I would like to thank, Society….

I usually refrain from venting here unless I have some meaningful coping mechanism or solution to offer, today that is not the case. Today I am discouraged, beaten down, disappointed, and downright angry.

I feel these things because yesterday on social media I was called a worthless, disgusting, piece of excrement (they used less kind words). Why? Merely because I am a disabled wheelchair user who deals with incontinence.

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Cook’s Nook – Easy Plant Protein Crackers

In my life where nausea reins supreme mild dry snacks must be kept at hand. Other than Graham Crackers I had never had much success.

One day in a fit of desperation I hit up Pinterest and hacked my way through dozens of recipes until I found some common ratios (flour/fat/moisture) and used that knowledge to create a gluten free and (mostly) allergy friendly option for myself.

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Cook’s Nook – Paleo “Breadcrumbs”

Every now and then I get one of those “normal people” food cravings. You know the “I have no idea what this dish is made from because I have the luxury of no food restrictions” kind of dishes. Zucchini fries are what inspired the following recipe.

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Cook’s Nook – Gluten Free Self Rising Flour

When living with multiple allergies purchasing pre-made mixes is difficult. Add to that being gluten free and reactive to common substitutions such as rice and potato it becomes nearly impossible! After Pinterest threw the ever abundant “Two Ingredient Miracle Dough” into my path enough times I decided to take a look and have a go at creating an option compliant to my triggers. (more…)

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Cook’s Nook – Sweet Potatoes For Sanity

Despite my gastric woes I still enjoy interacting with food. I make no claims of being formally trained or a “chef”. My kitchen experience began in everyday places. Picking apricots from my Aunties tree to help her make jam, or chopping nuts for Christmas time butter toffee with my Grandmother. My tastes are rather “exotic” by compare to my family so as I grew so did my skills in hunting down and preparing recipes more to my palette. I am not terribly intimidated by experimentation, a good trait considering my adult onset allergies and complex dietary needs.

Even as I am getting through generally the worst gastric period of the year (Summer) I stay busy in the kitchen as much as my body allows. If I’m not in the kitchen I am probably on Pinterest or any number of my favorite blogs and websites. (more…)

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