Mush Food on Friday!

It’s interesting because I have been wanting to really post some recipes, some stuff I have created over the last year…all the recipes that have been a huge hit for my dynamic daughter (dd).  


Then I was thinking about some things I wanted to share with everyone as I have been journeying with my health this last year, but I kept finding myself putting it off.  


















It has been so easy to just post little blurbs on Facebook.


I am not sure why I was putting it off because I LOVE writing.  I LOVE sharing.  Part of it is a timing thing.  I love doing things with a number, a goal, a significance in mind….maybe it’s the little part of OCD that is inside of me!  Who knows….  

But when a sweet wonderful friend of mine asked me for some help, to compile some “mush” recipes for a person she knows that is going into surgery and would like to maintain a clean healthy lifestyle post surgery, I knew I could help.  

This woman’s doctor had recommended things like jello, mash potatoes….all sorts of things that will spike her blood sugar levels.  




I understand wanting to not succumb to yuck choices post surgery…..

After all the last thing you need to do is feel even worse when you are already not feeling your best post surgery!

Thus, here are my favorite cookbooks I have on hand…that I think are the easiest to maneuver around….not too complicated yet full of great flavor and great inspiration! 

 I have tried to line it up that as you see the cover of the cookbook the order of recipes you see are the ones that correlate with that cookbook…hopefully I will get them all in the right order…lol….





 Check out each of their websites because each one of them have amazing websites.  

My intention is to not at all replace their cookbooks with these pictures of recipes but instead to inspire you to check out their cookbooks…
to give you just a sneak peak of all there is to learn and have with REAL FOOD EATING!

I am most partial to Wellness Mama just because I can totally relate to her and she totally is my kind of gal….but they are all really great.  I have only been following Brianna Emmitt of recent but her cookbook is truly my first go to right now since I am trying to prevent an autoimmune disease from trying to invade my body…thus keeping my immune system and body as de-flamed as possible is my number one priority right now.

Wellness Mama and Brianna Emmitt both use these Collagen proteins…they are a great way to add protein to something without altering the flavor.  The green label will mix without jelling thus really great to put into your tea or in soup.  The orange/red label does jell so it is great as an egg substitute to use as a binder or to create some fun healthy “jello”!

I hope this posting has been helpful and inspiring in that even when you are having limits and challenges…YOU CAN HAVE FUN AND HAVE FAITH….enjoy the journey….enjoy the moment…and be inspired to remember you don’t have to throw in the towel…it is not an all or nothing life…it is a life full of adventures.

PS…these foods are also really great to incorporate into your eating lifestyle if you are coming off of a really long spiritual or nutritional fast.  It ensures solid food doesn’t hit your system too hard too quick!

Til next posting….

Many blessings and lots of prayers always,
~Kelly 🙂

FINDING ME!

I have been pondering the last week about my desires for writing…my desires for blogging…my dreams and passions…

I’ve been really reflecting even more about what creates joy for me….what makes me happy….and owning who I AM!!!

I am a woman who loves to read.
I am a woman who loves to learn.
I am a woman who loves to paint.
I am a woman who loves to write.
I am a woman who loves to spend time with my daughter.
I am a woman who loves and adores her husband.
I am a woman who loves to just be.

My health for the last 9 months has had me really reflecting on all the things I love.  It has also had me reflect on all the things that I don’t necessarily love.

I have realized that somehow I have been slowly losing who I am?!  Kind of like Julia Roberts in “Run away Bride”….she didn’t know what kind of eggs she liked.  She always changed with each man, each friend, she was lost with who she was.

As I have been trying to figure out what is going on with my health: fatigue, unexplained weight gain, extreme moods, can’t sleep, can’t move, and sooooo much more….my health issues have actually helped me FIND ME again.

Somehow over the last 5 years of amazing blessings, challenges, discoveries, growths….I started to please too much and not nurture me….this is not good for me and not a good example to my daughter.

I found a fabulous nutrition coach who is going to help me figure out things and be my advocate with doctors and I feel even with family and friends.

Why family and friends? When a person is trying to nurture and care for themselves, family and friends can be the hardest to please or they can be the most critical, especially if you are trying to figure things out in an unconventional way.

Which brings me to…I found an amazing doctor who even after reading over all my stuff that has been going on for the last 9 months or so….he took one look at me and said he strongly believes I have a thyroid issue.  He said sooo much more but the gist is here was a man who believed me…who is willing to fight with and for me to get to the root of my health so I can feel whole and complete again!

I have learned even through all this I AM ENOUGH.   I will not let my frustrations with self or others sway me to not listen to my gut brain, my inner wisdom, my soul!

There are things about aging that are normal…But I love what Dr. Christiane Northrup says….how if you are feeling so icky….if you have aches, pains, etc….it’s not normal…we should feel alive….it is probably our hormones off…and there are many things we CAN do to help it…correct it….and heal it…

Thus as I am learning to heal…grow…and learn through all of this most recent challenge I have discovered I am going to be even truer to myself….

I will blog…write….when I want to…when it feels right….when it brings joy….not because of a sense of obligation….

I will get on facebook…twitter…pinterest….when I want to….when it feels right….when it’s not taking away from me…or family….not because everyone else does it and I feel peer pressured to do it….

I will not feel guilty that I am not doing enough for my daughter…my family….because what we do works for our family….I will not compare…I do believe I AM ENOUGH!!

Some of the wonderful things I have been learning about my health….is that my spiritual fasting has actually been very healthy for me.  I have allowed others around me to influence me in thinking that it wasn’t so good for me….so the last year or so I wasn’t doing any absolutes.  And here I am finding how it has not only been beneficial for me spiritually but also nutritionally.  But again…no more feeling bullied by others opinions and thoughts…I AM AND WILL DO WHAT IS RIGHT FOR ME!

Women….the more you love, nurture, and care for you….the more you are able to love, nurture, and care for others!

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