50 Miles in the Big Sky State — Living Large With Chronic Rare Diseases

50 Miles in the Big Sky State — Living Large With Chronic Rare Diseases

Last weekend, I ran 51.5 miles...in one shot. Most of you that follow me know that I have two rare diseases and that I run ultras. This was one of those pie-in-the-sky goals I have had since being diagnosed three years ago. I have never heard of someone with my conditions who has run this far, although they may certainly be out there. This week's blog is my non-race race report and is about living large and beating the odds—with or without chronic diseases.

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Jerk Veggie Burger with Grilled Pineapple

Jerk Veggie Burger with Grilled Pineapple

This week's recipe is perfect for those busy work-week summer nights when you are just too tired to make dinner but are trying to be good and not eat out. It's a Jerk Veggie Burger with Grilled Pineapple that is made with your favorite pre-made veggie burger patty from the grocery store, my own jerk seasoning mixture, and sweet grilled pineapple rings. Fire up the grill!

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Kick Off The Season With Summer Salsa

Kick Off The Season With Summer Salsa

I could live off of salsa. Like, real salsa—not the stuff you buy in a jar. Although I am a fan of traditional ingredient salsa, I am also very fond of the "everything but the kitchen sink" variety as well. That's what this recipe is. It is all the flavors of the tropics that I love combined in one recipe. This recipe speaks of the beauty of fresh, real food ingredients—fruits and vegetables—combined in a way to bring delight to your taste buds.

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Strawberries and Coconut Cream Overnight Oats

Strawberries and Coconut Cream Overnight Oats

Start your morning right with a bowl of strawberries and coconut cream overnight oats. By now, you all know of my love for overnight oats. They are easy, healthy, delicious, convenient, and filling. Eating a breakfast that encompasses all these qualities is essential for living a healthy lifestyle. 

As a side note, I wanted to let you know that I won't be posting as regularly as I have in the past. You can still expect to see 1 to 2 new blogs each month, so please know I am not going anywhere! It's going to be a busy spring and summer and I want to start writing a bit.

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Crockpot Irish Cabbage and Potatoes

Crockpot Irish Cabbage and Potatoes

I have to admit, I used to love corned beef and cabbage. For me, it really wasn't about the beef, but more about the salt, seasonings, and vegetables. For the last few years, I haven't really made food for Saint Patrick's day because, why bother, right? Well, this year I decided to bother and I'm glad I did. This recipe is simple and made in the crockpot. But with all the flavors of traditional corned beef and cabbage, it gives everyone the ability to partake in this favorite Saint Patrick's day meal.

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Faux Chevre Cashew Cheese with Fresh Herbs

Faux Chevre Cashew Cheese with Fresh Herbs

Ever wonder how cashew cheese is made? It's not hard. In fact, it takes zero culinary talent to make. All you need is a little patience, a few simple ingredients, the right kitchen tools, and you will have creamy and delicious spreadable cashew cheese. Try it on crackers, spread it on your sandwich, or serve it up with fancy accompaniments for a dinner party.

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Why You Should Ditch the Cheese and a Special Review of Treeline Nut Cheese

Why You Should Ditch the Cheese and a Special Review of Treeline Nut Cheese

I know, I know, I know. But you could never give up cheese. Instead you choose to increase your cholesterol and heart disease medicine and grab a grilled cheese sandwich. Dairy is not good for you—in fact, it's downright dangerous for your health. The vegan food world is growing leaps and bounds and this week I am reviewing the best non-dairy cheese I have ever had—Treeline Treenut Cheese. You won't believe how much it tastes like the real deal.

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The Grass is Greenest Where You Water It - Go Set Your Intentions

The Grass is Greenest Where You Water It - Go Set Your Intentions

You often hear about people making life-changing decisions based on the concept that "the grass is greener on the other side of the fence." This week's blog is challenging that old adage. I prefer to think that the grass is greenest where you water it—you just have to choose where you sprinkle your water. A New Year is the perfect time for reflection and intention setting. Hope you will join me in setting your own intentions and watering them throughout the year.

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