Apples with Sweet & Salty Cinnamon Date Dip

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This recipe is: Paleo + AIP (Autoimmune Protocol) + vegan + coconut free + low-histamine

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I was craving salted caramel & since most AIP caramel recipes feature coconut (which my body doesn’t always love) I got creative & whipped up this entirely nut-free treat. Sweet & salty with a bit of spice, this simple & luxurious date-based dip turned out part salted caramel, part apple crumble & 100% deelicious.   Continue reading “Apples with Sweet & Salty Cinnamon Date Dip”

What My Life’s Like After Finally Achieving Remission from Lyme Disease & Chronic Illness

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If you’ve been following me then you probably already know: I achieved remission from Lyme disease and its major co-infections at the start of the year. Then I totally unplugged & took a some time off, which I talk about in my post: How I Transitioned From a Chronic Illness Identity.

Reaching remission is kinda a big deal, and I realized that what I hadn’t shared what its actually been like after 20+ years of chronic illness & 7+ years of full time treatments, to finally be “better.” Until now. Continue reading “What My Life’s Like After Finally Achieving Remission from Lyme Disease & Chronic Illness”

Traditional Style Teriyaki Salmon

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This recipe is: Paleo + AIP (Autoimmune Protocol) + SCD + GAPS

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Traditional Japanese teriyaki sauce uses only 3 ingredients. My allergen-free adaptation is just as simple, for a teriyaki salmon that’s easy, authentic & and tasty way to include more anti-inflammatory, omega-3 rich fish in your healing diet. Continue reading “Traditional Style Teriyaki Salmon”

What I’ve Learned from 3 Years as a Food & Wellness Blogger

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Hope Heal Cook recently celebrated three years (wahoo!) and I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting on my experience as a blogger.

When I first started HHC I’d thought I’d finally found my true calling, the one thing I was put here to do that would make use of all my gifts and give meaning to my lousier life experiences: I was gunna be a food and wellness blogger for the chronic illness and Lyme disease communities. Continue reading “What I’ve Learned from 3 Years as a Food & Wellness Blogger”