A bit of background on me, then: I live a small/medium city in the Black Hills of South Dakota. My hobbies include reading, writing, crochet, sewing, sculpture, jewelry-making, drawing/painting, canning, hiking, and scouting farmer's markets. My favorite place to be is out in the forest where it's peaceful and quiet, but I also really enjoy… Continue reading The History and the Struggle
These delicious little egg bites will make your day! Totally customizable -- you can make so many different kinds, your head might spin. I really enjoy when I can tweak a recipe to fit my dietary needs and my tastebuds; it's not often that the 2 can coincide so well... and I'm really not much… Continue reading Copycat Starbucks Instant Pot Egg Bites (Thyroid/Paleo/Keto/Whole30 Friendly!)
This is a nice recipe to have on hand for a slow Sunday morning if you're looking for something delicious, hearty and rib-sticking. I like to prepare a double batch and keep it in the fridge to grab for a quick breakfast once I get to work. It's really comforting to have a healthy and… Continue reading Warm & Hearty – Steel Cut Oats (Cholesterol & Vegan Friendly!)
In the meantime, do you want to visit my Etsy store?
I bet you didn't know that there was an entire month dedicated to your thyroid, did you? But it's true! January is dedicated every year to promoting Thyroid health and encouraging people to get to better know the little gland at the base of their throat. According to the American Thyroid Association, there are up… Continue reading January – National Thyroid Awareness Month
So it's been a little while since my last post and I apologize - I have been patiently biding my time until enough weeks past to feel the results of my medicine. Things were not so good... On my introduction page, I talk about how in November I was just getting started on Synthroid because… Continue reading A Little Update
I don't know about you, but I have found that meal planning has the ability to really save me time and lots of money throughout the week. My husband and I have really buckled down and tightened our budget in an effort to really take control of our finances and start getting smart with our… Continue reading Texas Breakfast Muffins – Can be Gluten Free!
On my journey to heal my body and gain control of my Hashimoto's disease, I've really taken to dissecting my food and breaking down what's in it so I know exactly what/how much I'm eating. If you wonder if that little dessert after dinner is going to hurt, check this out: The innocent little dessert… Continue reading Stopping (Bad) Sugar: A Basic Start for Thyroid Health
So the weather has gotten cold and crappy, right? I'm staring out my window right now looking at 6 inches of blowing snow and wishing I was some place tropical. Oh well! Maybe next year? When the days get like this and I need a break from my crafts and something tasty and filling to… Continue reading Recipe – Beef, Barley and Spinach Stew
One of the worst symptoms of hypothyroid/Hashimoto's is the unrelenting and dragging fatigue. It's difficult to describe to someone who has never "been there," but if I had to try, Id'say it's like when you first wake up in the morning and you're still half asleep. Try as you might, your brain still hasn't kicked… Continue reading Fighting Fatigue – An Uphill Battle