Update-It has been awhile :)

I haven’t updated in quite some time due to crazy life stuff. We’ve been looking for a new home since I moved to North Carolina and this has taken up most of my time .

On the rheumatoid arthritis front..I got my results back from my ALCAT test and am allergic to pretty much everything ๐Ÿ™‚
Out of all the good food I was eating for my RA I would say half of them I was allergic to which would explain why they were not helping at all.
Just to give you an idea: multiple fishes, black pepper, oregano, almonds, ginger, turmeric, celery, bay leaves, brazil nuts, broccoli, kelp, parsley, and strawberries..just to name a few.. I think you get the idea.

So I’ve been working on eating foods I’m not allergic to and keeping up with my supplements… Unfortunately I’m allergic to most of the natural anti inflammatories of course making life not so easy. Most of my supplements I was taking were causing flares due to the allergies.
Still avoiding the big, cruddy Rx medicines but I did go back on meloxicam which helped a ton.

Still waiting for North Carolina to get on board the medical marijuana train and stop being butt faces. That would be a huge help. Come on guys..!

So back to the house hunt… We have looked at so many houses to find the right one. No luck yet. During my travels I takeย  pictures of some of the craziness I have found. Here are a few :

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My First Bone Broth

So I got my first batch of Bone Broth from Wellness Meats, and loved how good it made me feel, but at $25 a pail I decided to try to make my own..
I got a few soup bones from my local farmers’ market and roasted them up in the oven and threw them in the crock pot with onion, celery, carrots, garlic,a bay leaf,and a bunch of parsley. I covered it all with water and added some apple cider vinegar to pull out the good stuff from the bones. cooked it for 20 hours and had some for breakfast. It was pretty yummy for my first batch. I am letting it cook for another 8 hours..mostly because I need my hubby’s non arthritic hands to strain it for me ๐Ÿ™‚ I am starting to save my chicken bones in the freezer so I can make some chicken bone broth next. I have to remember to get some chicken feet next time I am at the market.
Check out the benefits of bone brothย  and recipes here ๐Ÿ™‚


Spinach and Bacon Ends

Sunday we made baby spinach cooked in bacon ends for lunch. Needless to say my hubby liked it..It had bacon in it ๐Ÿ™‚
We needed way more spinach though…I would say 3-4 times more spinach than we had..
Cook up the bacon until it is crunchy….then drain the excess grease..( lesson learned :))
add some garlic..then dump in the spinach and cook a few minutes until it is wilted…
Don’t put a lid on or it will make the spinach taste metallic..Splash some vinegar of your choice in and some salt and pepper (depending on your bacon ends)..mush around..and walla..NOMNOMNOM