Monday, August 22, 2016

Low-FODMAP Moroccan Millet 'Couscous' Salad

Low-FODMAP Moroccan Millet 'Couscous' Salad  /  Delicious as it Looks

This recipe was inspired by a recipe (click here) I came across in the local newspaper. It was made with traditional wheat couscous and a bunch of high-FODMAP ingredients, but I saw the potential for it to become a flavorful low-FODMAP dish. I got to work.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Creamy Feta Pasta Salad (Low-FODMAP and Gluten-Free)

Creamy Feta Pasta Salad (Low-FODMAP and Gluten-Free)  /  Delicious as it Looks

I meant to share this recipe weeks ago, but the summer has gotten away from me, thanks to a horrible head cold. Summer colds are the worst. All I've been able to do the past two weeks is nap and veg out on the couch with tissues and cough drops by my side. I managed to drag myself to work, but as soon as I got home, it was Sofa City. Luckily I had a Harry Potter marathon one weekend to help me pass the time. Movies I know by heart are the best as I drift in and out of a cold medicine-induced sleep. I don't miss anything since I've seen it a billion times before.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Mojito Cucumber Melon Salad

Mojito Cucumber Melon Salad  /  Delicious as it Looks

For the most part, I like living in Iowa. I love the changing seasons, the culture (especially here in "The Corridor") and the friendly people. What I don't love is the extreme weather: the dead of winter and the peak of summer. Right now thick, hot air is settling down on the Hawkeye state and it's almost unbearable. I'm wishing for some of that winter chill I hate so much in January. I guess I'll settle for sticking my head in the freezer on occasion and being ever so grateful for air conditioning.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Low-FODMAP Balsamic BBQ Grilled Pork Chops

Low-FODMAP Balsamic BBQ Grilled Pork Chops  /  Delicious as it Looks

I kind of glossed over it in my last post, but the fact that my MRI looks good means that I am officially 10 years cancer-free now! My husband and I are celebrating our 17 year anniversary this weekend as well. Both of these milestones have been overshadowed by everything else going on in our lives lately, but we are planning on setting some time aside to properly celebrate.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Blueberry Cobbler Overnight Oats + Protein

Blueberry Cobbler Overnight Oats + Protein (plus a Low-FODMAP option!)  /  Delicious as it Looks

So....Life has been kind of rough lately. It's also been kind of exciting. I have to tell you, I'm exhausted. I'm in mourning for my dog Stanley, but at the same time, I have a new book to promote. I'm experiencing two of life's extremes at the same time, while still trying to hold down my day job and take care of my husband and remaining dog. Why does everything have to happen at the same time? In addition to everything else, last week just happened to be the week that I had a pelvic MRI and then a mammogram three days later. I declared it "the week of making sure I don't have cancer." Fortunately, things have calmed down and it's all good news on the health front. I'm still missing my little pug though....