Fresh organic mint

As I briefly mentioned, this year my husband and I have been living in an episode of Mystery Diagnosis over the last year, as my darling Will was having some frightening health issues. In between December and March we saw 10 different doctors all searching for an answer. Western medicine failed us time and time again, so we’ve gone a more non-traditional holistic route and are finally finding answers and making progress. It is still new for us so sharing it before we fully understand it is hard, but what I can share freely with you are the diet and lifestyle changes we are making. A major part of treatment for Will is a gluten-free, yeast-free, wheat-free, sugar-free, alcohol-free, soy-free diet. If you are wondering what is left, basically just greens and meat. My loyal animal advocate has been a vegetarian for the last 15 years, and while that has always been a really important commitment and lifestyle for Will, you might imagine it’s impossible to maintain with this new diet. Torn to the core he was, but Will ultimately had to choose to NOT DIE and do what the experts and our research said was necessary and start eating meat again. That alone has been a new but exciting part of the journey.

My first chicken rub.

What ELSE can Will eat on this new diet? I will be sharing with you the delicious discoveries we have made on this journey so far. It is surprisingly refreshing to know exactly what you can and can’t eat, and I have taken it as a challenge and opportunity to create new culinary creations that will get my husband back! A healthy family is the most important thing, and I have gone without that for so long that any dramatic diet restriction is a gluten-free cake walk compared to this last year. I’ll be sharing recipes and discoveries here, and would love to hear any gluten/yeast/sugar/wheat/soy/alcohol-free options you have to offer!

Turmeric-stained kitchen sink