Most of my friends from my childhood have moved away from our hometown, but one of my favorite people is still in the area and we got to see her last week.

Jessie and I went to high school together our junior and senior year, and seeing her brings back all the great memories. Today, in addition to being as much fun as she always was, Jessie is a mother, a teacher and an overall impressive human being.

SIBO Friendly Recipe:
This time last year, I regularly posted vegan recipes. Since then, my food world has turned upside down due to health issues. In addition to SIBO, I have a couple other nasty infections in my intestines, and as a result, my diet is super restricted.

I know 99.99% of you aren’t interested in SIBO friendly recipes (that happen to be gluten-free and paleo), so I’m only going to post the ones that are so good it doesn’t matter if you have gut issues or not.

The limited diet has caused me to lose 16 pounds so I’m focusing on weight gain. This recipe for Pecan Butter Blondes meets all of my diet restrictions and is really tastey. I used almond butter instead of pecan and added in a teaspoon of vanilla. I’m not sure what my safe portion should be (without an adverse reaction) but they’re so good I could easily overindulge.

2017 Cost of Camping:
28 nights free camping
120 nights paid camping – thru 5/29
148 days this year
Total spent on camping this year: $5233.20
Daily average cost of camping: $35.36

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  • Reply Pamela Wright May 27, 2017 at 8:35 am

    Leigh, I sure hope you soon get things all figured out. You did not have 16 pounds to lose! Are you working with a doctor or doing your own research and treatment? You don’t seem to be settling in one spot to work with a specific doctor. Sure hope you turn the corner soon. The brownie recipe sounds wonderful!! Take care of yourself:)

    • Reply Leigh May 27, 2017 at 9:56 am

      Hi Pam, for the past 3 months I’ve been working with a practitioner in Australia via Skype and have made great progress considering everything I’m up against. She is able to order tests from where she is and has overcome all of the same issues that I currently have. Her personal experience and deep understanding of what I’m going through has been invaluable.

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