Lemons 'n Lyme

When life gives you lemons, use them to beat Lyme


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Apple Cinnamon Walnut Scramble

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Apple cinnamon walnut scramble! I know, looks a little strange and sounds a little weird (eggs AND apples? WHAT?!) BUT, it is delicious!

1/2 an apple (Red works best… green is too sour)

2 eggs + 3 tbs whites (or whatever egg combo you like, but you’ll need at least one yolk in there)

cinnamon

nutmeg

2 tbs. walnuts

Cut up your apple and sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg. Sauté over medium to low heat until soft. Mix up your eggs and pour them in along with 1 tbs of crushed walnuts. Cook everything through then plate and add your remaining one tbs. of walnuts on top (can add more apple on top if you like, too).

DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE CINNAMON! It adds great dimension and flavor, sprinkle it right on the eggs!

I really wanted protein packed something and was thinking eggs this morning but I also wanted fruity and sweet…. BAM! 🙂


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Mexican for Dinner

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Oh man, this recipe was DELICIOUS!

Beefy Mexi Cauli Rice from fastpaleo.com- bomb good!

I made some changes, though. I didn’t have the can of tomatoes so I just used a cut up tomato, I also added chopped red and green pepper and chopped onion. Mixed in LOTS of spices (it was way spicy) and used ground buffalo. To die for. I at all of it. Yeah I said all of it. I’m super full now. I meant to save half for lunch tomorrow………

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Flaxseed “cookies”

Sadly, I don’t have a picture for you 😦

I know, I know, I’m a horrible blogger. Long story. Hopefully I’ll have one up to go along with this recipe soon!

I say these are “cookies” because they taste sweet but don’t have sugar in them and, well, I eat them at all hours of the day 😀

So, on to the recipe.

Ingredients:

1 cup flaxseeds

1/2 cup almond flour

1/2 cup coconut flour

1 cup applesauce

6 tbs or 1/3 cup coconut oil

1 mashed banana

2 eggs

pinch of salt

splash of cinnamon and nutmeg (to your taste)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix all dry ingredients together. Wisk eggs and add in then add all the rest of the ingredients. Spray cookie sheet with non stick spray or line with parchment paper. Take tablespoon size balls of dough and flatten onto cookie sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown. Let cool. If you are in a humid or hot environment, I advise keeping these in the fridge.

As I mentioned, I eat these at all hours of the day. These cookies are fantastic. They are great because they are a sweet treat without the sugar. They are super healthy (good fats, protein, minimal carbs) and don’t promote inflammation.


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Brownies and Blood Results

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What’s that? It looks like the last of some really milky coffee, huh?

Nope. It’s heaven. It’s the cure for EVERYTHING!

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My roommate convinced her grandma to let us have the juicer. That my friend, is a ginger shot. Pure joy. You take a giant hunk of ginger, put in the juicer, then down it like a shot. You need a chaser, though, don’t doubt that. I usually use orange juice. It helps with stomach aches, headaches, and general blah feeling. Seriously wakes up your senses! Down one of those first thing in the AM and I AM UP. We are genius’s 🙂

On another note, I had a phone consultation with my Lyme specailist this morning who went over my blood results. My IGM and IGG came back negative according to the company, but my doctor said when she looked at it, she read it as positive. They also saw the organisms for Bartonella when they did my Fry Smear- woohoo! RESULTS. My thyroid is low again, so I’m upping my medication for that. My blood sugar levels were also apparently high, so I am to strictly avoid carbs and sweets. Good thing my roommate and I just started our 21 day sugar detox!

Of course, two days into it we were already craving brownies 😉 So we made a late night run to whole foods for ingredients to make sugar free, paleo brownies. We followed this recipe from Health-bent.com, with a few substitutions. Instead of the sweetner we added about 1/3-1/2 cup applesauce and 2 tbs. coconut flour. I also added in 1/2 tsp of baking powder. Not my favorite recipe… needs tweaking/I like flour based recipes better. Still satisfies the chocolate craving minus the sugar. Added banana and raspberries on top, which helped!

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Sunday Funday

So I woke up feeling like crap. Lyme bugs are getting angry! But this afternoon I ended up making my way out of the house. Well, that was quite a site to see. I’ll get to that in a minute.

First, my roommate and I hit up day two of Taste of Fort Collins. We saw Air Dubai yesterday. Today we walked around the stands, tried frozen cheesecake on a stick covered in chocolate (DELICIOUS, I might add… but not Paleo or gluten-free, believe me I’m paying for it), and got smoothies. We then watched Mat Kearney perform. He is really good live! 

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Clearly we had fun 🙂

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He even came into the crowd!

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So, if you haven’t heard, there is a very very big fire 15 miles west of Fort Collins. When my roommate and I walked out of the house to go to the concert this was the view:

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and this was some of the view from the concert:

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My roommate and I drove up to Horsetooth tonight to see if we could see the fire. It felt like we were driving in a giant ball of smoke. We got to one point and could see some orange glow in the distance, but it was hard to see much with all the smoke. When you step outside it feels like you are walking into a camp fire. It is so smokey I don’t even want to ride my bike to work. They had a lot of roads already closed off when we were driving and they have started evacuating really close. We are keeping our fingers crossed and waiting for news. My heart goes out to all the brave firefighters! ❤

 

On another sad note, my class starts tomorrow  :(. I need to go to the bookstore tomorrow and pick up the book to start reading :/


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Pan Roasted Cauliflower

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maybe I just shouldn’t post pictures of my food?

So the other night I made some pan roasted cauliflower. One of my favorites. I based it off of This recipe from fastpaleo.com. I didn’t have any broth, so I just used extra coconut oil/olive oil. I added some kale during the last 3-5 minutes to get some greens in for the day.

Not a whole lot to report. BUT, I have not been feeling fantastic the past two days. I can’t tell whether it is the new supplement/med I am on or if it is just the Lyme. Stomach aches, headaches, really tired. It is not fun. I ate a lot of sugar last night so that obviously has not helped the situation. My roommate and I are starting a 21 day sugar detox to help clean up for the summer, we have both been eating a lot of junk and are feeling weighed down and blah. Hopefully that helps with symptoms!

Now, here are some more pictures of cauliflower for you:

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