In my last post, I detailed the digestive ups and downs I've experienced over the last few months, and the regimen I've been following to try to solve these issues. It hasn't been easy, and to say that I've been living a perfectly low-FODMAP diet would be a lie. Although, I would say it's been pretty close to perfect on most days. However, I'm still not symptom free, and feeling frustrated. My suspicion is the four nutritional supplements I was taking twice a day were causing some counterproductive side effects, and the low-FODMAP protocol has real promise of helping. So I took a few days to re-evaluate, and decided to stop the supplements (I was almost done anyways), and give the FODMAP diet one more real try.
Quick! You completely forgot that Aunt Sally and her family are joining your holiday table this year, and you don't have any gifts; what do you do? You could go stand in line at Target with the rest of the last minute shoppers, or you could spend 45 minutes throwing together one of these delicious recipes.
I can't believe it's been an entire year since last year's Rosh Hashanah recipe post. No matter what holidays you celebrate, I think we can all agree that they provide the perfect opportunity to gather friends and family around a table for delicious food. For me, they are also a great excuse to try new recipes and focus additional energy in the kitchen. This year was no different. David and I hosted 10 friends, both old and new, for an evening of apples and honey, lots of wine, and cheesecake!
You all voted, so on July 4th I dove head first into a huge bowl of brownie batter ice cream! This easy, delicious, and crave-inducing recipe from the Crazy for Crust blog was the perfect treat.
You can find the full recipe here.
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It's the most wonderful time of the year (you know how the song goes). The cold, chilly, winter weather finally got the hint, the sun is shining at full force, and Passover has begun; the holiday where we retell the story of the Jew's exodus from Egypt. I equate my feelings about Passover with the excitement little children feel on Christmas morning. I started prepping weeks in advance by cleaning the kitchen, separating out the not Kosher for Passover (K for P) food, making daily trips to the grocery store for specialty items, and cooking up a storm to make sure we have delicious meals for the week.
Holidays create stress (at least for me), but they also create the perfect excuse to revisit your favorite festive foods. This past week we celebrated Purim, the Jewish holiday where we hear the Book of Esther. For some reason, Purim maintains a lesser status on the Jewish calendar, but you would never know this by the number of people who celebrate. Who doesn't love a holiday with costumes, festivals, drinking, and food? Each year I fully intend on breaking out my baking skills, but often lose track of time, so this year I was determined to do Purim right and make some hamantaschen cookies.
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