Lemons 'n Lyme

When life gives you lemons, use them to beat Lyme


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Valentine’s Day Beet Fudge (AIP/Vegan)

img_8917Here’s a healthy alternative to the usual chocolate and sweets overload that many of us experience on Valentine’s Day. Whether you spending it stag, with friends, or with a significant other, this is an easy and and tummy-friendly recipe!

The recipe calls for a secret ingredient- beets! What, vegetables in my dessert?! Yes! Beets are naturally quite sweet so they play perfectly into many dessert recipes. Beets are loaded with vitamin C, folate, betaine for inflammation. They increase nitric oxide which can help with exercise and brain function (my senior thesis in college was actually all about beet juice and exercise!) and they also contain nutrients to help your heart, immune system, detox systems, and boost iron levels. Talk about a super food!

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Valentine’s Day Beet Fudge 

Ingredients:

1 medium-large beet, cooked* and chopped (about 3/4-1 cup)

1/2 cup fresh cut strawberries or raspberries

1/2 cup melted coconut butter

2 tbs. melted coconut oil

2 tbs. maple syrup (you can add more for increased sweetness)

1 tsp. vanilla extract

chocolate chips (optional)

shredded coconut (optional)

*Cook your beets however you like- boil, steam, bake. My favorite way is to wrap them in tinfoil (skin on), poke a few holes and cook at 450F for 1-1/5 hours, until soft when pierced with a fork. Let cool slightly and the skin should peel right off.

Blend all ingredients together in a blender or food processor, except the chocolate chips and coconut. If you have fudge molds, you can pour batter into there OR spread out on a parchment lined baking sheet or dish. Since it’s fudge, you can make it as thin or thick as you like, I suggest somewhere between 1/4-1 inch thick.

Sprinkle your toppings on, pressing them slightly into the fudge to make sure they stick.

Freeze for at least 2 hours before cutting or breaking up into desired shapes and sizes. Serve immediately (this melts fast) or keep stored in the freezer.

Alternatively, you can melt chocolate and drizzle it on top of fudge pieces when ready to serve.

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Tips For Organizing All Your Medications and Supplements

I just posted a video on YouTube today with my top tips for organizing all the medications, supplements, tinctures, this, that, and the other that you might be taking if you have a chronic illness like Lyme disease.

I hope you find some of these tips helpful and let me know in the comments your best tips for organizing!

I’ve become a fan of YouTube in recent months and have been posting more Lyme related videos there while focusing on recipes on my blog. How are you all feeling about this? Do you miss posts about Lyme and treatment updates here? What format do you prefer (videos vs. writing)? I’ll continue to use all social media platforms from Instagram to Facebook to YouTube and of course this blog, but it would be nice to know what you all like best :).


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The Women’s March and Lyme Disease

I’ve posted on most of my other social media, but I’m working with Be Kind For Lyme who has teamed up with The Women’s March (next Saturday, January 21st) to help raise awareness regarding Lyme disease (along with all the other amazing things the march will be representing, specifically WOMEN’S RIGHTS!).

If you will be in DC for the march and would like to join a group of other Lymies and Women, please email me at lemonsnlyme@outlook.com.

I’m currently working to figure out HOW everyone is getting to DC and their drop off points so I can coordinate a good spot for all of us to meet. Email me asap and then I will respond with meeting spot. Hope to see you all there!

The Original Info:

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Be Kind for Lyme has partnered with @womensmarch for #equality

Link here:
https://www.womensmarch.com/partners/

The main march is in #washingtondc on January 21st.

More details on main page: https://www.womensmarch.com/

There are sister marches in other locations if you wish to participate. Link: https://www.womensmarch.com/sisters

We are coordinating with other #lymies and right now we have two groups formed.
D.C. contact @lemonsnlyme
NYC contact @3gooddeeds

This is for #equalrights as well as #healthcare #disabled #loveislove #lyme#lymediseaseawareness #lgbqt #allpeople#usafreedoms
#bekindforlyme and coordinating groups will also integrate #lymedisease awareness
This is a cause for everyone.
If you are marching in other cities listed, please contact me.

If going to DC or #NYC please use contact above for more details. 💚


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My Lyme Disease Story 

I just posted my Lyme Disease story on YouTube! I’m sorry it’s so long, I even left parts out and started to rush at the end to get it all in and not make it a movie. BUT I’ve dealt with lyme most of my life so it’s long… in the description box I did mention the times when I talk about certain issues and treatments if you’re looking for something specific. 

I get a lot of questions about my story, what I’m doing for treatment, what I’ve tried, did it work etc and so I wanted to be able to direct everyone to the video instead of typing it out all the time. I truly hope this video is helpful. 

If you want me to make more specific videos on any treatment or protocols that I mentioned in this one, just let me know! 

I so appreciate everyone’s support through this crazy disease 💚


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My Favorite Detox Baths

If you aren’t subscribed to me on Youtube, you should be. I haven’t been announcing here every time I post a video and if you don’t want to miss one, head on over to my channel and click that red subscribe button!

My Youtube is filled with tips and tricks for healing Lyme, some food stuff, and a few random videos for fun on occasion :).

I posted this video a few weeks back but wanted to make sure you all saw it. Detox baths are one of my favorite ways to, well, detox, also to relax and even help kill Lyme!


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Oven Roasted Herbed Drumsticks and Veggies (AIP/Low-Fodmap/Nightshade Free)

This is about the easiest of easiest (non-crockpot ;)) dishes and still loaded with flavor. That’s all I’m going to say about this one. Go make it!

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Oven Roasted Herbed Drumsticks and Veggies

Serves 4

Ingredients:

1 large rutabaga, peeled and chopped

2 large parsnips, peeled and chopped into rounds

2-4 carrots (any variety), chopped into rounds

Any other veggies you want to throw into the mix (I added some leftover green beans)

8 drumsticks, skin on

2 tbs. olive oil

1 tbs each: oregano, thyme, basil, rosemary

1 tsp. sea salt

Preheat oven to 375 F.

Mix the drumsticks, 1 tbs. of olive oil, all the spices, and salt to taste in a plastic bag to marinate.

Chop up your veggies while the drumsticks marinate. Toss them with the other tbs. olive oil  and tsp. of se salt in the bottom of a glass baking dish.

Lay the drumsticks on top and bake for 45-60 minutes until veggies and drumsticks are ALMOST cooked.

Turn on the broiler and broil for 5-10 minutes, until chicken skin gets crispy. Flip drumsticks over and broil another 5-10 minutes until the other side gets crispy.

Enjoy!

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Crockpot Chicken & Parsnip Soup (AIP/Low Fodmap/Nightshade Free)

It’s finally getting cold and I’m sure you’re all stressed out with the holidays, so here is an easy and warming soup to make for while you are running around holiday shopping. The crockpot makes life so much easier and sometimes makes certain foods so much tastier…

This is a thick “soup”, so feel free to a add extra broth, especially if re-heating leftovers. I like to serve it over some greens, as well, because #micronutrients.

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Crockpot Chicken & Parsnip Soup

Serves 4-6

Ingredients:

4 chicken breasts (about 1 lbs)

4 celery sticks, chopped

4 small-medium parsnips, peeled and chopped into chunks

1.5 cups bone broth

1 cup full fat coconut milk (shake the can or melt it all together in a saucepan over low heat)

1 tsp. se salt

1 tsp. dried rosemary

Throw everything into the crockpot and cook on low for 4-6 hours, until chicken is done.

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