do you know what today is?

It’s Friday! Well yes, obviously. But, did you also know that is The Day of the Mushroom? A whole day to celebrate mushrooms! Mushrooms are not something I love to eat. But, I am trying to learn to love them. It is more of a consistency issue for me as opposed to taste. I have […]

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tis the seasonings!

Happy Wellness Wednesday! My daughter already ate lunch so I will have to do the Dollar Tree food challenge item tomorrow. It is a damp, rainy and chilly day here in Florida. We did get in a driving lesson and a dog training session before the rain came, so now on to the school day. […]

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Gift Ideas 3 and 4 for people with ckd, plus my weekly meal plan

I totally forgot to post gift ideas #3 yesterday, so I today I will do 3 and 4. Before I get to that I want to mention that today was grocery day. I really do quite hate grocery shopping, lol, and I hate going to various stores to get the better deals. I can tell […]

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herb of the month, this week’s food challenge and gift idea #2

If you have been following along then you know each month I am picking a new herb to try for the whole month. I tend to always cook with onions, garlic, salt and pepper. For October it was Turmeric. I really like Turmeric on meat. For November it was Rosemary. If you are serious about […]

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Burger Fervor

OK, fervor may not be the correct word in this context, but it sounds cool, lol. August 27th is National Burger Day! Hamburgers are a huge part of the American food culture. But, apparently it is a global food item. The video below will show a quick and unique history of the Hamburger. If you […]

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Sweet, Sweet Basil!

Happy Sunday, everyone! I hope all is well with my readers. Today is Self Care Sunday. So, why am I talking about Basil? Well for a couple of reasons. One, part of self care is eating good nutritious foods. Two, also part of self care is relaxation and self confidence. Both of these can come […]

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My CKD Friendly Fruit and Veggie Smoothie

Happy Friday! I hope everyone is well. I have posted before how I love smoothies. So, I put together a recipe for a CKD friendly fruit and veggie smoothie. Please remember the nutrition info is estimates only. Especially for Phosphorus which is incredibly difficult to find accurate amounts for. I use the website Eat This […]

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Summer Heat and the Kidneys

Updated 3/7/2021: Check out my March 2021 coach giveaway. Well we were going on vacation to upstate NY where the temps were in the 70’s. Living in Florida we were sure we would be cold, so we packed some light fall type clothing. When we were half way to our destination we got a call […]

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Low FODMAP and CKD Friendly Hummus

Hummus is celebrated in the month of May.  People who suffer from Chronic Illnesses may not get to enjoy such celebrations.  I have been following Low FODMAP for a few weeks now, due to bloating, stomach pains, and irregular stools.  It has helped me immensely.  But, following it, plus a CKD friendly diet makes it […]

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Low Protein Vegetarian Mac n Cheese

Updated 5/8/2021 We are big Macaroni and Cheese lovers, at my house.  Because of my CKD, this is a hard meal to enjoy.  The cheese adds Protein, Sodium, and Phosphorus in pretty large amounts.  Plus the saturated fats.  So, I came up with my own version of Macaroni and Cheese, and I love it.  No […]

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