Thursday, May 31, 2012

Personalized Handout for Family/Friends - About GP and What I CAN Eat!

How often do people ask you, "Well, what exactly can you have?"  It can be difficult to explain this to our loved ones or anyone who would wants to help out.  I can't tell you the number of times I've been invited to gatherings and end up bringing my own dish, snack or even eating prior to avoid the questions.  Recently, I've realized how many people actually want to prepare something for me, that it makes them feel good to be able to contribute.  What if our family could have snacks and beverages stocked for visits or friends had some specific ideas of dishes, smoothies or soup they could have at the next dinner party?

Friday, May 25, 2012

Pancakes for Everyone!

Years ago, I enjoyed nothing more than entertaining friends and family with dinner parties and brunch gatherings.  My absolute favorite meal to make has always been breakfast.  On Sunday mornings friends and their kids would arrive, ready to chow down on stacks of my famous blueberry, spelt flour pancakes, topped with pure maple syrup and served with farm fresh eggs.  Now I'm ready to bring this tradition back to the table, GP style!  Keep reading for nutritious details and a 15% discount!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Preparing a Family Feast with a Slow Stomach

Preparing a delicious, home cooked meal is like creating a piece of art...even if it is purely to admire the beauty in the end, surrounded by family and friends.

Last week I flew back to my hometown in Kansas for a much needed visit with family and friends.  It can be a bit nerve-wracking to leave the comfort zone but I came well prepared.  We somehow managed to pack my  Blendtec (similar to Vitamix), feeding tube supplies, a bag of snacks including Macrobars, protein powder, crackers, teas and ginger chews, and even my favorite heating pad. 
As we all know, when family and friends get together it usually involves food and/or drinks of some sort.  Luckily, everyone here is very supportive and easily accommodating to my many "special" needs.  Prior to GP, I always made a feast of my latest and greatest recipes.  After a week of being here I began to miss the feeling of a chaotic kitchen, plates stacking and counters covered with cutting boards, pans and produce. 
I woke up one day and said to myself, "Just because I can't eat the whole kitchen does not mean I can't enjoy creating a feast for everyone else."  After all, the best memories usually involve everyone surrounding the food, not the food itself. 

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Now Scheduling Free One-Hour Consultations

By working as a health coach one-on-one, I can provide you with:  
  • Weekly/Bi-Weekly One-Hour Sessions - Over the phone or on Skype
  • Unlimited Email Support 
  • Recipes and Food Ideas
  • Living with food intolerance's such as gluten, dairy and FODMAPs.
  • Helpful Handouts - Relaxation techniques, digestive education, beneficial supplements and more.
  • Assistance on creating a medical "dream team."
  • Gifts to help you explore and experiment, which may include food samples, wellness products and books.

For more information Contact Me through email to set up a complimentary one-hour consultation, which includes a review of your health history, current challenges and goals.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Cardamom Infused Cantaloupe Sorbet

Cantaloupe is not only GP and FODMAP friendly, but also packed with vitamins A and C, providing antioxidants as well as a good source of potassium.  This melons mellow sweetness pairs well with the earthy, sweet flavor of cardamom, a spice that has many digestive benefits.  And finally, if you are not familiar with Sucanat, it is a wonderful substitute for refined sugar, which unlike the white stuff, maintains its vitamin and mineral content.  Just a scoop of this simple, sweet sorbet is a perfect non-fat, refreshing treat on a warm sunny day.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

May Giveaway: What 29 Gifts Gave Me

"Healing doesn't happen in a vaccum, but through our interactions with other people.  By giving, you are focusing on what you have to offer others, inviting more abundance into your life.  Giving of any kind is taking a positive action that begins the process of change.  It will shift your energy for life."

Cami Walker received this exact advice from her friend and spiritual mentor Mbali Creazzo, after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at the age of 33.  With this came a "prescription" to give 29 gifts in 29 days that would soon change her life.