Wednesday, July 25, 2007

New Beginnings

So, I've decided to start another blog. It's taken me a long time to even want to share what I've been through, the bulk of it while still writing on this blog.

I never wrote about my battle with Rheumatoid Arthritis on this blog because it was something I didn't want to share. I didn't want people to feel sorry for me, and I didn't want to drag it into this part of my life.

For all intensive purposes, my blog friends knew me as someone without R.A., whereas my family and friends knew me as someone who struggled with it.

Good news is, the struggling is mostly a thing of the past. I have come SO far from where I was. Not being able to do everyday things that most people take for granted. Like combing my hair, or just walking down the block.

I could go on and on, but I won't...Instead, I'll direct you here.

This new blog will be about how becomming a Gluten-Free Vegan has changed my life. It will be about great food, and recipies, and maybe not so great food that I'll take the liberty of trying and reviewing...Like the package of Road's End Organic's Dairy Free, Gluten-free "Penne & Chreese" (No, that wasn't a typo...it's really "Chreese."Although I can't really say it's "not so great" since it's just sitting in my cupbord...I haven't actually tried it yet, I guess I'm just waiting for the right time!) And on foods that maybe have historically been given a bad rap...(GSR...you know EXACTLY what I'm talking about...You and your anti-beet bantor. Actually, I have a GREAT recipe for a home-made salad dressing that goes famously with a fresh herb salad with red onions, walnuts, carmelized pears and beets. And you MUST try it!)

Anyway, I want to be able to help people realize that as a vegan you CAN have really great food (without the dairy and meat and the processed foods that as American's we all grew up with) without sacrificing taste or nutrition.

I will still be posting about everyday life on Swank or Skank, but I can imagine most of my time will be focused on "The Healing Plate."

So, let's raise our glasses and toast to a great new beginning!


Momentary Academic said...

Well, I look forward to reading all about your recipes on your other blog. I for one feel special that you are willing to share this part of your life with us as readers. You're fantastic! I love reading about whatever you do.

mysterygirl! said...

Yes, I'm with M.A.-- it is special that you are sharing this with us. Cheers to a new beginning!

Sandra said...

I will be VERY interested in your recipes, and I promise I'll try some! This is a great idea.

Grad School Reject said...

I guess I gotta eat my beets now :) I can't wait to see the recipe, and will let you know when the wife and I try it.

Aliecat said...

had to go private, e-mail me if you want access (err, sandra can give you my addy).