Saturday, February 8, 2014

Cauliflower Rice

This stuff was AWESOME! Pictures coming when I can get the camera and computer talking to each other again.

Cauliflower Rice

Cooking in someone else's shoes

Fried kinda-green tomatoes...which I can no longer have. Waah.
I go through phases in my cooking. I get stuck in a rut - a huge rut where we have the same items for lunch and dinner, in different forms, for a week because I can't make my brain think of anything else. And then I get sick of that and start trying out some new foods, some of which actually work. After that, what else can I do but go look at other people's recipes and food blogs in a quest for more delicious new foods? I'm inspired and excited for a few days to a couple weeks.

And then?

Monday, February 3, 2014

Sudsy Soapcakes

I have a product recommendation: Sudsy Soapcakes soaps.

Organic olive oil or coconut oil soaps

I don't often do this, but I really like this company, and I wouldn't mind sending them more business.

I was very happy with these when I was using them (unfortunately, I'm reacting to olive oil lately so haven't been able to for a while). The soap worked well, it smelled nice, and they are...honest, is I guess the word I'd use.

When you react allergically to chemicals, within minutes of exposure, you get to know very quickly what products are not practicing truth in advertising. These guys? I did great with their soap. No reactions (well, until olive oil became an issue).

I also really like that while they have some scented varieties, they also have a couple of very plain, unscented soaps. That can be hard to find for people who react even to some essential oils.

Their most basic soap has this as the only ingredient: Saponified premium organic first cold pressed extra virgin olive oil. Back when I could still use olive oil, I'd tried olive oil soaps before with no luck. This is the only one where I didn't have a reaction to something in the soap that was clearly not olive oil.

If you are looking for a soap and haven't been able to find a good one, you might want to check these guys out.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Green Smoothies can be problematic

I know many people who drink a lot of green smoothies for their health.

If you have any healthy issues, or drink a LOT of green smoothies, you may want to check out this article about some of the problems that can occur with too much of a good thing.

Green Smoothies

Dairy Free Cream of Mushroom Soup

I found some safe cashews to eat!  So excited, because now I get to mess around with a lot of the vegan and raw recipes using cashew cream!

Using this recipe from, I made our version of their cream of mushroom soup that uses cashew cream for the creaminess.  

Dairy-free Cream of Mushroom Soup

This? This is amazing. It was so good. It made me react some, of course, because it has mushrooms which are higher in histamines, but I was having a low reactive day and it was SO GOOD. So...I suffered for my food. Can't do it again for the whole week without a more serious reaction, but I only regret it a little.