Saturday, August 24, 2013

gf, df, sf pizza

Her first gf, df, sf pizza and she's sooo happy!! Thanks for the use of your oven, Katie Katie Woolsey!! You're a wonderful neighbor!

In place of cheese, she used Go Veggie - it's a brand of fake mozzarella (vegetable based) - not yummy, but the right cheese texture when melted.

Bob's Red Mill GF Pizza Crust mix, Go Veggie mozzarella & homemade pizza sauce from this recipe http://livesimply.me/.../perfect-homemade-pizza-and-sauce/ with additions of basil & lemon juice boiled until thick.

SF is sugar free.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Always Forward @ F3

The Always Forward Band
teens are getting ready for F3 Festival opening tonight @6pm with Mass with Bishop Rhoades @ Cathedral and a procession after to Headwaters Park!!


Monday, August 05, 2013

Creeper In My Life

I want the WORLD to know that THIS is my !*FAVORITE*! Emma MacDonald song!!!!!
She doesn't have this one on youtube, just facebook.  https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=206154596210818

Thursday, August 01, 2013

GF, DF, SF, etc.

So the girls are now Gluten Free & Dairy Free.  They're supposed to be Sugar Free, but we're not doing as fantastic a job at that part of it.  I'm allowing fruit & local honey -- but sometimes the sugar just seeps its way into their diet.

They're both doing sooooo much better on this diet than on anything else we've tried.  They are on the same diet for different reasons.

Em's (Dd#2) ADHD is doing so much better off sugar.  I think the GF & DF, just regulates more of the sugar and when she's already consuming sugar (in honey & fruit), the carbohydrates just turn to sugar in her body and make things worse.  She's got a few more weeks on this diet to see if it helps her tummy issues she's had since she was 4.

Kate's (Dd#1) body struggles to filter the toxins in our food and environment.  She spent her ENTIRE high school years very sick. It came on gradually since she was 13, but by the time she was 15 we knew she had a major problem that no doctor/specialist we saw could diagnose.  She had chronic fatigue to the extreme, major headaches, debilitating back aches, brain fogginess, personality changes, new allergies to soaps & mold -- the biggest symptom was her immune system was completely incapacitated -- and she was SUFFERING. As it's turned out, the sugars in our regular American diet, plus the GMO from gluten and the lack of live enzymes in pasteurized, homogenized dairy plus the chemicals in city water are not things her body can process. She also struggles to handle mold.  She's been DF for ~ 1 1/2 years, GF for ~6mo.  Now, we've taken her off EVERYTHING -- she's eating filtered water, nuts, vegetables & poultry -- that's it.  And for the first time in 4 years, she's starting to feel better.

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