’s been pretty hectic. Oh and then yesterday, I decided it would be a great idea to de-clutter and purge. So here I am trying to detox a few of the materialistic things, while managing the outlining stress of all the other factors I have going on in… Read More

Autoimmune Protocol

Winter Warming Lamb Stew

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Winter Warming Lamb Stew

Stews are one of those meals that make you feel downright cozy. In the winter especially, holding a warm bowl full of nutritious broth and hearty vegetables is the meal-ticket to laying under a blanket and snuggling on a couch. After I eat a bowl of stew that’s pretty much what I want to do.   I live in the Southeast where the weather can still be fairly warm in the winter time, but having grown up living in Belgium and later in Virginia, I… Read More

Kari's Journey

Diagnosis Is Not Always “The Answer”

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What lies before us and what lies behind us - Henry David Thoreau quote

I am staring at a blank screen thinking about all the things I want to say – how can I tell the story of my disease in a way that you can understand? It’s an ongoing theme in my life, and for many I believe, to seek understanding. But the reality (at least my reality) has been that most people don’t understand. So writing about my journey so that you might¬† know how my autoimmune disease affects me is difficult, but I’m not going to… Read More