Do tortilla chips count as whole grains?

Foods I’ve been eating lately: Kale & fruit smoothies every morning: kale from our garden, 1/2 banana, 1/4 cup frozen mango, juice from half a lime, 2 oz homemade kefir, 2 oz OJ, big scoop of glutamine powder for neuropathy, 1 tsp flax-seed oil for omega 3s.  Gradually adding more & more kale.  I think […]

Accumulated observations: creativity

Seems like creativity/making something/working with my hands is something I use to lower my stress level.  This winter Will & I took a metal jewelry-making course.  Although I felt icky from chemo most days I went, it was great fun.  We used the lost-wax casting method to make bronze jewelry and then did some simple […]

Another EXCITING lunch picture!

So this is the kind of thing I try to eat for lunch and dinner these days: spinach salad, black bean soup, sauteed squash, sauteed mushrooms, and roasted new potatoes with homemade ají (Ecuador-style hot sauce).  Glass of water not pictured.  Of course I did snack on some whole-wheat crackers earlier in the day… Tomorrow […]

August, September

I think a month is quite long enough to procrastinate about updating my blog. Let’s see, the initial roadblock to blog-fluidity was the trip we took to the Block Center for Integrative Cancer Treatment in Skokie, Illinois at the very end of July.  The multi-specialist, almost-6-hour visit was full of Stuff to Think About.  We […]